Healthy airports, wrong tickets and the end of APD? in Our Business Travel News round-up

February 13, 2017 - Business Travel, Corporate Travel, Industry news, supertravelbooker / latest business travel news
latest business travel news

Want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of business travel? Here’s our quick round-up of the latest business travel news from around the web.

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Wow Air to introduce business class

Business seats and priority boarding are being offered for the first time on WOW Air from 1 June as the carrier continues to challenge other airlines in the transatlantic market with its low-cost model.

The airline says the development will allow passengers to upgrade from the current standard service and choose from three different bundles.

BT News

Airports join the health craze

Do you fancy a work-out while waiting for your flight? Increasing numbers of airline passengers do, as witness special facilities that have been installed over the years at some Far East and Middle East airports.

Handy for that last sprint to the gate
Now it’s also an option at Baltimore Washington International, where the only gym at a US airport past security has opened, with plans for 20 more at airports by 2020.

BTN

Airline bosses renew calls for abolition of APD

European airline chiefs have called on the European Union to remove “economically damaging” aviation taxes.

Airlines4Europe (A4E), the aviation campaign body, said air passenger duty, especially in the UK and Germany, continues to “hinder” growth and jobs across Europe.

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British Airways cabin crew threaten new four-day strike

British Airways’ passengers could face another four days of strike action as the ‘poverty pay’ dispute continues.

Union Unite urged the airline to enter talks and reach an agreement to avoid further walkouts from February 17 – 20.

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Fifth of rail passengers buy wrong ticket from machines

Around one in five rail passengers using ticket machines are over-paying or at risk of a penalty fare, the rail regulator has said.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) carried out research which showed 7 per cent did not select the most flexible ticket for their journey and 13 per cent chose a more expensive ticket.

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