London

British Airways to Begin San Jose, California-London Flights

British Airways to Begin San Jose, California-London Flights

British Airways announced that it plans to launch new service between Mineta San Jose International Airport  and London Heathrow on May 4, 2016.  San Jose will be the airline’s fourth destination in the state of California, after Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.
The service will be the first regularly scheduled non-stop to the United Kingdom from San Jose.  British Airways plans to use its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced two new routes between the United States and the United Kingdom.  The flights are part of the airlines’ joint business venture and are set to launch next year.
On May 1, 2016, Delta will begin non-stop summer seasonal service between Salt Lake City, Utah and London, England, followed by non-stop service on May 26 between New York City and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Flights will depart …

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner Upper Class London-Washington, D.C. – Flight Review

DSC_0759 (1)

LONDON AND NEW YORK — A few days after my first flight on a Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner, it was time for my second. The first was on the airline’s second 787-9 Dreamliner, Dream Girl, which was used as the launch aircraft for the London-based carrier’s London-Washington, D.C. route. This flight was on Birthday Girl, the airline’s first Dreamliner and it was my third flight on the larger 787-9 variant of …

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Open Aviation-Themed Lounge in London

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Open Aviation-Themed Lounge in London

Virgin Atlantic Airways and Delta Air Lines announced the opening of a new lounge at the O2, an entertainment venue, in London. The lounge, NY-LON, is named to celebrate the partnership between the two airlines that offers flights between London Heathrow and New York.
The lounge is aviation-themed and centered around a bar built to resemble an aircraft engine.  A secret meeting room in the lounge can seat up to 16 …

New Lounge Opens at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5

New Lounge Opens at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5

Aspire, a new lounge in London Heathrow’s Terminal 5, opened its doors on Tuesday. The lounge is jointly owned and operated by Swissport and Airport Lounge Development and is located at gate A18 of the terminal.
The 4,000-square-foot (371-square-meter) lounge, which has views of Heathrow’s runways, is open daily from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and offers workspaces, TVs, shower facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet. Some food at the lounge is …

DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Opens on the Banks of the River Thames

DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Opens on the Banks of the River Thames

Hilton announced the opening of a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in London, England.  The DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands is the 11th DoubleTree hotel in the London area.
The property has 378 guestrooms, each with LCD TVs. Seventeen different meeting rooms, the largest of which is 3,256 square feet (302 square meters), are located on the premises.
Guests can dine at Columbia, an all-day restaurant offering international cuisine, as well as …

Lobby Bar – May 29: Spirit Animals, Cars Made of Glass, and Affectionate Biting Habits

DSC_0529

Lobby Bar – A Truth-Defying Summary of FBT News and Views
Free plus tax.  There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but FBT safety experts have concluded that wearing your seatbelt in the back of a taxicab is free and could save your life.  (Disclaimer: seatbelt is free only with the purchase of a ride valued at $2.50 or greater, seatbelt cannot be removed from cab, batteries …