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Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin new daily, non-stop service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and London, England next spring.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 7:04 p.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 7:30 a.m. local time. From London, flights will depart at 12:30 p.m., and arrive in Philadelphia at 4:01 p.m.
Delta will operate the flights using a Boeing 757-200.  The service will commence on April 8, 2015.
The aircraft is configured …

Oetker Collection to Make U.K. Debut with Lanesborough Hotel

Oetker Collection to Make U.K. Debut with Lanesborough Hotel

Oetker Collection, a hotel operator, announced it will take over management at the Lanesborough hotel in London.  The property, which has been closed and undergoing extensive renovations since 2013, is expected to re-open in spring 2015.
The Lanesborough will be the company’s first property in the United Kingdom.
The hotel, which overlooks Hyde Park Corner near Buckingham Palace, has 93 guestrooms and suites, as well as a spa.  Breakfast and dinner will …

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines announced changes to its operations at Los Angeles International Airport effective Thursday.
All American Airlines flights operated by US Airways have moved to Terminal 6 from Terminal 3.  This includes ticketing, check-in, gates, baggage services, and customer service.  US Airways check-in counters are located on Level 2 of the terminal and flights will operate out of gates 60, 61, 62, and 63.
The move allows passengers departing or arriving from …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2014

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On November 21, 1783, the first free flight with human passengers took place.  Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent le Vieux d’Arlandes drifted approximately five miles (eight kilometers) in France in a hot-air balloon powered by a wood fire.
The Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland, opened its doors on November 1, 1887.  The hotel is still in operation today, and is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels.
The first flight …

American to Increase Service on London Heathrow-LAX Route

American to Increase Service on London Heathrow-LAX Route

American Airlines announced it will add an extra daily flight on its route between London Heathrow and Los Angeles International Airport beginning March 28 of next year.  The new flight will operate using a Boeing 777-300ER.
The flight will be in addition to American’s existing daily service between the two cities, as well as its joint business partner British Airways’ twice daily service between London Heathrow and LAX.
American’s Boeing 777-300ERs are …

Flybe Begins Flights at London City Airport

Flybe Begins Flights at London City Airport

Flybe, an English low-cost regional carrier, announced the launch of operations at London City Airport.  The carrier will offer daily service with Bombardier Q400 aircraft to and from the airport.
The airline operates over 180 routes to over 60 European airports.  From London City Airport, the carrier will serve Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Inverness, and Exeter.
Flybe’s Q400 are outfitted with 78 seats.  The planes were acquired under a sublease from Republic Airways …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 18, 2014

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The weekend’s here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that you should read.
1.) Jeremey Del Nero covers a new FBT poll that surveyed frequent flyers about the Transportation Security Administration. Find out what the TSA is doing right, what they are doing wrong, and how the survey was conducted.
2.) Jonathan …