american_airlines

American Airlines applauds ratification of U.S. – Brazil Open Skies Agreement

Written on May 24th, 2018

American Airlines applauds the United States and Brazilian governments for finalizing an Open Skies agreement that will allow for increased air service between the two countries. “We applaud the U.S. Departments of State and Transportation and the Brazilian Ministry of Transport for taking this major step to enhance the U.S.-Brazil aviation relationship,” said Nate Gatten,…

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New non-stop Delta service between Orange County, California, and New York-JFK this October

Written on May 24th, 2018

Delta Airlines will launch new non-stop service from New York-JFK to Orange County, California on 15th October. This new flight, the only non-stop from New York to John Wayne Airport, provides another link between Southern California and the Big Apple and follows on Delta’s increased West Coast service from JFK this summer, with new San…

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The Appointment Group UK & US offices closed Monday 28th May 2018

Written on May 24th, 2018

The Appointment Group UK offices will be closed on Monday 28th May 2018 in observance of Spring Bank Holiday. The Appointment Group US offices will be closed on Monday 28th May 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. If you require any urgent assistance whilst our offices are closed, please contact TAG’s 24 Hours Emergency Team…

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Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sign agreements strengthening Transatlantic partnership

Written on May 17th, 2018

Delta Airlines, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Limited have signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded Transatlantic joint venture. The joint venture agreement signed by Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sets out the governance as well as the commercial and operational terms the venture. Upon completion, Air France-KLM will acquire a…

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American Airlines celebrates opening of 5 new gates at Chicago O’Hare

Written on May 17th, 2018

American Airlines celebrated the opening of five new gates at its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on May 11, the first new gates to be constructed at the airport in 25 years. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined CEO Doug Parker; Franco Tedeschi, Vice President — ORD Hub Operations; Ginger Evans, Commissioner — Chicago…

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American Airlines introduce routes to the Caribbean and Hawaii and Winter schedule changes

Written on May 10th, 2018

American Airlines customers will have new options to escape the cold with more seasonal and year-round flights to the Caribbean and Hawaii starting this winter. An overview of these new flights is as follows: From Chicago: Daily winter seasonal service to Honolulu and four new routes to the Caribbean From Miami: Seven additional daily frequencies to the…

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United’s 2018 Summer schedule offers customers more destinations than ever before

Written on May 10th, 2018

United’s summer schedule includes 29 new and returning destinations, including Washington, D.C.-Edinburgh, Scotland capital-to-capital service, and new service between New York/Newark and Porto, Portugal, and Reykjavik, Iceland, and between San Francisco and Zurich, Switzerland. United Airlines kicks off its 2018 summer seasonal travel schedule offering more options for customers from more than 100 North American…

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TAG features on Buying Business Travel Top 50 TMCs list 2018

Written on May 3rd, 2018

With a business travel gross sales of £170.6m in 2017, The Appointment Group(TAG) ranks number 16 in Buying Business Travel’s guide to the top travel management companies in the UK – click here to see the full listings. It’s that time of the year when Buying Business Travel (BBT) magazine compiles an annual list of the Top…

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Air Canada to Launch daily non-stop Montreal-London, Ontario & Montreal-Windsor, Ontario flights

Written on May 2nd, 2018

Air Canada announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on 2nd July 2018. The only year-round service between Montreal-London and Montreal-Windsor will provide services that meets the needs of both local and connecting passengers. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton Halifax and St. John’s; to Europe including Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco. Flights are now available for purchase. Daily Montreal-Windsor,…

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United opens Polaris lounge at San Francisco International Airport

Written on May 2nd, 2018

United has opened it’s second Polaris Lounge, located in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Customers traveling in United Polaris, United’s premium cabin travel experience, will be able to relax and dine prior to their travels or refresh upon arrival in the lounge at SFO conveniently located in the International Terminal near…

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Virgin Atlantic launch 3 new ways to fly

Written on May 2nd, 2018

Virgin Atlantic has launched three new ways to fly economy as part of a multi-million pound investment in the cabin for the 21st century traveller. Recognising that one size doesn’t fit all, from spring 2018 Virgin Atlantic will introduce ‘Economy Delight, ‘Economy Classic’ and ‘Economy Light’ tickets. The three new ways to fly will allow customers…

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British Airways’ Gatwick to Toronto route set to take off

Written on April 25th, 2018

British Airways’ direct flight from Gatwick to Toronto will launch next week, with the service beginning on 1st May. The new flight, which will operate three times a week, will be British Airways’ first flight to Canada from Gatwick. It is estimated that around 724,000 British nationals visit Canada each year. The flight timings are…

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United Airlines takes delivery of the fuel efficient 737 MAX 9

Written on April 25th, 2018

United Airlines announced that it has taken delivery of it’s first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, WA. The new aircraft, which arrived right after Earth Day, reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly compared with older generation aircraft. In honour of this eco-friendly aircraft, United has given the MAX a new…

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Qantas International Network Update

Written on April 25th, 2018

Qantas is making several adjustments across its international network in response to demand and to better utilise its fleet. From 3rd December 2018, Qantas’ last remaining Boeing 747 services operating into Los Angeles will be replaced by a combination of Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts. Other changes occurring that will affect the US:…

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Delta to add more flights between New York and the Caribbean

Written on April 25th, 2018

Delta Airlines is expanding access between New York-JFK and the Caribbean with a second daily flight to Nassau, The Bahamas, beginning 1st October 2018; new daily service to Kingston, Jamaica, effective 20th December 2018; and new Saturday-only service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, beginning 22nd December 2018. This winter, Delta will operate up to 145 flights per…

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LAX “People Mover” Train Approved

Written on April 18th, 2018

Los Angeles City Council, unanimously voted to approve a 30-year $4.9B contract with LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) train system at Los Angeles International Airport(LAX). The Los Angeles’ Metro system’s Green Line was originally supposed to extend to LAX, but that never happened…

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Norwegian to increase USA flights from Ireland & Scotland

Written on April 18th, 2018

Norwegian is increasing flights from Edinburgh, Dublin and Shannon airports to the USA during the winter season. The newly added flights will give consumers more affordable choice for travel to the US east coast and are available to book now. The airline says that this will add 90,000 seats to USA from Dublin, Shannon &…

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American Airlines’ two new app features

Written on April 18th, 2018

American Airlines have made travel easy with their app. By downloading the free app onto your mobile devices you can manage your travel on the go. From booking and seat assignments to your boarding pass and airport maps, American Airlines are with you every step of the way. New features Watch free entertainment: you can stream…

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TAG now has access to global rates from Virtuoso

Written on April 13th, 2018

The Appointment Group (TAG) has been a valued member of the Virtuoso luxury travel consortium in the United States. Now, from April 2018, our TAG Global Private Clients teams will be able to offer all Virtuoso’s exclusive benefits across all of our operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore and Australia. Virtuoso, a by-invitation-only…

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American Airlines order 47 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Written on April 11th, 2018

American Airlines(AA) has announced today that they will gradually replace its fleet of wide body B767-300, Airbus A330-300 and B777-200 jets with the latest versions of Boeing’s B787 Dreamliner. American Airlines has agreed to purchase 22 B787-8s for delivery in 2020, and 25 B787-9s for delivery in 2023. AA currently operates 35 B787s on long-haul flights.…

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Atlanta remains the world’s busiest airport

Written on April 11th, 2018

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL), the hub of Delta Air Lines, remains the world’s busiest for passenger traffic, according to new preliminary figures from Airports Council International (ACI). It takes the title of the world’s busiest as the city is within a two-hour flight of 80% of the United States population of more than 300 million people. The…

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The Walt Disney Company announces Strategic Re-organisation

Written on April 10th, 2018

The Walt Disney Company announced a strategic re-organisation of its businesses into four segments: the newly-formed Direct-to-Consumer and International; the combined Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products; Media Networks; and Studio Entertainment. The re-organisation is effective immediately. DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER AND INTERNATIONAL The newly created Direct-to-Consumer and International segment will serve as a global, multi-platform media, technology and…

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United partner with Air New Zealand to add non-stop route from Chicago to Auckland

Written on April 5th, 2018

United were excited to announce their new nonstop service between Auckland and Chicago, operated as a joint venture with partner, Air New Zealand. This flight service will begin November 30, 2018. Air New Zealand will operate three times weekly, year-round service with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Flight time will be approximately 15 hours northbound and…

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American Airlines to launch Los Angeles to Buenos Aires service

Written on April 5th, 2018

American Airlines will launch its first-ever nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of a broader expansion in service to Mexico and South American destinations. American Airlines have also announced other destinations they will be flying to and from non-stop including Georgetown, Guyana (GEO); Pereira, Colombia…

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British Airways drops Gatwick to Oakland route

Written on April 5th, 2018

British Airways (BA) has confirmed plans to drop the flight route from Gatwick to Oakland International for this winter. BA launched this route back in March 2017 from the San Francisco Bay Area Airport, and have been competing with Norwegian on the route. The last date of this service is 20th October 2018. This service will relaunch…

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