Qatar Airways, despite a blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and some regional neighbours, has announced aggressive new expansion plans - including to 16 new destinations in 2018 and 2019. The announcement was made at the ITB travel show in Berlin by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.Read More
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A massive power outage struck Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Sunday afternoon, forcing cancellations of outgoing flights and an in-bound FAA groundstop for ATL-bound flights.Read More
Atlanta-based Delta Airlines has raised eyebrows with its new, bold uniform collection designed by Zak PolsenRead More
In fall (autumn), New England is famous for its glorious foliage as billions of leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colors. The air is crisp and cool — perfect for hiking, biking or a classic fly-drive break along back roads, where farm stands are piled high with crunchy apples and orange pumpkins.Read More
We already knew Icelandair was savvy - but we did not expect them to do this!
When you fly Icelandair across the Atlantic, you can stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. That gives you the opportunity to explore Iceland, both country and culture, without adding onto your ticket price.
This winter, you can book your very own "Icelandair Stopover Buddy" to travel with in Iceland. But it’s not just any adventurer — it’s an Icelandair employee! And you can even request the company's CEO to join you.
Icelandair promises its staff do all kinds of interesting activities when they're off-duty, such as sea swimming, mountain biking, heli-skiing, cross-country running - even knitting pink jumpers.
Best of all the service itself is free of charge!
Watch their promo video here!
Hundreds of children fell under the spell of Hogwarts’ hero Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis, who flew in especially to meet them before their departure on the British Airways Dreamflight, bound for Harry Potter World in Orlando, Florida. They were joined by TV presenter Konnie Huq, Tinkerbell and Star Wars characters in a huge celebration at Heathrow.
Every year, a specially chartered British Airways jumbo jet flies almost 200 children with a serious illness or disability to Florida to enjoy a fun packed ten-day trip of a lifetime, where they spend time at attractions including Disney World and Universal Studios.
British Airways comes together with the Dreamflight team each year to make the departure a special event – and this year an army of volunteers, including the Air Cadet National Marching Band and British Airways cabin crew and pilots were at Heathrow to see the children board the Boeing 747 through a magical castle.
Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, said: "Dreamflight is a fantastic charity and I’m honoured to be part of such a magical send-off, alongside volunteers from British Airways.
“It’s humbling to see how excited the kids are to be flying off to visit Harry Potter World. I hope they have an incredible time.”
TV presenter and mum of two, Konnie Huq, said: “Dreamflight is a great cause and this trip will make a huge difference to the children's lives. As a mother, I know how enthusiastic children get about the prospect of going on holiday, and Disney World will top any other adventure!”
Since the first flight in 1987, 5,500 children have flown on ‘Dreamflight’, and for many – it’s the very first time they’ve travelled abroad and been away without their family. The young fliers are accompanied by the Dreamflight team, British Airways cabin crew, and a fully trained medical team, which includes doctors, nurses and physiotherapists, who are on hand 24 hours a day throughout the trip.
British Airways captain Andrew Bean said: “I feel honoured to be flying the Dreamflight group of children to Florida. The children are such an inspiration to us all and it’s wonderful to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime, special trip”.
On 11th July, Gare du Nord in Paris is turning into a giant silent disco! BBC Travel reports it will be a strange sight to behold, with DJs pumping out music to partygoers' headphones. The line-up includes such DJs as Cut Killer - who famously cameoed in cult French film La Haine.
A new BBC documentary on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which plunged from the skies over eastern Ukraine July 17, 2014, will air worldwide January 23 and 24 on BBC World.Read More
Qantas - along with OneWorld partners Cathay Pacific Airways and Britih Airways - have opened a new business class lounge at Los Angeles International designed “to reflect the culture of California”.Read More
Several days after MH370 took off on a routine overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, investigators seem no closer to solving the mystery of what happened to the plane.Read More
Singapore Airlines, in a bold move, has announced that customers will enjoy more free checked-in baggage allowance from 15 November 2013, for all SIA and SilkAir flights.Read More
A tiny, remote community in Alaska temporarily quadrupled in size after potential engine trouble diverted an international Delta Air Lines flight.Read More
Industry leader Singapore Airlines is withdrawing two of the world's longest commercial airline routes - all-Business Class service between New York's Newark Liberty and Singapore and between Los Angeles International Airport and Singapore.Read More
A new Europe-wide study by EY, released Tuesday, shows the hospitality sector plays a critical role in fighting youth unemployment and is essential for jobs and growth and the health of other sectors.Read More
In a first for the luxury hotel chain, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has rolled out a food truck that will tour the West Coast of the USA. If successful, it may be deployed to the East Coast in 2014.Read More
Could Hong Kong be a victim of its own success in attracting business and leisure travellers? Many observers were left scratching their heads during a recent summer weekend when most hotels at all budget levels in Hong Kong were uniformly showing "no vacancy" signs.Read More
In another first for Richard Branson's Virgin brand, the global airline opened a pop-up restaurant at its lounge at Heathrow Airport, serving Peruvian dishes from one of London's hottest restaurants.Read More