New British Airways Route To New Orleans.

Staring from Monday 27th March 2017, British Airways will start flying from London Heathrow to New Orleans (MSY).

The Louisiana city, known as ‘The Big Easy’, will be served four times a week from London Heathrow Terminal 5. The new service will also be the first direct flight between Europe and New Orleans.

The service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays using a new Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 aircraft, with a 3 cabin configuration (World Traveller, World Traveller Plus & Club World).

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Important Change Of Check-In Time At London Heathrow.

From 30th October 2016 the minimum check-in time for British Airways long-haul flights at London Heathrow Airport will be 60 minutes prior to departure.

Check-in for short-haul flights will remain unchanged at 45 minutes.

Mumbai international airport update.

On 18 October 2016 the main runway at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will close for 4 hours. The secondary runway is expected to remain open. Then from 31st October to 28th November both runways will close every Monday and Thursday between noon and 5pm. All flights scheduled during these times are likely to be affected by delays and cancellations, if you’re travelling to/from or connecting to flights in Mumbai please do call us to discuss any possible implications.

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Important British Airways Catering Update.

British Airways announced last week that it has formed a new partnership with Marks & Spencer, which will see an ‘M&S on board’ menu introduced on all short haul flights to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick from 11 January 2017.

The new, seasonally inspired menu will feature M&S favourites and will replace the current complimentary catering in Euro Traveller and on UK domestic services. All food is priced at under £5 and there will also be a selection of branded drinks on sale. Customers will have the option to pay using Avios (if they are an Executive Club Member), credit or debit card. Cash payments can not be accepted.

From summer 2017, ‘M&S on board’ will also be available on flights to and from London City and London Stansted. Catering in Club Europe and on long-haul services is not affected by this change.

You can read more at: M&S on board

Travelling with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Following the official recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones, the US Department for Transportation has banned the use of these phones if you are flying to or from the United States.

The advice for customers travelling to/from the United States is as follows:

• If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7, you must not turn your phone on or connect it to any power source during your journey.
• If your bag is checked in at the gate, please remove your Galaxy Note7, and place it in your hand baggage.
• Passengers can also refer to the FAA website for further information.

Advice also for customers travelling to/from any other destination:

• Turn off the device.
• Disconnect the device from any charging equipment.
• Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone (e.g. alarm clock).
• Protect the power switch to prevent its unintentional activation.
• Keep the device in your hand baggage or on your person (do not place it in your checked baggage).

BA – Upgrade to First AND More!

Book a return Club World return ticket with British Airways and receive a complimentary upgrade one way to First. This offer is valid between 6th September 2016 and all travel must be completed by 30 December 2016; the last date for outbound travel is 23 December.

It gets better!

For a limited time only, eligible passengers can also receive TRIPLE Avios points, and companies who are On Business members can also earn TRIPLE On Business points too!

Please note, however, that in order to be eligible to receive the triple points passengers and companies must register in advance.

For Executive Club members register for the offer at

On Business members should register for triple On Business points at

British Airways Announces Codeshare Agreement With China Eastern.

British Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines, the 2nd largest airline in China, utilising their hubs in Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Chengdu (CTU).

The agreement enables BA customers to book selected flights via Shanghai Pudong, or Chengdu, to Xi’an, Nanjing, Chongqing and Kunming. The two letter airline code for China Eastern is MU and they are the second largest airline by passenger numbers in China with their main hubs at Shanghai Pudong, Beijing, Kunming and Xi’an.

Destination Information:

• Xi’an in northwest China, is one of the historical centres, home of the Terracotta Army.
• Nanjing in the east, with a large inland port on the Yangtze River Delta, is a modern city of over 8 million people but with an ancient past and many top universities.
• Chongqing, the largest city in the southwest, with access to the mountainous Three Gorges region.
• Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province in southwest China and is a major transportation hub with road or rail access to Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar to the south.
• Hangzhou, located on Hangzhou Bay in the east of China, is classed as one of the most scenic cities in the country, with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of West Lake.

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Virgin & Delta to co-locate at Heathrow T3.

From 14th September 2016 all Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines flights from London Heathrow will arrive and depart from Terminal 3 (T3).

Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join its services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle that already operate from Terminal 3. In total, Delta will operate 11 daily flights to eight US cities nonstop from Terminal 3.

London Heathrow Terminal 3 Baggage System Fault

London Heathrow Airport Have Advised The Fault That Affected The Terminal 3 Baggage System Has Now Been Rectified. Passengers Can Now Check-in As Normal, But Are Advised To Store Any Essential Items In Their Hand Luggage.

If Your Baggage Has Been Delayed As A Result OF The Fault Please Report This To Your Airline. Contact Us For More Information.



India E-Visa

UK passport holders, along with numerous other nationalities, can now apply for an E-Visa for their visits to India. E-Visas are valid for leisure, tourist and casual business visits and are valid for 30 days.

Certain other criteria apply and applications must be made online at