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If you are travelling to teh USA under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization [ESTA], please ensure you have an up to date biometric passport or you will not be allowed to travel to the USA. Your passport should have the e-passport symbol on the front cover.
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British Airways first A380 enters longhaul service today with its inaugural flight to Los Angeles.
Five A380 services a week will now operate between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, increasing to a double daily service from 10 April 2014.
From 22 October, daily A380 services will start between London Heathrow and Hong Kong.
Johannesburg is the third A380 destination for British Airways, with services planned to start from 12 February 2014.
Over the past three months the A380 has been through an intensive ‘entry into service’ programme including pilot and crew training, customer service trials and shorthaul flying.
British Airways took delivery of its second A380 over the past weekend, with a third due next month.
11 September 2013:
British Airways passengers on key short-haul services from Heathrow and London City will pay less if they only carry on a cabin bag.
The airline has launched ‘hand-baggage-only’ fares from its two key business airports to eight of its main domestic and European destinations.
It said the move follows ‘the successful introduction’ of hand-baggage-only fares at Gatwick earlier this year.
The initiative was seen as a way of competing with no-frills rivals which charge for a wide range of add-ons.
The hand-baggage-only fares have gone on sale today for travel from 24 September between Heathrow and nine short-haul destinations: Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Paris (Charles de Gaulle and Orly), Rome, Rotterdam, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The fares represent a discount of £20 off the current lowest return fares (£10 one-way), inclusive of taxes, but effectively mean anyone choosing to check a bag in will pay more.
Hand-baggage-only fares also be available from London City to Amsterdam, Stockholm, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Robin Glover-Faure, BA’s head of short-haul, said: ‘The hand-baggage-only fare at Gatwick has proved very popular with our customers so we’re now introducing it on a selected number of short-haul routes from Heathrow and London City.
‘If it proves as successful, we plan to roll it out across the whole short-haul network in the coming months.’
He said the airline is also introducing a new fare type, the semi-flex ticket, which gives travellers a range of new options, including the opportunity to change their ticket on the day of departure for no extra fee.
The following are the current charges [October 2013] for those who wish to pre-book seats on British Airways' flights:
Euro Traveller/World Traveller
UK Domestic £8.00
World Traveller Plus
Club Europe/Club World
Europe/Short Haul: £15|£20
Prices are per person, per sector
Exit rows & upper deck are charged at a higher rate.
For further details please copntact In Style Travel.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Governorate of North Sinai due to the significant increase in criminal activity and recent terrorist attacks on police and security forces that have resulted in deaths. See North Sinai
In view of continued unrest and the evolving political situation in Egypt, the FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Egypt except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate (including Hurghada).
In the governorate of South Sinai the FCO advise against all but essential travel, with the exception of (i) the Red Sea Resorts including those in the entire region of Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Nuweiba and Dahab; (ii) the St Catherine’s Monastery World Heritage Site; (iii) road travel between the Red Sea resorts; (iv) road travel from the Red Sea resorts to St Catherine’s Monastery approaching from the east; and (v) transfers between the resorts and the airports of Taba and Sharm el Sheikh. See South Sinai and Road travel.
The FCO do not advise against the use of Cairo airport as a transit stop providing you do not leave the airport grounds. There have been access problems on some of the roads to Cairo airport, chiefly Saleh Salem Road.
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