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IHG has announced all 843,000 of its guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities in a bid to reduce single-use plastic in its hotels. The pledge makes IHG the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities – a move which will be completed by 2021.
Pilot strikes could cause delays and cancellations for thousands of British Airways’ travellers over the summer, after the airline lost a High Court bid for an injunction against the proposed industrial action. Read the full story now.
Travellers warned to expect chaos and cancellations at Heathrow Airport this summer, as union announces a series of staff strikes across the airport’s five terminals. Find out whether you'll be affected...
Diplomatic and economic sanctions have recently been imposed on Qatar by its neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain as well as Egypt and others.
Following the US, the British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
Virgin Atlantic announced its intention to expand its strategic partnership with The Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines to offer its customers access to the most comprehensive transatlantic route network via an extensive joint venture
Following the new restrictions that came into force on March 25, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad have decided to offer laptops, tablets and handling services on all their US-bound flights.
Etihad’s free Chauffeur Service will continue to operate from their home in Abu Dhabi for guests travelling in Residence, First Class, Business Class and Redemption First & Business Class, subject to fare choice conditions.
British Airways have been notified by the JFK Terminal 7 programme that during the next phase of construction from 22 Jun to end of Jan 2018 there is going to be a delay getting through security at JFK. This will affect all World Traveller and World Traveller Plus customers on flights departing after 1700hrs.
In July 2017 the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the introduction of enhanced security screening for people travelling to the United States.
Air Canada announced expanded seasonal services to Ireland with new non-stop flights from Toronto to Shannon and between Montreal and Dublin. The flights will be operated using Air Canada's newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 Max 8 featuring a Business and Economy cabin configuration.
Ireland will be connected to Hong Kong by air for the first time as Cathay Pacific Airways is to begin direct flights to and from China. Hong Kong's flagship airline will begin the Dublin-Hong Kong route from next June and will operate the service four times per week.