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Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will begin new and additional flights from London Heathrow.
The carrier will launch a new London-Las Vegas route on March 31, which will be operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline will also add a second daily flight to its London-Boston route on this date. The service will be operated using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
In addition, Virgin will bring back its seasonal London Heathrow-Barbados route, which will …

InterContinental Hotels to Launch New Luxury Brand, Add 13 Properties to Portfolio

InterContinental Hotels to Launch New Luxury Brand, Add 13 Properties to Portfolio

InterContinental Hotels Group announced a deal with Foncière des Régions to rebrand and manage 13 hotels in the United Kingdom as well as plans to launch a new upscale hotel brand in the coming year.
The list of hotels includes the Principal London, the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, the Principal Edinburgh George Street, the Principal York, De Vere Oxford Thames, the Grand Birmingham, and the Principal Manchester. In total it includes …

Delta, Virgin Announce Updated Summer Schedule for Flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow

Delta, Virgin Announce Updated Summer Schedule for Flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow

Delta Air Lines announced the release of it joint summer schedule with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Delta will resume its non-stop flights from Portland and Salt Lake City to London Heathrow on April 1 and May 3, respectively.
Virgin Atlantic will add a sixth daily flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London Heathrow, while Delta will switch to Airbus A330 aircraft, for their larger capacity, on that …

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London – Review

If you want to enter the Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane, you really should go around to the back to the elegant courtyard entrance on Park Street.
Built in 1929 on the site of the Gloucester House, originally home to George III’s brother and later the Grosvenor family, the Grosvenor House is one of England’s grandest and most historic hotels. Queen Elizabeth learnt to skate here, specifically in the Great Room, …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Changsha-London Flights

Hainan Airlines to Launch Changsha-London Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it will launch new service between London and Changsha, China, on March 23. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart London Heathrow at 10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and arrive at Changsha Huanghua International Airport at 4:25 p.m. the next day. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 11:20 a.m. and arrive at 4:30 p.m.
Aircraft cabins are equipped …

‘Beast from the East’ Snowstorm Causes Widespread Travel Disruption in Britain

‘Beast from the East’ Snowstorm Causes Widespread Travel Disruption in Britain

A massive snowstorm, called the “Beast from the East” by some forecasters, crippled Britain on Wednesday. The storm, a polar vortex brought snow and freezing temperatures to the continent causing widespread travel disruption after two days of snow.
Scotland was particularly hard hit. The U.K. Met Office issued the country’s first red snow warning, indicating that there is a risk to life and that people should take immediate …

London City Airport Closes After Discovery of World War II Bomb

London City Airport Closes After Discovery of World War II Bomb

All flights into and out of London City Airport were cancelled Monday after an unexploded bomb from the Second World War was discovered in the River Thames early Sunday.
The bomb was found during planned development work at the airport.
The Metropolitan Police said that the Royal Navy specialists had established an exclusion zone of over 650 feet (200 meters) while handling the removal of the bomb.
The removal is taking place in …