What Successes Have You Seen From Ba’s Face-to-face Campaign?
We have seen huge successes from the Face-to-Face campaign, which was started to help small businesses grow. We believe in the importance of meeting face to face and the profitable business partnerships that result from such meetings. Helping our passengers reach their objectives is one measure of the campaign’s achievements: Some of the small businesses that have since flown on BA have signed their biggest contracts ever, opened in new markets and increased their success rate. By flying on BA, they have seen the ease and value of getting to go where they want. Being on the Face-to-Face flights, they have also gained the opportunity to network with other small businesses.
Through our conferences, the winners have had access to key guest speakers and motivational speakers on how to do business abroad. We are now hearing positive feedback from this year’s winners.
What New Developments Can Our Readers Expect In Your Premium Cabins?
This is a big year for our premium cabins. Our new first-class cabin is spectacular. The bed is bigger and dramatically more comfortable. We’re also investing more money in our food and in-flight meal services. We have been taking delivery of new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with the new first-class cabins, giving our passengers new luxuries on increased flight routes. BA’s lounges have seen upgrades with a $100 million investment, which truly enhances the premium experience on the ground before our passengers fly and while in transit.
Our all-business-class aircraft from JFK is also something flyers should try. First-time passengers come off the aircraft saying what an incredible experience it is. It’s like an executive jet, very convenient, with only a 15-minute check-in at London City Airport.
Regarding our terminals, travelers going through Heathrow’s Terminal 5 will be treated to a second satellite building which will house the A380s and will accommodate more direct boarding. We also have more luxury shopping in the terminal and exclusive deals with retailers such as Tiffany & Co.
How Will Iberia And American Airlines’ Joint Business Venture With British Airways Improve Route Networks For Your Flyers?
There are many benefits for our passengers. They will have increased use for their frequent-flyer miles and more choices for their destinations and scheduling — for example, more access to New York and Chicago. It gives our passengers breadth and depth across the Atlantic with increased flights from London as well as increased flights landing at JFK. It is also helping to open new routes: BA will have San Diego to London, American Airlines will have New York to Budapest and Chicago to Helsinki, and Iberia will have Miami to Barcelona and Los Angeles to Madrid.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.
CONSIDERING THAT JUST A LITTLE more than a century ago — 1910, to be exact — Miami’s population was only about 5,400 people, it’s easy to see why this South Florida hot spot has long been considered a boomtown. And the evolution continues to impress as the city gears up to welcome an array of new services, amenities and experiences.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Ethiopian Airlines added a daily non-stop between Brussels (BRU) and Addis Ababa (ADD). The carrier previously made stopovers in Vienna (VIE) three days a week, increasing the journey time from seven hours to nine.
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.
Last month, British Airways announced plans to offset carbon emissions from all its flights within the United Kingdom. The initiative begins next year and carbon emissions are offset via the United Nations’ carbon offsetting scheme, which invests in carbon reduction projects around the world, such as reforestation and rainforest protection.