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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 …

Delta Adds Private Drive-Through Check-In at London Heathrow

Delta Adds Private Drive-Through Check-In at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines announced that it is now offering a private, drive-through check-in for business-class passengers flying out of London’s Heathrow Airport.
Passengers will be able to be dropped off at Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing, a private terminal that is accessed via a series of remote-controlled stanchions.  Delta is promising its passengers that they will go from car to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge in ten minutes, thanks to a …

American’s US Airways Unit to Launch Daytime London-Philly Route

American’s US Airways Unit to Launch Daytime London-Philly Route

American Airlines announced plans to operate a daytime flight linking Philadelphia and London next spring.  The flight will be operated by its US Airway subsidiary.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 9:55 a.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 10:10 p.m.  Flights from London will depart at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Philadelphia at 11:35 a.m.
American will operate the flight using Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
On Friday, Delta Air Lines announced that …

Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin new daily, non-stop service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and London, England next spring.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 7:04 p.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 7:30 a.m. local time. From London, flights will depart at 12:30 p.m., and arrive in Philadelphia at 4:01 p.m.
Delta will operate the flights using a Boeing 757-200.  The service will commence on April 8, 2015.
The aircraft is configured …

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines announced changes to its operations at Los Angeles International Airport effective Thursday.
All American Airlines flights operated by US Airways have moved to Terminal 6 from Terminal 3.  This includes ticketing, check-in, gates, baggage services, and customer service.  US Airways check-in counters are located on Level 2 of the terminal and flights will operate out of gates 60, 61, 62, and 63.
The move allows passengers departing or arriving from …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2014

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On November 21, 1783, the first free flight with human passengers took place.  Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent le Vieux d’Arlandes drifted approximately five miles (eight kilometers) in France in a hot-air balloon powered by a wood fire.
The Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland, opened its doors on November 1, 1887.  The hotel is still in operation today, and is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels.
The first flight …