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Lufthansa A380: What you need to know

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:11:00 GMT

The German carrier has 12 superjumbos in its fleet with a further two on order






Win a stay at a Saco London property

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:10:00 GMT

Saco is offering one Business Traveller reader a weekend stay at one of its London serviced apartments and afternoon tea at The Wallace Collection






Cathay Pacific to fly non-stop to Boston

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:28:00 GMT

The carrier will serve the US city four-times weekly from May 2015






Raffles Istanbul to open next month

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:19:00 GMT

The 181-room hotel is located in Besiktas on the European side of the city, and features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola






First Great Western unveils refurbished first class carriages

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:20:00 GMT

The new interiors feature reclining leather seats, USB power points and glass partitions, with free wifi to be added in 2015






BA and Iberia launch 72-hour hold flight option

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:24:00 GMT

Passengers can now hold flight reservations for up to 72 hours, for a refundable deposit of £5 per person for short-haul flights and £10 for long-haul services






Stafford London and Kempinski end management agreement

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:04:00 GMT

The luxury hotel group took over the management of the London property in 2010, but this has now ended following a "mutual and amicable agreement"






Moxy Milan set for September debut

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:24:00 GMT

The first property under Marriott’s new budget hotel brand is located within walking distance of Milan Malpensa airport’s Terminal 2






SAS launches all-business class service to Houston

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:31:00 GMT

The non-stop B737-700 service between Stavanger and Houston serves the oil industry and features just 44 business class seats






Air France plans to restructure short-haul operations

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:49:00 GMT

The French flag carrier looks set to follow Lufthansa's lead and hive off non-core short and medium-haul routes to its low-cost subsidiaries






China Eastern reveals new long-haul cabin

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:35:00 GMT

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines is due to receive its first B777-300ER wide-body aircraft, which features a new cabin design

Heathrow Express suspended this weekend

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:51:00 GMT

The service will not run between 0001 on Saturday August 23 and 1225 on Sunday August 24, to allow Network Rail to carry out work on the Crossrail project






BA increases credit card booking fee

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:27:00 GMT

The carrier has increased the charged incurred for booking tickets by credit card or PayPal from £4.50 to £5






Aeroflot partners with IHG Rewards Club

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:51:00 GMT

Members of the carrier"s Bonus frequent flyer programme can now earn miles when staying at IHG properties






The big picture: Rosewood Beijing set for October opening

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:58:00 GMT

The luxury hotel will feature six restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, a pillarless ballroom, and guestrooms averaging 50 sqm






Marriott to open second Minsk property

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:00:00 GMT

The Marriott Minsk Hotel will join the recently-opened Renaissance Minsk Hotel in the capital of Belarus






Emirates moves A380 from Moscow to Rome

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:34:00 GMT

In the coming weeks and months, Rome will see a huge capacity increase by Emirates which, one suspects, will lessen the impact of rival Etihad"s new tie-up with Italy"s Alitalia






Regus opens Express lounge at Heathrow T5

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:39:00 GMT

Located in the arrivals terminal at T5, the new lounge is the first Regus Express location at a UK airport






Pan Pacific to debut in London

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:16:00 GMT

The luxury hotel brand is set to debut within London"s Heron Plaza, a development site previously earmarked for a new Four Seasons property






Qantas launches new loyalty scheme online shopping hub

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:36:00 GMT

Qantaspoints.com allows members to earn points when spending with global brands, and reflects "the growing volume of points earned through activities other than flying"






Monarch to end charter services

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:26:00 GMT

Strategic review may see up to 1,000 job losses, as the UK carrier "continues its transformation to become a scheduled European low-cost carrier"






Park Hyatt gears up for New York debut

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:40:00 GMT

The 210-room hotel opens this week within a 90-floor glass tower located opposite Carnegie Hall






Escape lounge opens at East Midlands

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:59:00 GMT

The new facility is part of a £12 million terminal redevelopment at the airport, and features free wifi, and complimentary and paid-for food and drink options






AirAsia X unveils new livery

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:46:00 GMT

The long-haul low-cost carrier took delivery of its 21st Airbus A330-300, and will be looking to receive a further two more by the end of the year

Get free Platinum GHA Discovery membership

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:01:00 GMT

Find out how you can get free Platinum membership of the Global Hotel Alliance Discovery programme, offering benefits including upgrades, late check-outs and complimentary internet access