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Police slam into Mercedes outside Heathrow Airport

Police have been filmed forcing a Mercedes to stop outside Heathrow Airport and are believed to have made two arrests. Source link

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Heathrow chaos as ground handlers begin three day walkout

Heathrow Airport ground handlers have started a 72 hour strike protesting about their pay. About 350 members of the Unite Union who work for Menzies are taking part in the action. There had been fears that passengers flying with Qatar Airways might be impacted. However, this hasn’t come to pass as a separate walkout by […]

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Discovering the joys of Tampa in Florida now that Virgin Atlantic flies directly there from Heathrow

Frankly, I was at the bottom of the learning curve when it came to Tampa. I had heard of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the local football team, but that was about it. Most British visitors to Florida make a bee-line for Orlando and Miami. But the old pecking order is changing fast. That’s probably why […]

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Guilt-free travel? Virgin Atlantic launches first ‘eco’ flight from London to Florida

V irgin Atlantic has launched the first direct flight between London and Florida using the “greenest plane in the skies”. The inaugural flight to Tampa departed from Heathrow at 8am on Tuesday and is due to arrive at Tampa International Airport 10 hours later, 2pm local time. An Airbus A330neo – nicknamed Billie Holiday – […]

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TPA gets ready to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s new nonstop route to London Heathrow this week

A330NEO Aircraft exterior_version 216-9 Tampa International Airport will be kicking off its first nonstop route to London Heathrow (LHR) with welcome festivities for new partner Virgin Atlantic on Wednesday. The airline’s new Airbus A330neo, a premium aircraft named “Billie Holiday,” will arrive at TPA carrying several VIP guests for a ramp arrival celebration followed by […]

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Ed Sullivan first haunted by Beatlemania on Halloween 1963 at Heathrow Airport

Legendary American television host Ed Sullivan was haunted by an apparition he encountered for the first time at Heathrow Airport on Halloween in 1963. The pop culture poltergeist he witnessed that day in London would soon invade America — and leave in its wake a nation of hysterical screaming teenagers.  It was called Beatlemania.  The […]

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Aer Lingus cuts key Heathrow flights as union blames Brexit

“As a consequence of the disruptive effect of Brexit on integrated flight operations across Europe, the crew have lost remuneration, absorbed increased working costs and endured disruption to their home and work lives.” According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) all EU carriers have to operate under different rules since Brexit. It said: “After the […]

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Heathrow Airport chaos as M4 closed both ways – major tunnel shut

Inrix said: “The outbound tunnel remains closed, but a contraflow is now in place via the inbound tunnel, where traffic is passing in both directions.” It added there are diversions affecting bus routes 105, 111, 285, 278, A10, X26, X140 and U3. Just before 4pm, Inrix issued an update which read: “M4 Heathrow Spur Road […]

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Heathrow passenger cap to be lifted

Heathrow Airport will lift its cap on passenger numbers at the end of this month after travellers were limited to reduce disruption, it has been reported. Since July the number of passengers has been capped at 100,000 per day. The cap was initially due to expire on September 11 but industry officials have now confirmed […]

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Two planes collide at Heathrow Airport on runway and scrape wings

Two commercial passenger planes have been involved in a minor collision at Heathrow Airport, with the wing tip of one reportedly “scraping” into the other while taxiing on the runway. The incident took place at around 8pm this evening. The collision involved Korean Air and Iceland Air planes. Twitter user “Martyn John Wulfran” (@thewulfran) wrote: […]