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British Airways Announces End of Summer Sale for Flights and Holidays

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  • British Airways and British Airways Holidays are offering savings on flights and holidays through to 2024 
  • The sale includes return flights to New York from £333, Orlando from £373 and Chicago from £419, with upgrades to World Traveller Plus (premium economy) across the network from £249 return 
  • With deposits from just £60pp, customers can book a range of holiday packages including city breaks to Nice or Prague from £139pp, winter sun in The Algarve from £219pp and Caribbean getaways to Tobago from £599pp 
  • Save up to an extra £300 on holidays when booking before 12 September and get Double Tier Points on package deals that are taken by 31 December 2024 

British Airways and British Airways Holidays have started their end-of-summer deal, which includes flight and vacation savings for travel in 2023 and 2024.

The offer, which runs until 3 October 2023, includes short and long-haul destinations, with highlights including European beach trips starting at £219pp, New York City breaks starting at £499pp, and Caribbean resort stays starting at £599pp.

Customers who book their flight and hotel together can choose from a variety of alluring holiday packages offered by British Airways Holidays. Travelers to the Caribbean may take weeklong vacations to Tobago for £599 per person, Barbados for £749 per person, and Antigua for £719 per person.

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For those who enjoy European city holidays, two nights, including flights and lodging, start at £139 per person. Customers can book two-night trips to Nice and Prague for £139 per person, while a seven-night trip to the Algarve costs £219 per person. For those wishing to enjoy some winter sun close to home, all-inclusive seven-night stays in either Egypt or Mallorca are available for as little as £469 per person.

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Book before 12 September to save up to an extra £300: 

Book a flight + hotel or flight + car holiday in the sale and make the following additional savings: 

  • £300 extra discount with a min spend of £10,000 per booking (F+H only)  
  • £200 extra discount with a min spend of £5,000 per booking (F+H only)  
  • £100 extra discount with a min spend of £2,500 per booking  
  • £50 extra discount with a min spend of £1,250 per booking  
  • £25 extra discount with a min spend of £650 per booking (F+C only)  

Booking return tickets to New York from £333, Orlando from £373, Boston from £370, San Diego from £428 and Chicago from £419 is a possibility for travellers who are only interested in transatlantic flights.

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Customers who purchase World Traveller (long-haul economy) will also have the option to upgrade to World Traveller Plus (premium economy) on some routes for an additional £249 return. A trendy amenity kit made from recycled plastic bottles is included in the upgrade package, along with bigger seats and greater legroom, priority boarding, two meals, a complimentary bar and two dinners. Those looking to travel in Club World (business class) can secure return flights to Dubai from £1,599, New York from £1,762 and Tel Aviv from £1,100. 

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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