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British Airways Retires Last B767

After 28 years of service with the British flag carrier, the last Boeing 767 has operated its last flight. The final passenger flight was from Larnaca in Cyprus to London Heathrow on the 25th November.

BA took delivery of the first of its 28 B767s in 1990. The Boeing model was selected over its rival Airbus. The 767 was Boeing’s first twin engine wide body aircraft and BA used them on routes to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. BA announced that the 767 fleet completed over 425,000 commercial flights during its service with the airline.

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Virgin Atlantic Revealed as Potential Buyer for Flybe

Virgin Atlantic has reportedly held discussions to takeover Flybe, which recently put itself up for sale. Virgin's interest in buying Flybe is said to have been sparked due to the potential it would offer Virgin to feed UK regional traffic into its long-haul network. It would also offer the additional bonus of providing the airline with access to valuable take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport which are ring-fenced for domestic flights.

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Exclusive Emirates Skywards Fast-track Offer for Traveleads Customers

Fly Business or First Class with Emirates and receive a fast track to Emirates Silver Skywards status.

This offer is valid for all Emirates UK departures from now until 31st of March 2019 exclusively for customers who have purchased flights through Traveleads.

In order to qualify you must register with Emirates Skywards. You will automatically receive Blue Status, which we will then fast track to Silver Status.

There are many wonderful benefits of Skywards Silver status including -

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US Security Checkpoints Adopt Individual Load Stations

Recently installed at San Francisco International Airport is the new TSA (Transportation Security Administration) checkpoint design. It features multiple loading stations, which enable people to unpack at their own pace without holding up the line.

The TSA calls them “Automated Security Lanes” In which the lanes automate the return of empty bins to waiting travelers. Now, instead of a TSA employee needing to transport them to the front of the queue, bins are returned on a second conveyor belt beneath the scanner.

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Air Transat’s Black Friday Week Sale Starts Today!

Air Transat will participate in Black Friday by offering a wide range of sales and offers, including discounted flights. The Black Friday Week-long sale begins today on November 20th until November 26th - with great offers across their destinations.

Brilliant winter deals to Canada from just £339 return in January or February, including checked baggage, inflight meals and entertainment.

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'The Tulip' Planned for London’s Skyline

At 1,000ft, “The Tulip”, is proposed to be a tall concrete and glass skyscraper, which (if permission is granted) will become the City of London’s tallest tower. The building will be just one metre short of the Shard, which is the UK's highest building. The structure will sit next to the Gherkin and feature a 12-storey glass bud on top of a 787 foot concreate shaft. With eight floors of viewing platforms, bars, restaurants and entertaining space for 1,500 people, the Tulip will be a multi-function space.

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British Airways Launch New Trial Giving Customers Access to Thousands of Digital Titles

British Airways has partnered with PressReader to offer passengers free access to publications spanning 156 countries and 63 languages. Over 7,000 digital magazines and newspapers will be available in the carrier’s lounges and inflight.

An email will be sent 24 hours before their outbound flight, which they should click on using the device they would like to access the publications. They will then be prompted to download the PressReader app, and will be given authorisation to download publications for a 72-hour period.

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Brisbane Airport to Host World First In-Terminal Cricket Match

The cricket match will be the first of its kind; the 20-over exhibition-style cricket match will be held within the airport terminal and is scheduled to take place on November 22nd in order to align with the start of the Indian Cricket Team’s Australia tour.

Former Australian cricket players, Brett Lee and Michael Kasprowicz will captain the two teams consisting of senior representatives from the India and Australia travel industries.

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Flybe announces it’s up for Sale After Issuing Profit Warning

Just weeks after issuing a profit warning, the board of Flybe Group has begun a “comprehensive review” of the company’s strategic options as it looks to overcome challenges facing the airline industry – higher fuel prices, uncertain demand and a weaker pound.

Flybe dates back to 1979 and serves around 8 million passengers a year. The carrier is Europe’s largest regional airline and flies more UK domestic flights than any other. It currently operates over 200 routes serving 15 countries from 80 departure points in the UK and Europe.

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Newcastle Airport Adds New Link to London City

It will be the first ever route between the northern city and London City Airport.

Newcastle International Airport has added a new twice-a-day direct service to London City Airport. It is available to book now and begins on Monday 7th January 2019 and will depart at 8:05am and at 5:50pm on weekdays, returning at 9:45am and 7:30pm, with a single evening Sunday flight.

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