Delta is to move all of its Heathrow services to T3 from next month, in a move which will see it fully co-locate with its joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic at the terminal.
London flights have been grounded due to a power outage in London’s computer system. The outage has forced the closure of the London airspace until 7 p.m. London time. Continue reading London Flights Grounded Due To Computer Outage
Delta opened the arrival lounge at Terminal 3 for all BusinessElite and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members from the United States. The lounge includes amenities such as breakfast items with Starbucks coffee, free Wi-Fi, a business center, and 11 private showers. Continue reading Delta Opens Arrival Lounge at London Heathrow
Delta Air Lines BusinessElite customers arriving at Terminal 3 at London Heathrow can now go from their car to the lounge in less than 10 minutes via the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing. Delta passengers arriving at the airport by private car will be met by Virgin Atlantic’s concierge staff, who will provide printed boarding passes and swiftly handle any checked luggage. Passengers will then be whizzed through the Private Security Channel, beating the lines, leaving more time to enjoy the Clubhouse.
American Airlines is adding a second daily flight to London Heathrow Airport from Los Angeles in 2015. The new flight will begin on March 28 departing LAX at 5:55 pm and arriving in London 10:00 am the following day.
The incoming CEO of London Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye has said that they plan to increase the landing fee it charges to the airlines. This fee is charged per passenger and will increase from £20 to £24. Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world and has some of the highest landing fees.
With an anticipation of more travelers taking to the skies over the next 12 years, airports and airlines are looking into smarter security. Countries will have access to known traveler programs and their members, so those passengers will benefit with expedited security access. A coalition of airports and airlines will test a “smart security” prototype at Doha, Heathrow and Schiphol airports. The International Air Transport Association says the goal is to provide “an uninterrupted journey from curb to aircraft door.”
The first batch of Dreamliners that Virgin Atlantic Airways will receive will be positioned on east coast routes from London’s Heathrow. The first Dreamliner they receive will begin service on October 28th to Boston Logan six times weekly. The next 787 Virgin receives in December will serve Heathrow-Washington trips. In the next months, the following planes received will be serving Newark, New Jersey and New York’s John F. Kennedy.