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A Qantas 787-9 performs a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Qantas Brings Forward International Flights to Nov. 1

Qantas will finally commence international flights to London and Los Angeles on Nov. 1, two weeks earlier than initially planned and some 20 months after the Australian government closed the country’s borders. Further destinations will be added from Dec. 18 including Singapore, Vancouver and Fiji. The flights, which will be operated by the airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliners, have also seen an increase in frequency with London served five times per week and Los Angeles four. All flights will be operated…

British Airways Plans Austin and San Diego resumption

The Covid-19 virus has caused havoc all over the planet and brought virtually all international leisure travel to a standstill. Over the last couple of months, there have been signs of recovery in air travel, with domestic flight numbers increasing. Another major sign of recovery is surfacing, the resumption of…

British Airways Adds New Destinations to 2022 Summer Network

British Airways announced on Wednesday the expansion of its 2022 summer schedule with the addition of flights to the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. The airline will connect its hub at London Heathrow's Airport with the islands of São Miguel and Terceira, Portugal. Flights will be operated on a weekly…

Qantas Plans International Lounge Reopening, Shutters Hong Kong Lounge

Planning for easements in global travel restrictions, Qantas has announced plans to reopen its international flagship lounges in Singapore, London and Los Angeles in anticipation of Qantas international flights resuming in December. The Oneworld alliance carrier seeks to resume many overseas flights from its Sydney and Melbourne hubs — including…

JetBlue Launches First New York to London Flight

JetBlue Airways is expanding its network with its first transatlantic route from New York-JFK to London Heathrow. The route will be operated by its brand-new Airbus A321LR aircraft and began Wednesday evening. Travelers can expect an enhanced inflight experience, complete with build-your-own meal offerings, generous legroom and seat width, free…

British Airways Set To Return To Hong Kong

British Airways will soon resume passenger flights to Hong Kong, following the lifting of the Hong Kong government's suspension on passenger services from the United Kingdom. This good news comes as Hong Kong has been known to be one of the strictest countries when it comes down to border restrictions…

JetBlue Plans to Reshape Transatlantic Travel with London Service

JetBlue has announced its plans to change the transatlantic market when it begins its London service later this year. The latest update sees the airline setting out its main cabin offering. JetBlue recently showcased its reimagined Mint product for transatlantic and longer flights. Customers will benefit from a unique build-your-own meal offering,…

JetBlue, Bamboo Airways, WestJet Secure London Heathrow Slots

On Friday, the Airports Council of the United Kingdom released its latest slot allocation report on its airports, including London Heathrow. The report listed multiple airlines that secured slots including JetBlue, Bamboo Airways and WestJet, amid a slowdown in air traffic at the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. JetBlue…

JetBlue Announces Refreshed Mint Experience, Is Granted London Slots

JetBlue has announced a major refresh of its JetBlue Mint services as it prepares for a transition into trans-Atlantic travel starting in 2021 with flights to London. These current changes are just the first steps for the airline who are planning a “fully reimagined version of Mint” for one of…

Romanian LCC Blue Air Moves London Flights from Luton to…

Romanian low-cost carrier (LCC), Blue Air, is transferring its flights to London Heathrow Airport from London Luton Airport beginning Dec. 1. According to the carrier's schedules for next year, Blue Air will first offer five flights per week during the winter season before increasing to 11 flights per week in…