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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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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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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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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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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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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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Annual Global Entry Event – Nashville

Written on May 9th, 2017

The Appointment Group Nashville is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a private Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Day. We invite you to attend our private event, held at the Thompson Nashville, 401 11th Ave South – Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd June from 10am to 5pm. This is a great…

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United Airlines announces New York/Newark – Buenos Aires and additional service New York/Newark – Bogota

Written on May 4th, 2017

United Airlines (UAL) announced new year-round daily, nonstop service between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting October 28th (subject to government approval). United Flight 979 will depart from New York/Newark (EWR) at 9:50 p.m. and arrive at Buenos Aires (EZE) at 10:50 a.m. the following day (all times local). United Flight 978 will depart…

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British Airways – Upgrade to First

Written on May 4th, 2017

The First cabin gives you access to The First Wing, a new and exclusive experience when travelling through Heathrow Terminal 5. Within the privacy of The First Wing, the dedicated space offers an enhanced, private check-in area, two exclusive security lanes, and a direct walkway that leads seamlessly into the Galleries First Lounge and then…

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Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney

Written on April 27th, 2017

Etihad Airways announced all 14 weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective 29th October 2017. The current daily A380 Sydney flights will be joined by a second daily superjumbo service, upgraded from a 328-seat Boeing 777-300ER. The announcement comes as Etihad Airways marks…

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British Airways unveils plans for New York JFK Airport T7 

Written on April 27th, 2017

British Airways unveiled details of its multi-million pound re-design for New York JFK Terminal 7, the airline’s flagship US airport. New CGI images give customers a first glimpse of what the terminal will look like following a more than £52 million ($65 million) investment, which will transform the airport experience for the thousands of customers…

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Delta to expand Boston routes

Written on April 27th, 2017

Delta customers in Greater Boston will have more flights and new destinations this summer as the airline adds new nonstop service to Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri*; Jacksonville, Florida*; Buffalo, New York*; and Norfolk, Virginia*; – a new nonstop destination for Bostonians – as well as a second daily flight to Nashville, Tennessee*, from Boston…

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China Southern Airlines launches service to Mexico City

Written on April 20th, 2017

China Southern Airlines announced a new service between Guangzhou and Mexico City. This new route – via Vancouver – will be China Southern’s first route into Latin America and the only service between Guangzhou to Latin America. Year 2017 marks the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Mexico. The new…

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Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announce new long-haul service from Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles

Written on April 20th, 2017

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announce new daily, nonstop service between Portland, Oregon, and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) beginning November 6th; Portland and Detroit beginning August 30th and Los Angeles and Philadelphia beginning September 1st. With this new service, Alaska and Virgin America will provide Portland residents access to 130 daily nonstop flights to 58 destinations,…

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Fly Delta by 31st May 2017 and earn double Flying Co miles!

Written on April 20th, 2017

Book Delta Air Lines flights now and every time a company traveller flies to or from the UK between 15th April and 31st May 2017, their company’s Flying Co account will receive double miles*. Delta flies from the UK to many US destinations including New York, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia.…

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The Appointment Group (TAG) Easter opening hours

Written on April 13th, 2017

Please note our TAG offices opening hours during the Easter weekend including Good Friday and Easter Monday. TAG United Kingdom Offices Friday, 14th April: CLOSED Monday, 17th April: CLOSED Out of hours Emergency Team: +44 20 8962 6704 or emergency@appointmentgroup.com. TAG United States Offices TAG United States offices will be open throughout the Easter period. Out of hours Emergency Team: +1 424 248 2555…

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Delta, Virgin Australia strengthen trans-Pacific network with L.A.-Melbourne service

Written on April 13th, 2017

Delta and joint venture partner Virgin Australia celebrated the expansion of their trans-Pacific network with the launch of Virgin Australia’s direct service between Los Angeles and Melbourne. Virgin Australia now operates five weekly flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, giving Delta customers direct access to Melbourne. Delta’s premium cabin Delta One, alongside…

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Hong Kong International Airport special announcement over the Easter period

Written on April 13th, 2017

During the Easter peak travel from 12 April 2017 to 14 April 2017, check-in, security and immigration formalities may take longer time. To avoid congestion and delays, customers especially if travelling with children are advised to arrive at the Hong Kong International airport at least 3 hours prior to departure and proceed to the boarding…

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Use your Delta SkyBonus points on Aeromexico flights

Written on April 13th, 2017

Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico announced another benefit of their partnership, with the launch of SkyBonus flight reward redemptions on Aeromexico flights between the US and Mexico. Whether it’s a last minute business trip or a well-deserved beach vacation, your company now has even more options when redeeming your SkyBonus points for flight rewards. To take…

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