The New Eurostar e320 Siemens Train

If you happen to have found yourself travelling from London St Pancras in the last week or two, you might have spotted Eurostar's first new e320 Siemens train.

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New Birmingham Flights with Qatar Airways and Exclusive Competition

Qatar Airways have announced the launch of eight direct flights from Birmingham to Doha and beyond commencing the 30th March 2016. Birmingham will be Qatar Airways fourth departure point in the UK after London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh. The schedule for Birmingham is designed to allow passengers good connectivity to Asia, Australia, Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa in both directions. The flights will be operated on the state-of the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Entry Requirements When Flying to Canada

From the 15th March 2016 passengers who are visa-exempt for travel to Canada will be required to obtain an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to their departure to Canada. Visa-exempt passengers trasiting via Canada are also required to obtain an eTA prior to their departure. Exemptions include U.S. nationals and individuals who are in possesion of a valid Canadian.

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Earn More Finnair Plus Points on Japan Routes

Finnair Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver members can now earn extra Finnair Plus award points for flights between Europe and Japan when flying with Finnair, British Airways or Japan Airlines. In order to receive extra points you need to fly on one of the eligible routes until the 29th February 2016. Finnair Plus Platinum members will receive 100% extra award points (instead of 25%), Gold members receive 50% extra award points (instead of 15%) and Silver members receive 25% (instead of 10%).

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CAA Introduces Online Special Assistance Guide

The Civil Aviation Authority has launched a new web directory for passengers with disabilities as part of the 'Your Right to Fly' programme. The online resource will provide details for passengers with a disability or reduced mobility at all UK airports and 50 major airlines flying to and from the UK to improve the quality and accessibility of available assistance.

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Seven ways to take the stress out of travelling this Christmas

With airlines already reporting record levels of travel expected over the festive period, we have compiled a list of seven tips to ensure you travel stress free this Christmas. With less than a month to go, now is the time to start finalising your travel arrangements.

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Alitalia’s New On-board Services

Alitalia have renewed their high quality product with the introduction of new services and improvements on all flights, including enhanced on-board services in Business and Economy class on international flights to create a more rewarding travel experience.

New Business Class:

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Cathay Pacific Heathrow Lounge Closed for Refurbishment

Cathay Pacific's Lounge in Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport will be temporarily closed for renovation from today until June 2016. During this time, Marco Polo members of Silver, Gold and Diamond tiers, oneworld members of Emerald and Sapphire tiers and passengers travelling in First and Business class are invited to use the lounges of Cathay Pacific's partner airlines as well as Heathrow's No 1 lounge. All lounge invitations will be arranged for passengers upon check-in. The renovation follows updates to Cathay's lounges in Hong Kong, Taipei and Bangkok.

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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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Staying Healthy in the Sky

Ever wondered why after a long haul flight you might experience sore throats or cold & flu like symptoms? Many put it down to picking up germs contained within the sealed confines of an aircraft, which of course could be in part to blame. However humidity, or rather lack of it, is more likely to be the culprit.

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