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Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class

A whole new class, the same warm service.

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy has arrived. Passengers on-board the Sydney to Singapore route were the first to experience the enhanced comfort, additional choices and exclusive privileges of Premium Economy. A further 18 routes, operated on retrofitted Airbus A380s, Boeing 777-300ERs plus the new A350s due in 2016, will also feature Premium Economy to destinations such as Hong Kong and London.

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Canada E-Visas: Important Change for UK Travellers

The Government of Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Under eTA, citizens from countries other than the United States, who do not need a visa to enter Canada, will need to obtain an online authorization before flying to Canada, this includes British citizens.

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Icelandair's New Aberdeen Service

Icelandair have announced a new year-round service from Aberdeen International Airport to Reykjavik. From the 9th March 2016 the flights will operate four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight to Reykjavik will provide easy connections to Icelandair’s 15 North American destinations including New York, Seattle, Toronto, and from 2016 Chicago, and reduce current travel times by up to several hours. The flights operated by Icelandair subsidiary, Air Iceland, will provide seating for 72 passengers with a choice of two cabins, Economy and Economy Comfort.

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New: Marrakech and Bangkok Mövenpick Hotels

Mövenpick's has introduced two exciting new additions to their portfolio, the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech and the Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok, opening soon.

Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech

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Austrian Airlines New Price Concept

The new Austrian Airlines price concept for economy flights allows you to tailor your flight according to your needs. For every travel occasion there’s the right fare: Light, Classic or Flex.

If you fly with just hand luggage, the Light fare is just right for you. Fly inexpensively but with the usual myAustrian service on board. A piece of luggage or a seating preference can be booked additionally.

Choose the Classic fare, if you want to check in luggage and select your seat when making your booking. You’ll also be able to rebook on another flight at this fare, at a fee.

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Stay Connected with Emirates

Emirates First Class and Business Class Lounges in Concourse A, B and C in Dubai now provide 30 wireless charging trays for smartphones. The charging trays are compatible with Android, Blackberry, plus iPhones using a cable. Customers simply place their compatible device on the tray to charge it wirelessly. With free Wi-Fi in all Emirates Lounges globally, and on nearly 120 aircraft, customers can also stay connected throughout their journey. This new offering is another step in Emirates' plan to offer greater mobility and connectivity to its customers.

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More Tube Strikes Forecast

There is more woe for London commuters as further tube strikes are planned by London Underground staff in a dispute about night-time Tube plans. The 24-hour walkouts will begin at 18:30 on Tuesday 25th August and 18:30 on Thursday 27th August.

It seems likely that London Underground will have to postpone the start date for the 24-hour tube services, which were meant to begin on 12th September due to a break-down in negotiations with Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT), the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Unite union members.

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India’s E-Tourist Visa Scheme for UK Travellers

From today, 'casual business travellers' holding a UK passport will be able to apply and pay for an online visa using the Indian government’s tourist visa website.

This should make the process of obtaining a visa easier and cheaper as travellers will not have to make an appointment at the embassy and the cost will be reduced from £89.44 to £39.

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A must watch airline safety video!

In true Air New Zealand tongue in cheek style, the NZ flag carrier is celebrating the imminent start of the Rugby World Cup by launching a new in-flight safety video starring several All Blacks and some other famous rugby faces in a spoof MIB take on the usually boring but necessary safety briefing.  We're giving it 5/5 for entertainment value and we reckon it's a must see #AirNZSafetyVideo on YouTube!

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Change of Kenyan Visa Requirements

From the 1st September 2015 British nationals travelling to Kenya, who were previously eligible to purchase a visa on arrival, will now be required to purchase a visa online in advance of travel. The electronic system will be the only method to apply for a Kenyan visa.

Customers requiring a visa will be asked to produce a printed copy of it at check-in. Customers without the required visa will not be accepted for travel.

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