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Major Strike Planned for London Underground Next Week

Major Strike Planned for London Underground Next Week

A major strike is set to cause significant disruptions for commuters and travelers who use the London Underground next week, with three of the Tube lines expected to be affected.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, as well as the drivers’ union Aslef, said that they plan to stage a walkout on November 7.
The 24-hour walkout by union members will shut down the Central and Waterloo & City lines, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Stafford London, England – Hotel Review

As the taxi I was riding in approached the Stafford London, I was pondering where in historic St. James the hotel was actually located. I was already familiar with the area, having stayed just up the street on my previous visit. Given its location in such a prime area of central London just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, I was surprised when the driver turned down a street I’d often …

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 …

WestJet to Increase Summer Flights, Begin Service to London, Paris

WestJet to Increase Summer Flights, Begin Service to London, Paris

WestJet announced that it plans to increase the number of flights to multiple destinations from its Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver hubs this summer. In addition, the carrier will launch new service from Halifax to both London and Paris, beginning in April.
The airline will increase the number of flights to 15 destinations from Calgary to major cities including Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, as well as to smaller …