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    Airline CEOs unite to urge reopening of transatlantic routes

    The post Airline CEOs unite to urge reopening of transatlantic routes appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The CEOs of every airline that flies transatlantic passenger services between the UK and the USA have joined forces with Heathrow Airport and other travel industry CEOs in urging both governments to re-open transatlantic air routes following more than a year of travel restrictions. The airlines in question – American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic – view the operation of these routes as being essential to igniting economic recovery and say that as these two markets have been successful in their Covid-19 vaccination…

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    Pilots in India seek payment for colleagues who died of Covid

    The post Pilots in India seek payment for colleagues who died of Covid appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Amitesh Prasad, a pilot with Air India, came down with Covid-like symptoms in April this year after he flew from San Francisco to the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. He was among the many pilots who had worked on one of India’s largest humanitarian missions to bring home stranded residents and transport essential pandemic-related supplies. He died on May 9, one of at least 17 pilots in India who have died of the coronavirus, according to the Indian Pilots’ Guild, a union of about 350 pilots in the…

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    Glamping under the stars gets new twist in Qatar

    The post Glamping under the stars gets new twist in Qatar appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Spending more time outdoors is among the top things Brits are looking forward to and camping and glamping adventures are taking off.  To help holidaymakers create incredible memories in the great outdoors, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has rounded up the country’s top glamping experiences for memorable nights under the starry desert skies. With excellent visibility, rolling dunes and roaming camels, the Qatari desert offers five-star luxury, authentic Bedouin experiences or inexpensive and comfortable nights in a cosy cabin. Take a look at the ways to sleep under the desert…

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    Qantas creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s

    The post Qantas creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas has developed a piece of technology dubbed a “wheel whacker” to help stop snakes and scorpions boarding planes it has parked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst Australia’s borders are currently closed, and Qantas has ceased international flights other than government-run repatriation flights that bring citizens home from viral hotspots. The airline, therefore, parked its fleet of Airbus A380s at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, a location where low humidity makes for an ideal aircraft storage location. Qantas expects to fly its A380s again one day,…

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    Western Sydney airport unveils final terminal design

    The post Western Sydney airport unveils final terminal design appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the core of the airport as CEO Simon Hickey reveals details of the $5.3 billion project. Western Sydney International Airport will become Sydney’s second airport, with demand for aviation services set to double over the next 20 years. That is the view of the Australian government, as the airport – named after the pioneering Australian aviatrix Nancy-Bird Walton – revealed the design of its terminal. Scheduled to open in late 2026 at an initial cost of $5.3 billion, Western Sydney is being built to accommodate 10…