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Airports, airlines, and what you get where is an ever-changing beast, which can make it really difficult to know what your options are. Here at Netflights we keep on top of all of this news and get the most important and relevant stories to you with our weekly news articles. Whether it’s the latest updates to an airline’s in-flight meals and entertainment, the latest routes that are available, or which airports are planning major upgrades, Netflights have it covered.

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Looking for a cheap flight? Get online this Black Friday!

Looking for a cheap flight? Get online this Black Friday!

Black Friday has been a long standing sales event in the USA, taking place in November, the day after Thanks Giving. Slowly but surely the Black Friday frenzy has made its way across the Atlantic and on to the Great British high street and online stores. Last year Black Friday sales made headlines, as crowds […]

| November 4, 2015
How to hire a car without the paper counterpart driving licence

How to hire a car without the paper counterpart driving licence

  A lot of fuss was made earlier on in the year about this and it was a storm in a teacup! If you are hiring a car it’s really easy. Did you have a 2 part driving licence photo it and paper counterpart then this applies to you and you need to apply for […]

| October 16, 2015
Australia invites the world for dinner with Restaurant Australia

Australia invites the world for dinner with Restaurant Australia

We all know Australia as an incredibly beautiful and diverse country. It’s got the beaches, the bush, the wildlife, the surf and the fantastic outdoor lifestyle, but what about Australia’s foodie scene? With a growing interest in food and wine, Tourism Australia has launched a new campaign called Restaurant Australia. The $10million campaign launched in […]

| September 10, 2014
Staying social and connected in the sky

Staying social and connected in the sky

Checking in, photographing our lunch and explaining our actions in 140 characters have become a way of life in our ever-connected society. Over the years our mobile phones have simply become an extension of not only our social lives, but our bodies. Being without it for a mere 20 minutes can feel like a whole […]

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Netflights.com at Traverse Travel Conference in Newcastle

Netflights.com at Traverse Travel Conference in Newcastle

A couple of months ago we sent 3 travel bloggers down to attend the Traverse travel conference in Newcastle at The Sage Gateshead. Many of you will know how much the travel blogging world has taken off, and the rapidly growing industry now plays an important role in the philosophy of travel brands and companies. […]

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day around the world

How to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day around the world

Saint Patrick’s Day, or “St Paddy’s”, started in the early 17th century as a Catholic feast day, marking the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Today it’s a worldwide celebration of Irish culture. If there’s green water in the fountains, the beer has a neon glow and everyone you meet is wearing at least […]

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Most important changes to Australian tourism

Most important changes to Australian tourism

Tourism is worth upwards of $26 billion a year to Australia’s economy and the country continues to attract millions of visitors from all round the globe. However, the last decade has been a rocky one for the country’s tourism industry. Between 2007 and the end of 2011, there was a significant drop in domestic tourism, […]

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Netflights.com passes Disability Compliance Test

Netflights.com passes Disability Compliance Test

A recent investigation by Reduced Mobility Rights found that netflights.com was one of just two websites that didn’t breach disability legislation, when it came to their Disability Compliance Test. Reduced Mobility Rights was set up to ensure all service providers, both public and private, comply with the laws set in place to safeguard those with […]

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards 2013

Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards 2013

Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards 2013 This month executive travel magazine has announced the winners of its read polled Leading Edge Awards. The poll took place from January to April this year and asked the magazine’s readers to vote for the most innovative and high quality business travel service providers. The magazine’s readers are […]

| July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Los Angeles Daily?

Los Angeles Daily?

So who fancies jetting off to Los Angeles? Cheap daily flights are now operating with Air New Zealand from London to Los Angeles.  Hello Hollywood.   Jet off for a spot of celebrity spotting, shopping on the famous Sunset Strip or Rodeo Drive or head to the coast of Santa Monica for a stroll along […]

| July 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Relaxed in-flight rules on electronic devices

Relaxed in-flight rules on electronic devices

You could soon be calling loved-ones as soon as you’re off the runway! It has been announced that British Airways is to become the first European airline to allow passengers to use mobile and other devices after landing. As from the 1st July 2013, once an aircraft is off the runway, passengers will be permitted […]

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Rio flights for British Airways

Daily Rio flights for British Airways

British Airways has announced this week that it will be operating daily flights between London Heathrow and Rio de Janeiro as of October. Rio de Janeiro – Brazil’s second largest city – has been an increasingly popular route for both holidaymakers and business travellers, both of whom will welcome the additional capacity and flexibility on […]

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Virgin Atlantic to increase capacity from Glasgow

Virgin Atlantic to increase capacity from Glasgow

Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic announced earlier this week that it is to increase capacity on flights between Glasgow and Florida by over a third next year. The airline will be changing the aircraft it uses on the route in 2014, which will result in an additional 14,000 seats over the summer season. This additional capacity […]

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Heathrow to change stance in bid for runway approval

Heathrow to change stance in bid for runway approval

London’s largest airport is to drop its support for increased night flights and mixed-mode operations on its runways, sources close to the airport are reporting. In a calculated move, the airport is expected to alter its stance on mixed-mode operations – where planes can take off and land simultaneously, using the airport’s multiple runways – […]

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
New codeshare agreements for Etihad

New codeshare agreements for Etihad

Etihad Airways has announced two new codesharing agreements this week with Air France and South African Airways which will see its ‘EY’ flight number prefix appear across a whole range of new destinations and services. Air France – with whom Etihad announced a strategic partnership with last October – will enter the codeshare on a […]

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Passenger increase for Manchester Airport

Passenger increase for Manchester Airport

Over the financial year 2012-2013, Manchester Airport saw some 19.81 million passengers pass through its departure and arrival gates. This is an additional 680,000 passengers compared to the previous financial year; a year-on-year increase of 3.6 per cent. Key to this increase was the eleven consecutive months of year-on-year passenger growth enjoyed by the airport […]

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Airbus order to modernise IAG long-haul fleet

New Airbus order to modernise IAG long-haul fleet

British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), has this week confirmed it is ordering new Airbus A350s for the Group’s long-haul fleet. The majority of the order will be for British Airways, who have 18 firm orders for Airbus A350-1000s, plus an additional 18 options. This will be in addition to the 18 Boeing […]

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Passenger numbers taking off at Gatwick

Passenger numbers taking off at Gatwick

London’s Gatwick airport welcomed over 2.5 million passengers in the month of March, up by 2.5% on the same period last year. The continuing cold weather and the early Easter break are both thought to have contributed to the figures – the highest for any March in the last five years. The largest growth was […]

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Virgin Atlantic off-shoot launches in Scotland

Virgin Atlantic off-shoot launches in Scotland

Virgin Atlantic’s domestic off-shoot, Little Red, has successfully launched its new services from Scotland, with the airline’s new chief executive hailing the development as offering “some proper competition to BA”. Speaking at the inaugural flight celebrations in Edinburgh this week, Virgin Atlantic’s chief executive, Craig Kreeger, said he was confident that the new services covered […]

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
April Fools’ joke promotes Little Red

April Fools’ joke promotes Little Red

Virgin Atlantic has once again used April Fools’ Day to great effect; this time by announcing via Group President, Richard Branson’s blog that the airline’s new domestic off-shoot, Little Red, would be introducing a glass-bottomed plane. In a post on his blog, Branson announced – presumably with a large grin on his face – that […]

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Emirates-Qantas deal given green light

Emirates-Qantas deal given green light

Qantas and Emirates are to work together on routes between Australia and Europe, after the partnership was approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week. The new partnership follows the termination of the long-standing partnership between Qantas and British Airways last year; it will see the base of the so called ‘Kangaroo Route’ […]

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
BA and Virgin in domestic fare battle

BA and Virgin in domestic fare battle

Less than a fortnight before Virgin Atlantic is due to commence its first domestic services a price war has begun between the carrier and its rival British Airways. Little Red – the operating name for Virgin Atlantic’s domestic offshoot – is due to start flying between Manchester and Heathrow on 31 March; this will be […]

| March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
BA to extend hand baggage only routes

BA to extend hand baggage only routes

British Airways has announced it is to expand its new ‘hand baggage only’ fares from Gatwick, following the success of initial trials, launched last month. The initial trials – which started on routes to Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Turin, Jersey and Tunis – were met with such a positive response and uptake when launched in February that […]

| March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
BA unveils A380 routes

BA unveils A380 routes

The first route British Airways will fly with its new A380 “superjumbo” aircraft will be the ‘Red Carpet Route’, between London and Los Angeles, the airline has announced. Following on from this, the new aircraft will fly on their second route, between London and Hong Kong. British Airways will be receiving the first of their […]

| March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dubai International hails record January

Dubai International hails record January

Dubai International Airport has reported record traffic volumes for January 2013, beating both the previous year’s figures and setting a new record for the greatest number of passengers in a calendar month. Traffic reports issued by Dubai Airports this week showed that 5,559,760 passengers passed through the airport in January – the first time that […]

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hand baggage-only fares for British Airways

Hand baggage-only fares for British Airways

British Airways has announced plans to introduce a lower fare for passengers carrying only hand baggage on a select number of flights from London Gatwick. The new fares will be introduced on 26 February, and will see prices for passengers not checking in luggage decrease for selected short-haul flights to Europe and North Africa. One-way […]

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Passenger Numbers Fall at Gatwick

Passenger Numbers Fall at Gatwick

London Gatwick has reported a fall in passenger numbers for January with figures showing an overall drop of 0.8% despite rises in the wider domestic and long haul markets. London’s second largest airport, has cited the on-going challenges of the economic climate in continental Europe as the primary reason for the fall in traffic, with […]

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Record world tourism numbers in 2012

Record world tourism numbers in 2012

The number of international tourists increased by 4% in 2012, passing the 1 billion mark for the first time according to figures released by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). An additional 39 million tourists compared to 2011 took the total number to 1.035 billion, an impressive figure for a year in which economic […]

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Golden Year for Heathrow

Golden Year for Heathrow

Numbers released this week show that Heathrow Airport benefited from an increased number of passengers in the month of December, with some 5.6 million using the London hub. The 2% rise on 2011 brings the airport’s total number of passengers for the calendar year to just less than 70 million, a 0.9% increase on the […]

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Stansted Airport sold to Manchester Airport Group

Stansted Airport sold to Manchester Airport Group

The long-running saga over the future ownership of Stansted has ended with the sale of the airport to the Manchester Airport Group for £1.5 billion. The sale ends the several years of uncertainty which has hung over the Essex airport since a ruling by the Competition Commission in 2009, decreeing it should be sold to […]

| January 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
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