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Business Travel Alert: Lufthansa pilots strike on short-haul flights – Update 09 Sept 2015

8th September 2015

The ongoing Lufthansa pilots strike has been temporarily stopped by a regional state labour court. Earlier this week association Cockpit has announced to extend the Lufthansa pilots strike to short- and medium-haul flights for 9th September. On Tuesday, 8th September the Lufthansa pilots strike caused already a number flight cancellations on long-haul flights and cargo […]

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10 frequent business traveller frustrations and how to deal with them effectively

7th September 2015

Flight delays or cancellations, long waiting times at the airport, travel times outside of normal business hours, no free Wi-Fi at the hotel, journey planning and trip organisation – the list of factors that can frustrate business travellers is long. A recent study carried out by AirPlus revealed that almost half of business travellers interviewed […]

BA to offer non-stop service between Heathrow and Silicon Valley

28th August 2015

Flightline Travel Management is pleased to advise British Airways (BA) will launch a new service to San Jose the main gateway to Silicon Valley, which is home to many of the world’s largest high-tech brands and technology companies. BA flights from London Heathrow to the San Jose will start from 4 May 2016. BA will operated a 216 seat Dreamliner featuring […]

British Airways Singapore lounge opens at Changi Airport

27th August 2015

British Airways’ newly refurbished first-class Singapore lounge is now open to leisure and business travellers at Changi Airport. Delegates flying with British Airways from Singapore are set to be spoilt in the airline’s newly refurbished airport lounge, which is located in Terminal 1. The brand new lounge is featuring the very latest Galleries design and displaying artwork from British […]

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Sharing economy companies and business travel programmes – to be, or not to be?

13th August 2015

Business travel management is increasingly influenced by sharing economy and enjoys its growth in popularity amongst business travellers. However, so far there are substantial issues, risks and challenges that need to be addressed and should not be underestimated, such as unregulated pricing, traveller safety and security, compliance with industry-specific regulations, laws related to payments or tax issues. […]

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Accor Group opens 75th Mercure hotel in the UK

10th August 2015

Flightline Travel Management is pleased to inform Accor Hotel Group opened its 75th Mercure hotel in the UK for business. The the new-built Mercure Edinburgh Quay hotel offers 110 guestrooms comprising a range of accommodations including classic rooms and privilege rooms as well as a restaurant, bar and gym. The locally inspired design throughout the hotel’s interior includes features such […]

First independent airport lounge opens at Heathrow T5 - Flightline business travel agents news and tips for corporate travellers

First independent airport lounge has opened at Heathrow T5

7th August 2015

On August 4, the first independent airport lounge has opened its doors at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, providing travellers flying with any airline regardless of their class of travel to take advantage of the airport lounge benefits for a fee. The new Aspire airport lounge and spa, which is located near Gate 18 is the first […]

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Emirates to offer A380 aircraft on all London services

6th August 2015

The Gulf carrier Emirates’ announced that its daily flights to London will now all be served by the A380 from 1st of January 2016, after the airline replaced its B777 service with the new aircraft. The airline currently offers A380 services to Heathrow five times a week, as well as three daily  services to Gatwick Airport – two served […]