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Qantas to remove services at airports, Accor update their Covid cancellation policy & Seattle Airport launch COVID-19 testing

Qantas to remove services at airports Qantas have announced they will be permanently closing their service and sales desks at all airports and lounges, which will leave passengers to deal with any cancellations, booking amendments or even last-minute tickets themselves, either online, through a self-service kiosk, or by calling the…




Shapps confirms quarantine will reduce by at least 50% for high risk destinations & could be eliminated altogether

Shapps confirms quarantine will reduce by at least 50% for high-risk destinations Although I think the government has gone overboard with their latest lockdown travel ban, it looks like when it ends there could be good news. At an online conference today, the Transport Minister Grant Shapps said that good…


NEWS: Bad news – Qatar adds a new “classic” business class with no seat selection or lounge access on cheap fares

Well, it looks like it could be the end of the super cheap Qatar fares unless you are willing to give up lounge access and seat selection. 2020 is definitely the year that keeps giving! Qatar Airways has launched new, fare families across all travel classes. From today, Qatar Airways…


NEWS: Virgin’s lockdown schedule & refunds, ALL flights banned from Denmark & New countries removed from travel corridors,

New countries removed from travel corridors Denmark was removed from the travel corridor list yesterday. This was in addition to the Thursday usual announcement with Germany and Sweden being removed. Now the only countries you can travel to in Europe without quarantine (assuming you can legally travel in the first…


Marriott fined £18m after data breach, sniffer dogs almost 100% accurate at detecting COVID-19 & Langham, Venice to open

Marriott fined £18m after ICO investigate Starwood data breach Marriot International will be fined £18.4 million after the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) discovered that the hotel chain failed to keep millions of their customers data secure and private. Marriot recently revealed that approximately 339 million guests records and data…


NEWS: Can I travel during lockdown?, What are the airlines saying? Can I get a refund if my flight still goes? What’s open?

You may have noticed that I am yet to write an article about the new lockdown rules on travel. I was waiting to see what airlines decide to do specifically and the actual reasons permitted for travel (which we already know does not include holidays but may include travelling for…


NEWS: British Airways – suspends all Gatwick operations, list of lockdown cancellations and closes lounges in UK and Gibraltar

British Airways suspends all Gatwick operations BA had suspended all short-haul operations at Gatwick until 9 November and then until the start of summer timetables at the end of March. With the announcement of lockdown and most international leisure travel restricted, BA will be cancelling all Gatwick flights until at…