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Go further with Virgin Australia

Virgin Atlantic has expanded its codeshare deal with Virgin Australia, creating more travel options between the UK and Australia – and giving customers the opportunity to travel around the world purely on Virgin airlines.

Virgin Atlantic passengers will be able to buy tickets now for flights from 2nd July flying to Sydney, connecting in Hong Kong onto Virgin Australia. The new Sydney service is in addition to Melbourne codeshare flights launched earlier this year.

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Emirates to launch a daily service to Edinburgh

Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, will arrive in Edinburgh later this year with the launch of an Emirates service to Dubai.

The daily year-round service will begin on the 1st October 2018 and will maintain and strengthen Scotland's busiest airport's links with the Middle East ahead of the departure of Etihad's Abu Dhabi route.

Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its eighth in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June.

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Tried and Tested - Abu Dhabi

Last week members of the Traveleads team flew out to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways to learn more about the capital and second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates.
The destination takes its name from the ‘Dhabi’ an Arabian species of gazelle once common in the region. Abu Dhabi initially gained fame for its pearl fishing industry. Divers were forbidden from using air tanks or any mechanical devices and were not paid for their work, instead they received a portion of the profits each seasons trade delivered.

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Turn a layover into a stayover with Qatar Airways

Explore the culture and attractions of Qatar with Qatar Airways' free Transit Visa and enjoy a complimentary stay at one of the many international hotels in Doha on your onward or return journey as you treat your family and loved ones to an extended vacation, courtesy of Qatar Airways and the Qatar Tourism Authority.

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Discover the World with Singapore Airlines A380 services

Discover the world, travel in unsurpassed comfort and enjoy the epitome of service excellence with Singapore Airlines A380 services. Singapore Airlines' fly from Singapore to London three times weekly.

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Flying Blue takes you further

Flying Blue, the frequent flyer program of Air France and KLM, rewards members with points called 'Miles', because that’s exactly what they represent, the actual number of miles you fly. So, the further or more often you fly, the more Miles you earn, simple.

There are two types of Miles: Award Miles and Level Miles. Level Miles determine your level in the Flying Blue programme: Ivory, Silver, Gold or Platinum. By joining Flying Blue you become an Ivory member and benefit from travel options at reduced rates and exclusive discounts even before you fly.

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Emirates introduces Dubai Home Check-in

Emirates has introduced Home Check-in, a new service which allows customers to check in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai. The service is available for customers across all classes travelling on Emirates flights.

The new service enables Emirates passengers to complete the security check and check-in from the comfort of their home, hotel or office and have their luggage transported to the airport prior to their flight.

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United in Scotland

United Airlines has been serving Scotland for almost 20 years and today offers its Scottish customers year-round nonstop flights from Edinburgh to its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport and on a seasonal basis from Edinburgh to Chicago and Glasgow to New York/Newark. United Airlines continues to grow the global route network with more choice and convenience to travel to United's popular US hubs and beyond, including the new upcoming route to Washington Dulles International.

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Now open British Airways Rome Lounge

As part of its £4.5bn investment to benefit its customers, British Airways is set to revamp lounges across its network, starting with the opening of a brand-new lounge in Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.

The lounge follows a new design concept for the airline featuring the very best of British and European design and delivering a luxurious and contemporary look and feel.

Spread over 460 square metres, the space can comfortably host nearly 140 customers. It also features a number of zones that create separate spaces for customers to work or relax in ahead of their flight.

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Travel Alert France: Air France strike planned for 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th May

Strike action is due to take place in France on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th May, causing disruption and delays to travel plans. The four strike days have been agreed by three unions representing workers for Air France in the latest in a long-running pay dispute with management.

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