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Virgin Atlantic Selects Airbus A350 as Its Future Flagship

FINANCIAL WATCH (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
UK based Virgin Atlantic Airways has selected the A350-1000, the largest member of the A350 Family, to become the latest aircraft in its fleet, operating from both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
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'Air rage' crackdown as ministers consider ban on 24-hour airport drinking - ‎3 hours ago‎
Plane passengers should be stopped from drinking too much before they get on their flights amid concerns that families going on holiday and businessmen are being intimidated, a minister has said.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport passengers up 5.1% since last year

Crain's Detroit Business - ‎9 hours ago‎
New collaborations between the airport and airlines have created new routes at the McNamara and North terminals. For example, in 2014, JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines began service at the Metro Airport, followed by Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. In ...
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Airlines' Year Turns Sour

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Delta, which owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., said Virgin Atlantic is taking similar steps. Overall, the pair's U.K.

A Look at Flight Attendant Uniforms Through History

Racked - ‎11 hours ago‎
Taking a page from Florence Nightingale, the first uniform created for United Airlines by an in-house, unknown designer featured a militaristic green cape, double-breasted jacket, and wool calf-length skirt.

Virgin Australia's Business Class Is the Newest Airplane Cabin That Puts Design First

Travel+Leisure - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Choose a Red Dot Design Award winning Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin on any of the dozens of airlines around the world already gracing the skies with these beauties.

8 simple ways to survive the airport experience

Traveller - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Virgin Atlantic London Clubhouse, Heathrow: The airline's flagship lounge offers a complete rock star experience. There's a fantastic menu (try the Clubhouse burger and Bloody Mary), s... Virgin Atlantic London Clubhouse, Heathrow: The airline's ...

Smoke pot with your kids, Richard Branson tells Chicago business audience

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
A well-rehearsed anecdote about how Branson founded Virgin Atlantic Airways by renting a jet with his credit card after he and his fellow passengers were left stranded overnight in Puerto Rico by American Airlines allowed the billionaire to point to ...

$5400 credit card fraud tied to UA student

Sahuarita Sun (subscription) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
According to the report, she discovered the charge on her American Express credit card statement for a Virgin Atlantic Airways ticket to Nigeria, booked for December 2016. Three passengers were listed, including the cardholder and two other individuals ...
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Derby's Rolls-Royce reports big fall in profits

Derby Telegraph - ‎18 hours ago‎
But the division did increase its order book, as it secured major deals with airlines including All Nippon Airways, Norwegian, Garuda Indonesia, China Eastern, Virgin Atlantic and Gulf Air. Back in February, when it announced its full-year results for ...
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JetBlue Eyes First Trans-Atlantic Flights With Airbus A321 Order

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The carrier can switch some of the second batch to longer-range versions that would enable it to fly across the Atlantic from cities in the eastern U.S.. The airline is stepping up the growth of Mint after missing out on a chance to buy Virgin America ...

Fitch: Brexit Vote Amplifies Existing Headwinds for US Airlines

Business Wire (press release) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
NEW YORK & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Negative effects of the UK's Brexit referendum are adding to an already pressured transatlantic air travel market and contributing to ongoing revenue pressures for US airlines, according to Fitch Ratings. ... Delta ...
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American, Delta, United Approach UK Travel Differently After Brexit Vote

Forbes - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The airlines' levels of revenue from the UK do not seem to differ all that much. American gets about 6.3% of revenue from the region, United gets about 5.4% and Delta gets about 2.8%, according to analyst research.

How to get cheap flights - ‎15 hours ago‎
Tesco Clubcard: £10 in Clubcard vouchers is worth up to £20 of rewards tokens on Monarch flights; £2.50 in vouchers is worth 625 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles, 600 Avios or 600 BA Executive Club Avios. Many airlines also have their own loyalty ...
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JetBlue will Add New Jets, While Eyeing Transatlantic routes

Skift - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
JetBlue Airways Corp. ordered 30 Airbus Group SE A321 jetliners valued at $3.6 billion as the carrier expands its premium cabin service and opens the door to trans-Atlantic flights. JetBlue agreed to buy 15 A321s with the current engine option for ...

In-flight Wi-Fi developments bringing the home experience to the aircraft

Future Travel Experience - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Gogo's new 2Ku service is currently available on selected Aeromexico aircraft, with many other carriers also committed to it, such as British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Delta and Virgin Atlantic. According to Gogo, the dual-antenna 2Ku system can hit ...

Airbus wins $35 billion of new business at Farnborough

CompositesWorld - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
... along with unobstructed under-seat foot space. Announcements during the week that involved aircraft to be equipped with the Airspace cabin included Virgin Atlantic Airways' A350 XWB order and the four A330-900neo aircraft that ARKIA Israeli ...

JetBlue's 30-jet Airbus order opens door to trans-Atlantic flights, with more-efficient planes that put Europe ...

Crain's New York Business - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
JetBlue Airways Corp. ordered 30 Airbus Group SE A321 jetliners valued at $3.6 billion as the carrier expands its premium cabin service and opens the door to trans-Atlantic flights. JetBlue agreed to buy 15 A321s with the current engine option for ...

San Francisco Airport exhibit displays flight attendant uniforms

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Presented by SFO Museum, Fashion in Flight: A History of Airline Uniform Design has outfits from the 1930s to present, revealing how uniforms have evolved over the years.