Archive for the ‘Flights’ Category
Low Cost Singapore Flights.
Singapore Airlines have announced that it will be introducing low cost Singapore flights within the next year. Due to the competition and customer demand for low cost airfares. Singapore Airlines will be providing this service to cater for a wider group of travelers.
The low cost Singapore flights service will provide long-haul and medium-haul flights to various destinations in South East Asia. Departing slightly from the usually high quality service Singapore Airlines are known for. The new service will be a no-frills low cost singapore flights.
Greater Access For More People.
It is hoped that the new low cost flights will help boost visitors to Singapore and other areas of South East Asia. The new service is also designed to make access to the Region more affordable, for greater numbers of people. This is great news anyone who can take long-haul flights, of more than 10 hours. Click here for more information about cheap flight deals.
Photo by EK.
Strike Action – British Airways.
Once again, British Airways cabin crew have been considering strike action due to working conditions. The latest threat has been halted due to an agreement between the trade union Unite and management. A new proposal between the airlines cabin crew, unions and management will be put to ballot next month.
A Pattern of Strike Action.
BA was subjected to strike action by cabin crew last year. You would have thought they settled all disputes, but apparently not. It has been said that trade union Unite, will recommend its members to accept the new deal. That I think remains to be seen.
British Airways management are happy about the proposals, and to have reached an agreement. Which they think will consider the rights and conditions of the cabin crew workers, and will provide better services for it’s passengers.
If you have flights booked with BA, you’ll be happy to learn that there will be no immediate disruptions. I hope the latest agreements between the unions, cabin crew and management is accepted and stays firm. If not, and strike action takes place. Keep up to date with the latest information to avoid disruption to your booking.
Photographed by Samantha Villagran.
Why Visit Glasgow Arts Festival?
The question shouldn’t be why visit Glasgow Arts Festival? It should be why NOT visit Glasgow Arts Festival? It will take place next Spring so there is plenty of time to plan your trip. Besides the Glasgow Arts Festival, Scotland is a wonderfully historic Country. There is so much to see, you couldn’t get through it all in a couple of weeks.
GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art), will be showcasing contemporary works of art. Along with the Tramway and other performing arts venues. The full details will be announced in the Autumn, until then there are plenty of other locations you could be thinking about visiting while you are there. The lure of viewing such major works of art, should answer the question; why Visit Glasgow Arts Festival?
There are many fine Guest Houses, Luxury Hotels and Resorts. The James Villas Adverts make you want to go and stay forever. Let’s not forget that Scotland is host to St Andrews, one of the famous Golf Open torument in the World. St Andrew’s is also Europe’s biggest premier Public Golf Course Complex. It is based in Fife, which is only about an hour away from Glasgow. A perfect chance for a day out of fun and cluture, St Anrew’s is an impressive complex.
The University of Edinburgh, whose past notable Alumni include Alexander Graham Bell – does his name ring a bell? Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes Creator). Robert Louis Stevenson (Author: Tresure Island). History, history history. Edinburgh is aprroximately one hour away from Glasgow. Another chance for a good day out to include in your intinery. If you are still thinking why visit Glasgow Arts Festival? These few examples of places to go should help you make up your mind.
Officially the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.
Event: Glasgow Arts Festival.
LOCATION: Glasgow, Scotland.
DATES: 20th April 2012 – 7th May 2012.
TIMES: TB Announced.
For the cheapest flight information now or nearer the time, see BA, ebookers, Expedia, Latminute.com, Lowcostholidays. Book early and don’t forget your travel insurance.
Photo by Paul Birrell Wkikipedia.org.
This summer, British Airways (BA) will be operating more flights to several European cities. Those cities include; Faro, in Portugal; Malaga in Spain and Nice in France.
BA have responded to increased requests by customer for more flights to Europe to depart from more local airports such as London City Airport.
The routes will include:
Malaga Spain – 3 times a week to start early June 2011.
Faro, Portugal – 4 times a week.
Nice on France – flights to be increase to twice a day from.
If you are thinking of traveling to Europe this Spring. Check out British Airways’s Spring deals.
A Caribbean Island.
Aruba is a Caribbean Island situated in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is probably not as well known as other Caribbean Islands such as Antigua or Jamacia. However, as we move forward into the new year. Figures are being released about the number of visitors to many different Worldwide destinations. Today we focus on UK travellers and the Caribbean Island of Aruba.
Aruba is a small Caribbean Island, with a population of around 100,000 people. Yet it welcomed more than 14,000 UK visitors last year. This was an increase of around 26%. The picture of white sandy beaches, blue-green sea and hot sun. Easily comes to mind when you think about the caribbean. There is no doubt that Aruba fits nicely into that scene.
Aruba’s Popularity Grows.
Aruba’s popularity among UK visitors is growning fast. Making it into the top ten, and the fastest growing Caribbean destinations to have a great holiday.
For cheap flights and all inclusive deals to Aruba, and other caribbean destinations. check out Lastminute.com.
Photographed by Jim Goodrich.
The British scheduled and charter airline Company, Monarch Airlines. Will soon be providing a new flight service to Cyprus this year. As of May 2011, travellers can get flight to Paphos, Cyprus twice a week. This new route to Paphos increases Monarch Airlines Cyprus destinations. They already provide flights to Larnaca in southern Cyprus,
Monarch Airlines has quite a large European flight service to destinations such as, Gibraltar, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Adding Cyprus to their roster, just helps to extend the airline’s European reach.
New York – Snow.
If you were thinking the recent bad weather we had here in London was ciaotic. Think again. New York is experiencing a huge blizzard that has effected travel beyond normal disruption levels. It is so bad that it has even affected the Maritime provinces of Canada.
The city of New York has knee deep snow. All major Airports shut down with thousands of canceled flights in the last week. This current blizzard is so bad it has been named the “snowpocalypse”. I thought ankle deep snow falls in London was bad, but New York has us beat by about 10 inches.
There are three major Airports in the New York area that provide travel to numerous destinations around the World. JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark International (New Jersey). Limited services are available but still, it is going to take a major thaw and snow clearance to get anywhere near normal.
Emergency Services Issues.
A major problem of the city, is that many of the emergency services vehicles are also stuck in the (all to gether now), Snow. Ambulances, Buses, Fire Engines as well as cars. The salt spreaders and snow plows can’t get to work until the vehicles are pulled out of the way.
Hold tight New Yorkers, stay inside and stay safe! Snow, you gotta love it – as long as you’re not in it.
As always, check with your airline if you are due to travel to or from New York. Check for flight cancellations
Photographed by Doug Letterman from wikipedia.org.
Do you live in Glasgow? If you do, and you travel to and from London on a regular basis? British Airways are introducing additional flights from Glasgow to London City Airport. The additional service is due to start next June 2011.
New Flight Scedules.
Plan are to have five flights operating on a daily basis. The additional flights will be operated by BA City Flyer who will also be increasing the frequency of flights to Edinburgh. This is very good news for the business traveler who travels from Glasgow to London and vice cersa.
Photo by:John Lindie
Long Haul Flight.
If you like far away destinations and the promise of warm climates. Then you might like a long haul flight, that will take you away to such a place. Below is a list of the top five destinations you could travel to, on a long haul flight. The list was based on a survey with the main holiday cost of, hotels, meals, drinks and overall value for money taken into account.
In case you are wondering what constitutes a long haul flight. That would usually be flights that have a non-stop flying time of 5 hours or more. From London to the Caribbean would be around 7:45 hrs, but from London to Thailand would be between 11:00hrs – 12:00hrs.
Top Five Value For Money Destinations.
It’s worth mentioning that the report did advise travellers not to forget Thailand, who slipped down to sixth place this year. It still has great value for money and cheap tourist rates. For information on even more holiday destinations – See Here.
There are a few important things you should bear in mind when taking a long haul flight. It is important for you to stretch your legs and keep the circulation going throughout the body. I’m no expert, andthis is advice from the medical professional and many airline carriers.
In the past their have been a few cases of deep vein thrombosis, (DVT), developing in passengers. DVT is blood clot developing deep in a vein. It can travel to the lungs and cause seriously illness or worse death. The message here is just make sure that you move around adequately when you’re on a long haul flight and there should be NO problems.
I’m told that some airlines even run mini excerise classes for their passengers. It’s fun and of course the movement is limited because of space, but it achieves the objective; keeping the body’s blood circulating.
Photo By: Bernard Gagnon, wikipedia.org.
BA Strike Action.
Keeping you up to date with the latest on the BA Strike Action. It seems the possibility of strike action by BA cabin crew still looms. The Court of appeal has ruled that strike action can continued as planned, as it overruled an injuction made by the high court.
Many travellers will be very nervous about their flights booked through BA over the next few weeks. BA has maintained that flights from Gatwick Airport and London City Airport will operate a full service.
The BA Strike Action will affect flights from Heathrow and other airports, which should operate services at around 50-60%. My advice, call before you travel and make sure your flight is not affected.
Photo By: Samantha Villagran.