British Airways Club World to First Upgrade Promotion Is Back!

Britsh Airways has once again launched its popular Club World to First upgrade offer.

Customers can book a reduced cost semi-flexible fare in booking classes R, D & C from today until 27 January 2014. Outbound travel can take place up to 21 March 2014 and inbound travel must be completed by 11 April 2014.

For those corporate clients with a British Airways On Business account, the aforementioned booking classes may also be used in conjunction with the upgrade offer.

Thereafter 27 January, only booking class J (this relates to BA’s fully flexible fares) may be used in conjunction with the upgrade offer. Book by 21 March – outbound travel must commence at the latest on this date too and all travel must be completed by 11 April 2014.

Please note that there are some exceptions to the above rules, so please call us for clarification.

Italy: 24 hour strike called for Rome 8th January

The strike will affect Metro, buses, trams, and all other local transportation (Roma-Lido, Termini-Giardinetti, and Roma-Viterbo). Most runs will stop from 08:30-17:00 and from 20:00 till end of runs.

Please make sure you have alternative arrangements for travel to airports.

India: Dense fog forecast to delay flights at several airports on Tuesday

Flight delays are likely due to dense fog forecast at the following airports for Tuesday
7 January:

Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow
Lal Bahadur Shashtri International Airport, Varanasi
Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Airport, Patna
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
Bangalore Airport

USA: Update – More than 2000 flights cancelled as storm hits the Northeast.

Snow, high winds and a glacial chill hit the northeastern United States Friday as a blast of brutal wintry weather bore down on many states and major cities, snarling air traffic. Temperatures in New York were expected to drop to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 13 degrees Celsius), according to forecasts.

Some 2,200 flights within, into or out of the United States had been cancelled.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings and advisories for a huge area spanning states from Chicago through New York, New England and even the US capital, Washington. Severe weather was also hitting the country’s Midwest, dropping a blanket of snow and cancelling flights at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
The northeastern winter warning was in effect in New York from Thursday evening through midday Friday, with forecasters predicting four to eight inches (10 to 20 centimeters) of snow and winds that could reach up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. New York City residents were urged to stay off the streets.

The National Weather Service said blizzard conditions were possible for eastern Long Island and the coast of Massachusetts. “Bitter cold will move into the Midwest and East following the storm,” it warned.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo activated the State Emergency Operations Center and also urged people to use mass transit, warning of possible highway closures due to inclement weather. In neighbouring New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in anticipation of what was to come.

In Boston, where strong snowfall is expected until Friday, temperatures were expected to dip to minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit. School classes and state offices were cancelled for Friday in Massachusetts.

Airports across the region — including Boston’s Logan International — saw major weather-related woes that were expected to extend into Friday.
At New York’s airports, more than 500 f lights were cancelled over the course of the day, with hundreds others delayed.

Please check with your Airline before you travel if you are scheduled for the next few days, or contact us for more information.

USA: At Least 600 Flights Cancelled At Chicago’s O’Hare Airport As Winter Storm Hits

Some of the USA’s largest cities are due to be affected by a large amount of snowfall in the next few days. Chicago’s O’Hare airport has cancelled in excess of 600 flights due to snowfall on the 1st of January. Boston and New York are expecting similar adverse weather between the 2nd and the 6th of January. If you are due to travel during this time please check your flight status with your airline, or contact us for information.

Dense fog disrupts flights at Delhi airport.

Local reports indicated that more than 150 domestic and international flights to and from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport(DEL) have been delayed, diverted or cancelled amidst dense fog in the Indian capital for a second consecutive day on Tuesday, 17 December.

The reduced visibility also affected land travel, with dozens of trains to and from New Delhi being delayed or cancelled, and reports of vehicular traffic disruptions in the capital and in other affected areas of northern India, including Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and north-west Rajasthan.

Flight delays(London)

London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY) are both currently reporting flight disruption due to fog conditions. Others will have issues.
Travel networks are also impacted as planes are in the wrong places this morning (from last night’s situation).
The UK Met office has issued another weather warning.

Mist & Fog Forecast To Continue.

Mist and fog is again forecast to affect parts of the UK tomorrow (Thursday 12 December). Please either check with your airline, via their website, or call our out-of-hours team on +44 20 3130 9767.

Our office opens at 0830 tomorrow, please call us for further assistance.

Heavy fog cancels flights at London Heathrow

Fog has swept over London and the south east of England, causing the cancellations of 40 flights at Heathrow Airport.

Other UK airports are expected to have impact also due to weather/ visibility conditions.

You can check on your flight’s status at Heathrow Airport.

Stansted Airport Closed To Arriving Flights.

Flights have been barred from landing at Stansted Airport this morning (Tuesday 10th December), after equipment was damaged by an incoming aircraft.

The Gulfstream G550 jet damaged part of the Essex airport’s instrument landing system (ILS) but landed safely.

Air accident investigators are investigating the “incident”, which happened earlier.

The airport said departing flights had been unaffected but there were likely to be delays and cancellations because of disruption to inbound flights.

An airport spokesman said: “NATS, who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the ILS equipment, have engineers on site and are currently working to the resolve the issue and return the airfield to normal operations as quickly as possible.

“As a result, flights will be subject to delay and cancellations so passengers are advised to check their flight status on their airline website.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

The ILS is a radio beam transmitter that incoming aircraft can follow in order to land in poor visibility.