Air France/KLM has introduced a new fare structure for the Economy Class for Europe and North-Africa. This structure means that BlueBiz travelers have to pay for their baggage. This also applies for flights to the United States. The new fare structure includes three ticket options: LIGHT, STANDARD and FLEX. When you choose the LIGHT-ticket, hand baggage is included, but check-in baggage is not. The first piece of check-in baggage remain free for the SkyTeam Elite- and Elite Plus members (Flying Blue Silver, Gold en Platinum). BlueBiz members can choose the STANDARD- or FLEX-fare, where check-in baggage is included, or they can choose the LIGHT-fare where they can spend their Blue Credits for check-in baggage as a paid option. BlueBiz members receive extra Blue Credits for sales on/after 1 April 2017 when they book the STANDARD- or FLEX-fare.

US authorities have required airlines from eight nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The requirement forbids passengers from bringing laptops, iPads and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. All such devices must be checked. The affected airlines are Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordainia, Egyptair, Saudia Airlines, Kuwait Airways and Royal Air Morocco.

 

The biggest hotel in the Benelux is to be built in Amsterdam. The 650-room Nhow Amsterdam RAI will be built next to the A10 ring road. The 91-metre high hotel is constructed from three blocks turned in different directions and the top floor will contain a bar, restaurant and media lounge. Work on the building, which forms part of the NH Hotel Group portfolio, will be finalized in the middle of 2019.