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9 AUGUST 2021
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They say that bookmakers always win.
The London Stock Exchange is something of a gamble too with the participants some really expert with a deep knowledge and understanding of their particular interest and others true punters, often using other people’s money. Is Virgin Atlantic about to join?
The UK Government has made a number of changes to the traffic light travel list, including the removal of quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals from France. Qatar and the UAE have moved to ‘amber’. At very short notice Mexico is ‘red’.
Emerald Airlines has signed a 10-year franchise agreement with Aer Lingus to operate its regional flights.
The French national airline has been quick to put in place its winter schedule.
British Airways has come to an exclusive deal with specialist small ship operator Noble Caledonia to charter aircraft from London City Airport (LCY) to connect with various cruises.
Air Transat has operated its first passenger flights in six months, with President and CEO Annick Guérard saying that the carrier was “thrilled to finally reunite with our travellers.”
After the easing of quarantine rules for American travellers, Delta Airlines is ramping its service into Heathrow this autumn.
With the UAE no longer ‘red’ Emirates has announced it is restarting services to Glasgow.
Thursday afternoon 12 August at 14:05 should see the maiden departure of JetBlue Airlines from Heathrow nonstop to New York JFK flying a narrow-bodied Airbus A321LR jet. Arrival is set for 17:28 (all times local).
It’s not new, Air New Zealand used to offer something similar on its former London route. Lufthansa guests travelling in Economy Class on selected long-haul flights now have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the boarding gate.
Loganair, now the UK’s largest regional airline, has launched a direct service linking the capital cities of Scotland and Wales.
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With the option of a nonstop flight from London, Perth (Western Australia, might well become the first Oz route from the UK to start when Canberra eventually changes the rules. With no intermediate landings the Australian authorities should be able to monitor passengers with ease.
Northgate Vehicle Hire has published its annual service station update, with perfect timing. The school holidays and lifting of most restrictions means that the Motorway system is exceptionally busy.
British nationals will have to pay a visa waiver fee to enter Europe’s Schengen Area from next year.
China has imposed strict domestic travel restrictions, amid a fast-growing spread of the more contagious Delta variant of coronavirus in the country, reports FlightGlobal.
Air Canada has resumed passenger flights between Heathrow and its Montréal hub. There are currently no British Airways services.
The 4-star Maldron Hotel has opened on Renfrew Street, Glasgow, in the heart of the city’s shopping, restaurant and theatre district.
The annual Salon will take place at Blenheim Palace 1–5 September.
Revealed on Friday was one of the most advanced check-in systems yet seen, and one that will surely be copied by airlines.