YOU may not be thinking about your holidays in 2019 just yet, but with flight sales already on, you definitely should have a look. Airlines including Virgin Atlantic, easyJet and Emirates all have offers on for travelling next year - some as early as January. So regardless of whether you're thinking of a short haul or long haul break, you're bound to find something worth booking. With that in mind, here's what you need to know about which airlines are having a sale and what the details are:EasyJet EasyJet and easyJet Holidays have launched a 20% off sale on 400,000 flights and 400,000 holidays. Their sale is on from now until January 10, and the dates of travel are from January 30 to July 3 next year. One of their top offers is five nights at the four star Asterias Village Hotel in Piskopiano, Crete - which you can book here. The break, on half board basis and including flights from London Gatwick on June 22, starts from £179 per person. Virgin Atlantic Virgin … [Read more...] about Airlines currently having sales on flights – including Virgin Atlantic, EasyJet and Emirates
VIRGIN Atlantic has recreated an iconic scene from Mary Poppins to celebrate the release of the new film. In a video a member of Virgin cabin crew spreads festive cheer by pulling items out of her carpet bag – just like in the film. Dressed in red, the flight attendant pulls various items out of the bottomless bag, surprising passers-by. She pulls out a huge penguin cuddly toy, a lamp, and some tinsel. There’s also an oversized rubber duck and a branch with flowers attached to it. Airport customers are seen laughing as they realise the references to the famous films. Mary Poppins Returns is out this Friday and stars Emily Blunt as the new incarnation of the iconic nanny, originally played by Julie Andrews. Read on to find out where the new movie was filmed. Buckingham Palace Emily Blunt was seen shooting Mary Poppins outside a foggy Buckingham Palace on a "magical bicycle" in April 2017. She was joined by co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies and Joel Dawson. … [Read more...] about Virgin Atlantic recreates Mary Poppins magic at Heathrow with ‘bottomless’ carpet bag
THE union representing pilots at Virgin Atlantic is seeking talks in a bid to avert a series of strikes over Christmas and the new year. Members of the Professional Pilots Union (PPU) are set to walk out from December 22-25 and again for eight days between December 30 and January 7 in a dispute over union recognition. Virgin Atlantic has said the union only represented a small number of its pilots, stressing its priority was to ensure all its customers can continue their journeys as planned this Christmas. HOSPITAL KILLING Two cancer patients killed by a paranoid schizophrenic with walking stick SPORTS STAR 'SEX ATTACK' Woman in 20s 'beaten and raped by a major sports star' in Dublin WEIGHT LOSS FRAUD ITV star a benefit fraudster after claiming he could only walk ten feet CROSSBAIL £1.3bn bailout for Crossrail over fears that delays could be extended FANTASY HOLS Fraudster cosies up with Fernando Torres after stealing £44k holidays BBC CASH-SPLASH Licence fee payers' money … [Read more...] about Virgin Atlantic pilots want talks in a bid to avert two strikes over Christmas and the New Year
VIRGIN Atlantic pilots are set to strike just before Christmas. Find out if your flight will be affected. Will the industrial action affect my flight? Pilots who are members of the Professional Pilots Union (PPU) will walkout from December 22 to 25, December 30 to January 2 and then from January 4 to 7, inclusive. The airline operates flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast. It flies to destinations in the USA, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as Dubai and Cancun. The union called a ballot after it was excluded from talks over proposed changes to pilot’s benefits. The company does not recognise the union and has only dealt with the British Airline Pilots Association. PPU members backed strike action with 71.5 percent of those that voted, backing industrial action. A total of 72 percent of members voted with the union representing around a third of the airline’s pilots. A spokesman for the PPU said: “It’s the last straw; … [Read more...] about Virgin Atlantic Christmas strikes – will the industrial action affect my flight?
VIRGIN Atlantic is in talks to buy Fly Be – which could mean changes in price for the low-cost airline’s customers. While fares of European flights shouldn’t rise, domestic flights may become pricier if the sale goes ahead. The news comes after Fly Be put itself up for sale earlier this month. Sky News reports that Virgin is in talks with Fly Be, four years after Little Red shut, its regional airline. Little Red ran services to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester from Heathrow, but shut after a lack of passenger demand. A source revealed that buying the airline would be a good move for Virgin as it would be able to link its transatlantic flights with destinations in the UK. It would also look to gain more landing slots at Heathrow that are reserved for domestic flights. However prices could change as a result – and domestic flights could become more expensive. Rob Burgess, editor of frequent flyer website headforpoints.co.uk told Sun Online Travel: "I … [Read more...] about Virgin Atlantic is in talks to buy budget airline FlyBe – and flights could get more expensive