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British Airways i360: A unique new venue for Summer 2016

If you are looking for an exciting, new setting for a reception, meeting or celebration this Summer why not try the exclusive British Airways i360?

Take a flight to the skies in Brighton as you cruise up slowly to 450 feet to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of up to 26 miles of surrounding Sussex from the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye.

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Manchester Airport 'Escape Lounge' closed for refurbishment

Manchester Airport’s 'Escape Lounge' in Terminal 2 will be undergoing a refurbishment for the next 15 weeks, and is due to re-open in April 2016. During this time lounge access will not be available for passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic flights, the airport team will provide customers with a voucher to use at a selection of restaurants and bars in the terminal. Keep your eyes peeled for an update on the new facilities in April 2016.

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The world’s first convertible plane

You might want to check your desk calendar, just to be sure this isn’t some kind of April fool’s day joke. Nope – April isn’t for months yet!

It’s taken two years of intense research, but reports are coming in that the United States Patent and Trademark office has just accepted a patent for one of the strangest designs we’ve ever heard of, for a commercial plane.

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Enjoy Edinburgh's best hotels with our exclusive rates

Call Traveleads for our specially negotiated rates at this great range of Principal Hayley hotels in Edinburgh on 0131 718 4000 or 0113 245 7745.

The George

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Au revoir to an Icon

After 45 faithful years of service Airfrance will retire the last of its remaining Boeing 747 jumbo jets this weekend.

The aircraft made its final scheduled commercial flight between Mexico City and Paris CDG.

To simply wave it off unceremoniously would not be a fitting way to say good-bye to one of aviation’s greatest feats of engineering.

The aircraft will make two very special ‘tribute’ flights later this week, flying passengers over France’s historical landmarks during a business class lunch and champagne service.

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Say ‘Good-bye mobile roaming charges’ in Hong-Kong

Regular visitors to our website will know we have previously looked at ways our clients can avoid roaming charges and high international mobile phone bills. It would appear we are not alone in searching for new ways to keep the international traveller in touch for less.

The Hotel Icon in the popular Kowloon district of Hong-Kong is offering guests a complimentary mobile phone to use whilst staying at the property. The hotel boasts 262 rooms so it’s by no means a small task to provide mobile devices to all of its guests.

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Helping to raise awareness through partnerships

Henderson Insurance Brokers in association with Breast Cancer Awareness recently arranged a charity luncheon to help draw attention to the fact that breast cancer is still the most common type of cancer in the UK. Regular testing and screenings can lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates.

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2015 An incredible year for Traveleads

The first week of the New Year will soon draw to a close, so we thought this might be the perfect time to look back over the past year and re-live some of the many Traveleads hi-lights of 2015.

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Virgin Trains: Service Delays and Cancellations

Virgin Trains are running a limited train service between Carlisle and Glasgow via a diversionary route which will add an additional 90 minutes journey time.

Customers travelling on trains to and from Scotland are urged to check before they travel after it was confirmed that Lamington Viaduct, just outside Lockerbie, on the West Coast Mainline is to remain closed throughout January while engineers carry out repairs to the damage caused by Storm Frank.

It is anticipated that services will be disrupted until 01st February 2016.

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The Qualtrics Passenger Survey – how happy are you when you fly?

‘What bothers you most about air travel?’ that was just one of the questions asked in a recent poll carried out by Qualtrics, when they surveyed 500 American Airlines passengers. The survey aims to identify the real issues and problems that frustrate passengers when they travel, and hopes to improve our future travel experiences.

Topping the poll (not surprisingly) was ‘Lost Luggage’.

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