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Blog posts for tag: Heathrow

Alpha LSG Premium Kitchen sets standards high for Airline Catering

13 May 2014
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: ,

Alpha LSG recently opened their impressive £10 million new catering complex at London’s Heathrow Airport where it carries out the catering for just over 40 airlines. That means that an average of 68 flights a day are being catered for, which in turn have a total of over 60 different aircraft configurations...

Madhu’s Heathrow opens at the Sheraton Skyline

24 Feb 2014
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For those of you who love quality Indian cuisine and travel in and out of London Heathrow on a regular basis, our luxury travel blog brings you news of the brand new Madhu’s Heathrow which opened its doors last month at a special launch event at its home in the Sheraton Skyline Hotel...

British Airways Galleries Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5

24 Dec 2013
Categories: Air Travel, Luxury Travel     Tags: , ,

As many people escape the storms and fly off to warmer climes this Christmas, our luxury travel blog takes a look at how airport lounges can take the stress out of travelling at this busy time of the year...

House of Hennessy Boutique at Heathrow Terminal 5

2 Dec 2013
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor, Luxury Travel     Tags: ,

Our luxury travel blog pays a visit to London’s Heathrow Airport to you bring you news about a new luxury pop-up store. So if you happen to be flying off to the sunshine or ski slopes this Christmas and going through Heathrow’s Terminal 5, allow yourself a little extra time, as Hennessy have opened up an exclusive pop-up House of Hennessy right there in the terminal...

The Case for an extra runway at Heathrow

28 Jan 2013
Categories: Air Travel, From The Editor     Tags: , ,

Once again the recent snow showed up the shortcomings of Britain’s transport system and infrastructure. Although Heathrow Airport didn’t actually close as on previous occasions, hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed and some passengers found themselves stranded on planes.  Of course the problems at Heathrow run much deeper than simply keeping runways clear of snow...

Travel News Roundup

7 May 2012
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It has been a miserable couple of weeks for London’s airports in particular Heathrow with reported queues at immigration Border Controls being as long as 2 to 4 hours for non-EU visitors. It is set to be potentially worse on 10th May when up to 4,600 immigration officials plan to go on strike...

Are Comfy Cabin Beds the New Trend?

25 Oct 2011
Categories: Air Travel     Tags: , , , ,

I think I speak for everyone when I say that trying to sleep at the airport is a terribly hopeless experience.

With noisy flight announcements every other minute, uncomfortable seating and endless individuals invading our personal space, there is a very slim chance of getting much peace and quiet!

Until now that is...

Club World – Departure Lounge at Heathrow T5

6 Sep 2011
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British Airways’ Club World service makes travelling long haul so much more pleasant and enjoyable. From the moment you have checked in and have your boarding pass in your hand you know you are going to be more relaxed.  Firstly you get to whisk through the Fast Track security queue, which can often save you valuable lounge time. 

London Airports to get makeover

17 May 2011
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Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow airport has been a huge improvement, almost like having a new airport (as long as you don’t see the other old terminals) and work is well underway on the new Terminal 2 replacement. However I read that yet more improvement work is being planned for both Heathrow and Gatwick with an investment of some £4 billion.

No More Snow This Winter Please

2 Feb 2011
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I read last week that New Englanders and New Yorkers are ready for spring.  It is not surprising given all the snow they have had this winter.  Why is it that some countries seem to be able to cope with snow and others can’t?