Increased security checks leading to long queues and check-in times of up to four hours in some cases is the new “normal” in air travel, and it is not expected to change any time soon.
Rule changes demanding more stringent checks were implemented in all Schengen airports after terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris, and more recently Australian airports following a foiled terror plot.
Just five years ago, newspaper headlines were flooded with stories about Richard Branson’s wild ambition to launch space travel and the death of the travel agent as consumers increasingly turned to ‘the web’ to book their holidays.
Those travelling to Kenya must proceed with extreme caution due to a recent cholera outbreak in the country's capital, Nairobi.
Travellers must allow for extra time when flying to any US destination due to tighter security measures. Airlines suggest arriving at the airport at least three hours prior to departure.
Earlier this year many business travellers were affected by the electronics ban the United States placed on several airlines.
Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) South Africa will extend its 30% black women employee shareholder ownership trust for its newly created corporate travel entity, FCTG Corporate Pty Ltd.
FCTG Corporate Pty Ltd. will comprise of three corporate brands namely Corporate Traveller, Flight Centre Business Travel and Stage and Screen.
Some British Airways London Heathrow cabin crew are due to take industrial action from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2017.
This is continuation of a dispute that led to a call for industrial action today (Friday 16 June) which was suspended to allow for talks at the conciliation service ACAS. Talks are likely to continue between now and July.
BA has yet to its confirm its schedules during the strike. However, BA plan to continue a full flying programme (so customers will be able to reach their destinations) over the strike period, should it go ahead.