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UK Votes in Favor of Brexit in EU Referendum

UK Votes in Favor of Brexit in EU Referendum

Britain voted Thursday to leave the European Union, sending shockwaves across Europe and financial markets across the globe.
Despite heavy rains, working-class voters turned out in record numbers to hand a stunning rebuke to the prime minister and the status quo. At 4:45 a.m. local time, the BBC called the result of the historic referendum.
While it will take a minimum of several years to begin Britain’s exit from the EU, or …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Make Changes to Summer Schedules

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Make Changes to Summer Schedules

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announced changes to their 2017 summer schedules. Delta says that the two carriers, who are joint venture partners, are implementing the changes to optimize their joint network between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Among the updates will be a new route between Portland, Oregon and London Heathrow, operated by Delta. The carrier will offer the service, which will be the first between Portland …

Air Canada Rouge Launches Toronto-London Gatwick Service

Air Canada Rouge Launches Toronto-London Gatwick Service

Air Canada rouge, a regional subsidiary of Air Canada, announced the launch of new seasonal service between Toronto and London Gatwick Airport.
The airline will operate the route through October 16. Air Canada rouge will offer six flights a week initially, with daily service between June 1 and September 26, and reduced service thereafter.
The flights will use Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, equipped with Premium Rouge recliner seats, which are 18.5” wide with …

WestJet to Connect Six Canadian Cities with London Gatwick

WestJet to Connect Six Canadian Cities with London Gatwick

WestJet announced that it will begin new service to London Gatwick from six Canadian in the coming days. The carrier plans to launch service from Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto on Friday, followed by flights from Edmonton, Winnipeg, and St. John’s on Saturday.
Service between Vancouver and London will be offered six times a week, through October 21, while the carrier’s new service to London Gatwick from Calgary will be operated five …

British Airways Launches Daily A380 Service Between London and Vancouver

British Airways Launches Daily A380 Service Between London and Vancouver

British Airways announced the launch of Airbus A380 service on its route between London Heathrow and Vancouver. The airline will offer daily service between the two airports, and the one A380 flight replaces the carrier’s previous twice-daily service that was operated using Boeing 747-400s.
The service marks the first time that the A380 is being used on commercial flights into and out of Vancouver International Airport.
British Airway’s daily London-Vancouver flights on …

Drone May Have Collided with British Airways Jet at Heathrow

Drone May Have Collided with British Airways Jet at Heathrow

A British Airways pilot believes his aircraft was struck by an errant drone while approaching London Heathrow.
BA Flight 727 from Geneva was at 1,700’ and preparing to land when an object believed to be an unmanned drone struck the front of the plane. The Airbus A320 landed safely with 132 passengers and five crew members on board, said Michael Johnson, a spokesman for the airline.
There was no damage to the …

British Airways Club World Business Class London Heathrow – Seattle-Tacoma – Flight Review

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Following an enjoyable weekend in London, it was time to return to Seattle. A friend dropped me off curbside at Heathrow’s expansive and impressive Terminal 5, and I quickly found an empty check-in kiosk. Security was a quick and uneventful affair, before striking out for British Airway’s sprawling main lounge.
The southern lounge, located in the main terminal, is several stories high and perhaps the largest in the airline’s system. The …