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Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air announced it will launch its first service to South America on February 14. In addition, the carrier plans to begin new service to Chicago and Austin, increase flights to Boston, introduce a new Premium cabin, and add Wi-Fi to long-haul flights.
Starting in February, Norwegian will begin four weekly flights to Buenos Aires from London Gatwick. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
On March 25, …

Air Canada Begins Toronto-Cartagena Route, Plans New Routes to Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lisbon, Tel Aviv for 2018

Air Canada Begins Toronto-Cartagena Route, Plans New Routes to Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lisbon, Tel Aviv for 2018

Air Canada announced the launch of new flights to Cartagena, Colombia from Toronto on December 18.
The carrier will operate the service using Airbus A319-100 aircraft, equipped with 14 seats in business class and 106 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 21.1” wide and have a pitch of 38”-39”.
The route is one of many that are part of the airline’s global expansion this year, having already launched flights from Toronto to …

Air Canada, British Airways to Offer New Destinations from Toronto Pearson

Air Canada, British Airways to Offer New Destinations from Toronto Pearson

Several airlines including Air Canada and British Airways plan to offer new service from Toronto Pearson International Airport starting next summer.
Air Canada said that it plans to begin service from the airport to Providence, Rhode Island; Omaha, Nebraska; Nanaimo and Kamloops, British Colombia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The carrier will also operate new routes to Europe, including flights to Bucharest, Romania; Zagreb, Croatia; Porto, Portugal; and Shannon, Ireland.
British Airways will …

Royal Lancaster London Completes Extensive Renovations

Royal Lancaster London Completes Extensive Renovations

The Royal Lancaster London hotel announced it had completed an £80 million ($104 million) renovation project of the mid-century building while reclaiming its original name.
As part of the work, the hotel’s façade was redesigned to emphasize the double-height reception area. The lobby was redone in white marble and gained a new bar, the Hyde Lobby Bar.
All of the property’s 411 guestrooms and suites were refurbished in a …

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines to Launch Flights Between Qingdao and London

Beijing Capital Airlines announced that it will begin new non-stop service between London and Qingdao, China on November 17. The carrier will operate the service twice a week.
Flights will depart Qingdao Liuting International Airport at 3:05 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and will arrive at London Heathrow International Airport at 7:50 p.m. From London, flights are scheduled to depart at 10 p.m. and arrive in Qingdao at 5:30 p.m. the …

The 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List: The 10 Best Hotels in the World

Sometimes a hotel just isn’t merely a hotel, just like a flight isn’t just a flight or a city isn’t just another city.
They are special places that we want to return to again and again. In our opinion, they are the best of the best, from sprawling estates to classic old-world hotels in town, from airlines that treat you as a welcome guest to plays and musicals that you simply …

London Underground Strike to Impact Travelers and Commuters Thursday

London Underground Strike to Impact Travelers and Commuters Thursday

Londoners and visitors alike are preparing for a 24-hour London Underground strike on October 5.
The Tube, as it is called, not only serves commuters but also visitors arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The union representing the system’s drivers, Aslef, has called for a walkout starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday over a dispute about work practices.
Transport for London, which manages the Tube, said that the job action would lead to “large-scale disruption.” …