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I suppose they have to test these trains in a realistic environment, but
“…The incident was blamed on one of the new generation of high-speed trains being built by Hitachi as a long-term replacement for trains used on the Great Western routes.
The train, a bi-mode class 802, designed for the Great Western route to Devon and Cornwall, was being tested on the line when it is believed to have caused damage to overhead cables near Ealing, west London.
The test train, which has not yet been delivered to GWR and was not carrying passengers at the time, was being operated between Hitachi’s London and Bristol depots. An investigation is underway as to how it pulled down the overhead cables.”17 Oct 2018
“London travellers face disruption as Heathrow rail line suspended” – http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-railway-disruption/london-travellers-face-disruption-as-heathrow-rail-line-suspended-idUKKCN1MR0QZ17 Oct 2018
Judging from its press release, yes.
It lists those destinations.
I’d have to consider whether they are truly ‘transatlantic’ though !in reply to: BA loses NYC crown.17 Oct 2018
Many of you will have read our review of this flight
The subsequent piece focusing on the small matter of pyjamas, or lack of them, is causing some interesting debate.
See the comments at the end of the piece….
1 user thanked author for this post.16 Oct 2018
A few stories recently
although, to be fairin reply to: Air India – Health & Safety on board?15 Oct 2018
The speed militates against that at the moment, but doubtless it will come if airlines allow voice calls on board.
It’s like that in lounges now. You relax back, start to read a newspaper, book or magazine, or even do some work, and next thing someone is face-timing or calling on video without using headphones so you hear both sides of a shouted conversation.
Happened in American Airlines International First Lounge T3, the Premium Lounge at Dallas, the Centurion Lounge at Dallas, the First Lounge at T5 and then the Plaza Premium Lounge last night – and that’s just in the last 10 days.
I just put on noise cancelling headphones and keep an eye on the boards to make sure I don’t miss my flight.in reply to: British Airways wifi – High Life Connect13 Oct 2018
As many people who post here refer to travellers who fervently believe that “something is their right”, they the travellers always forget the other half of the equation namely responsibilities.
I wonder how many premium passengers get out of bed in the morning and then dump the bed clothes on the floor and/ or empty a waste bin on the floor. A mere handful I guess.
I do that all the time, but then my wife reminds me that it’s the one day of the week I’m at home and I better come back and tidy up.
Reminds me of a piece we published a few years ago about how strange it is being at home after a long time away
1 user thanked author for this post.in reply to: Discarded flight socks, and other behaviour..12 Oct 2018
Looks like the bid is dead…. and problems for IAG
Times piece first
Then the FT on the inquiry…
CMA probes transatlantic agreement also featuring American Airlines, Iberia and Finnairin reply to: IAG and Norwegian12 Oct 2018
Norwegian launches East Coast USA Flash Sale
Norwegian – Oct 11, 2018 09:12 BST
Six transatlantic routes included in the five-day sale from £134.90 one-way
Norwegian has today launched an East Coast five-day Flash Sale offering holidaymakers from across the UK the chance to book flights to the USA for less. For five days consumers will be able to access special discounted fares on select flights from the UK for travel to the US east coast from £134.90 one-way.
Based on select departures from 1st December 2018 to 28th February 2019*, travellers can now book transatlantic flights from London Gatwick starting from £134.90 one-way in economy. These red-hot deals won’t be around for long, as the flash sale will end on Monday 15th October 2018 22:59 BST.
London Gatwick nonstop to six US cities from £134.90 one-way
Holidaymakers looking to beat the winter blues can now book a bargain flight from £134.90 one-way in LowFare economy on selected flights the US east coast from London Gatwick, including Norwegian’s newest route to Tampa, Florida launching 31st October.
New York JFK from £144.90 one-way in LowFare economy
Boston from £134.90 one-way in LowFare economy
Orlando from £149.90 one-way in LowFare economy
Fort Lauderdale/Miami from £149.90 one-way in LowFare economy
Chicago from £134.90 one-way in LowFare economy
Tampa from £149.90 one-way in LowFare economyin reply to: Flight offers and promotions – sales11 Oct 2018
We had a few screen grabs from a reader who has recently flown back from Singapore.
There are lots of options, with different speeds as well as number of hours….
The opening screen is
Then you go through to the following.
As you can see from the tabs, the options relate to both duration and speed….
And then if you want to stream (Netflix having been heavily promoted), the price options are…
You must be logged in to access attached files.in reply to: British Airways wifi – High Life Connect11 Oct 2018
Just to put things into perspective, a contributor on Flyertalk recently received 100,000 avios for problems on 4 flights.
But the people who had their personal details taken do not even get a personal written letter of apology from the CEO, when BA had a legal duty to protect that personal data.
You can get 5,000 avios for the IFE not working !in reply to: BA Data Breach – one month on11 Oct 2018
I remember being told by a fight attendant they were halfway through the food service and a mother handed them a used nappy they had just changed.
The mother seemed very upset when the flight attendant said they couldn’t take it since they were handling food just at that moment,in reply to: Discarded flight socks, and other behaviour..10 Oct 2018