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JFK Terminal 7 improvement delayed

The improvement works to the security area at New York JFK Terminal 7 have been postponed. Work will now begin later in 2017, and this means that customers travelling over the summer will no longer need to allow an extra hour at the airport. New dates will be advised as soon as they are available.

 

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New security measures for US-bound flights

New security requirements are being introduced on all international flights to the United States. The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to enhancing overall passenger screening, conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices, increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas and deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional preclearance locations.

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British Airways cabin baggage security requirements

You may be aware that the UK government has issued new security requirements for what items are allowed in cabin baggage. The new requirements apply to forthcoming flights into the UK from one of the following countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey.

You will not be able to carry laptops, tablets and larger mobile phones in your cabin baggage. Only mobile phones smaller than the following dimensions will be allowed in the cabin: Length: 16cm Width: 9.3cm Depth: 1.5cm.

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Virgin Atlantic joins the TSA Pre-check Programme

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to join the TSA Pre-check programme. Once customers have enrolled in TSA Pre-check they could skip the long security lines and enjoy a faster, easier security screening process when departing from US airports. TSA Pre-check is a US pre-screening initiative that makes risk assessments on customers prior to their arrival at security and the TSA checkpoint, helping to improve their airport experience, while making their travels even more seamless.

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All change for Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and EasyJet at Gatwick

Passengers should be aware that Gatwick is preparing for a terminal switch by three major airlines in the New Year. From 25th January 2017, all Virgin Atlantic departures and arrivals will move from the South Terminal to the North Terminal at London Gatwick as part of the airports redevelopment plans. British Airways is moving to the South Terminal, and EasyJet, which operates out of both terminals, will operate from the North Terminal only from January.

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Finnair Business Class the most comfortable way to travel

Whether you're heading off on holiday or a business trip, Finnair Business Class offers the ultimate experience for intercontinental travel. Make your travel even smoother with priority check-in and boarding as well as access to lounges, extra baggage allowance, exclusive meals on board and much more.

Intercontinental Finnair Business Class tickets include:

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Aberdeen Airport's £20 million terminal upgrade begins

Work is underway on a new multimillion-pound plan to transform Aberdeen International Airport and increase the size by 50%. The airport is Aberdeen’s gateway to regional and international markets and the ambitious development plans reflect the global significance of the city. The upgrades are expected to be completed by late 2018.

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Do you travel smart?

We live in an increasingly smart world, a world of smart phones, smart watches and now we even have smart luggage!

The latest must have travel accessory is the Bluesmart suitcase, which you can sync to an app on your mobile phone.

Bluesmart was created by a New-York based team of designers and is luggage at its most hi-tech.

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New British Airways Fast Track Entrance at Heathrow Terminal 5

British Airways Fast Track customers departing from London Heathrow Terminal 5 can now use a new dedicated entrance to the left of North Security. This new facility offers a more seamless security process for premium customers, and leads directly in to the North Fast Track security lanes.

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