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British Airways changes to the Executive Club

Written on May 25th, 2017

Free seat reservations on Basic fares From 14th June, British Airways (BA) are re-introducing free seat reservations for Bronze, Silver and Gold Members on a Basic (previously known as Hand Baggage Only) fare. BA will be proactively refunding any seating fees to customers with an upcoming booking on or after 14th June back to their original form…

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Italian Industrial Action – 28th May 2017

Written on May 25th, 2017

Due to potential industrial action in Italy on Sunday 28th May 2017, flights may be disrupted. Please find below the affected airports: Rome Fiumicino – FCO Venice Marco Polo -VCE Milan Linate – LIN Milan Malpensa – MXP For any further information, please contact your dedicated Travel Executive. The Appointment Group

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Earn double miles on flights to Paris with Flying Blue

Written on May 25th, 2017

Take advantage of this exclusive offer – book and fly with Air France from any UK airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle and earn double miles with Flying Blue. This offer is limited, and flights must be booked and traveled on between the 9th May to the  9th June! For more information, please contact your dedicated…

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The Appointment Group UK and US offices closed Monday 29th May 2017

Written on May 25th, 2017

The Appointment Group UK and US offices will be closed on Monday 29th May 2017, in observance of the Spring Bank Holiday (UK) and Memorial Day (US). If you require any urgent assistance whilst our offices are closed, please contact TAG’s 24 Hours Emergency Team. TAG United Kingdom 24 Hours Emergency Team +44 20 8962…

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Qantas introduces digital boarding passes on international services

Written on May 25th, 2017

Qantas has introduced mobile check-in and digital boarding passes for customers travelling between Australia and New Zealand, the first step towards more seamless travel across the Tasman. The technology is being rolled out as part of the airline’s strategy to speed up the journey through the airport for customers travelling internationally. Until now, customers travelling…

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts opens in the heart of Shanghai’s cultural and business center

Written on May 25th, 2017

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announced the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, marking the renowned luxury brand’s ninth hotel in the Greater China region. Owned by B.M. Holding, the hotel offers an exceptional experience that features a timeless blend of innovation and tradition, including the signature St. Regis Butler Service, unique culinary…

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Delta adds KIND Bars, 3 gluten-free options to Main Cabin snacks

Written on May 25th, 2017

Delta is continuing its investment in on-board snacking with its latest refresh, offering three new complimentary choices for customers. Beginning in June, Delta will offer Squirrel Brand almonds, Pretzel Perfection Olive Oil & Sea Salt Pretzels and KIND Healthy Grains Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut bars, in addition to the airline’s signature Biscoff cookies. Catering…

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Alaska Airlines and Finnair announce frequent flyer partnership

Written on May 25th, 2017

Frequent flyers earn miles/points as Finnair starts San Francisco-Helsinki service June 1st. Alaska Airlines and Finnair are teaming up to give members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn miles/points on each others flights as Finnair expands its wings with new flights from San Francisco. Alaska Airlines recently announced a major expansion of…

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Eurostar launches its new state-of-the-art e320 trains on the London-Brussels route

Written on May 25th, 2017

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, previewed its new e320 train on the London-Brussels route in advance of its introduction into service on Sunday 28th May. The arrival of the new trains on the Brussels service includes 17 new e320 trains and the refurbishment of its original trains. Significant investment…

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Manchester Arena Explosion

Written on May 23rd, 2017

Updated: 23 May 2017 @ 09:05 Following last night’s incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station remains closed to the public. As a result of the closure there will be no services operating to or from Manchester Victoria until further notice. For more information, please visit: www.northernrailway.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any further information regarding this…

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TAG essential server maintenance – Saturday 20th May

Written on May 19th, 2017

Due to essential server maintenance to be performed on Saturday 20th May 2017, The Appointment Group (TAG) email response times may be affected. The maintenance will take place during the following time slots: Pacific Daylight Time: 1am – 9am Saturday 20th May 2017 Eastern Daylight Time: 4am – 12pm Saturday 20th May 2017 British Standard…

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Sydney Airport welcomes additional train services

Written on May 18th, 2017

Sydney Airport has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance that Transport for NSW will increase the frequency of trains on the T2 Airport Line from later this year. Minister Constance announced that the State Government will provide an additional 200 airport train services per week by the end…

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Emirates celebrates the arrival of its inaugural flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), marking the launch of their eleventh U.S. gateway on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for Emirates Airline)

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Written on May 18th, 2017

Emirates announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1st December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services. The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 216 in Economy Class, will increase capacity on the route by 3,724 seats a week, inbound and outbound…

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Meliá to add eight hotels to its portfolio in Cuba

Written on May 18th, 2017

Meliá Hotels International announced that it will extend its presence in the centre of the island with the addition of 8 hotels, while also assisting in promoting multi-destination vacations. In the city of Cienfuegos, Meliá will manage the 56-room San Carlos Hotel and the 49-room Union Hotel, both located in the historic centre of Cienfuegos, declared…

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Delta plans biometric-based self-service bag drop

Written on May 18th, 2017

Delta is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment that allows customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. One machine will be equipped to test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, a first for U.S. carriers. The…

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Berlin welcomes world’s largest Hampton by Hilton

Written on May 18th, 2017

Hampton by Hilton announced its newest property, Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplat in Germany’s vibrant capital. The hotel brand, known for providing travellers with its signature Hamptonality service at more than 2,240 properties across the globe, unveils the 344-room Hampton by Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz as its largest hotel in the world. Boasting a prime location,…

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KLM to launch a direct service to Mumbai

Written on May 18th, 2017

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching a direct service to India’s largest city, Mumbai, effective 29th October 2017. During the 2017-2018 winter season, KLM will operate three weekly flights to Mumbai, departing on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Passengers will travel aboard the latest addition to the KLM fleet, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which has 30…

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Los Angeles Airport Terminal changes in May 2017

Written on May 11th, 2017

Over a five-day period in May, one-third of LAX’s nearly 70 airline partners will relocate their operations, many of them to new terminals, others to new ticket counters in their current home. The moves will take place the nights of May 12th, 14th and 16th. Each airline will complete its relocation overnight and resume operations…

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Smoother connections and new international lounge for Qantas customers in Perth

Written on May 11th, 2017

Qantas customers are set to benefit from smoother connections and improved facilities at Perth Airport with construction to begin on a new integrated domestic and international passenger hub. A new international wing, will be located within the existing T3/T4 area. It will feature a large outdoor deck with alfresco seating, a streamlined immigration and customs…

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Qatar Airways announces third daily direct flight to Bali Denpasar

Written on May 11th, 2017

Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7th May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) to Bali Denpasar (DPS).  The new direct flight, which commences on 7th May this year, will operate with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. One of the world’s newest aircraft, the Dreamliner will…

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The Private Suite – New luxury lounge at Los Angeles International Airport

Written on May 11th, 2017

The Private Suite is a new, luxurious private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) situated in an exclusive and extremely protected location. Members of The Private Suite don’t wait in crowded lines because private TSA screening is done right in our building. Members don’t walk down long crowded concourses, or line up at ticket…

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United Airlines increases service between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

Written on May 11th, 2017

United Airlines (UAL) announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline announced it will convert select regional jet flights to larger mainline aircraft in ten markets. These schedule enhancements build on previously announced new service from SFO to seven U.S. cities beginning June 8th. Adding additional flights…

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American Airlines launches new service to three European cities from Dallas Fort Worth and Chicago

Written on May 11th, 2017

American Airlines launches new, daily seasonal nonstop service between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN). The new summer service complements year-round service to Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona from other American hubs and will…

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SAS to fly direct from Stockholm to Miami from October

Written on May 11th, 2017

SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) is launching a new direct route between Stockholm (ARN) and Miami (MIA) from October 2017, which will depart once a week on Sundays starting on the 29th October. SAS now flies direct from Stockholm to Miami, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. The route between Stockholm and Miami International Airport…

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British Airways – More benefits to The Executive Club members

Written on May 11th, 2017

British Airways’ loyalty programme, The Executive Club is unlocking even more benefits and flexibility to deliver greater loyalty rewards and value to its members.  From 14th June 2017 any Bronze*, Silver and Gold Executive Club Members will be able to reserve their seat on a basic fare for free, members who may have paid to…

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