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The Glasgow Airport Express - the easiest way to transfer to and from the city

Passengers travelling to and from Glasgow Airport have the opportunity to become high flyers with the launch of a new premium bus fleet that aims to deliver the best bus service in Scotland. The new Glasgow Airport Express fleet, which links the Airport with the city centre, entered operation on Thursday 21 July.

The service is operated by First Glasgow, Scotland’s largest bus operator, which has invested £2.1 million in 10 state-of-the-art vehicles and re-branded the service that will transport passengers to their destination in both comfort and style.

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London Heathrow Terminal 3 Baggage System Failure.

British Airways has apologised to its passengers following the LHR Terminal 3 baggage system failure.

As a result of a fault with Heathrow Airport’s baggage system in Terminal 3 yesterday, several of their flights departed with lower than expected levels of baggage.

The fault affected all airlines which use Terminal 3 for their flights.

Heathrow Airport has now restored the Terminal 3 system and customers flying today can check-in as normal, but we would advise all essential items, such as medication, are placed in your hand luggage.

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Manchester: Singapore Airlines announces exciting new routes

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the launch of non-stop services between Manchester and Houston from 30th October 2016. This will be Singapore Airlines' first ever transatlantic route from the UK.

At the same time, Manchester to Singapore flights will become non-stop, with the first flights on this route operating on 30th October Westbound and Monday 31st October Eastbound.

Earlier this year, Singapore Airlines celebrated 30 years of flying from Manchester, making it the airport’s longest serving long-haul international carrier.

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Aer Lingus - the fastest growing airline in the European-North American corridor in the past five years.

Aer Lingus was founded by the Irish Government in 1936 to provide air services between the UK and Ireland.

Originally named Aer Loingeas, the name was derived from the Gaelic words which roughly translated as ‘Air Fleet.’

On 27th May 1936, Aer Lingus made its maiden voyage from Baldonnel Aerodrome in Dublin to Bristol (Whitchurch Airfield) in the UK. A six seater De Havilland and Dragon named ‘Lolar’ (Eagle) carried just five passengers across the Irish Sea.

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Traveleads Celebrates Summer

As weather forecasters continue to predict high temperatures across the UK, we thought what better time to look back on how Traveleads celebrated the start of summer back in May.

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Discover more of Dubai with the ‘My Emirates Pass’

There’s never been a better time to explore Dubai, pack more into your trip with exclusive offers around the city from My Emirates Pass

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Traveleads Walk Around the World challenge. This week we have reached...

Today we are celebrating the incredible news that our team of charity walkers - who set off on foot from the UK back in April - have covered (as of this morning) a staggering 17,291 miles! Some big numbers were needed to take them from the little known Kiribati Islands, all the way up to the much larger Hawaiian Islands, a journey straddling over 1,345miles of ocean.

We’re thrilled to be saying ‘Aloha’ from Honolulu, possibly the best known city in Hawaii … and what better place to end another busy week!

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Business Travel Hacks: Eight ways to make your commute more enjoyable

Did you know the average daily round-trip commute to work takes up approximately two hours of our day?

That’s 10 hours a week, sitting in traffic, or on public transport.

Having a second home in the city, or choosing a serviced apartment - available for daily or weekly rentals - cuts out the Mon-Fri commute for some, but for most of us, the daily grind of getting to work is a major drain on our time.

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The World’s Best Airline has been announced - Do you agree with this year’s top 10?

Congratulations to Emirates as they celebrate being named the ‘Best Airline in the World’ at today’s Skytrax awards held in Hampshire.

After missing out last year to Qatar Airways, Emirates president Sir Tim Clark was clearly delighted with the prestigious award and stated ‘Emirates has always put our customers at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to deliver the very best possible experience to our customers at every touchpoint, every day, all around the world.’

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Tried and tested - Verona, Italy

Thanks to three plays by William Shakespeare, Verona was famous long before it became a UNESCO world heritage site. The Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and possibly the most famous of all … Romeo & Juliet.

But Verona is much more than just a love story!

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