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Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines announced that it will launch new service between Vienna and Los Angeles on April 10, 2017. The carrier will operate the service six days a week, using Boeing 777 aircraft.
Flights will depart Vienna International Airport at 10 a.m. local time every day except Sunday, and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:30 p.m. From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 3:05 p.m. every day except Sunday as …

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

A day after Germany introduced temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, that country, along with the Netherlands and Slovakia introduced what they termed temporary border controls.
The action follows the struggle these countries are having with the influx of refugees coming to the Continent.  Hungary said that over 5,000 had crossed into the country from Serbia on Monday before noon, even though it is trying to seal off that …

Germany Institutes Border Controls with Austria, Shuts Down Trains Between the 2 Countries

Germany Institutes Border Controls with Austria, Shuts Down Trains Between the 2 Countries

Germany announced on Sunday that, using emergency powers, it was reinstating temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, after being overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of migrants from countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
In addition, train service between the two countries was suspended as of 5:00 p.m. local time.
The move was announced by the country’s Bundesminister des Innern or Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière at a news conference in …

Bentley Motors Debuts New Lodge in Austria

Bentley Motors Debuts New Lodge in Austria

Bentley Motors announced the opening of a new mountain lodge in Kitzbühel, Austria, a ski resort.  The Bentley Lodge Kitzbühel is located at the foot of the Hahnenkamm, the site of the annual Hahnenkammrennen or World Cup alpine ski races.
The hotel is situated in a building that was built in 1919, the same year that Bentley Motors was founded.  Bentley says that the materials and finishes used in the lodge …

BA to Launch Weekly Glasgow-Salzburg Flights This Winter

BA to Launch Weekly Glasgow-Salzburg Flights This Winter

British Airways announced it will offer non-stop service from Glasgow, Scotland to the slopes of Salzburg, Austria.
The airline will operate the flights once a week on Saturdays, commencing on December 12, 2015.
Flights will depart Glasgow Airport, formerly known as formerly Glasgow Abbotsinch Airport, at 12:40 p.m. local time arriving at 4 p.m.  Flight time is two hours and 20 minutes.  Return flights will depart at 3:50 p.m. and arrive in …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2015

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The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany in support of its ally, France.  Hostilities had broken out on July 28 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a qualified pilot on August 2, 1911.
The International Air …

Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Miami

Austrian Airlines to Link Vienna with Miami

Austrian Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service between Vienna and Miami on October 16.  In addition, the carrier said that it will launch new summer seasonal service between Vienna and Mahon, the capital city of the Spanish island of Menorca.
Flights to Miami will depart Vienna at 9:55 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and will arrive at 3:20 p.m.  From Miami, flights will depart at …