British Airways Launches New In-Flight Entertainment Channel

Sep 14, 2019

© Brett Critchley | Dreamstime.com

Daily

British Airways launched a new in-flight entertainment channel in honor of its year-long centenary celebration. The new channel, christened Celebrate BA100, highlights the best of British in-flight entertainment.

Passengers can expect the first film shown on an Imperial Airways flight, in 1925, The Lost World, alongside favorite films set in Great Britain like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Dunkirk, Bridget Jones’ Baby and Shakespeare in Love. The television offerings on the channel include iconic episodes from British series such as Downton Abbey, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Great British Bake Off. Music curated by leading DJs is also available.

The Celebrate BA100 channel is available onboard British Airways flights through October, as part of the more than 1,000 hours of film, shows and audio available for free to long-haul passengers.

“We know that for many of our customers, being able to settle down and enjoy the inflight entertainment is one of the best bits of traveling so we’re serving up some of the best of film, television and audio throughout the ages to help our customers celebrate our centenary,” said Carolina Martinoli, director of brand and customer experience, British Airways.

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Feature
Oct 17, 2019

Rosewood Washington D.C. Reopens with New Experiences

One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.

Thessaloniki: Culture, Good Food and Shopping

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.

Feature
Oct 17, 2019

Germany Discusses Doubling Air Travel Tax

In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.

News
Oct 17, 2019

Hyatt Announces New Property Coming to Cairo

The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

Feature
Oct 16, 2019

What ‘Smart’ Airplane Cabins Could Look Like

Airplane manufacturers continuously search for new ways to make the air travel experience more enjoyable and efficient. One example, Airbus engineers are working on the Airbus Connected Experience.

eFlyer News
Oct 16, 2019

ONYX Hospitality Group Makes First Expansion into Japan

ONYX Hospitality Group is expanding to Japan with its first-ever property in the country.

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

eFlyer News
Oct 16, 2019

EVA Air Adds New Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to Fleet

EVA Air continues to expand its fleet with the introduction of a fourth Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.