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Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines announced that it will begin new non-stop service between London and Qingdao, China on November 17. The carrier will operate the service twice a week.
Flights will depart Qingdao Liuting International Airport at 3:05 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and will arrive at London Heathrow International Airport at 7:50 p.m. From London, flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. and arrive in Qingdao at 5:30 p.m. the …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic Update Summer Schedules on London Flights

Delta, Virgin Atlantic Update Summer Schedules on London Flights

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announced updates to their 2018 summer schedules between the United States and the United Kingdom.
As part of the schedule change, Delta will begin using Airbus A330 aircraft on its service to London Heathrow from Atlanta, Detroit, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 24, 2018. The planes are equipped with 34 lie-flat seats in Delta One, arranged in a herringbone configuration, …

Flight Review: American Airlines Flagship First – International New York-London

American Airlines began to fly the Boeing 777-300ER a few years ago and it’s one of the two aircraft types (the other is a 777-200) on its flights from various cities in the United States to London. At the start of a recent trip to London, which is increasingly becoming a second home for me, I found myself at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport two hours before …

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways said Sunday that the colossal IT outage it experienced the prior day morning will not be repeated.
The British flag carrier said it was taking the necessary steps to ensure there would be no repeat of what it had termed a “major IT systems failure,” which resulted in the cancellation of all flights out of London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. Over 75,000 passengers were stranded as a result.
In …

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

A computer glitch grounded the vast majority of British Airways flights Saturday and will continue to impact flights in the days to come.
The “major IT system failure” at the United Kingdom’s second largest airline started around 7 a.m. local time. The airline cancelled all Saturday departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports
“We are extremely sorry for the significant levels of disruption caused to customers and understand how frustrating their experiences …

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Air Lines will gain five takeoff and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport following a deal with Croatia Airlines.
The Atlanta-based carrier will pay Croatia Airlines $19.5 million for a late morning slot on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Delta will assume ownership of the slots on April 1.
The story was first reported in the Croatian newspaper Vecernji list
The Croatian airline said that the funds from the sale will be …

Workers at 18 Airports in UK Plan Holiday Strike

Workers at 18 Airports in UK Plan Holiday Strike

Planning a trip in or out of a British airport around Christmas? You might want to stay home.
Over 1,500 baggage handlers, check-in agents, and other ground staff employed by Swissport at 18 airports across the United Kingdom are set to walk off the job over the holiday weekend.
Airports that would be impacted by the job action include Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, while Birmingham, Southampton, …