SAS expands New York Lounge

SAS Scandinavian Airlines continues to invest in its SAS Lounges and have now opened the newly renovated lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B. The 100sqm larger lounge creates an exclusive space for SAS travellers to relax or work before their flight.

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Kingsway Hall Hotel now featuring Handy mobile phones

Kingsway Hall Hotel (London) has introduced a convenient new addition to their guest rooms. Hotel guests now have access to a new mobile travel device, very appropriately named 'Handy', which they can use free of charge while staying at the property.

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United expands Boeing B777 routes

United Airlines will deploy its 14 new Boeing B777-300ER aircraft on six more intercontinental routes. The aircraft features United’s new-look interior and all-new Polaris Business Class seat.

The aircraft will fly on these routes; San Francisco to Hong Kong, New York Newark to Tel Aviv, San Francisco to Taipei, San Francisco to Beijing, San Francisco to Frankfurt and New York Newark to Tokyo Narita.

United will also expand the current summer seasonal daily flights from New York Newark to Rome to a year-round nonstop service.

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British Airways Club World sleep improvements

As part of the £400m investment in transforming Club World, British Airways are introducing new bedding and amenity kits in partnership with The White Company.

Passengers will receive an elegant day cushion, a bespoke soft large pillow with white cotton pillowcase, a super-soft woven blanket, a specially developed luxurious duvet, and a padded mattress topper to improve their quality of sleep.

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Turkish Airlines US laptop ban is lifted

Turkish Airlines have announced they are exempt from the American ban on laptops, tablets and other electronic devices in flight cabins. Effective immediately, the removal of the restrictions allows passengers flying to the US to carry all electronic devices on the aircraft, as enhanced security measures issued by America’s Transportation Security Administration have been met.

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Lufthansa’s triple win at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017

Lufthansa have been awarded first place in three categories: ‘Best Airline in Europe’, ‘Best Airline in Western Europe’ and ‘Best First Class Lounge Dining’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Accepting the award, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, thanked in particular Lufthansa’s employees, who have made this success possible through their excellent work: “The performance of our on-board and ground staff plus our investment in cabin and lounge facilities over the past years, as well as in service and digitization, have paid off.

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JFK Terminal 7 improvement delayed

The improvement works to the security area at New York JFK Terminal 7 have been postponed. Work will now begin later in 2017, and this means that customers travelling over the summer will no longer need to allow an extra hour at the airport. New dates will be advised as soon as they are available.


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Charity begins at ...Arnside!

Traveleads recently announced plans to support registered charity Reuben’s Retreat through a series of fundraising events. Not one to let the grass grow under her feet our fabulous Business Administration Manager – Jan Telford, has already signed herself up for the incredible and infamous ‘Across the Bay Walk’. The challenge begins on Saturday 29th July in Arnside and ends in Grange Over Sands. Cedric Robinson MBE the ‘Queens Official Guide to the Sands’ will lead an expected 500 walkers safely across the bay. All in the name of charity.

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St-Emilion: More than just great wine!

Wine makers and vineyard owners are among the few skilled craftsmen who give away samples of their art for free, which probably explains why trips to the various wine regions across Europe have gained immense popularity over the last few years. Carefully planned itineraries should not only pair great wine with delicious food, but should serve to complement spectacular scenery, world class hospitality and the finest accommodation.

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Last minute rail travel just got cheaper!

Rail passengers can now buy ‘advance’ tickets on the day of departure, the Rail Delivery Group has announced.
In a step first taken by Cross Country, passengers of Grand Central, Greater Anglia, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains East Coast, Virgin West Coast will be able to purchase the cheaper tickets up until 10 minutes before departure on certain services.

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