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This Week in Business Travel News 31 May 2016

Here's our pick of the latest business travel stories hitting the headlines this week.

EasyJet Enforce ‘30 Minute Rule’ at Gatwick

EasyJet passengers are being warned that they must turn up for their flights 30 minutes before departure. The new measure being imposed at Gatwick Airport is designed to ensure flights leave on time. Latecomers can expect to pay £80 to take an alternative flight.

Heathrow Express Fares Hit New High

Britain’s most expensive rail service the Heathrow Express has raised its prices. A peak hours single from London Paddington to Heathrow will now cost £24, while business class fares have also risen by £2.

Delta debuts New York Flight

Delta Air Lines have launched a new transatlantic flight route between Edinburgh and New York. The service will operate daily between Edinburgh and New York's JFK Airport throughout the year.

Women are Savvier Business Travellers

Women are saving their companies thousands of pounds a year by booking flights earlier than their male counterparts, according to a new survey. The study analysed over 6 million air transactions and found women book flights almost 2 days earlier than men, paying around 2 per cent less for their tickets.

Nicole Kidman stars in new Etihad Airways virtual reality film

Etihad Airways has released a 360-degree virtual reality film starring actress Nicole Kidman. The five-minute feature called ‘Reimagine’ follows the journey Kidman makes on board a new Airbus A380s from New York to Abu Dhabi. The film is thought to be the first virtual reality movie to feature a Hollywood movie star.

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