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FlightStats
FlightStats is the leader in flight data services and applications to customers serving the global travel industry

TripCase
TripCase gives travelers a single place to manage and organise their trips. Connected to powerful technology and travel companies, TripCase is an itinerary management app that delivers the right information at the right time.

 

Travel Advice and Information

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Travel advice & tips for British nationals overseas.

Identify and Passport Service
The Identity and Passport Service is responsible for issuing UK passports and for the registration of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales. It is an executive agency of the Home Office.

World Heath Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends

CIBT Visas
CIBT Visas can process a travel visa or passport request fast.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization
International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now subject to enhanced security requirements and will be required to pay an administrative fee. All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization.

Telegraph Travel News
All the latest travel and tourism news from the Telegraph.

The Independent
News and tourism new from the Independent.

AA Roadwatch
Live traffic news – 24 hours a day.

RAC - Live Traffic Updates
Planning a journey? Why not check out our traffic and travel news before you set off. You'll get all the latest information on the UK's main roads, including details of delays and accidents.

Airlines

Air France
Numerous destinations, frequent flights! Now you can also benefit from competitive prices on your flight, hotel stay or car rental for your weekends, vacations and business trips. Ready to go?

American Airlines
American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is the world's fourth-largest airline in passenger miles transported, passenger fleet size, and operating revenues. American Airlines is a subsidiary of the AMR Corporation and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas adjacent to its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American operates an extensive international and domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, Latin and South America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Caribbean.

British Airways
British Airways plc (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom which is based and headquartered in Waterside, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport. British Airways operates a second hub at Gatwick Airport and a third hub, served through its fully owned subsidiary, BA CityFlyer, at London City Airport. British Airways is the largest airline in the UK based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations. BA's UK passengers originating at non-London airports must connect via London after British Airways discontinued all direct overseas flights from UK airports outside London following the sale of BA Connect to British regional carrier Flybe in 2007.

China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. China Southern Airline is the world's 5th largest airline by passengers carried, and Asia's largest airline in terms of both fleet size and passengers carried. It is also the 4th largest airline in the world in domestic passenger traffic and 6th largest in scheduled domestic passenger-kilometres flown. From its main hubs at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport, the airline flies to 121 destinations using a fleet of 240 aircraft.

Delta Airlines
Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a major airline based in the United States headquartered in Atlanta. Delta is the world's largest airline operating under a single certificate. Delta operates an extensive domestic and international network, spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Australia. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers fly to 348 destinations in 64 countries (excluding codeshare), across six continents. Delta operates the world's largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Delta is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance.

EasyJet
EasyJet Airline Company Limited is a British airline headquartered at London Luton Airport. It carries more passengers than any other United Kingdom-based airline, operating domestic and international scheduled services on 500 routes between 118 European, North African, and West Asian airports

Emirates
Emirates is the national airline of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 2,400 passenger flights per week, from its hub at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, to 105 cities in 62 countries across six continents. The company also operates three of the ten world's longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.

Eithad
Etihad Airways is the flag carrier airline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Etihad means "union" in Arabic, the name deriving from the Arabic for United Arab Emirates. Established in 2003, Etihad commenced operation on November later that year.

KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is a worldwide company based in the Netherlands. Since their merger in 2004, KLM works closely with Air France within the AIR FRANCE KLM holding company. In terms of financial turnover, AIR FRANCE KLM is the world's largest airline partnership; it also transports the most passengers and is the world's second-largest cargo transporter.

Lufthansa
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is the flag carrier of Germany and the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (after Hanseatic League, the powerful medieval trading group).

Qantas
Qantas Airways Limited is the national airline of Australia. The name was originally "QANTAS", an acronym/initialism for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services". Nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo", the airline is based in Sydney, with its main hub at Sydney Airport. It is Australia's largest airline and the world's second oldest continuously operating airline. Qantas headquarters are located in the Qantas Centre in the Mascot suburb of the City of Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales.

Qatar
Qatar Airways serves all six continenets and is one of the youngest and fastets growing global airlines in the world. Visiting more than 150 countries daily they offer a high level of service from their main hub, the Five-star airport, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar.

Ryanair
Ryanair operates over 250 Boeing 737-800 aircraft on over 1,100 routes across Europe and Morocco from over 44 bases. The airline has been characterised by rapid expansion, a result of the deregulation of the aviation industry in Europe in 1997 and the success of its low-cost business model. Ryanair is Europe's largest low-cost carrier, the 2nd-largest airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers and the largest in the world in terms of international passenger numbers.

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Co. is an American airline based in Dallas, Texas. Southwest is the largest airline in the United States, based on domestic passengers carried, as of June 30, 2010. Southwest operates more than 3,100 flights a day, as of January 2011, utilizing a fleet of 547 Boeing 737 aircraft.

Swissair
It was formed from a merger between Balair and Ad Astra Aero (To the Stars), in 1931. For most of its 71 years, Swissair was one of the major international airlines and known as the "Flying Bank" due to the financial stability of the airline, causing it to be regarded as a Swiss national symbol and icon. It was headquartered at Zurich Airport in Kloten.

TAP Air Portugal
TAP Air Portugal is the major airline of Portugal which holds it's headquarters is Lisbon Airport. Operating since 2005 they operate an average 2,500 flights every week to 87 destinations in 34 countries.

United Airlines
United Air Lines, Inc., is a major airline based in the United States and one of the world's largest airlines with 48,000 employees and 359 aircraft. It is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. formerly, UAL Corporation, with corporate offices in Chicago. United's largest hub is Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. United also has hubs in Washington Dulles International Airport, Denver International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Narita International Airport near Tokyo. United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, and offers connections to over 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries worldwide.

Virgin Atlantic
Since it was founded 29 years ago, Virgin Atlantic Airways has become one of the world’s leading airlines serving the world’s major cities. Virgin Atlantic is the quintessential Virgin story. It has every ingredient: the small newcomer taking on the giant and complacent establishment, the people’s champion introducing better service and lower costs for passengers with a reputation for quality and innovative product development.