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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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Air Malta Care More

Air Malta's 'We Care More' initiative will improve the customer experience with an update to its economy and business services, and the launch of new products throughout autumn 2015.

Six on-board options will be available;

Economy:

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Radisson Blu Brain Box: Refreshingly Different Meeting Space

The Experience Meetings concept from Radisson Blu is made up of six key components: Brain Box, Brain Food, Free Internet, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Rewards with Club Carlson Loyalty Scheme and Green Meetings.

Brain Box has launched at the Radisson Blu Manchester Airport and is coming soon to a further 24 Radisson Blu hotels in the UK and Ireland.

Brain Box rooms are refreshingly different meeting spaces designed to encourage engagement and stimulate creative thinking, with:

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Ryanair Website: Five Hour Closure

Ryanair's website and mobile app will close for five hours today, Tuesday 11th August 21.00 until 02.00 on Wednesday 12th August for a systems upgrade.

Online check-in services, new bookings and changes to existing flights will not be available during these hours.

Customers travelling on Tuesday 11th August and Wednesday 12th August are advised to check-in online before the web closure takes place.

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British Airways A380 Vancouver Service

British Airways will launch a daily A380 service to Vancouver from May 1st 2016. The super-jumbo will replace the B747-400 that currently operates on the route between London Heathrow and Vancouver International airport during the peak summer season. The amended summer timetable means an alternative London Heathrow to Vancouver route which operated five times weekly will be suspended for the duration 1st May to 1st October 2016.

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