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Air France Makes the Skies More Friendly

April 15th, 2008 by

Don’t put away that cell phone just yet on your next flight over France. You may soon be able to talk with friends and family or whomever you desire while flying the friendly skies. AirFrance, with partner OnAir, are launching a trial of inflight voice calls in what is the first full mobile phone service onboard a commercial aircraft.

The trial started several months ago, allowing passengers to send and receive unlimited SMS text messages and emails, including attachments. The company recently added to that the ability to make and receive up to six simultaneous calls. The service is activated above 3000 metres and is charged according to your phone company’s agreement.

Air France, founded in 1933, operates 1,700 daily flights with a fleet of 393 aircraft, including 134 regional aircraft operated by its subsidiaries Britair, CityJet and Régional.

Calling All Winos!

April 11th, 2008 by

What’s better than a great trip paired with fine wine? We can’t think of much! So we’re offering all our guests a free bottle of Tuscan wine with every tour dinner when you book our Gastronomic Walk in Tuscany.

Just imagine sipping a great bottle of red or white after a delicious day meandering through the hills of Tuscany. This tour is set in northern Tuscany between Bologna, Faenza and Florence. You’ll travel through a landscape of sunflower fields, flower-filled woodlands, ancient mule tracks, deserted stone farmhouses and panoramic hill towns set below the Apennine hills.

Heck, you might even save a bottle for an impromptu picnic with a majestic view. Cheers!

British Airways’ Heathrow Fiasco

April 8th, 2008 by

No doubt you’ve heard about the mess created by British Airways at their new highly-touted terminal at Heathrow in London. Starting with the first flight out of the terminal, the luggage system did not function properly, causing thousands of lost bags and an equal number of frustrated travelers, one irate Naomi Campbell included (later arrested for her tirade).

Sure, one never expects international travel to be fun (the good stuff starts when you arrive at your destination), but it should never be this unpleasant. We here at Breakaway Adventures are very disappointed with British Airways and the handling of this fiasco.

Were you affected? What do you think of how they managed the mess? Let us know!

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