Tagged With "British Air"

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British Air to WIDEN seats

DrFumblefinger ·
  Going against the current Zeitgeist, British Airways has announced plans to widen seats on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  As we all know, plane seats are getting narrower and the pitch (distance between rows) is also shrinking,...
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Aer Lingus/British Air tie moves closer

PHeymont ·
The bride and the groom have agreed...but a number of members of the wedding party still need to be satisfied. That's the story as Aer Lingus and IAG, parent of British Air, Iberia and Vueling, move closer to merger.   A big hurdle was cleared...
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Aer Lingus sees more green in America

PHeymont ·
Aer Lingus, now part of the same holding company as British Air, sees a future with more service to more American cities.
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How to Sleep in the Air

PHeymont ·
Not a joke: British Airways has worked with Prof. Vincent Walsh, a brain researcher at University College London, on a series of strategies for better sleep in flight. Many of the suggestions are customized for particular situations (west-bound...
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British Air Avios: The rich will get richer and...

PHeymont ·
British Airways announced major changes in its Avios loyalty currency, which it shares with Iberia. While it comes dressed up in more guaranteed award seats, and lower off-season redemption prices, the big impact is that passengers in the cheapest...
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British Air looks to unusual seating plans

PHeymont ·
If British Airways' recent design patents are any indication, there's a lot of change ahead for travelers. Skift, the travel industry news site, reports that BA has submitted a number of patents recently.   Among them, pairs of seats (one facing...
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Rome Treasure Worth More Than British Crown Jewels

Travel Rob ·
" The Treasures of Naples" opens in Rome.  Photo: AFP Photo: Reuters
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British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

Travel Rob ·
Britain announced Wednesday that it was increasing the usual 6 month visa for Chinese tourists to a two year visa, effective in January and for the same cost of 85 pounds. And Prime Minister David Cameron announced...
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British Airways Cutting Size Allowance of Personal Bags

Travel Rob ·
British Airways  is reducing their size of a personal bag on August 18 forward.  Personal bags will be limited to  no bigger than 40x30x15cm .The current maximum is45x36x20cm. The carry-on bag allowance will remain the same....
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Lemons to Lemonade: BA's 'Brexit sale'

PHeymont ·
With the pound dropping compared to the dollar, British Airways rolls out a sale on round-trips to London from U.S. cities.
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BA Avios can save on U.S. domestic flights

PHeymont ·
Most domestic economy flights, paid for in loyalty points/frequent flier miles go for 25,000 miles round-trip, almost no matter the route. A few carriers, such as American and USAir, allow a discount for holders of the right credit card.   On the...
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Re: British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

GarryRF ·
Not hard to understand why. Have you seen how much these wealthy tourists are spending ? Just following Paris in making them feel welcome - and to spend more.
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

Travel Rob ·
That looks wonderful! How could I of gone 45 years without trying it?!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't know, Rob! The cheese is less important to me than the gravy. French fries with gravy are commonly available in Canada. Beats ketchup or that mayonnaise-like stuff the Belgians use. It's very filling and really hits the spot on a cold day, but is a meal all by itself.
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
The outside of the hotel is remarkable! Did you happen to get any photos of the lobby. ?
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
I do indeed have photos of the interior....It's got a great bar area with wonderful views of English Harbor. Stay tuned....
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
Can't wait to see that! I can't help but wonder how the exterior looks in different seasons, but your Fall Shot is hard to beat!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
PS...Imagine this served alongside a Franceschina in Porto!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine! OMG! I never would have thought of it as "red" food! But I think Vlad likely is more interested in caviar and young hookers than in potatoes with cheese and gravy!
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Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Aquabus, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Aquabus, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Air pollution: In the air, and inside planes

PHeymont ·
How much do these engines affect the air inside and outside the plane?        Photo: Julian Herzog / Wikimedia   Air pollution issues are in the news for air travel lately. A British union of airline workers is preparing a...
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Aer Lingus/British Air deal in last stages

PHeymont ·
Last pieces appear to be falling into place for Ireland's Aer Lingus to become part of IAG, the holding company that also operates British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. Final approval could come as early as this Thursday.   One of the biggest...
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Ryanair may hook up with BA, Virgin, TAP for long-haul

PHeymont ·
On the ground at London Stansted, where Ryanair might feed overseas passengers to BA   Ryanair, the biggest short-haul and budget carrier in Europe has often hinted at starting a trans-Atlantic service, but never taken the step. Now it may be...
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British Airways goes head-to-head with Ryanair, Easyjet

PHeymont ·
British Airways will fly from London Stansted for the first time as its CityFlyer subsidiary takes on the discounters on some of their favorite vacation routes.
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BA shops for food profit in budget war

PHeymont ·
With heavy price competition on short-to-medium haul routes, British Air is thinking of premium meals as a revenue booster.
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British Air parent makes new route connections

PHeymont ·
International Air Group makes some moves to drum up new traffic on both Atlantic and Pacific routes.
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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (Where Gumbo Was #218)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Colombo's historic Galle Face Hotel. Built in the era of British Colonial rule, it has recently undergone a major renovation and is now an upscale luxury hotel.
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Aer Lingus may become part of British Air/Iberia group

PHeymont ·
International Air Group, the parent of British Air and Iberia, has made an offer to buy Aer Lingus, now owned 30% by RyanAir and 25% by the Irish government, and unlike two previous offers, the board of the Irish flag carrier has agreed to consider...
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British Air adds year-round Iceland flights

PHeymont ·
British Airways will be flying Heathrow-Rekyjavik three times a week, starting October 25, becoming the first mainline trans-Atlantic carrier to offer year-round service. BA and others have operated summer services, but the winter has been largely...
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VisitBritain, British Air point out "undiscovered places"

PHeymont ·
The UK has been having a tourist boom, with record inbound traffic over the last 6 months and is looking to keep it going. The official tourist promotion agency and the "flag" airline have teamed up on a series of ads touting less-known attractions to...
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Is merger the way to profit for European airlines?

PHeymont ·
A number of industry consultants and some airline executives believe that Europe's airlines, including numbers of its "flag" national carriers, need to consolidate to grow (or reach) profits.   They point to the experience in the U.S., where...
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Bear encounters of the third kind, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
An interesting YouTube video about a human/bear encounter in British Colombia.  Some people really know how to market. Shared by our friend, Mac.  Think you'll enjoy it! Check out this link.
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Ski train (yes, ski!) sold out on Eurostar

PHeymont ·
Much of Europe is blazing in temperatures in the 90s, but some people are obviously already thinking ahead to the winter...perhaps to take their minds off the summer. Eurostar has announced that all tickets on its special direct-to-the-Alps trains...
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Can sweet and spicy sounds pep up airline food? BA thinks so...

PHeymont ·
British Airways is trying a new tack to make you like your airline meal better. Building on the work of a British researcher who tested what sounds might change people's perception of foods (He calls it Sonic Seasoning), the airline is tailoring...
 
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