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Emirates second daily A380 to Birmingham

Emirates will introduce a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham on the 29th October 2017. The route increase is due to huge demand from customers and, has also led to an upgrade to the iconic and highly popular Emirates A380. The A380’s popularity is partly due to the fact that it features the widest individual in-seat Economy Class screens in the industry, measuring in at 13.3 inches and offers over 2,500 channels on inflight entertainment system, ice.

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Explore a world of surprises with Mondrian Doha and Mondrian Park Avenue

After years in the making the sbe collection have welcomed the Mondrian Doha and Mondrian Park Avenue to their exclusive portfolio. The incredible properties are now welcoming guests to two of the most exciting cities in the world: Doha and New York. The sbe Group last year acquired the Morgans Hotel Group solidifying its unique position as the preeminent global leader of lifestyle hospitality in key central locations globally.

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Monarch Airlines ceases trading

The UK aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, have today announced that Monarch Airlines has ceased trading. We will be contacting any travellers with affected itineraries but if you have any concerns in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact your Traveleads teams on 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000. All future Monarch Airlines bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled following a decision by the company’s board to stop trading after the carrier failed to have its Atol licence renewed amid concern about its finances.

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Virgin Atlantic becomes the first airline in Europe to be fully WiFi connected

Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet - ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US, Caribbean, Arica, Asia and the Middle East.

Millions of customers now travelling with Virgin Atlantic will be able to email, browse and socialise at 35,000ft from as little as £2.99 as the airline completes its ambitious WiFi programme - at least a year ahead of other European long haul carriers.

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Liverpool Lime Street station three week closure

Liverpool Lime Street station will be closed from Saturday 30th September until Sunday 22nd October 2017 to allow Network Rail to remodel the platforms, replace tracks and upgrade the signalling. As a result, both Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Moorfields Station are expected to be busier than usual.

When complete, the refurbishment project will enable an extra three services per hour in and out of Lime Street station, including new direct services to Scotland. Longer platforms will also allow bigger trains, with more space for passengers, in and out of the station.

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Door-to-door luxury with Qatar Airways Blacklane chauffeur service

Enjoy luxury from door-to-door with Qatar Airways professional chauffeur-driven service for seamless airport transfers in over 250 destinations worldwide, with their globally recognised partner Blacklane.

What makes Qatar Airways chauffeur service so special:

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Introducing the SAS New Experience

SAS Scandinavian Airlines are upgrading their fleet with 30 new A320neo aircraft, the most efficient and environmentally-friendly aircraft for mid-range travel. The A320neo burns 15-20% less fuel per flight compared to the aircraft used today, and will therefore help SAS achieve its sustainability goals.

In addition to 30 brand new aircraft, the remaining 70 planes will be refitted with the new cabin between 2017 and 2019. To make the journey even more comfortable, the seats in the new cabin will be equipped with comfort cushions, a further recline and a new 30" seat width.

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Star Alliance launches new Chicago Connection Service

Star Alliance's new Connection Service providing proactive help for customers with tight connections has launched at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Connection Service springs into action if an incoming flight is delayed. Software monitors the transfer window for customers with an onward flight and flags any cases where a customer and any checked bags appear in danger of missing a connection. Connection Service staff are alerted as soon as a connection is at risk.

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Coast and Country Hotels: Inviting hotels in stunning locations

Coast & Country Hotels offer 15 iconic local landmark hotels steeped in rich history, with superb positions in some of Britain’s most popular destinations, including the Lake District, Cornwall and Wales. With an emphasis focusing on the finer details Coast & Country Hotels ensure a consistent hotel experience that exceeds expectations with outstanding service and great value in mind.

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Norwegian Air UK launches Gatwick to Singapore route

From the 28th September 2017 Norwegian Air UK will offer low-cost flights to its first Asian destination, Singapore's Changi Airport. This will be the first long-haul service to be operated by Norwegian's UK-based subsidiary, Norwegian UK. Four weekly flights, increasing to five from 30th October 2017, will be operated on Norwegian's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 seats in both economy and Premium cabins. Norwegian already offers flights from Gatwick to nine US destinations, including newly announced routes to Seattle and Denver.

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