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Aeromexico to Offer All-Dreamliner Service to London

Aeromexico to Offer All-Dreamliner Service to London

Aeromexico announced plans to inaugurate all-Dreamliner service on flights to London’s Heathrow Airport beginning this week.
The move will increase the airline’s capacity on its Mexico City-London flights by 40%.  Flights will operate out of Terminal 4 at Heathrow, which is dedicated to airlines that are members of the SkyTeam alliance.
Aeromexico’s Dreamliners have 32 fully lie-flat seats in Clase Premier, the airline’s business-class cabin.  The seats are arranged in a 2-2-2 …

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing and Clubhouse, London Heathrow – Review

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Convenience may arguably be the single factor that the busy traveler prizes above all else today.  Indeed, while convenience means different things to different people, an undisputed definition would include short lines and personalized treatment.
Virgin Atlantic offers these to its Upper Class passengers departing from London’s Heathrow Airport, and the idea of convenience starts with the entrance to its private departures area, the Upper Class Wing.  To put it mildly, …

First Great Western Train London (Paddington)-Cheltenham Spa First Class – Review

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Most travelers think of the Heathrow Express when it comes to London Paddington Station, but Paddington, as most Londoners call it, is an historic terminal that has served the Great Western Railway and its successors since 1838.  The current station dates from 1854 and is notable as having been, in 1863, the western terminus of the Metropolitan Railway, the world’s first subway,.
First Great Western is the descendant of the Great …

Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

Delta Launches Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and London

As part of its expansion in Seattle, Delta Air Lines announced the beginning of new daily, nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and London Heathrow. The new route was launched as part of the carrier’s joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
In addition to the Seattle-London route, Delta plans to launch new international service from Seattle this June to both Seoul, Korea, and Hong Kong.
The carrier also plans to expand its …

Delta BusinessElite London-Minneapolis Flight 41 – Review

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The longest leg of my mileage run at the end of 2013 was a Delta flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.   This meant using Terminal 4, the second newest terminal at the airport.
Built in 1986 at a cost of £200 million, it served as British Airways’ home in London for two decades although it was ill-suited for long-haul flights.  Once BA moved to the new Terminal …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines to Offer Double Miles on British Airways Flights Between Seattle and London

Alaska Airlines announced that members of its Mileage Plan frequent flyer program can now earn double points on British Airways-operated flights between Seattle and London Heathrow through June 24 of this year.  British Airways offers 10 flights a week between the two cities.
In order to qualify for the double points, passengers must be enrolled in Alaska’s Mileage Plan program, and must also register for the promotion through Alaska Airlines’ website …

British Airways Launches Austin-London Service

British Airways Launches Austin-London Service

British Airways began new service on Monday between London Heathrow and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.  The route is the first regular transatlantic service to operate from the Texan city.
The service will initially be available five days a week, with daily flights beginning in May.
British Airways will use Boeing 787 Dreamliners equipped with 214 seats to fly between the two cities.  The aircraft are outfitted with 35 lie-flat seats in …