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American Airlines announces new Service to Reykjavik, Iceland

Written on November 16th, 2017

American Airlines is adding another new destination to its seasonal European footprint when service begins to Reykjavik-Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) next summer. Service to Iceland’s capital and largest city begins June 7th from American’s Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub. The route will be flown on a 176-seat Boeing 757-200, featuring lie-flat Business Class seats and a full…

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SkyTeam’s lounge takes customers to new heights at Vancouver airport

Written on November 16th, 2017

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has officially opened its latest branded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This marks SkyTeam’s first lounge in the Americas and seventh worldwide. The new lounge is designed to offer SkyTeam customers a high-end, pre-flight experience and features a wide range of amenities, including locally sourced food and beverages. The…

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Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Written on November 16th, 2017

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D…

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Etihad Airways marks opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi with spectacular A380 fly-by

Written on November 16th, 2017

Hundreds of visitors from around the world, attending the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel designed museum by one of Etihad Airways’ flagship Airbus A380 aircraft. Sporting the airline’s ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery, the aircraft chosen for the display now also…

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French unions to stage general strike – 15th & 16th November

Written on November 14th, 2017

French unions plan to stage a nationwide general strike on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November 2017. If the strikes go ahead, it is likely that there will be disruption to transport across the country, including flight delays. We advise all travellers to check their itinerary and flight status before travel. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive…

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American Airlines launches new, daily flight between Los Angeles and Beijing

Written on November 9th, 2017

American Airlines launched daily nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), marking the carrier’s third nonstop route to the Chinese capital and 15th route between the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2010, American has served Beijing from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and in 2015 added service…

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Delta, Aeromexico launch Seattle-Mexico City service

Written on November 9th, 2017

Delta Air Lines and its partner Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, have launched nonstop service between Seattle and Mexico City. This new route will connect these two cities enabling bilateral exchange to increase business and investment opportunities in both destinations. Delta is the largest global carrier at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and has more than tripled flights…

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Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji – Custom made for families

Written on November 7th, 2017

The perfect venue for families looking to truly reconnect while on holiday in the ‘land of smiles’, Nanuku Auberge Resort is truly a destination ‘within a  destination’ providing luxurious and authentic experiences for every family member. The resort’s residences are easily large enough for families holidaying together, and, designed to keep the kids active and…

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Abu Dhabi Stopovers with Etihad Airways

Written on November 7th, 2017

Its more than a stopover it’s a holiday. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a holiday within your holiday? Or a relaxing break after a tiring business trip? Stopover in Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and let us show you a great time with our range of stopover options including 2-for-1 deals on stays and…

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United Airlines resumes seasonal service to New Zealand

Written on November 2nd, 2017

United Airlines’ (UAL) seasonal service between San Francisco (SFO) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) resumed on Sunday 29th October. United Airlines and Star Alliance partner Air New Zealand have launched a new microsite, available at united.com/airnz, that provides information on both carriers as well as destination inspiration and tips related to travel to New Zealand…

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Air France launches a new service to Seattle next summer

Written on November 2nd, 2017

Starting 25th March 2018, Air France will offer its customers a non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Seattle (Washington, USA). Up to five weekly flights will connect the two cities by Boeing 777-200 equipped with the latest long-haul travel cabins in Business, Premium Economy and Economy, with a capacity of 280 to 312 seats.…

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American Airlines and TSA launch automated screening lanes at Miami International Airport

Written on November 2nd, 2017

American Airlines, in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Miami-Dade Aviation Department, has launched two automated security screening lanes in Terminal D at Miami International Airport (MIA). These new automated screening lanes, funded by American, incorporate technology and screening station modifications that enhance security effectiveness while decreasing the time travelers spend in security…

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USA & Canada: Daylight Saving Time Clock changes Sunday November 5th 2017

Written on November 2nd, 2017

Most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico’s northern border cities end Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, November 5th, 2017. Clocks will be set back 1 hour to standard time from 2 am to 1 am, local time.

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Hong Kong Airlines to launch direct flights to San Francisco

Written on October 26th, 2017

Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will launch a new non-stop service between Hong Kong and San Francisco from 25th March 2018. The new service will expand the airline’s presence in North America, following the launch of its services to Vancouver on 30th June 2017 and Los Angeles on 18th December 2017. Hong Kong…

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United becomes first U.S. carrier to offer boarding passes for partner airlines via its mobile app

Written on October 26th, 2017

United Airlines (UAL) announced a new enhancement to the United app that will allow customers to receive boarding passes when connecting to 19 airline partners on their smart phones, a feature which no other U.S. carrier currently offers. This functionality will be available for customers traveling on United who are making an onward connection on…

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American Airlines to improve customer experience at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with terminal move

Written on October 26th, 2017

American Airlines customers will enjoy an improved experience at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) starting December 9th, when the carrier consolidates its operations to one terminal. Upon the move, all American flights from LGA will be located in Terminal B. Since December 2013, flights have been split between Terminals B and C. This consolidated operation…

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Delta expands flagship A350 service to Europe and China

Written on October 26th, 2017

By spring 2018, Delta’s A350 will be offered on Detroit-Shanghai service and select Detroit-Amsterdam flights. Delta has scheduled its flagship A350-900 aircraft on one of four daily flights between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, effective  31st March, 2018. Amsterdam will be the first trans-Atlantic destination for Delta’s A350 aircraft, offering customers…

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Qantas unveils first Dreamliner, Great Southern Land

Written on October 20th, 2017

The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, with more space and a lower passenger count than most of its competitors. Other Dreamliner features include larger windows to create a greater sense of space, better air quality to help reduce jetlag and…

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TSA raising aviation security baseline with stronger domestic security measures

Written on October 20th, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at Southwest Florida airports, including Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD).  The new procedures, announced earlier this year, require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. TSA…

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Delta to offer Delta One customers option to pre-select meals, plans expansion to other cabins

Written on October 20th, 2017

Delta will begin rolling out the option to pre-select meals in 2018 as part of the airline’s focus on personalizing the on-board customer experience based on direct customer feedback. Pre-select will allow Delta One customers to choose their meal six days prior to their selected international flights to ensure they receive their first choice onboard.…

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SAS expands its menu in SAS Go, focusing on the lifestyle and dietary needs of travellers

Written on October 20th, 2017

SAS recently launched its new food and drink concept, “New Nordic by SAS”, for travellers in SAS Plus on all flights within Europe and on Scandinavian and domestic routes. The concept focuses on locally sourced products and seasonal ingredients. SAS continues to create new experiences based on the needs and wants of travellers. SAS are…

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The Appointment Group – Global Service Disruption – Resolved

Written on October 19th, 2017

Published on: 19 Oct 2017 @ 16:14 (GMT) Please be advised that the internet issue at The Appointment Group has now been resolved and all services are running as normal. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any further information. Thank you for your patience. The Appointment Group ———- Published on: 19 Oct 2017 @ 10:24…

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Turkish Government suspends visas to U.S. citizens

Written on October 12th, 2017

The government of Turkey announced the immediate suspension of visa services to U.S. citizens, effective October 8th, 2017.  According to the government’s announcement, this includes the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at border posts, and the online Turkish electronic visa (e-visa).  U.S. citizens planning travel to Turkey, and who have questions regarding this regulation should…

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China Airlines to commence non-stop flights to Ontario, California, in Spring 2018

Written on October 12th, 2017

China Airlines announced that non-stop flights between Taipei (TPE) and Ontario (ONT), California, will commence in Spring 2018 with four weekly services flown by Boeing 777-300ERs. Travellers now have a new option when traveling to and from California with China Airlines. Apart from the time savings on local transportation, customs and luggage waiting time, they…

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American Airlines announces new flights from Philadelphia

Written on October 12th, 2017

American Airlines is giving its customers more access to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) from the Midwest and Texas. New service from PHL to San Antonio begins February 15th 2018, followed by service to Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; and Omaha, Nebraska, May 4th 2018. And effective March 25th 2018, one PHL-LAX frequency will be operated…

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