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A London Connection

 

Courtesy: Pittsburgh International Airport

We got some good news in Pittsburgh this past week as British Airways announced it will be re-establishing its PIT to London Heathrow non-stop flight after a 20-year hiatus.

Simon Brooks, the senior vice president for BA’s North American operation stated one of the key reasons is that Pittsburgh’s economy has really diversified over the last 10 years.

“With so many different industry sectors – there is health care, tech, manufacturing, the amount of universities you have here and the exchange programs – so many compelling reasons for us to fly here. We’re so excited,” Brooks added.

You will be able to hop across the pond starting April 2 and make the trip four days a week. You can book your tickets for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flight departs from London Heathrow at 5 p.m. and lands in Pittsburgh at 8:15 p.m. The flight will depart Pittsburgh at 10 p.m., crossing the Atlantic overnight and arriving at Heathrow at 10:35 a.m. the following day.

The route will feature one of the newest aircraft in British Airways’ fleet, the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The plane will feature 214 seats in a three-class configuration.

The airport not only landed British Airways but got that wonderful Heathrow connection. You can fly to all of Europe and the World from Heathrow making changing planes only once a possibility on your next European holiday.

PIT currently offers service to Paris on Delta and Frankfurt on Condor, both great places to catch connecting flights, but the limited seasonal availability isn’t always convenient. There’s also a connection to Europe through Reykjavik on WOW air, but again you have to fly through Iceland. The idea of boarding the plane PIT and landing at LHR (London Heathrow) without changing planes is almost too good to be true.  I know we hope to take advantage of his London connection soon.

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About No Kids, Will Travel

In the eyes of their friends and family, Amanda and Zeke are a young jet setting couple without any real responsibility. In real life, the stress of work and raising a kitten push them to flee reality at every opportunity. The "lack of obligation" gives them the chance to explore the world.

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