• These frequent flyers get a free Heathrow Express first class upgrade

    The Heathrow Express is the quickest and easiest way for business travellers to scoot between Heathrow Airport and London city, or at least Paddington Station – which is a decent place to settle in your hotel (I'm a fan of the hip little Hotel Indigo, just a few minutes' walk away...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 8 Comments

  • London's Heathrow Airport is now selling Fast Track security access

    Heathrow Airport is now selling access to its Fast Track security lane, with passengers asked to stump up  £12.50 (A$22) each in their effort to jump the queue. Available to outbound travellers at all four of Heathrow's terminals, the Fast Track path is normally reserved for business ...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

  • London's Heathrow Airport will finally get a third runway

    Heathrow Airport is finally set to see a third runway, with the British Government today announcing approval for the expansion. The airport's proposed will see construction of the additional runway and a new Terminal 6 to the northwest of the existing airport perimeter at a cost of A$28.25bn (&p...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 35 Comments

  • Review: London's Heathrow Connect airport train service

    Pop quiz time: name two fast train services between London’s Heathrow Airport and Paddington Station? The first one’s easy: it’s the widely-publicised Heathrow Express. The second is HEX’s oft-overlooked cousin, Heathrow Connect. Heathrow Connect is slower than the Heath...

    POSTED 11 Jun, 2015 19 Comments

  • Plaza Premium opens new pay-in lounge at London Heathrow Airport

    Plaza Premium has opened its latest lounge in London Heathrow’s new Terminal 2A – a hub for Star Alliance airlines and officially dubbed The Queen’s Terminal. With a sleek and contemporary design, Plaza’s first European lounge offers regular travellers the chance to pay f...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2014 0 Comments

  • Photos: London's new Britannia Airport on man-made Thames Estuary island

    London could have a new airport built on a man-made island in the Thames estuary east of London by 2020, with high-speed rail lines to London and Europe. London Britannia Airport, would see London's Heathrow Airport closed and converted into a community of 300,000 new house...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2013 21 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic's new London-Scotland flights start March 2013

    Virgin Atlantic will begin flights to Scotland's financial capital Edinburgh and key North Sea resources hub Aberdeen from London Heathrow from March next year. The UK regulator awarded Virgin all twelve of the competition-boosting landing slots up for grabs at Heathrow, following the merge...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2012 4 Comments

  • Airport Guide: London Heathrow Airport

    The latest stop in our series of 'need to know' airport guide for the business traveller is London Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports -- and a candidate for one of its worst. The basics London Heathrow (LHR) is the UK's primary international airport and a major European transit ...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2012 4 Comments

  • Video tour & photos: Qatar Airways' luxe London Heathrow lounge

    Qatar Airways' new Premium Lounge at London Heathrow piles on the luxury for first class and business class passengers. It's the first 'premium' Qatar lounge outside of the airline's Doha hub, inspired by the Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport – which is exclusiv...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2012 4 Comments

  • VIDEO TOUR: London Heathrow's amazing robotic peoplemover "Pods"

    The Heathrow Pod is one of the most revolutionary airport transit systems in the world. Just using this personal peoplemover to nip from the car park to Terminal 5 makes you feel like the future has arrived. With individual transport pods for each passenger (or group of around four to six people...

    POSTED 9 Sep, 2011 4 Comments

  • New No 1 Traveller lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3: is it worth it?

    It's not often we see an independent airport lounge that's worthy of your time. But the No 1 Traveller lounge in London Heathrow is in the same terminal as Qantas', British Airways' and Virgin Atlantic's long-haul flights to and from London. After its grand opening on 11 August, it's got a few t...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Five of the world's best airport hotels

    Whether your flight is arriving late at night or you’re got an early morning wheels-up, the convenience of an airport hotel lets you spend less time rushing and more time relaxing. Here's are five of the world’s top airport hotels for the frequent flyer set. Regal Airport Hotel, Hong...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Faster, easier transfers to BA flights at Heathrow: new A380-ready satellite terminal

    Qantas passengers connecting onto British Airways' European flights at London Heathrow airport's Terminal 5 are enjoying faster boarding with the opening of the latest satellite terminal, T5C. T5C can handle the Airbus A380 superjumbos British Airways has on order, and is likely to see other lon...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Heathrow Express launches iPhone and iPad app

    Heathrow Express has released the iPhone version of its BlackBerry and Android app, which allows passengers of the high-speed express train between London's Heathrow Airport and Paddington station to book their journey and pay for their tickets directly from their iPhone. That's got to be bett...

    POSTED 19 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Even more taxes to fly to Heathrow?

    The UK government is considering proposals to hike up the taxes for flying to Heathrow and other airports in the southeast of England -- again. UK Transport Minister Theresa Villiers said, "It is not inconceivable that our tax reform might look at a higher tax to fly from congested southeast a...

    POSTED 7 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Heathrow Express launches smartphone apps for faster bookings

    A new app from rail company Heathrow Express, which operates the express train between central London and Heathrow Airport, allows users to book their journey and pay for their tickets directly from their Blackberry, Android or Java-enabled smartphones.  The app also provides live service u...

    POSTED 24 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Qantas returning to full schedule for Heathrow flights

    Qantas is gearing up for a return to its full flight schedule from Heathrow following the re-opening of the snow-bound airport's second runway, which has been closed since last weekend. The airline has listed three out of its four daily flights from Heathrow for today (Wednesday December 22nd, L...

    POSTED 23 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • QF2 flies half empty from Heathrow, despite stranded passengers

    Qantas passengers have complained that the airline flew a half empty plane from Heathrow to Australia yesterday, leaving delayed Qantas passengers behind in London. Flight QF2 departed the snow-addled airport overnight, returning this morning. However, ABC News reported that passengers were amaz...

    POSTED 22 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • UK govt steps in to help Heathrow with snow crisis

    The UK government has stepped in to help Heathrow Airport as hundreds of thousands of passengers are affected by severe weather conditions. Hundreds of international flights have been unable to land or takeoff at the airport, causing flight schedule chaos worldwide. The airport announced it had...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Heathrow airport fights congestion by upping prices 400%

    Those heading to Heathrow airport could soon be paying more for tickets. The airport's operator, BAA, will be shifting the way it charges airlines using the venue. It’s going to boost minimum departure fees on planes from £220 ($350) to £1000 ($1600), though discounts may negate...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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