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User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4492 times:
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The new website has gone live:

http://www.ba.com


Looks great!

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User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

Looks ok but still not as good as other airlines websites. Wish they would incorporate a calender into where you book the flights. Makes it so much easier.

User currently offlineTomcat From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Quoting EI787 (Thread starter):
The new website has gone live:

http://www.ba.com


Looks great!

I think all Belgian aviation enthusiasts will stop breathing when seeing you post ! Indeed, we are all waiting today as well for the unveiling of Brussels Airlines (BA in short !) new corporate image, replacing SNBA/Virgin Express ones. So far, www.brusselsairlines.com doesn't appear to work...


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Great, launched at last.
Very easy to navigate. I use the site at work all the site at work all the time, and looks like i can use it alot more now

Quoting Tomcat, everyone, even Belgians will know BA stands for British Airways. Hopefully SN will stay SN


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

Looks nice and fresh, shame it isn't all that sophisticated though, hasn't even got a drop down menu etc,

Sam



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User currently offlineARGinLON From Vatican City, joined Jun 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Quoting Theginge (Reply 1):
Looks ok but still not as good as other airlines websites. Wish they would incorporate a calender into where you book the flights. Makes it so much easier.

I can hardly think of any other airline website better than BA's.


User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

Cold and lacking character, but that's just my opinion...


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User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Quoting Theginge (Reply 1):
Looks ok but still not as good as other airlines websites

I agree.

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 6):
Cold and lacking character

I agree.

In my opinion, it s a very simple website. Too simple for such a big player in the airline industry. I expected something more innovative and outstanding.



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7563 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Quoting CY319 (Reply 7):
Too simple for such a big player in the airline industry.

Is not being simple and easy to navigate the objective? After all not every potential passenger spends a fair proportion of their leisure time on the Internet.

My guess is that these days if you are not yet a big player in the airline industry and you have an all singing, all dancing and far from simple web site you will never become a big player in the airline industry.


User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 6):
Cold and lacking character, but that's just my opinion...

Some people would call that professional and sleek!


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Quoting CY319 (Reply 7):
it s a very simple website

Please remember not a lot of people really still know how to use the website. So its simple to use, aint that a good thing. Means everyone has access to it. I kinda think thats what airlines want people to go for. Jetblues is very easy to use, as is BE's.


User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

Someone at Waterside (BA HQ) still this we fly to Bogota and Caracas as well!  Big grin

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4266 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

I like it! It is much easier to navigate than the old site, and looks clean and tidy. Very professional.

One quick comment, regarding their North American route map: somebody needs to give BA a US geography lesson, specifically regarding Omaha and Des Moines, and a few other cities shown that are way off. At least it is easy to use and understand (I am nitpicking!).



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4266 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

... And I thought the IAH-LHR flight was via DTW not ORD???!

Is this a mistake on the route map or has there been a schedule change?



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineEI787 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1513 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3732 times:
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Quoting Richierich (Reply 13):
.. And I thought the IAH-LHR flight was via DTW not ORD???!

As far as I know, the IAH flight always went through ORD??


User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Quoting EI787 (Reply 14):
As far as I know, the IAH flight always went through ORD??

It is through Detroit now indeed, but it is a very recent change, not yet reflected on the maps.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4266 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Quoting AlanUK (Reply 15):
It is through Detroit now indeed, but it is a very recent change, not yet reflected on the maps

OK - thus my confusion.
I'm sure that BA will change it in due time.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 6):
Cold and lacking character, but that's just my opinion...

I second that. Bland. Already outdated.


User currently offlineTropicalSQ744 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Quoting ETStar (Reply 17):
I second that. Bland. Already outdated.

Actually, simplicity is all the rage now. Have you heard of web 2.0? It's the new wave of websites that have greater interactivity and clean graphics IIRC.

http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/current-style.cfm



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User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1039 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Funny, they still got a problem with their alignment of the route map (tested with both IE7 and Firefox 2).

But worst problem is that the PDF edition of their etimetables are "valid 26 March 2006 to 28 October 2006" - aren't we now in November 2006?


User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Forget aestetics. It's all about content. It doesn't have to look pretty; it just has to work easily for the user. If you look at some of the revisions of the other airline sites, the sites are driven to generate "content" to make it easier when doing a search to have that site come up first. If BA has been effective at making it possible for a Google search for "Flat Bed seats" to bring up BA's site in the first three sites on the first page, then the site is successful...that and its functionality, of course.

baw716



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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2900 times:

Quoting TropicalSQ744 (Reply 18):
Actually, simplicity is all the rage now. Have you heard of web 2.0? It's the new wave of websites that have greater interactivity and clean graphics IIRC.

Yah, simplicity is all the rage indeed. But not at the expense of presentation. There is so much that can be done in a simple, low graphics way.


User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Its down right now:

"Thank you for visiting ba.com.

Due to essential online maintenance, our site is currently unavailable.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The site should be available again at 0500 Thursday 9th November, UK local time."



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