Business Boeing Co has won a hard-fought contest to sell wide-body aircraft to Air New Zealand Ltd, beating a challenge from Europe’s Airbus, industry sources said on Monday. 20 May 2019 09:56AM Bookmark PARIS: Boeing Co has won a hard-fought contest to sell wide-body aircraft to Air New Zealand Ltd, beating a challenge from Europe’s Airbus, industry sources said on Monday.The carrier, which currently operates only Boeing wide-body jets on long-haul routes and Airbus single-aisle jets on shorter ones, has been weighing a purchase of new wide-body jets to replace eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.Air New Zealand, Boeing and Airbus did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The airline has said it is examining the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 777X or 787 models, with the aim of launching longer routes like Auckland-New York and Auckland-Brazil.Air New Zealand Finance Director Jeff McDowall said in an analyst briefing in March that a decision on the aircraft … [Read more...] about Air New Zealand picks Boeing for wide-body jet order: sources
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The significant advantage of a frequent flyer programme is obviously the miles. With these programs, frequent flyers receive perks such as free flights, upgrades and other travel-related perks. Luckily, there is no limit on how many programs you can join. But to get as many frequent flyer miles as you possibly can, it doesn't make sense to enrol in every single airline's programme. When selecting an frequent flyer programme, go for the airline that has the most flights out of Singapore or the one that serves the destinations you are likely to visit more often. FLY OFTEN, SAVE BIG When choosing the best airline rewards programme for you, there are three factors you should take into consideration: - How easy (or not) it is to earn a flight with your miles and rewards. - Whether you get extra perks other than flights. - Whether blackout dates apply to the programme. - How soon do the miles expire. - And, how easy it is to achieve a higher status (silver, gold, elite, etc.). WHY ARE … [Read more...] about Best frequent flyer programs in 2019: Are they still worth it?
Prince Harry 'over the moon' as Meghan gives birth to a boy LONDON, United Kingdom — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, her "over the moon" husband Prince Harry revealed to the world on Monday in a low-key announcement intended to protect their privacy. Prince Harry said that both mother and baby were "doing incredibly well" as he gave a short statement to British television news outlets, without either in sight, in front of Windsor Castle's horse stables. "I am very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a little boy early this morning — a very healthy boy," a beaming Harry said in the video statement. "As every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing. "But this little thing is absolutely to die for. So I am just over the moon." Buckingham Palace said the boy, seventh in line to the throne, was born at 5:26 a.m. London time (12:26 p.m., Manila time), weighing … [Read more...] about Prince Harry ‘over the moon’ as Meghan gives birth to a boy
"I am very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a little boy early this morning -- a very healthy boy," a beaming Harry told reporters in Windsor. "Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine." Buckingham Palace said the boy, seventh in line to the throne, was born at 0526 local time (0426 GMT), weighing seven pounds and three ounces. "The Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage," it added. It added that Prince Harry was present for the birth. "How any woman can do what they do is beyond comprehension," Prince Harry said in his brief comments. "We're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there." - Call for privacy - Prince Harry and Meghan revealed they were expecting their first baby in October, at the outset of a 16-day tour of Australia, New … [Read more...] about Meghan gives birth to a boy, says ‘thrilled’ Prince Harry
By Kieran Leavitt Star Edmonton Brennan Doherty Star Calgary Mon., April 29, 2019 CALGARY—Kevin Gagnon didn’t just vote for the United Conservatives in the Alberta election, he also cast his ballot to protest a pervasive attitude he sees in federal government leaders. It goes something like this: “I don’t care about those rich, spoiled, entitled Albertans.” Gagnon, who lives in Grande Prairie, is one of many angry people who ticked a box next to one of 63 UCP MLAs who will cement a majority government when they are sworn in on Tuesday. As operations manager of AVA Energy Inc., a trucking company working in the oilsands, Gagnon has watched his life and finances deteriorate significantly since business started drying up in 2015. He feels ignored by the federal Liberal government, which UCP Leader Jason Kenney spent a lot of time deriding in his successful campaign to become premier of Alberta. “I had a home … [Read more...] about Anger helped propel Jason Kenney to power. Now UCP voters expect him to act fast