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Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada to Offer Dreamliner Service from Ottawa to London

Air Canada will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its non-stop daily service between Ottawa International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport next spring, the airline said.
The three-cabin Boeing 787 Dreamliners are equipped with 20 fully lie-flat seats in the Signature Class business-class cabin.  The seats are 21” wide and in a 1-2-1 configuration. They extend into beds with an average length of 80”.
The high-tech jet’s Premium Economy cabin has 21 …

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

British Airways cancelled nearly all of its flights for Monday and Tuesday after its pilots went on strike for the first time since the airline was founded in 1974.
“Please do not go to the airport,” the airline said on its website.
The union representing the airline’s pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association, had announced plans for the strike in August, amidst a dispute over pay. A second strike is scheduled for September …

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express announced dates for opening of several of the new Centurion Lounges in its pipeline. A total of six have been announced.
The Centurion Lounge in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will open this November, followed by a new Centurion Lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the first half of 2020.
Also opening in the first half of next year is what will be the world’s largest Centurion Lounge, …

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways Pilots to Strike in September

British Airways pilots are set to strike September 9, 10, and 27 in a dispute over pay, the union that represents the airline’s pilots said.
The British Airline Pilots Association, which represents 90% of the airline’s pilots, said in July that 93% of its membership voted in favor of the industrial action.
The union said that airline had rejected “a number of packages” that it proposed to resolve the dispute, and that …

London Luton Airport to Introduce Express Train from St. Pancras

London Luton Airport to Introduce Express Train from St. Pancras

London Luton Airport announced plans to introduce the Luton Airport Express, a new train service to the airport.
The airport, working with the Dutch transport company Abellio, which is owned by Nederlandse Spoorwegen, the Dutch national rail operator, will introduce the service by the end of 2020. Abellio, which will operate the East Midlands Railway for the next eight years, will invest over £600 million in improvements to rail service across the …

British Airways Recovers from Major Systems Outage

British Airways Recovers from Major Systems Outage

British Airways, which experienced a major computer systems failure that grounded the airline Sunday evening, said early Monday that its operations are “recovering” and all of its systems were back up shortly after midnight.
“We have resolved yesterday’s temporary systems issue, which affected a number of our flights,“ the airline said on its website.
In total, the airline cancelled 143 flights and 506 were delayed, the majority at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The outage, which …

British Airways Computer Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights, Many Cancelled

British Airways Computer Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights, Many Cancelled

A computer outage at British Airways on Wednesday left thousands of passengers departing from London airports stranded.  The airline has cancelled over 100 flights and posted delays for several hundred more.
“We are experiencing some systems problems this morning which are affecting check-in and flight departures,“ the airline said on its website earlier in the day.
The problem, the airline said, is not a global one: only departures at airports it operates …