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Airline partner American Airlines welcomes a new route to Seattle, British Airways launches an exclusive food box delivery with DO & CO and Feast Box and Union Coffee celebrates its 20th anniversary


American Airlines launches new direct flight from London to Seattle  

British Airways partner American Airlines has launched a direct flight from Seattle to London Heathrow operating three times a week. Whether you’re taking in city views from the iconic Space Needle (above) or strolling through the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibits, Seattle has a breadth of new experiences for you to discover. To find out more about this new route, click here.

Union Coffee celebrates its 20th anniversary  

British Airways partner Union Hand-Roasted Coffee is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Coffee Union’s artisan blends and socially responsible practices have won the coffee brand several accolades, including Best Coffee Roasters at the European Coffee Awards, as well as The Queen’s Award for sustainability. British Airways customers can enjoy a cup of its speciality coffee blend in the air, a BA lounge or at home from their website with 20% off (code BAVIP). Discover more about the partnership here.

Alaska Airlines joins oneworld

A longstanding codeshare and frequent-flyer programme partner to British Airways, Alaska Airlines joined oneworld on 31 March 2021, becoming the 14th full member of the global alliance. Founded in 1932, Alaska Airlines is the fifth-largest carrier in the US by total seats and passenger traffic, offering 1,200 daily flights to more than 115 destinations across the US, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. The airline completed its merger with Virgin America in 2018 and has its major hubs in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Anchorage. Find out more about our airline partners and alliances here.

British Airways launches exclusive food delivery box with DO & CO and Feast Box

British Airways has joined forces with DO & CO and Feast Box to launch a limited edition BA-branded food delivery box inspired by First dining. Inside are ingredients and recipes from BA’s on-board menu of the most popular starters, main courses and desserts that customers would usually enjoy in the First cabin. The aim is to help to recreate the joy of flying and offer customers the chance to experience First dining from the comfort of your home. To find out more about dining on board British Airways, click here.

Winners of European Tech Rocketship Awards announced

German clean growth firm Breeze Technologies has been named this year's winner of the Department for International Trade‘s (DIT) European Tech Rocketship Awards. DIT Europe held its first European version of the Tech Rocketship Awards on 24 March, in a competition that attracted almost 650 entries from 30 countries across Europe and Israel. The Grand Finale saw eight Category Winners battle it out in live ‘dragons den’ style pitches in front of a panel of VIP judges. The judging panel was headed by the DIT’s Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone, and included the Chief Information and Digital Officer at British Airways, Anthony Allcock. BA supported the awards by giving the eight chosen panellists 100,000 Avios each and a pair of CE tickets to fly them over to London Tech week later this year.