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WILL YOUR TRAVEL BOOKINGS BE SUBJECT TO THE BRITISH AIRWAYS / IBERIA SURCHARGE?

From the 1st of November British Airways and sister carrier Iberia have introduced a surcharge on bookings made via the traditional Global Distribution System (GDS) channels used by travel management companies. The surcharge is £8 per one way fare component, so a typical trip would comprise two components and therefore attract a £16 charge. Stage and Screen UK is pleased to say we’ve reached an agreement with British Airways and Iberia whereby our clients in the UK and most of Europe are currently exempt from this surcharge for both offline ...
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Travel News Roundup July 2017

The summer season is well and truly upon us and that can only mean one thing: jam packed airports. To prove the point, Birmingham Airport recently reported its best June ever for passenger numbers. Meanwhile, there are further developments on the laptop ban and British Airways staff are striking throughout August. For more on what went on in the world of travel in July, read on: Laptop ban relaxed on US-bound flights The ban on laptops and large electronic devices which was brought ...
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The 9 Best Airports for a Layover

The layover: stuck in an airport for hours on end with nothing to do but watch the planes taking off or plonk yourself in a lacklustre café and drown your sorrows on overpriced beer. But it doesn’t have to be this way. While some airports remain a hotbed of bored travellers and broken travel dreams, the more forward thinking travel hubs have evolved into hi-tech entertainment complexes where soggy sandwiches and cramped seating have been replaced by upmarket restaurants, state-of-the-art spas ...
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ELECTRONIC DEVICE BAN FOR US AND UK FLIGHTS – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Important Update: Effective 3 July, Etihad (EY) flights from Abu Dhabi to the USA were exempted from the restrictions. Customers travelling on Etihad between Abu Dhabi and the USA may carry all their electronic devices on board. On 21 March, the US and UK governments announced a ban on certain electronic devices on all flights to the UK or US that originate from certain countries. 1. Key points surrounding the electronics ban: The USA and UK have essentially banned any electronic devices larger ...
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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE cut ties with Qatar

The nations of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced they are cutting ties with Qatar because of what they claim is the country's ongoing support of terrorism and Islamist groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar while Qatari diplomats have been given 48 hours to leave the countries. All the four nations have also advised that within 24 hours they will suspend traffic between ...
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FLIGHT CENTRE RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE UK’S BEST WORKPLACES FOR THE SEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW

For the seventh consecutive year, we've been recognised as one of the UK’s best workplaces in the large category (businesses with 500+ employees). We are happy to announce that Flight Centre has been awarded 24th place by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Great Place to Work Institute rigorously assesses over 7,000 companies each year using five dimensions to find the best workplaces in the UK. These dimensions are: values and ethics; communication and involvement; teamwork; recognition; and empowerment and accountability. Our results are ...
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TOP TIPS FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT- HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR CARRY ON

When it comes to travelling frequently we all know that avoiding checking luggage can have the potential to save us time and money. However, the trials of both travelling light and meeting current security protocol can be stressful and challenging not to mention the added problem of the business travellers needs to packing a professional wardrobe and essential gadgets! Here are our top tips for travelling light and maximising your carry-on space.   1.  Choose the right luggage. This is the essential place to start ...
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British Airways FREE upgrade to First Class

Upgrade to First and let your travellers enjoy the finest way to travel! What if you could pay for British Airways Club World but enjoy the luxury of First Class? British Airways are back with their ‘Upgrade To First’ offer, which gives travellers on published fares in certain classes the opportunity to upgrade one leg from Club World to First absolutely free of charge. Doing this way your travellers can also experience the brand-new and exclusive BA First wing in Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Within the privacy of the First Wing, ...
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UK TO BAN ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON FLIGHTS FROM MIDEAST

UK FOLLOWS US WITH BAN ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES FROM SOME MIDEAST FLIGHTS Following the US with its own ban on passengers bringing large electronic devices on flights from some Middle Eastern countries, 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. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, announced that the move will affect in-bound passengers from those countries on flights by UK carriers including British Airways, ...
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2017’s top holiday destinations

Need a break? looking for your next holiday destination? The trouble with finding a seaside paradise is that you often have to share it with other holidaymakers. However, for beach-goers keen to castaway at under-the-radar locations, there are several hidden stretches of sands and rocky shorelines that only the privileged few head to, below is some of the world's top hidden gems.   Plage de Notre-Dame: France isn't particularly well-known for its island beaches - and that's probably just the way the French like it, because they ...
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