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Delta drives improved reliability with real-time bag tracking at London Heathrow

Written on February 15th, 2018

Delta’s focus on innovation has moved up a gear with the roll out of a new industry-leading service which allows customers to keep track of their checked bags on its flights between London Heathrow to the United States via their mobile phones. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) bag tags are added to all checked luggage enabling…

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Austin airport welcomes new Delta Sky Club opening in 2019

Written on February 15th, 2018

Delta Sky Club is coming to the Capitol City. Delta announced that it will open a new Delta Sky Club at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in spring 2019. This 9,000 sq. ft. circular Delta Sky Club, conveniently located near the Delta gates, will feature: Local brews and bites, inspired by Austin’s foodie scene A full-service, complimentary…

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Qantas announces daily Melbourne – Bali service   

Written on February 8th, 2018

Qantas has announced it will begin a new daily Melbourne – Denpasar (Bali) service from 23rd June 2018.* Operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the new Qantas route comes as Jetstar increases its Melbourne-Bali flights from ten per week to twice daily. The announcement complements Qantas’ year round daily Sydney – Denpasar service and reflects strong demand from customers…

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American Airlines introduces shuttle service between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

Written on February 8th, 2018

Beginning April 4th, business travelers looking for a consistent, convenient and easy commute will have a new Shuttle product to fly them between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Chicago O’Hare ORD. American’s Shuttle will offer hourly flights between the two business centers, giving customers additional flexibility and choice, as well as unique travel benefits such…

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Delta takeaway: Asian chef all-stars inspire traditional, local fare in flight

Written on February 8th, 2018

Delta travelers out of Asia with an eye for the authentic will soon feast on staples-turned-standouts like oven-baked sesame dumplings, kuro-buta pork and Bibimbap alongside other regionally sourced culinary centerpieces on select Delta flights. Beginning March 1st, regionally inspired meals designed by Delta’s new, exclusive culinary consulting partners and chefs Jereme Leung and Norio Ueno…

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British Airways adds lounge access to more destinations

Written on February 8th, 2018

British Airways’ customers travelling from Innsbruck, Ibiza and Seville will benefit from access to new lounges. The use of the partner* lounges, exclusively for the airline’s customers travelling in Club Europe and eligible cardholders, is part of the airlines multi-million pound investment to offer access to more lounges across the globe. After customers have checked…

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Qantas’ Dreamliner to operate Brisbane – Los Angeles from 1st September 2018

Written on February 1st, 2018

Qantas has announced the start date of 1st September 2018 for a daily Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Los Angeles. It will replace the Boeing 747-400 currently operating this route. The Dreamliner will then continue on as QF11/12, Qantas’ connecting service between Los Angeles and New York (JFK), carrying passengers connecting from Sydney and Melbourne…

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New Delta nonstop service connects Pittsburgh to Salt Lake City

Written on February 1st, 2018

Delta is linking the Steel City with Utah’s capital and its Salt Lake City hub with nonstop service beginning July 9.  Departs Arrives Aircraft PIT at 8 a.m. SLC at 10:15 a.m. Airbus A319 SLC at 5 p.m. PIT at 10:55 p.m. Airbus A319​ For customers, the onboard Delta experience will be on Airbus A319 aircraft, with seating…

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Brazilian e-Visas now available for U.S. Passport holders

Written on February 1st, 2018

Brazil has opened an electronic visa program (e-Visa) program for U.S. Passport holders. Eligible travelers are able to complete their application online for e-Visas by visiting: http://vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/. The Brazil e-Visa, at present, is available for nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan and now the United States. Application and approval process: Apply at: http://vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa/. Once approved (approval…

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British Airways invests in substantial new catering for World Traveller customers

Written on February 1st, 2018

British Airways is announcing a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. Options now include: Pretzels with the welcome drink Four-course meal with starter, main, dessert, cheese and…

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American Airlines celebrates the opening of flagship First Dining and Flagship Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport

Written on January 24th, 2018

American Airlines celebrated the opening of its new Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining facilities at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), offering customers several options to dine, relax and get ready for long journeys. With the opening of Flagship First Dining, American customers can now enjoy a sit-down meal before boarding their flights — the…

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United Airlines offers customers two free checked bags on travel to/from China and Hong Kong

Written on January 24th, 2018

United Airlines eliminated charges for customers’ second checked bag on all routes from North America to China and Hong Kong. Currently, customers traveling from China/Hong Kong to the United States already receive two free checked bags. Fees for oversized and overweight bags will continue to apply. To celebrate the newly added benefits and the upcoming “Year of the Dog” of Chinese New Year, United…

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Air France reinvents its Business Lounge in Hall L at Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Written on January 24th, 2018

Air France has reopened a completely redesigned, much larger and totally renovated Business class lounge. With an open kitchen, private saunas and a detox bar, the company has created a real bubble of well-being for its Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus cardholders in Hall L at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2. The 3,200…

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Virgin Atlantic – Updates to chauffeur car offering

Written on January 24th, 2018

Whether you’re working up to the last minute, catching an early flight or just like to take it easy, Virgin can get you to and from the airport in style with a chauffeur driven car* but it’s important we let you know about some changes they are making. What’s changing? From 24th January 2018, some…

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United States – REAL ID and Air Travel

Written on January 17th, 2018

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits federal agencies, like TSA, from accepting licenses and identification cards for official purposes from states that do not meet these standards. Enforcement Dates Beginning January 22nd, 2018, driver’s licenses or state IDs issued…

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Air New Zealand explores translation technology

Written on January 11th, 2018

Air New Zealand is turning to technology to tackle the language barriers that often arise during travel. The airline is one of the first corporates globally to trial a customer service use case for Google’s wireless Bluetooth Pixel Buds headphones which enable live translation of 40 languages via Google’s Pixel handset. Air New Zealand Chief…

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Alaska Airlines launches new service from San Francisco to Kona, Hawaii

Written on January 11th, 2018

Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Kailua-Kona International Airport, the 31st new route launched by the carrier from California in 2017. The new service is part of the largest network expansion in Alaska Airlines’ 85-year history and solidifies Alaska Air Group as the leading airline of nonstop flights from the West Coast to Hawaii. Virgin…

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United Airlines announces new routes connecting eight cities to hundreds of domestic and international destinations

Written on January 11th, 2018

United Airlines (UAL) announced it will begin new service between six of its domestic hubs and eight destinations in California, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin. The new flights, starting June 7th, offer customers hundreds of connection opportunities across United’s world-class domestic and international route network. New year round service Hub New Destination…

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Cathay Pacific to launch Washington DC service with the Airbus A350-1000

Written on January 4th, 2018

Cathay Pacific will connect Hong Kong with the capital of the United States of America for the first time in late 2018. The airline will commence a four-times-weekly service to Washington DC in September next year, which will complement its existing routes to the East Coast, including Boston and New York’s two main international airports…

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Fly United to ski destinations and get to Hawaii via the country’s largest gateways

Written on January 4th, 2018

United is offering customers more than 100 additional ways to hit the ski slopes or catch some waves. United is increasing service to popular ski destinations across the United States. The airline has added three new routes this winter – Chicago-Reno, Nevada; Chicago-Sun Valley, Idaho; and San Francisco-Vail, Colorado – and is flying more flights on existing markets between its…

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Air Canada launches Montreal-Lima service

Written on January 4th, 2018

The arrival of flight AC1942 at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport marks the successful launch Air Canada’s non-stop service between Montreal and Lima, Peru, Montreal’s first year-round link to the southern hemisphere. The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity at…

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Winter Storm Grayson affecting USA and Canada

Written on January 3rd, 2018

 Published on: 4 Jan 2018 @ 17:53 We continue to monitor Winter Storm Grayson, currently affecting the East Coast of the USA. Due to strong winds and heavy snow, flights at New York JFK and LaGuardia Airport have been temporarily suspended. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any further information regarding this matter. The Appointment Group…

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British Airways’ New York JFK Terminal 7 redesign – Update

Written on January 3rd, 2018

Update – 03 Jan 20178 British Airways – New York JFK First Lounge closure As part of the New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 7 redevelopment, British Airways’ First Lounge will be closed from the last scheduled flight on the 3rd January 2018 until summer 2018. Gold card holders are invited to use the…

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TAG Annual Global Entry Event – Los Angeles

Written on December 22nd, 2017

The Appointment Group Los Angeles is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its annual private Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Day Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 10am to 5 pm. We invite you to attend our private event, held in our Los Angeles office located at 10940 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1000, Los…

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New Delta Sky Club opens at New York-LGA after terminal move

Written on December 21st, 2017

Delta opened a new Delta Sky Club in LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal C, just a few days after the airline’s successful consolidation of operations last weekend in Terminals C and D. Part of the airline’s commitment to its customers amid LGA’s ongoing redevelopment, this Club gives guests a new option to relax and refresh during their…

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