London Heathrow

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2015

London Heathrow from the air

Christopher Columbus concluded one of the first transatlantic business trips on January 15, 1493, when he began his return trip to Spain, after crossing the Atlantic westward in 1492.
On January 7, 1785, the English Channel was traversed by air for the first time, when Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries flew across the Channel from Dover, England, to a forest near Calais, France, in their hydrogen-filled balloon.
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess …

Take the 2014 Airline and Travel News Quiz

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Say good-bye to 2014 by taking our 10-question Airline and Travel News Quiz.  From a missing plane to new high-tech aircraft and hotel openings, challenge yourself and find out how much you really know about what transpired over the past year.
Warning: Your inner airline geek may come out of the closet.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and share the quiz with your friends.

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The Most Read Travel News Stories of 2014

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A disappearing plane and the sudden outbreak of a deadly disease. New aircraft and the retirement of older ones.
These are some of the stories that dominated travel news in 2014. Frequent Business Traveler readers chose their favorites throughout the year and this is what you opted to read.
American Airlines: A Favorite Plane is Retired
In May, American quietly retired its last Boeing 767-200, an aircraft that was the mainstay of its premium …

Airlines Resume Flights as London Airspace Reopens

Airlines Resume Flights as London Airspace Reopens

Hours after a power failure shut down London’s airspace, causing delays and cancellations at five London airports including Heathrow, Europe’s busiest hub, authorities began to restore service in the region.
Earlier on Friday, flights in and out of London were disrupted after London’s airspace was shut down due to a computer failure.  Eurocontrol, the European air control agency, said there had been a power outage at the NATS control center at …

London’s Airspace Closed After Power Failure

London’s Airspace Closed After Power Failure

Flights in and out of London were disrupted after London’s airspace was shut down due to a computer failure.
Eurocontrol, the European air control agency, said there had been a power outage at the NATS control center at the UK’s air traffic control center in Swanwick.  Officials declined to say how long the situation would continue.
The shutdown impacts five busy airports including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, and London City.
“Flights are …

Delta Opens New Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow

Delta Opens New Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines announced the opening of the Delta Arrivals Lounge at Terminal 3 of London Heathrow.  The lounge is open to all BusinessElite (soon to be Delta One) and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members arriving from the United States.
The new facility offers a variety of breakfast items such as Starbucks coffee, fruit, pastries, yogurt, and cereals.  The lounge also has a business center, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi …

Lobby Bar – November 28: Personifying Airlines, Shrinking a Metropolis, and the Milkshake Diet

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The Lobby Bar – A Knee-Slapping Summary of FBT News and Views 
I did not order 12 MacBooks.  It’s Thanksgiving week, and everybody knows what that means:  food and family?  Ummm.  Shopping.  Paul Riegler has some tips for safe shopping this holiday season.  Hint: don’t use “password123” as your Amazon password, unless combating fraud sounds like a fun way to spend your holiday.
Dead man walking.  Jesse Sokolow heads to JFK at …