Rainbow Travel Blog 20May10

EST 06h00: BA Strike shock for travellers.


THE UK’s Unite Union has won their appeal against a High Court injunction prohibiting British Airways cabin crew members from participating in planned walkouts.

The decision by the High Court means that strikes can go ahead as soon as next week.

Walkouts by cabin crew members were originally planned for May 18-22 , May 24-28, May 30-June 3 and June 5-9.

In response to the announcement British Airways said in a statement: “We are very disappointed that Unite’s appeal has been upheld, reintroducing the threat of strike action. Our key concern now is to keep as many of you flying as possible and we will be proceeding with our contingency plans.”

Unite did not release an official statement by the time of going to press.

Canadian embassy in Thailand closes amid protests.


THE Canadian Embassy in Bangkok has been forced to close its doors due to unrest in the capital. The embassy will be closed until further notice along with the US, British, Belgium, German, Japanese, New Zealand, Swedish and Australian embassies.

LUFTHANSA took delivery of its first A380, ‘Frankfurt am Main’, on May 19.


The aircraft offers a total of 526 seats in a three class configuration. The entirely new first class cabin offers eight seats on the upper deck, 98 seats in business class also on the upper level and 420 seats in economy class.

The German national football team will also soon get the opportunity to experience the A380, when they depart on a special flight to Johannesburg for the World Cup.

The A380 will enter scheduled service with Lufthansa on June 11 on the Frankfurt-Tokyo route. By autumn, Lufthansa expects to have taken delivery of four A380s, which will be operated on routes to Beijing and Johannesburg.

Let’s hope that we might see the aircraft on the Vancouver to Frankfurt route one day.

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