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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Flight 10 New York-London – Review

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Usually, I am likely to be the last passenger on any flight to actually show up at the airport. It isn’t that I don’t like airports – I love them – but, given the time I spend traveling, I feel that I already commit enough time to them already.
However, that isn’t the case when flying Virgin Atlantic from New York to London
The airline, which is currently 49% owned by Delta …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014

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As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week.  Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto.  He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
2.) …

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

FBI: Passenger Threatened to Kill Flight Attendants, Blow Up Plane on BA Flight to Los Angeles

A Hawaiian man on a flight earlier this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill several flight attendants and blow up the plane, according to federal agents.
The FBI charged Kevin Lee Mosele, a 20-year-old man from Hawaii, with interfering with a flight crew on a British Airways flight.  Mosele was said to have been intoxicated, and caused numerous disturbances and issued several threats before eventually being restrained while …

Claridge’s, London – Hotel Review

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The butler did it.
There, I said it, and I’m not even the writer of cheap pulp fiction or detective novels.
Come to think of it, the butler brought me ginger tea with honey each evening, created an ad hoc brunch when several friends stopped by one Sunday morning without warning, and turned my Wagamama’s takeout one evening into an elegant feast.
But I digress.

Claridge’s, located in the heart of Mayfair, just off …

Norwegian to Launch Four New Routes from London Gatwick

Norwegian to Launch Four New Routes from London Gatwick

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it will begin service from London Gatwick to four new destinations later this year.  The carrier will launch new routes to Portugal and Spain in the fall, and new routes to the French and Austrian Alps in the winter.
Beginning October 28, Norwegian will offer twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to Madeira Airport on the Portuguese Island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean.  Flights will operate on …

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the start of new service from London Gatwick to three American cities last week.
The airline now offers twice-weekly service from the London airport to both Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with London-Los Angeles flights operating on Wednesdays and Sundays, and London-Fort Lauderdale flights operating on Mondays and Fridays.   The carrier also began thrice-weekly service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, with flights operating …

American to Operate Additional Charlotte-London Flight Using Cyprus Airways Slot

American to Operate Additional Charlotte-London Flight Using Cyprus Airways Slot

American Airlines, which purchased Cyprus Airways’ landing slot at London Heathrow, announced it will add a second flight from Charlotte to London in mid September.
American paid $31 million for the landing rights in June.  Cyprus said it will transfer its London flight from Lanarca International Airport to London Stansted Airport, with a change in both frequency and flight times.
The new flight will be operated by US Airways using an Airbus …