Business Traveller magazine: March 2007 stories

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  1. QF WP

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    ANZ and Star offer RTW routing avoiding the US
    This winter sees Air New Zealand launch a non-stop Vancouver to Auckland service, and it's one which will enable round-the-world (RTW) passengers to avoid the US.
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    What defines a Gulf airline?
    Last week's news item concerning Qatar Airways' imminent introduction of transatlantic flights from Doha and Geneva elicited a number of emails from readers based in the Middle East region
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    Delta will promote its double daily Gatwick-JFK service with bonus miles and keen pricing
    Delta is promoting the launch of its second daily Gatwick to New York JFK service which gets under way at the end of this month
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    West Coast rail line to Glasgow likely to be closed for at least another week
    Passengers taking Virgin Trains' Anglo-Scottish services face disruption until at least the end of next week
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    BA offers raft of FFP offers
    Whether you're after a half-price redemption award through BA's Executive Club, two-for-one BA tickets with Airmiles, or the chance to earn up 120,000 bonus BA miles, now is the time to take advantage of the carrier's frequent flyer offers
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    Easyjet to serve Geneva-Brussels
    Easyjet is making its first foray into Belgium. From June 29, the budget airline will launch a once daily service between Geneva and Brussels
    Full story...

    Hyatt arrives in Kiev
    Making a business trip to Kiev will soon be less of a hardship with the opening of a first class Hyatt hotel
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  2. Kiwi Flyer

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    Yup. I already have one such RTW booked. Assuming the route remains likely the first of many. (EVen if NZ discontinues the flight there will still be AC SYD-YVR nonstop so still have the option.)
     
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    8 March 2007 stories

    Rail is back in fashion as GNER boosts London-Leeds service
    Adding an extra six trains a day will enable GNER to serve the busy London to Leeds route every half-hour from May 21
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    November launch for Qatar Airways' Stockholm route
    Nordic travellers will have another option when flying East this winter. As exclusively announced by Business Traveller last week, Qatar Airways is to offer four flights a week from November 30 out of Stockholm to Doha and beyond
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    Flybe becomes Europe's largest regional airline
    Following its merger with BA Connect (British Airways' regional division) budget carrier Flybe is now Europe's largest regional airline
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    Now it's Air Canada's turn to offer RTW routing avoiding the US
    Last week it was Air New Zealand (ANZ) - this week it's Air Canada. The Canadian carrier's launch of a daily non-stop Vancouver-Sydney flight this December will also enable global travellers to avoid the US
    Full story...

    Thistle Hotels to go 100 per cent wifi
    Thistle Hotels has announced plans to make all of its UK properties fully wifi accessible by the end of 2007
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    Emirates brings Airbus A345 flagship to Heathrow and Hamburg
    Passengers flying between London Heathrow and Dubai later this month are in for a treat. From March 25, Emirates will be using its flagship Airbus A340-500 (A345) aircraft on selected flights into Heathrow
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    Internet access in your hotel may soon be free
    The possibility of checking emails for free in your hotel room has moved a step closer, with the launch of a new service by iBAHN
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    Two business class returns to Hong Kong for £1,460
    What must be one of the lowest business class deals ever offered between London Gatwick and Hong Kong is currently being made available by Oasis
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    Conservatives' proposed green measures for aviation are open to abuse
    For a multi-cultural island economy needing good connectivity with the outside world for wealth creation it seems barmy of the Conservatives to even think of restricting aviation
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    New US biometric scans are all fingers and thumbs
    Travellers entering the US will soon be subject to 10 fingerprint scans as part of the immigration identification process
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    October launch for Jet Airways' Mumbai-New York service
    Jet Airways has finally published schedules for its eagerly awaited service linking India with the US
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    Qatar to serve Melbourne
    Gulf airline Qatar Airways has finally secured the right to fly to Australia. In a deal signed last week Qatar can begin flying to Melbourne this year and is able to add a second Australian city, probably Sydney, next year
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    Transatlantic 'open skies' ?
    A crucial meeting of EU transport ministers in Brussels today (March 22) will determine whether transatlantic air service is deregulated
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    Emirates boosts Johannesburg services and will add Cape Town
    Emirates has been given permission to operate an extra four flights a week between Dubai and Johannesburg starting on June 3
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    LCY-Zurich flights set to double
    Right now only one airline plies between London City (LCY) and the Swiss banking capital of Zurich. But by April 10 this increasingly popular business route will be covered by no fewer than three carriers providing a whopping 15 flights a day, with all operating BAe146 jets
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    Rotana expands loyalty scheme and announces new Centro brand
    Rotana hotels, the upmarket hotel group with 23 properties across the Middle East, has announced plans to expand its loyalty scheme
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    SIA to toughen PPS membership criteria
    Singapore Airlines (SIA) will make changes to its PPS (Priority Passenger Service) Club from next September
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    Flight check: London-Hong Kong, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines
    The traditional wisdom is that the low-cost model works only for short-haul trips. Then again, before low cost came along, the wisdom was that people would tolerate high prices
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    Can Emirates overtake SIA and become Oz's leading foreign airline?
    Later this year passengers flying the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australia will experience more choice and keener prices
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    Easter disruption to Heathrow Express and Connect
    Engineering work at Heathrow in connection with Terminal 5 spells disruption for train users over the Easter period
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    Air Berlin to launch corporate travel website
    Air Berlin has been making the news this week following its takeover of German competitor LTU. But of greater interest to travellers right now is the fact that Air Berlin will shortly launch a corporate website
    Full story...

    Free international telephone calls at The Lanesborough
    Luxury London hotel The Lanesborough has started offering its guests complimentary international telephone calls
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