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JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service to London from New York and Boston

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service to London from New York and Boston

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer non-stop service from both New York City and Boston to London, with service starting in 2021.
The news was announced at an employee event at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
The airline will operate the flights using Airbus A321LR or Long Range aircraft. London will be the airline’s first European destination.
The New York-based airline said it has not yet determined which airport in …

UK Prime Minister: Britain Either Leaves with a Deal or Remains in the EU

UK Prime Minister: Britain Either Leaves with a Deal or Remains in the EU

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said that it is her belief that Britain will either leave the European Union with a deal or not leave at all, appearing to take the option of a no-deal or “hard’ Brexit off the table.
“The choice that lies ahead of us is either leaving the European Union with a deal, or not leaving at all,” she said in a video on Sunday.
Mrs. May released …

UK Now Issuing Passports without ‘European Union’ on Cover as Brexit Looms

UK Now Issuing Passports without ‘European Union’ on Cover as Brexit Looms

Although the outcome of Brexit is far from certain, the United Kingdom has already started issuing passports without the EU designation.
At the end of March, the Home Office announced it would make changes in the design of new passports effective March 29, the original date for Brexit.
The first change would be the removal of the words “European Union” from the cover, although passports would also continue to be issued with …

Merkel Is Open to June 30 Brexit Deadline

Merkel Is Open to June 30 Brexit Deadline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is open to supporting U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for a short extension of the deadline by which time the United Kingdom must leave the European Union, according to senior EU sources.
The German chancellor is doing so to press the U.K. Parliament to support May’s withdrawal agreement.
The news was first reported in the Guardian.
Ahead of an emergency EU summit on April 10 to discuss Britain’s …

Hertz to Offer Jaguars and Land Rovers as Part of New ‘British Collection’

Hertz to Offer Jaguars and Land Rovers as Part of New ‘British Collection’

Hertz announced that Hertz Europe will offer Jaguar and Land Rover automobiles as part of the new British Collection package.
The British Collection offers customers a variety of British automobiles including the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Jaguar F Pace, E Pace, XE, and XF.
In addition, it offers a British-themed lounge upon arrival. The lounge features furniture from Tom Dixon, an interior design company, and a botanical drink from Seedlip, a …

EU to Allow U.K Citizens to Visit Without a Visa After Brexit

EU to Allow U.K Citizens to Visit Without a Visa After Brexit

The EU Parliament passed a measure Friday that will allow U.K citizens to visit the Continent without a visa after Brexit.
This puts U.K citizens in the same category as those from dozens of other countries including the United States who can travel to the European Union without the need for a visa.
“This is an important step for guaranteeing visa-free travel between EU and U.K. after Brexit, especially in case of …

Delta to Upgrade Boeing 767-400 Cabins, Will Deploy Them on Routes Linking London Heathrow with Boston and New York

Delta to Upgrade Boeing 767-400 Cabins, Will Deploy Them on Routes Linking London Heathrow with Boston and New York

Delta Air Lines announced plans to upgrade the cabins of its Boeing 767-400ER aircraft. The airline currently has 21 of these jetliners in its fleet.
The refurbished 767-400s will be used on all Boston and New York flights to London’s Heathrow Airport.
The business-class cabin will feature 34 new Delta One business-class seats that are similar to those on its new Airbus A350 aircraft.  
Each seat has direct-aisle access, sliding privacy dividers …