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5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 18, 2014

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The weekend’s here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that you should read.
1.) Jeremey Del Nero covers a new FBT poll that surveyed frequent flyers about the Transportation Security Administration. Find out what the TSA is doing right, what they are doing wrong, and how the survey was conducted.
2.) Jonathan …

Soho House to Partner With BMW for i3 Driving Experiences

Soho House to Partner With BMW for i3 Driving Experiences

Soho House Group and BMW Group announced a global partnership.
The two companies will collaborate on an international arts program and create events and experiences that focus on contemporary art, innovation, and design.
BMW and Soho House will provide i3 vehicles for guests to drive throughout locations in both Europe and the United States. The two will also offer a variety of driving experiences at events.
The first event of the partnership occurred …

Air Canada Business Class Flight 864 Montreal, Canada – London, England

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Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is one of Canada’s busiest and offers non-stop flights within North America and to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.
It was here that my journey from New York to London, which started a few hours earlier at New York’s La Guardia Airport, would continue. Upon alighting from the LaGuardia flight, an Air Canada concierge escorted me to a Maple Leaf lounge close to my departure …

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines later this month.
Beginning October 26, ANA will be allowed to place its code on TAM-operated flights to São Paulo from both Paris and Frankfurt.  Along with the transatlantic routes, the carrier will also put its code on five additional TAM routes from São Paulo.
The airline currently offers codeshare flights with TAM between London …

Virgin Atlantic to Discontinue Little Red Flights

Virgin Atlantic to Discontinue Little Red Flights

Virgin Atlantic announced it will discontinue its short-haul Little Red service next year.  The service currently offers flights between London Heathrow and Manchester, as well as Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Scotland.
Virgin will cease Little Red London-Manchester service at the end of March 2015, while its Little Red flights between London and both Edinburgh and Aberdeen are scheduled to operate through the end of September 2015.
The carrier first launched its Little Red …

British Airways Launches A380 Service Between London and Washington, D.C.

British Airways Launches A380 Service Between London and Washington, D.C.

British Airways announced the launch of Airbus A380 superjumbo service on its route between London Heathrow and Washington Dulles International Airport.
The airline will operate the A380 on five flights a week between the two capital cities through the end of October, at which point the A380 service will begin to operate daily.  The flights will be in addition to the carrier’s daily Boeing 747 service, and its thrice weekly 777 …

Virgin Atlantic Airways Upper Class Flight 9 London-New York – Review

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Sometimes you never want to hear the boarding call. Such was the case recently flying on Virgin Atlantic Airways out of London. My flight started with a Virgin airport transfer from my hotel, in this instance Claridge’s. The drive to Heathrow was quick and our destination was the Upper Class Wing at T3. It may have been somewhat theatrical, but upon arrival we had to be buzzed in and drive …