Finnair – £9 Air Fare Offer!

Effective 30 March 2014, Finnair will operate a fifth daily service between London Heathrow and Helsinki.

The airline has announced today that this extra rotation will offer even more choice for passengers flying onwards to the Far East, to where Finnair has an extensive network.   To celebrate this new route Finnair is offering special Business and Economy Class fares which will be available for sale from Monday 17th February 2014.

The economy class fare will be just £9 (but plus the usual airport and government taxes unfortunately!), the Business Class fare will be higher at £392 (it’s less than 3 hours flying time) plus taxes.

The applicable travel period is from 30th March  – 31st May 2014 and bookings can be made from Monday 17th February.

European ATC Strikes 29-31 Jan.

Air Traffic Controller (ATC) in a number of European countries are planning to take strike action over the next few days (29-31 January).

Flights to Italy are expected to be the worst affected, however, other European flights may also be re-timed so that they operate outside of any strike action.

We (GTM) are actively assessing and contacting all of our affected customer’s bookings to advise on cancellation or re-booking. As always, we strongly recommend that you check in online for your flight in any event.

USA Nearly 1500 Flights Cancelled As Winter Storm Heads For East Cost

Almost 1,500 flights have already been cancelled across the U.S. in advance of a snow storm that is forecast to bury the Northeast and usher in another bone-chilling polar plunge in temperatures.

The brunt of the storm is expected to slam the busy Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – New York corridor Tuesday with heavy snow and brutally cold temperatures. Airlines already cancelled just under 1,500 flights in affected areas as of late Monday evening.
Forecasts are calling for coastal regions to be hit harder than inland areas during the powerful storm, crippling travel at airports, on trains and by car.

Between eight and 12 inches is forecast to fall in coastal regions from New York to Washington, D.C., which would make it the biggest storm to hit the capital in three years.The double threat storm will also force wind chills well below zero from the nation’s interior out towards the East Coast and the nation’s capital, where residents can expect what could be the most snow since an historic blizzard hit in January 2011.

Light snow was already falling Monday afternoon across much of the Great Lakes and down through the Ohio River Valley, but the real headaches and potential dangers will come by evening as residents in Minnesota will experience -20F temperatures and it won’t get much higher than the teens south to Virginia, through the Northeast and into New England by Tuesday.

The grim forecast caused airlines to cancel 1,449 Tuesday flights as of late Monday evening

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Fog In London 21st January 2014

Dense fog this morning is causing disruption to flights at London Heathrow. British Airways have advised passengers to check their flight status on before leaving for the airport. please contact us for more information.

Calling all BA On Business members!

Provided your company is a member of British Airways’ On Business program, then you are eligible for both, reduced price long-haul travel, and a one-way upgrade to First Class…what more could you ask for!

On Business members gain access to Business Bespoke fares which are both refundable and changeable in World Tarveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World and First!

Book a reduced Club World return fare in booking classes R, D or C before Monday 27th January and qualify for a complimentary one-way upgrade to First.

On Business members are also eligible for travel on American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, JAL & Qantas!


Important update: new e-visa requirement for Turkey.

The decision by the Turkish authorities to remove their “visa on arrival” service means that from 10 April 2014 everyone must obtain an e-visa; it’s a straight forward process and will remove the need to queue.

However, it is essential all travellers to Turkey are aware of the requirement. Clearly this is particularly important for customers who have already booked their holidays and business trips. Lastly, please also bear in mind that any visa, stamped or electronic, is only relevant to the passport on which the application was made.

The web site for the new e-visa is :

U.S Storm Disruption Update.

U.S. airlines on Wednesday made progress in getting operations back to normal after several days of storms and record cold weather forced cancellations of thousands of flights.

Airlines had cancelled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday, according to data, down from 2,700 on Tuesday. Since January 1, carriers have cancelled more than 19,300 flights, FlightAware showed.

Among major U.S. carriers, Delta Air Lines had cancelled four flights and Southwest Airlines had halted 37 as of early Wednesday, the data showed.  “The regional carriers are still the last to catch up today,” said Daniel Baker, chief executive of “I think things will be back to normal late today and by tomorrow.”
Record cold temperatures in the United States in recent days had hobbled airline operations, disabling equipment used to fuel planes.

JetBlue Airways, which resumed flights to four New York area and Boston airports on Tuesday after suspending operations in those locations Monday evening to reposition crew and planes, showed 13 cancellations early on the day Wednesday.  “It’s looking really good today,” JetBlue spokesman Anders Lindstrom said in an email. “Operations are back to being close to fully 100 percent operable.”

American Airlines had cancelled just 50 flights early Wednesday, most of them with its American Eagle regional unit, spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said.
“The cold temperatures at many outstations are still making things challenging for Eagle,” Huguely added in an email.

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