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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BMI Regional: changes to baggage allowance and seat selection
BMI Regional has increased its baggage allowance and introduced seat selection.
All passengers will continue to receive a free baggage allowance, which has increased to 23kgs at no extra cost.
They can also pre-book their preferred seat up to 48 hours in advance for a fee of £8 for standard seat or £15 for an exit row seat.
Major overhaul of rail ticket pricing system planned
A radical overhaul of rail fares is to be trialled to guarantee passengers the “best possible deal” every time they travel.
Certain fares, for long, connecting journeys will be removed from the system as cheaper alternatives exist. This will remove the need to passengers to split tickets.
British Airways to operate all flights during strike action
British Airways will operate all flights during next week’s proposed strike action.
The airline confirmed all passengers will be able to travel to their destination on February 5, 6 and 7, despite industrial action from cabin crew members of Unite the Union.
Virgin Trains celebrates
A £40m investment by Virgin Trains in its 45 High Speed and InterCity 225 trains has ended with the completion of a fleet refurbishment programme.
It is part of a £140m pledge to create a more personalised travel experience on the east coast network.
The Qantas view on safety
Airlines are waking up to the fact inflight safety videos are not attracting the attention they should from their passengers. Expect a flurry of new ideas to correct the matter. Among the latest is the Qantas version, which features some of Australia’s most evocative landscapes and locations.