Business Traveller magazine: August 2006 stories

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  1. QF WP

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    Star Alliance FFP members lose out
    Star Alliance loyalty members are the losers in United's decision to scrap its daily London Heathrow to New York JFK service
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    New Courtyard hotel for Paris
    Paris gains its second Marriott Courtyard hotel next week
    Full story...

    Britain's railways go ticketless
    Two British train firms are following their mainland European counterparts and adopting eticketing
    Full story...

    Austrian to cease Australian flights
    British Airways will soon be the only European carrier flying to Australia following Austrian Airlines' decision to drop Sydney and Melbourne from its network
    Full story...

    Malev quits Heathrow
    This winter sees Malev move its London base from Heathrow in favour of Gatwick
    Full story...

    BA Connect to fly London City to Madrid
    Fans of London City will soon see their wish come true. BA Connect (BA's budget brand) is set to launch direct flights to Madrid on October 29
    Full story...


     

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    10 August 2006 stories

    UK airports braced for long delays
    "Managed" chaos is expected at airports across the UK today, following a major counter-terrorism operation overnight
    Full story...

    Stansted airport trials anti-fraud scheme
    If you've rented a car from Stansted airport recently, chances are you'll have been asked for more than just a signature at collection
    Full story...

    Intercontinental launches online check-out
    Intercontinental Hotel Group has launched an online check-out service for Priority Reward Club members
    Full story...

    Aer Lingus to charge for checked baggage
    Short-haul passengers flying with Aer Lingus will be charged for checked-in baggage from January 17 next year
    Full story...

    Emirates unveils new business class seating
    Emirates has begun introducing a new lie-flat style seating in business class
    Full story...

    New member for Star Alliance?
    Turkish Airlines has announced its intention to join the Star Alliance network
    Full story...

     
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  4. JohnK

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    Isn't it great when a story is researched well.

    When Austrian Airlines first hinted that they would pull out of the route, the story was they were going to be the last Continental European carrier to fly to Australia, following in the footsteps of Olympic, Alitalia, Lufthansa, KLM and any others I may have forgotten.
     
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    18 August 2006 stories

    Business travellers struggle to carry on
    The new hand luggage restrictions will mean business travellers will be left holding little else than their laptop case, or briefcase
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    BA to "downgrade" London-Singapore-Sydney for premium passengers
    Premium fare passengers flying British Airways will miss the ambience of the B747's cabin when flying to Singapore and Sydney this winter
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    GNER faces competition
    Following a judicial review (which went against incumbent East Coast operator GNER) new train firm Grand Central seems set to operate competing services from next December
    Full story...

    Eos offers free companion tickets
    In recent months Eos has attempted to woo customers with complimentary chauffeur driven cars and day rooms at the Radisson SAS Stansted
    Full story...

    Bmed goes to West Africa
    Bmed, a franchise partner of British Airways, will expand its network to include West Africa this winter
    Full story...

    Eurostar benefits
    Eurostar is a beneficiary of the UK's current security clampdown on air travel
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    24 August 2006 stories

    Airport security - an update as of August 24
    Two weeks after security was stepped up at UK airports the situation seems to have settled down, with most carriers reporting a normal service
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    Easier access to Italian rail
    Finding information on Italian trains let alone buying a ticket has always been a problem for travellers based overseas
    Full story...

    Reading gains two new hotels
    September sees not one but two Accor hotels opening in Reading
    Full story...

    Air Canada to launch Edmonton flights
    Air Canada is set to launch a new route from London Heathrow to Edmonton in Western Canada on October 31
    Full story...

    Three nights for the price of two at Mandarin Oriental Prague
    The soon-to-open Mandarin Oriental Prague is offering one extra night for every two which are booked
    Full story...

    SAS drops Newcastle-Copenhagen
    Scandinavian Airlines is quietly dropping its Newcastle-Copenhagen route from the beginning of next month
    Full story...

     
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    31 August 2006 stories

    Oneworld and BA simplify flight searches
    Airline alliance Oneworld has unveiled its new look website, and founder member British Airways has also enhanced some of the regional search options at ba.com
    Full story...

    Delta to serve Gatwick - JFK route
    Delta looks certain to start flying from London to New York on November 15
    Full story...

    Rocco's latest hotel to open in Berlin
    Rocco Forte Hotel's expansion into Germany continues this autumn, with the opening of its latest hotel in Berlin
    Full story...

    Budget airline round-up
    It's all go for the budget airlines as a raft of announcements keeps the low-cost carriers in the news
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    "Luxury budget" hotel opens in Hoxton
    Tomorrow (September 1) sees the opening of The Hoxton Urban Lodge, billed as the Square Mile's first "luxury budget" hotel
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    Bangkok's new airport to open in September
    The long wait for the opening of Bangkok's new international airport is nearly over
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