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British Airways to Begin San Jose, California-London Flights

British Airways to Begin San Jose, California-London Flights

British Airways announced that it plans to launch new service between Mineta San Jose International Airport  and London Heathrow on May 4, 2016.  San Jose will be the airline’s fourth destination in the state of California, after Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.
The service will be the first regularly scheduled non-stop to the United Kingdom from San Jose.  British Airways plans to use its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced two new routes between the United States and the United Kingdom.  The flights are part of the airlines’ joint business venture and are set to launch next year.
On May 1, 2016, Delta will begin non-stop summer seasonal service between Salt Lake City, Utah and London, England, followed by non-stop service on May 26 between New York City and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Flights will depart …

New Lounge Opens at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5

New Lounge Opens at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5

Aspire, a new lounge in London Heathrow’s Terminal 5, opened its doors on Tuesday. The lounge is jointly owned and operated by Swissport and Airport Lounge Development and is located at gate A18 of the terminal.
The 4,000-square-foot (371-square-meter) lounge, which has views of Heathrow’s runways, is open daily from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and offers workspaces, TVs, shower facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet. Some food at the lounge is …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that the two airlines are expanding their transatlantic partnership this summer with new and additional flights.
Virgin Atlantic will launch a second daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, as well as a second daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and London Heathrow this weekend.  The airline will also introduce a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

Great Moments in Travel History – February 2015

A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental in Lufthansa livery

On February 1, 1859, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas opened its doors.  By the 1870s, the property was one of the best-known hotels in the American Southwest, and has since hosted such notable personalities as Theodore Roosevelt, Robert E. Lee, Dwight Eisenhower, Babe Ruth, Oscar Wilde, and William McKinley.  The hotel is still in operation today.
The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California opened on February 19, 1888.  …

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 …