Aside from British Airways' outrageous fuel surcharges, they also have the audacity to wring out more pennies by making you pay national rates to call them.
When you try to call their “outside the UK” number from a normal landline or mobile phone it's blocked. Presumably to protect their revenue stream from phone calls. It's ultra frustrating because I have a load of free minutes on my mobile and 0844 or 0845 numbers are not included in the price plan.
Well here are two options on how to shove two fingers at British Airways.
1) Call through Skype. (If you have got a plan which covers telephone calls, otherwise a landline is cheaper)
2) append “141” to the front, so you end up dialling “141 0191 490 7901”. This method witholds your number and location so they can't trace that you're calling from within the UK.
The second option works especially well with mobile phones, and then your call becomes included in your free minutes.
As I always say: When there's a will, there's a way!