British Airways drops FT after critical coverage
British Airways has stopped offering the Financial Times to passengers in response to negative stories about it in the paper, reports James Walker of The Press Gazette.
Walker reports, “The FT revealed in today’s edition that it would no longer be available on BA flights, at airport lounges or gates after the airline made an ‘abrupt decision’ to end its partnership with the newspaper.
“BA has said it regularly reviews what is offered by its airline. It continues to offer the Daily Mail and Guardian newspapers to passengers.
“An FT source said BA had ‘dropped the FT because they don’t like our coverage of them’, adding: ‘It’s nothing to do with cost – it’s a reaction to the journalism. Plain and simple.
“‘There was a piece written about data security at a German call centre a few weeks back that seems to have been the trigger.'”
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