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U.S., U.K. Reach New Air Travel Agreement for Post-Brexit Era

U.S., U.K. Reach New Air Travel Agreement for Post-Brexit Era

The United States and the United Kingdom reached an accord on a new open skies agreement that will govern air travel between the two after Britain exits the European Union, the two countries said on Wednesday.
Under the new treaty, aircraft flying from the United Kingdom will maintain the same access to the United States as under the current U.S.-European Union air treaty.
The agreement “will guarantee the continuation of the vital …

Lobby Bar – November 16: Leg Men, Stooges in Cabinets, and ‘I’ll Take Floor Wax and Dessert Toppings for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: So Clever You Won’t Understand a Word
Out of order. A video in China showing housekeepers at leading hotels using the same cloth to clean cups, glasses, sinks, and toilets was viewed over one million times. Several hotel general managers were quoted off the record saying, “We told them to clean the toilets first, goddamit!”
Send in the clowns. Just hours after the British cabinet approved the negotiated deal for …

British Airways Club Europe Business Class London-Munich – Flight Review

Terminal 5 at London Heathrow was quiet and relatively empty when I arrived at 7:30 a.m. for a flight to Munich. While ultra modern in appearance, Terminal 5 is functionally obsolete as a result of a dramatic and unanticipated increase in passenger volume since its opening in 2008.
Since I already had my boarding pass in my Apple Wallet on my iPhone, I followed signs for Fast Track for the security …

British Airways to Offer Non-Stop Seasonal Service Linking London and Charleston

British Airways to Offer Non-Stop Seasonal Service Linking London and Charleston

British Airways announced plans to offer twice-weekly seasonal service between London and Charleston, South Carolina.
The new service will launch on April 4, 2019 and continue through October 29.
BA will operate the service using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. These planes have 35 business-class seats in the Club World cabin, 25 premium economy seats in World Traveller Plus, and 154 seats in coach.
The fully lie-flat seats in Club World are 20” wide …

American Express Offering 40% Bonus on Avios Transfers

American Express Offering 40% Bonus on Avios Transfers

American Express’ Membership Rewards program announced a 40% bonus on points transfers to both the British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus frequent flyer programs. Both programs use Avios as their currency.
American Express most recently offered a 40% bonus last September and has, in the past, offered as much as a 50% bonus.
The current offer is valid for transfers from Membership Rewards accounts from U.S.-based American Express accounts to British Airways …

British Airways Reports Customer Data Breach

British Airways Reports Customer Data Breach

British Airways reported that customer data from the servers that operate its website and app were stolen over a two-week period.
The Harmondsworth-based airline said that approximately 380,000 credit card numbers had been compromised in the period from late August to early September. Customer passport data or travel details were not taken.
“From 22.58 BST August 21 2018 until 21.45 BST September 5 2018 inclusive, the personal and financial details of customers …

TSA PreCheck to Add 6 Foreign Airlines including British Airways and SAS

TSA PreCheck to Add 6 Foreign Airlines including British Airways and SAS

The Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday the addition of six non-U.S. airlines to the PreCheck trusted traveler program.
The list of new airlines includes British Airways, Condor, Porter, and SAS, as well as Thomas Cook Airlines and Air Serbia.
In February, the TSA added four airlines, namely Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Philippine Airlines.
The PreCheck program first launched in October of 2011 and over 115 airports in …