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British Airways Gatwick Lounge Alternative Arrangements

As part of Gatwick Airport’s investment plan for 2016, the British Airways First Lounge and Galleries Lounge at London Gatwick will close for building work in January 2016. From this time, customers will be invited to use the recently refurbished Gatwick North Terminal No 1 super-Lounge which has been increased in size to accommodate British Airways’ customers. Spanning 10,000 sq ft of cool marble floors and gorgeous interiors, you can enjoy the best runway views, watch a film or enjoy meal from the Bistro Menu. Waiting for your flight has never been this much fun.

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20% off Virgin Trains East Coast Standard Class Business Package

Virgin Trains East Coast have created a Standard Class Business Package to help customers travelling to London along the east coast route get a whole lot more for their money - literally.

The package includes:

  • Standard Anytime return ticket
  • Three days' car parking
  • Zones 1 & 2 underground pass
  • Two x£3 on-board food vouchers
  • Plus, free on-board Wi-Fi (worth £9.95 each way)*

And what's more, for a limited time only, there is 20% off the price. Book before the 6th February 2016 to take advantage of this great deal.

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What kind of traveller are you? Take our short quiz and find out

Discover what destinations should be on your bucket list...

The following destination most appeals to me:

A Angkor Watt - Cambodia

B Venice - Italy

C Banff - Canadian Rockies

D Machu Picchu - Peru

E Maldives – Indian Ocean

My ideal travelling companion would be:

A Myself

B Partner or spouse

C Your best friend

D An organised group

E Anyone who wants to tag along

Preferred mode of transport:

A An open sided jeep or 4x4

B Private yacht

C Helicopter

D Light Aircraft

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Flybe Winter Routes Begin

Flybe has commenced flights for the Winter programme from Southampton featuring 17 routes including a brand new daily service to Dusseldorf and in total offering a choice of up to 420 flights a week effective until 26th March 2016.

Europe’s largest regional airline, has also introduced a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Edinburgh. The daily mid-morning service to the Scottish capital will be Flybe’s fourth route from Liverpool, complementing its other services to the Isle of Man, Belfast City and Amsterdam.

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Vueling’s New Direct Flight from Manchester Airport

Vueling, the Spanish low-cost airline, has announced new direct services from Manchester Airport to Alicante and Rome from June 2016. Vueling will operate three flights a week to Alicante and two flights a week to Rome operated on a 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. These additional services will provide Vueling passengers travelling from Manchester the opportunity to fly to more than 140 destinations across Europe connecting via the hubs in Barcelona and Rome Fiumicino.

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New Routes Round-up

Low-cost airline Norwegian has launched a brand new route from Edinburgh to Tenerife as it continues to expand at the airport. Now operating two flights per week to the Spanish island of Tenerife with fares starting from £59.90 one way. Flights will depart on Thursdays and Saturdays operated by brand new Boeing 737 aircraft – which provide free Wi-Fi for all passengers.

British Airways has announced the launch of three new short haul leisure routes from

London Heathrow for the Summer 2016 season.

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Halloween Comes Early to Traveleads

Ok, we know Halloween isn’t officially until tomorrow, but in the name of a very worthy charity we decided we would celebrate today.
We threw down the challenge of carving a pumpkin, or baking something spooky (although we never imagined we would be tucking into a slice of Halloween brain cake with our morning coffee!).
As always our fantastic Traveleads team entered wholeheartedly into the spirt of things and brought in some weird and wonderful creations.

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British Airways Summer 2016 Routes

British Airways will launch four new short haul routes from London Heathrow Terminal 5 for the summer 2016 season. The routes are:

Biarritz, South West France:

  • Flights twice weekly from 1 May 2016.
  • Biarritz, the fashionable summer seaside resort provides easy access to the Atlantic beaches, the Pyrenees and the Pays Basque region on the French/Spanish border.

Mahon, Menorca:

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British Airways Premium World Sale Now On

Take advantage of great fares to destinations as varied as New York, Vancouver, Miami and Las Vegas to the exotic Buenos Aires and Kuala Lumpur. You can fly from a selection of regional airports, including Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Dublin via connecting flights in London Heathrow or Gatwick, to over 70 destinations.

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The First Direct Link to China from Manchester

Following last week’s state visit by China's President Xi Jinping a range of joint ventures concerning economy, trade, investment, infrastructure, scientific innovation, manufacturing and sports have been announced. The most exciting being the launch of a new direct flight between Manchester and Beijing.

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