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Parliament Rebuffs Brexit Deal While Protestors March to Demand Second Referendum

Parliament Rebuffs Brexit Deal While Protestors March to Demand Second Referendum

U.K. lawmakers voted on Saturday to delay the approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal with the European Union on the country’s departure from the bloc.
As Members of Parliament debated debated the prime minister’s deal, hundreds of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters chanting “No Brexit” descended upon the Palace of Westminster to demand a second referendum. Inside, Johnson called his deal “the greatest single restoration of national sovereignty in parliamentary history” …

Starwood Capital to Open New 1 Hotel in London’s Mayfair District

Starwood Capital to Open New 1 Hotel in London’s Mayfair District

Starwood Capital Group announced plans to open a new 1 Hotel in London.
The 1 Hotel London Mayfair will be the brand’s first in the United Kingdom.  It will be located in the city’s Mayfair district when it opens in 2022.
The 184-key property will be located in a mixed-use project that will also include office space and shops.  The hotel’s interiors will be built using locally sourced material and sustainable elements …

British Airways Reinstates Some Flights After Pilots Union Cancels Next Friday’s Strike

British Airways Reinstates Some Flights After Pilots Union Cancels Next Friday’s Strike

British Airways said it was reinstating more than half of its normal flight schedule for September 27 after pilots at the airline called off a threatened strike.
The British Airline Pilots Association called off the planned job action following a two-day strike last week.
That strike “demonstrated the anger and resolve of pilots,” the union said in a statement, adding that that it’s “now time for a period of reflection before the …

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its non-stop daily service between Ottawa International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport next spring, the airline said.
The three-cabin Boeing 787 Dreamliners are equipped with 20 fully lie-flat seats in the Signature Class business-class cabin.  The seats are 21” wide and in a 1-2-1 configuration. They extend into beds with an average length of 80”.
The high-tech jet’s Premium Economy cabin has 21 …

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

British Airways cancelled nearly all of its flights for Monday and Tuesday after its pilots went on strike for the first time since the airline was founded in 1974.
“Please do not go to the airport,” the airline said on its website.
The union representing the airline’s pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association, had announced plans for the strike in August, amidst a dispute over pay. A second strike is scheduled for September …

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express announced dates for opening of several of the new Centurion Lounges in its pipeline. A total of six have been announced.
The Centurion Lounge in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will open this November, followed by a new Centurion Lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the first half of 2020.
Also opening in the first half of next year is what will be the world’s largest Centurion Lounge, …

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways pilots are set to strike September 9, 10, and 27 in a dispute over pay, the union that represents the airline’s pilots said.
The British Airline Pilots Association, which represents 90% of the airline’s pilots, said in July that 93% of its membership voted in favor of the industrial action.
The union said that airline had rejected “a number of packages” that it proposed to resolve the dispute, and that …