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....That rivalry intensified in the “dirty tricks” battle in the 1980s, which saw Branson win a large libel settlement from BA. He later presented the airline’s first tie-up with Delta, announced in 2012, as a response to the national carrier’s dominance from Heathrow to the US. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But they’re not. A survey this week of retailers in Heathrow by price comparison site PriceSpy confirmed what a lot of us suspected. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... What is a cutomer’s number one concern? That they get you there safely. “There has been a lot of automation, and a number of landings at Heathrow are now on auto-land. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....We have seen how the pound has been subject to volatility since the Brexit referendum. The Travelex foreign exchange booths at Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow were offering almost exactly €1 to the pound. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The planning of airport capacity – overwhelmingly for leisure travel – has no rationale. It is London-centred, dictated by Heathrow lobbyists seeking to boost demand; it increases west London congestion and ignores installed capacity at Stansted. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Armed police have been called to Heathrow airport after passengers became angry that a British Airways flight was delayed for two days. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Finally, check out hotel-plus-parking deals. Premier Inns have a “sleep/park/fly” deal for Manchester, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....95. Travelex counters in Manchester and Heathrow Terminal Three also received less than a euro for their pounds at 0. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....Striking British Airways cabin crew have announced a further two weeks of action for the first half of August in their battle over pay and sanctions at the airline. Crew in the lower-paid mixed fleet working out of Heathrow started the latest 14-day walkout on 19 July, their 46th day on strike since January, meaning a month of strikes will now take place during the summer holiday peak. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. British Airways travellers faced delays at Heathrow and Gatwick on Wednesday after a temporary check-in problem. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....British Airways cabin crew will strike for a further two weeks in August, including over the bank holiday weekend, in a long-running dispute over pay and staff sanctions. Crew in the lower-paid mixed fleet, working out of Heathrow on long and short-haul flights, are already in the middle of a lengthy walkout and will extend the strike to cover the period from Wednesday 16 August to Wednesday 30 August. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The biannual survey from Transport Focus, which between January and April asked more than 27,000 passengers across Britain to rate their last journey, found that passengers were significantly happier with punctuality and reliability than last spring, giving the best overall scores for more than four years. The highest satisfaction scores were achieved by Hull Trains and Heathrow Express, both on 97%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Hannah Hislop “Brockley suffers from awful aircraft noise, as it’s where planes converge on their final approach to Heathrow. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Armed police called to Heathrow over British Airways flight delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:22:04 AM
. Armed police have been called to Heathrow airport after passengers became angry that a British Airways flight was delayed for two days. ...
Air passengers wary of pilotless planes – even if they lead to lower fares image
.... What is a cutomer’s number one concern? That they get you there safely. “There has been a lot of automation, and a number of landings at Heathrow are now on auto-land. ...
Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... But they’re not. A survey this week of retailers in Heathrow by price comparison site PriceSpy confirmed what a lot of us suspected. ...
Pound PLUNGE: Holidaymakers get LESS than one euro in fresh getaway misery  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:14:00 PM
....95. Travelex counters in Manchester and Heathrow Terminal Three also received less than a euro for their pounds at 0. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike for further two weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 12:23:42 PM
....British Airways cabin crew will strike for a further two weeks in August, including over the bank holiday weekend, in a long-running dispute over pay and staff sanctions. Crew in the lower-paid mixed fleet, working out of Heathrow on long and short-haul flights, are already in the middle of a lengthy walkout and will extend the strike to cover the period from Wednesday 16 August to Wednesday 30 August. ...
Do your fellow Brits a favour. Stop going on holiday | Simon Jenkins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... The planning of airport capacity – overwhelmingly for leisure travel – has no rationale. It is London-centred, dictated by Heathrow lobbyists seeking to boost demand; it increases west London congestion and ignores installed capacity at Stansted. ...
BA passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow hit by check-in delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:20:23 AM
. British Airways travellers faced delays at Heathrow and Gatwick on Wednesday after a temporary check-in problem. ...
Let’s move to Brockley, south-east London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 03:30:25 PM
....”. Hannah Hislop “Brockley suffers from awful aircraft noise, as it’s where planes converge on their final approach to Heathrow. ...
Richard Branson cedes control of Virgin Atlantic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:01:06 PM
....That rivalry intensified in the “dirty tricks” battle in the 1980s, which saw Branson win a large libel settlement from BA. He later presented the airline’s first tie-up with Delta, announced in 2012, as a response to the national carrier’s dominance from Heathrow to the US. ...
Southern rail gets lowest satisfaction score in passenger survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:14:23 AM
....The biannual survey from Transport Focus, which between January and April asked more than 27,000 passengers across Britain to rate their last journey, found that passengers were significantly happier with punctuality and reliability than last spring, giving the best overall scores for more than four years. The highest satisfaction scores were achieved by Hull Trains and Heathrow Express, both on 97%. ...
Britons travelling to Europe offered just €0.88 for £1 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 06:31:18 PM
....We have seen how the pound has been subject to volatility since the Brexit referendum. The Travelex foreign exchange booths at Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow were offering almost exactly €1 to the pound. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike into August holiday peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:25:45 PM
....Striking British Airways cabin crew have announced a further two weeks of action for the first half of August in their battle over pay and sanctions at the airline. Crew in the lower-paid mixed fleet working out of Heathrow started the latest 14-day walkout on 19 July, their 46th day on strike since January, meaning a month of strikes will now take place during the summer holiday peak. ...
Heathrow night flights to continue until third runway is built image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:54:07 PM
. Night flights from Heathrow will continue until the airport is expanded, the government has confirmed, as it published new rules to encourage quieter aircraft across London’s three biggest airports. ...
Black cab turns green as all-new electric London taxi launches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:50:20 AM
....”. Filsell also questioned where the new electric model would be charged up, and said a fare to Heathrow and the drive back would wipe out most of the battery’s range. ...
Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:42:29 PM
. A wealthy hotel operator has submitted plans for a third runway at Heathrow which he claims would be £6. ...
BA cabin crew to stage new 14-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:27:57 PM
....BA created the mixed fleet of cabin staff in the wake of a bitter dispute over pay and conditions for all cabin staff that ran from 2009 to 2011. They fly only out of Heathrow, and on both short-haul and long-haul routes, but not in the same planes as colleagues on the legacy conditions of employment. ...
Power through your work commute on an electric bike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... To clear the way the Green Commute Initiative (GCI) has recently been launched, specifically targeting the e-bike market with a mission to help get more commuters out of their cars – thereby cutting air pollution and traffic congestion. Unlike other cycle-to-work schemes there is no £1,000 cap, and the GCI has already signed up some big name organisations including Heathrow airport, Heathrow Express and the City of London. ...
Brexodus has begun. We EU nationals know staying on is too big a gamble | Joris Luyendijk image
. It will not happen in spectacular ways, so do not expect TV footage of hordes of well-heeled EU nationals making for Heathrow airport or the Channel tunnel. ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
. A hard Brexit would be a “calamity” that would spell the end for the Heathrow expansion, according to the chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission. ...
'Why should we leave innovation to the biggest companies in the world?' image
....”. The first RiutBags arrived in February 2015 (“I actually hugged the boxes at Heathrow”) and after sending them to her Kickstarter backers, she asked for detailed feedback. ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
.... I look at my grandchildren now – veterans long before they left school of south-east Asia, America, Europe from Norway to Romania; three of them Spanish in Barcelona – and pinch myself. Their worlds began early at Heathrow or El Prat. ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
.... The saga that unfolded highlights the inadequacy of consumer redress available when airlines dispute legal responsibilities. “The flight from Heathrow to Madrid was cancelled due to brake failure after we’d spent 45 minutes on the runway,” says Natalie, a teacher from Ilford in Essex. ...
Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins image
.... The government should postpone its fantastically expensive high-speed rail project, and redirect the money to northern intercity links. It should call a halt to an ever more inflated Heathrow. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
....Walsh said IAG would continue to expand in low-cost, long-haul flying after “an incredible customer response” to the launch of its new airline brand Level in Spain last month, with 52,000 tickets sold in the first 12 hours of sale. Walsh also took the opportunity to attack the proposals for a third runway at Heathrow. ...
Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad image
....The best rate of exchange on £1,000 was €1,125, according to moneysavingexpert. com, while the same amount would buy just €978 at one exchange in Heathrow airport. ...
Willie Walsh: 'I think some of the criticism of BA has been unfair' image
....It has been a busy couple of weeks for Walsh, since the bank holiday weekend meltdown of BA’s computer systems – evidently the result of a slip by a technician – that left planes grounded and tens of thousands of passengers’ holiday plans in tatters. The debacle’s enduring image was of crowds of would-be travellers stuck in Heathrow’s Terminal 5, with airline staff clueless what to advise – later compounded by the widespread loss of luggage and mealy-mouthed discussions of compensation. ...
How many boxes? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:23 PM
....While air freight makes up just 1% of UK imports and exports in terms of tonnage shipped, it accounts for 40% of imports and exports in terms of their value. In the UK, Heathrow Airport is the dominant player in this trade with £101bn worth of goods passing through in a year. ...
Airline bosses: we must apologise immediately for BA-style crises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:02:04 PM
....”. Crisis response was on the agenda after BA stranded 75,000 passengers when a technician switched a power supply off and on at a data centre, scrambling its systems and forcing it to cancel all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick at the start of the bank holiday weekend. ...
Qatar row: Saudi revokes Qatar Airways' licence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 10:24:05 AM
.... The airline group employs more than 40,000 people worldwide. The chief executive of Qatar Airways, Akbar al-Baker, is also a non-executive director of Heathrow Airport Holdings, which operates London's biggest airport. ...
BA meltdown: switching off and on again may have caused IT crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:10:50 PM
....”. Walsh said BA’s communications had been poor after the incident, in which thousands of passengers were stranded at Heathrow before having to queue to leave the airport. ...
British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 05:58:37 PM
....BA has already launched its own internal investigation, led by its chief executive Alex Cruz. Following the computer crash, which caused travel chaos for people travelling from Heathrow and Gatwick, Mr Walsh gave his full backing to Mr Cruz. ...
Suffered BA’s weekend from hell? Find out what compensation is on offer image
....And for many who had already checked in their baggage, there was the added frustration that it was sent on to their destinations while they were still stranded. The chaos at Gatwick and Heathrow put a renewed spotlight on where passengers stand when faced with these problems. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
.... By 7. 30am, he had packed his suitcase, complete with laptop and paperwork, into the boot of his car and left his home in Gloucester, picking up two colleagues en route for the 98-mile drive to Heathrow. ...
BA chaos: why I’m flying the flag for the new arbitration scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:14:07 AM
.... The airline put back my flight in October from Lima to Gatwick by 24 hours. I got an indirect flight via Madrid, with its sister airline, Iberia, arriving in Heathrow slightly later than planned. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
....The airline is continuing to investigate the cause, with reports suggesting a maintenance worker had inadvertently switched off the power supply. But CBRE, the contractor which manages the facilities at BA’s ageing Boadicea House data centre near Heathrow, said claims that the cause had been determined were “not founded in fact”. ...
Willie Walsh praises British Airways bosses after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:25:02 PM
....What level of compensation the airline intends to provide will be of intense interest to customers still waiting for their bags to be returned – even though they were unable to fly. Paul Sutherland, 44, a gym owner and Ultimate Fighting Championship official from Gloucester, spent 12 hours stuck at Heathrow instead of flying to Sweden, missing a bout where he was due to be a judge. ...
Power surge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:43:36 AM
. It is one of the worst IT meltdowns to hit British Airways in recent memory - thousands of passengers had flights disrupted or cancelled at the weekend and there were chaotic scenes at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. ...
BA computer chaos: The unanswered questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:11:43 AM
....Only the people in the room know exactly what happened, so these views are based on the information made public, and bucketfuls of IT experience, including at BA. One put it like this: "BA has two data centres near Heathrow, about a kilometre apart, so how could a power surge affect both?". ...
British Airways IT failure caused by 'uncontrolled return of power' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:35:50 PM
....It has added extra staff to its customer relations department to help process payments. The airline said all of the delayed bags had been processed at Heathrow and were on their way to customers around the world but admitted “it may take some time to complete the process”. ...
Passengers still without bags after British Airways IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:34:08 PM
....British Airways is still struggling to return baggage to passengers as it attempts to salvage its battered reputation and investigate the cause of a computer system outage that left 75,000 people stranded at the weekend. Cancelled holidays and chaotic scenes at Heathrow and Gatwick airports over the bank holiday weekend have been followed by reports of passengers’ baggage being forwarded to destinations abroad while its owners were unable to travel. ...
British Airways should come clean about computer chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:52:44 PM
.... So let us offer a few pointers. On 18 July last year, delays of up to four hours greeted BA passengers at Heathrow and Gatwick. ...
British Airways owner loses £170m in value after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:01:05 AM
....4% – cutting the value of the airline group by £170m. BA cancelled all departing flights at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday when check-in and operating systems crashed. ...
FTSE 100 falls as IAG hit by BA's IT failure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:44:34 AM
....4% lower after dropping as much as 4% as the airline group counted the cost of three days of disruption. BA says it is now operating a full flight schedule at Heathrow and Gatwick. ...
BA to take 'some days' to clear baggage backlog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
...."It is up to them to sort their IT out," she told an election campaign event. Pippa Howe-Velazquez from Andover was travelling with her elderly mother, 69, on Saturday from Heathrow to Majorca, but their trip was cancelled. ...
BA computer meltdown: 'Heathrow was the angriest place I’ve ever been’ image
....Rose Drury, a childcare assistant from Leeds, said she had been attempting to contact the airline about reclaiming her luggage since Saturday. Drury and her sister Olivia had been scheduled to travel from Heathrow to New York on Saturday afternoon, but after they had checked in their bags and cleared security, they waited at the gate for three hours before being told their flight was cancelled. ...
British Airways CEO will not resign despite 'catastrophic' IT failure image
....British Airways’ chief executive says he will not resign despite a “catastrophic” IT system failure that grounded scores of flights and led to cancellations and delays for 75,000 passengers over the bank holiday weekend. Alex Cruz said on Monday he was “profusely apologetic” for the computing glitch, which caused havoc at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, stranding passengers including many families on half-term breaks. ...
BA - what are my rights?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:03:20 PM
.... . "We are refunding or rebooking customers who suffered cancellations on to new services as quickly as possible and have also introduced more flexible rebooking policies for anyone who was due to travel on Saturday, Sunday, today [Monday] and Tuesday who no longer wishes to fly to-from Heathrow or Gatwick," they add. ...
BA boss 'won't resign' over flight chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 12:33:23 PM
....". The airline is now close to full operational capacity after the problems resulted in mass flight cancellations at Heathrow and Gatwick over the bank holiday weekend. ...
British Airways flight chaos lessens after weekend of disruption image
.... . The airline is "closer to full operational capacity" after an IT power cut resulted in mass flight cancellations at Heathrow and Gatwick. ...
British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown image
....British Airways could face a bill of at least £100m in compensation, additional customer care and lost business resulting from an IT meltdown that affected more than 1,000 flights over the weekend. All the airline’s flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were grounded on Saturday. ...
Five questions for BA  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:59:40 AM
.... . "We are refunding or rebooking customers who suffered cancellations on to new services as quickly as possible and have also introduced more flexible rebooking policies for anyone due to travel on Sunday and Monday who no longer wishes to fly to/from Heathrow or Gatwick. ...
British Airways: turmoil continues after IT failure grounds flights image
....Disruption from a major British Airways IT failure that affected more than 1,000 flights on Saturday has continued into a second day, leaving more passengers stranded. After all the airline’s flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were grounded on Saturday, services resumed but with cancellations and delays. ...
British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 12:20:08 AM
. More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow were cancelled as thousands of passengers faced a second day of disruption. ...
Fanning the flames image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:33:21 PM
.... I'm told that European governments don't get much say in the matter or much notice of any changes - in fact they're watching the media and Twitter just in case it's sprung on them. Any ban would hit Heathrow the hardest. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
. Business leaders have called for the next government to build two more runways, demanding that a follow-up Airports Commission be established only months after Heathrow’s third runway was approved. ...
BA flight grounded after bird found flapping around in cockpit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:04:48 PM
. A British Airways flight due to take off from Heathrow to the US had to be cancelled when a bird found flapping inside the cockpit could not be removed by crew. ...
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for passengers to give up seats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:43:53 PM
....On Wednesday, United’s reputation suffered another blow after a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit died in its care. The 3ft (90cm) animal, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at O’Hare airport from London Heathrow, and an investigation has since been launched. ...
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:53:35 AM
....The latest incident to hit United Airlines's reputation came on Wednesday when it announced an investigation into the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. The 90cm-long bunny, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at Chicago's O'Hare airport from London Heathrow. ...
United Airlines 'saddened' by death of giant rabbit after transatlantic flight image
....United Airlines has said a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit died in its care, but only after the transatlantic flight it was travelling on had landed. The 3ft (90cm) continental giant rabbit, which was 10 months old and named Simon, died while travelling from London Heathrow to O’Hare airport in Chicago. ...
Airport duty-free prices not always cheapest, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:00:29 AM
....Bargain airport prices for favourites such as gin and Toblerone are now likely to be cheaper at the supermarket, Which? has found. A 360g bar of Toblerone cost £4 at Bristol World Duty Free but £3 at Asda, while a 70cl bottle of Tanqueray gin cost £18 at Heathrow Terminal 2 and £15 at Morrisons, the consumer group found. ...
United Airlines investigates giant bunny death image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:18:59 AM
....United Airlines is investigating the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. The 90cm-long bunny, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at Chicago's O'Hare airport from London Heathrow. ...
Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:01:47 AM
.... But as the cars communicate, update on hazards, and automatically react, is the time coming when a human driver is not just redundant but an active danger?. A driverless transport trial started this month in Greenwich, south-east London, with members of the public invited to climb aboard Harry – a version of the pod vehicles used at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, souped-up with lasers, sensors and £20,000 worth of autonomous technology. ...
Heathrow owner halts future UK investment over Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 08:20:31 AM
. The Spanish owner of Heathrow airport has said that uncertainty over the UK's exit from the EU has put a halt on future UK investment deals. ...
Cool your jets, Michael O'Leary – Brexit unlikely to ground Ryanair | Nils Pratley image
.... Every hotelier from Corfu to the Canaries would be screaming for a deal if there were a chance that British tourists wouldn’t arrive in 2019. Similarly, Lufthansa would probably prefer its Heathrow service to continue without interruption. ...
'Dog kennel' flats in Barnet will be 40% smaller than Travelodge room image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:06:01 PM
....The schemes are prevalent in London and the south-east of England, where high housing prices incentivise owners to convert office buildings. Other examples of concern include theformer American Airlines office block near Heathrow, which has been turned into 288 flats, and Lewisham House in south-east London, for which an application was lodged for 230 residential units. ...
Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
....” . Seven nights in Turunc, Turkey, departing from London Heathrow on May 1 costs from £155 a person, while a week in Rhodes departing from London Stansted on June 6 starts from £260. ...
Police to examine 'Global Laundromat' money laundering allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:33:29 PM
....17% of that has been frozen by the authorities. “We might as well go from here, go to Heathrow and put up a welcome sign for Russian murderers and money launderers. ...
Balfour Beatty returns to profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:18:30 AM
....As well as Crossrail, which will link west and east London, it is upgrading motorways and working on the Thames Tideway Tunnel. In the next few years it plans to be part of the country's three biggest infrastructure projects: High Speed 2 (HS2), the new nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point C and Wylfa, and the third runway at Heathrow airport. ...
BA’s answer to passengers stranded in a corridor for seven hours? Ignore them image
.... My parents booked a cruise departing from Barcelona in October. They were due to fly from Glasgow, changing at Heathrow. ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... Those rivals are offering as standard the kind of services – food and luggage, in particular – for which Norwegian demands a further £90-100 (if pre-booked), eradicating most of the difference. Add in those, and on some dates, Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow would work out cheaper. ...
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:15:14 AM
. Heathrow expansion can only be justified if the government proves it will not breach laws on climate change and pollution, MPs say. ...
British Airways cabin crew begin six days of strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:58:36 PM
....Low-paid cabin crew at British Airways have begun six days of industrial action, as the airline takes an increasingly hard line on strikes by employees. Members of the mixed fleet at Heathrow were set to walk out for most of this week from Sunday in a dispute over what the union, Unite, describes as poverty pay. ...
Brexit has allowed the banks to get off Britain's naughty step image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 04:00:28 PM
.... A couple of years back, there would have been shouts of “good riddance” from voters had a bank said it was thinking of shifting staff to Frankfurt or Paris. There would have been queues of people volunteering to drive the bus to Heathrow. ...
British Airways cabin crew to stage six-day walkout in pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 05:03:28 PM
....”. The mixed fleet was set up by BA during the bitter industrial dispute between cabin crew and the airline in 2010, and all new recruits now join the branch, which operates both short-haul and long-haul flights from Heathrow. ...
British Steel to reverse salary cut for workers agreed under Tata image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:41:37 PM
....But Junck said British Steel could still carve out a bright future, despite continuing pressure on the industry. “Domestically we are in a unique position to provide large quantities of steel for developments through the UK, whether that be major infrastructure projects such as HS2 and Heathrow [expansion], or smaller projects such as the building of new schools or hospitals,” he said. ...

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