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Now easier than ever to fly to Jackson Hole

The Team September 1st, 2016

Two iconic mountains in the Teton range, legendary ski terrain and an authentic Wild West experience. Now easier than ever, Patrick Nelson from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort gives us the lowdown on getting to Jackson this winter:

While Jackson Hole has long been known as a Wild West outpost, it is actually really easy to access from the UK. Surrounded by National Parks and Wilderness and with the Elk, moose and bison population roughly equalling humans, you might not expect easy flights to Jackson Hole.

British Airways (American Airlines codeshare) and United continue to offer one-stop options through Chicago and Dallas, but new for Winter 2016-17 is a 3x weekly one-stop from Heathrow to Jackson Hole on Delta (Virgin Atlantic codeshare). This flight departs London Heathrow around noon and lands in Salt Lake City around 16:00 with easy customs and quick layover before the short flight to Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is as remote as ever, but now easier than ever to get to. And the airport is only 15 minutes from the town of Jackson and 35 minutes from the slopes.

Easier than ever to fly to Jackson Hole

If you’ve never skied Jackson Hole, or haven’t been for a few years, it might be time to (re)visit “The Big One.” Read the rest of this entry »

Fly Direct to Salt Lake City: Ski Utah in 2016/17

Vicky March 9th, 2016

On Sale Now – Fly Direct to Salt Lake City next winter

Fly direct and non-stop from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City with Delta, from Winter 2016/17 onwards!

The journey to Utah’s excellent and often legendary ski resorts will be quicker and far more convenient than ever before and is a real bonus for UK skiers and snowboarders. This brand new route will run 4 times a week, all winter, and Delta will also be operating daily direct flights from Amsterdam to Salt Lake City, with connections from Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford & more.

Find out more by getting in touch with our team of Ski Specialists by calling 0131 243 8097. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Travel in First and Business Class?

Vicky August 4th, 2014

Top Reasons to Travel in First or Business Class

Travel in First and Business Class

British Airways First Cabin

Since the advent of commercial air travel life on board, particularly on long haul routes, has changed almost beyond recognition. Whilst safety has always been the number one priority, clean air and well-being now follow closely behind. Fortunately, gone are the days of free cigarettes for First Class passengers – indeed gone are the smoking seats at the back of the plane, thank goodness! The iconic Concorde is no longer, the A380 double decker is now king of the skies and modern aeroplanes travel huge distances with no need for refuelling stops on the way.

Turning left when you board a flight has always been one of the finer things to experience in life, and it could also mean the difference between a bleary eyed arrival or one where you’re well rested and raring to go! What’s more, the luxury experience begins long before you get on board. But if air travel has come on so dramatically from the early days, why not just stick to Economy? Well, we know we’d always upgrade wherever possible and here are our top reasons to fly in style in First and Business Class cabins. Read the rest of this entry »

Air Canada Premium Economy

Gareth June 24th, 2013

We’re very excited to announce that as of 2nd March 2014, Air Canada will be offering a Premium Economy service on the daily service from London Heathrow to Vancouver.
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The BA Sale

The Team January 5th, 2012

If the festive period has left you exhausted and in need of a winter holiday, now has never been a better time to book your 2012 ski holiday.  The British Airways Sale is now on and we have some fantastic savings to our most popular USA and Canadian destinations.  These amazing deals are available on Economy, World Traveller Plus and Club World flights where you can save up to £1,000 on the regular flight price! Read the rest of this entry »

Upgrade to Club Europe?

Gareth October 21st, 2011

We have a great new offer on British Airways when you upgrade to Club Europe.  Book before 8 November and you can start (and finish) your holiday in style and the upgrade can cost as little as £75 per person (each way) – but you’ll need to book now as the availability is tight and the flights will go back up in price on the 9th of November.

When you upgrade to Club Europe on British Airways you get:

  • Two checked bags included, up to 32kg per bag, so no extra charges for ski carriage (even if you just upgrade one way you get the bigger allowance both ways.
  • Access to the award winning Terraces and Galleries lounges.  There is no better way to avoid the hustle and bustle of an airport than making use of the airport lounges in Heathrow and Geneva, the lounge in Geneva has just been refurbished this summer.
  • Priority check-in / bag drop at the airport.
  • Extra seat width and pitch giving a more comfortable flight.

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New BA route: London City – Chambery

The Team August 17th, 2010

British Airways have announced today the launch of a new London City – Chambery route. This is a great addition to the British Airways ski flights.

The service will operate four times a week from 18th December until the end of March 2011.

The schedule is ideally set up to give skiers and boarders the opportunity to spend a long weekend, a full week, or even longer in resort. Only a few short hours after taking off from London’s Docklands, you can be in Meribel, Courchevel, Les Arcs or La Plagne enjoying your first turns or a vin chaud during après ski.

The schedule for the route is as follows:

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New ski flights from Gatwick to Geneva with Snowjet

The Team November 20th, 2009

Ski flight specialist Snowjet is adding Geneva to its winter destinations served from Gatwick. Read the rest of this entry »