Hilton

Hilton Hotels & Resorts expands Landmark Hotel in Southern China

Written on July 21st, 2017

Hilton announced the opening of the Nanhai Wing at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai. The new wing is an incorporation of the former Nanhai Hotel, one of Shenzhen’s earliest and most renowned hotels, and will bring a host of new amenities and experiences to guests including three dining outlets, multiple recreation facilities and 218 additional guest…

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ANA

Third daily flight on the Tokyo – Los Angeles route announced by ANA

Written on July 21st, 2017

Strong passenger demand prompts All Nippon Airways (ANA) to open its third direct flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles bringing the total of daily flights to three; two from Narita Airport and one from Haneda Airport. ANA has decided to increase the number of flights on the route between Tokyo (Narita) and Los Angeles, from…

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Scandinavian Airlines lounge in New York larger and in a new design

Written on July 21st, 2017

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) continues to invest in its SAS Lounges and have now opened the newly renovated lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport, terminal B. The larger lounge creates an exclusive space for SAS travelers to relax or work in front of their flight. The lounge (440 sqm) can now host more travelers and is designed with…

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Delta

Delta expands Austin, adds Medford, Oregon, service from Seattle

Written on July 21st, 2017

Morning and afternoon departures to Austin give customers the most convenient business schedule from Seattle. Delta Air Lines will add a second daily nonstop flight from Seattle to Austin, Texas, beginning October 1st, 2017. Building off the strong results from its service that launched on June 12th, Delta will expand its schedule to provide the only…

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British Airways – Orly route transfer from London Heathrow to London City Airport

Written on July 21st, 2017

Due to commercial reasons, British Airways London Heathrow (LHR) to Orly (ORY) services will transfer to London City (LCY) to Orly. This will be a year-round change for all flights from 29th October 2017. London City services will be operated by BA CityFlyer Embraer E170 aircraft. All Paris services from London Heathrow will operate to Paris Charles…

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Guidance from UK Border Force for travel during the summer

Written on July 21st, 2017

During popular travel periods, such as the half term and the summer or Christmas holidays, there is an increase in the number of travellers entering the UK border. The UK Border Force recommend that you follow the advice below to help them process you quickly and improve your experience at the UK border. What to…

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Scandinavian Airlines – Redirection of Air Traffic to and from Vilnius Airport

Written on July 21st, 2017

Due to construction work on the runway at Vilnius Airport, air traffic to and from Vilnius Airport (VNO) between 14th July and 17th August will be redirected to Kaunas Airport (KUN). For more information regarding this matter, please contact your dedicated Travel Executive. Source: Scandinavian Airlines

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British Airways Boeing 777-200 taking off at Heathrow, 27 July 2009
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

British Airways – Industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite until 15th August

Written on July 21st, 2017

All British Airways (BA) customers will be able to fly to their destinations despite further industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite until Tuesday 15th August (inclusive). BA expects to operate a full schedule but it will be merging a very small number of London Heathrow services. Short-haul flights to and from London Heathrow are expected to operate as normal, with…

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Additional security measures for international flights to the U.S.

Written on July 21st, 2017

Beginning this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will require additional security measures for all international flights to the U.S. These measures include enhanced screening of travelers, as well as heightened screening of electronic devices larger than a standard smartphone. Travelers may need to remove these devices from their protective cases or outer…

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New York Weather Warning – Friday 7th July 2017

Written on July 6th, 2017

Thunderstorms forecast for the New York area on Friday 7th July, may disrupt transport in the region. The following airports may be affected: New York – John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) LaGuardia Airport (LGA) Stewart International Airport (SWF) White Plains –  Westchester County Airport (HPN) Islip –  Long Island…

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British Airways Boeing 777-200 taking off at Heathrow, 27 July 2009
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

British Airways – Doha Cancellations

Written on July 6th, 2017

British Airways has cancelled the BA123 from 12th – 16th July 2017 (London Heathrow to Doha) and BA122 from 13th – 17th July 2017 (Doha to London Heathrow) and has secured a re-protection agreement with Qatar Airways (QR). For more information regarding this matter, please contact you dedicated Travel Executive. Source: British Airways

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Hong Kong Airlines celebrates flight to Vancouver, Canada

Written on July 6th, 2017

Hong Kong Airlines made its inaugural daily direct service to Vancouver, Canada on 30th June.  To commemorate the official launch of this new route, Hong Kong Airlines held celebration events at both Hong Kong International Airport and Vancouver International Airport. All passengers scheduled to depart the inaugural flight from Hong Kong were presented with a…

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Virgin Australia launches first flight to Hong Kong

Written on July 6th, 2017

Virgin Australia launched its inaugural flights to Hong Kong, marking the start of the airline’s expansion into Greater China. The inaugural flight also marked the launch of Virgin Australia’s inflight Duty Free. Business Class guests as well as eligible members of Velocity Frequent Flyer are granted entry into the Etihad First & Business Class Lounge…

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United Airlines introduces Boeing 777-300ER to additional routes

Written on July 6th, 2017

United Airlines announced additional Boeing 777-300ER service, the airline’s newest aircraft type featuring the all-new United Polaris business class seats, to its flight schedules. With the schedule update over the weekend, the airline expects to begin 777-300ER service on the following routes*: San Francisco (SFO) – Beijing (PEK) beginning 6th September 2017 westbound (8th September 2017 eastbound)…

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Etihad Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways – All electronics devices allowed onboard US flights

Written on July 6th, 2017

If you are travelling with Etihad Airways or Emirates to the United States from Abu Dhabi International Airport and Dubai International Airport, you are now permitted to carry all electronic devices on board. Additionally, the US Immigration facility at Abu Dhabi Airport allows you to clear US immigration and customs formalities before you fly to…

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Qatar Airways accelerates its global expansion with the launch of Prague and Sohar

Written on July 6th, 2017

Qatar Airways confirmed the expedited launch of two new destinations by the end of August 2017, with several more announcements to follow shortly. Joining Qatar Airways’ global network, which spans six continents, are: Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, which will launch on 8th August; and Prague, Czech Republic, which will launch on 21st August. The airline…

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British Airways announces partnership with The White Company

Written on July 6th, 2017

British Airways announced its plans to give customers a great night’s sleep in the sky through a partnership with the luxury lifestyle brand, The White Company. The iconic British retailer will supply bedding and amenity kits in Club World as part of the airline’s £400m customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the…

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TAG US offices closed Tuesday July 4th

Written on June 29th, 2017

The Appointment Group United States offices will be closed on Tuesday July 4th, 2017, in observance of Independence Day. If you require any urgent assistance whilst our offices are closed, please contact TAG’s 24 Hour Emergency Team on +1 424 248 2555 or emergency@appointmentgroup.com. The Appointment Group

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Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines introduces new JAL SKY SUITE configured Boeing 787-9

Written on June 29th, 2017

Japan Airlines (JAL) has been introducing the JAL SKY SUITE configured Boeing 777-300ER/-200ER, Boeing 767-300ER, and Boeing 787-8/-9 onto select international routes under the theme of “raising the notches one class above in all cabin services.” JAL announced that the JAL SKY SUITE 787 family will welcome a new cabin configuration for its Boeing 787-9.…

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China Airlines offering nonstop flights to London from December

Written on June 29th, 2017

China Airlines announced that it will begin flying the Taipei-London (Gatwick Airport, LGW) route on December 1st. The new A350 fleet will be deployed to offer 4 flights a week, making China Airlines the only airline in Taiwan to offer non-stop flights to London. The Taipei-London route CI069/CI070 will depart every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and…

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United Airlines takes new steps to elevate customer experience at Bush Intercontinental Airport

Written on June 29th, 2017

United Airlines announced that beginning this fall, the carrier will take new steps to elevate the customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport by offering customers shorter, more convenient connection times and better access to more destinations. The operations enhancement will enable United to improve connectivity throughout its industry-leading global route network, as adjustments…

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Delta

Delta enables seamless helicopter transfers at New York’s JFK Airport

Written on June 29th, 2017

Delta has partnered with BLADE to become the only airline offering travelers exclusive, seamlessly integrated helicopter flights between Manhattan and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. You can now enjoy an airport transfer experience like no other. Get there on your time BLADE allows Delta customers to travel between the city and the airport…

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British Airways Boeing 777-200 taking off at Heathrow, 27 July 2009
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

British Airways: Stavanger and Bergen route suspensions

Written on June 29th, 2017

For commercial reasons, British Airways will be suspending flights from London Heathrow to Stavanger (SVG) and Bergen (BGO) in Norway, with the last daily roundtrip for both routes operating on 28th October 2017. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for further information regarding this matter. Source: British Airways    

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Two initiatives to improve passenger experience at Emirates Terminal 3 will soon be introduced

Written on June 29th, 2017

Travellers departing from Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 can look forward to a smoother airport experience with the implementation of two new initiatives that will streamline the check-in and immigration checks at departure. Involving biometric technology and new automated border control gates, these two projects will be launched immediately, with completion expected within the next…

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British Airways – Unite industrial action – July 2017

Written on June 29th, 2017

Mixed Fleet Unite is planning to take industrial action between Saturday 1st July and Sunday 16th July. British Airways has advised that the majority of flights to and from London Heathrow will operate as normal. All flights to and from London Gatwick, London City and London Stansted will not be affected and neither will services…

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