British Airways unveils its top 5 autumn getaways

Germany is a favorite with travelers from the Middle East.
Updated 19 September 2017
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British Airways unveils its top 5 autumn getaways

British Airways has named its leading hotspots for a seasonal holiday. From European villages and towns, to the largest metropolizes in North America, the UK’s flagship carrier is launching an end of summer sale with dozens of special fares for travelers to experience autumn.
Customers flying from the UAE can choose any of the airline’s four class cabins during the sale when they book between Sept. 12 and Oct. 1 for travel until March 31, 2018.
London
The city is gearing up for one of the biggest fashion events of the season, London Fashion Week. There are numerous spots in this city to say farewell to the summer. Travelers can watch the leaves of over 4,000 towering trees turn golden yellow as they stroll through 350 acres of urban greenery in Hyde Park. British Airways offers several weekly flights from Saudi Arabia to London. Travelers can fly to the British capital from Jeddah or Riyadh for SR2,107 ($560).
Italy
Tourists have a mix of ancient and modern treasures to explore in some of the world’s most romantic cities — from historical sites in Rome, to the fashion boutiques and art stores of Milan. British Airways offers multiple daily onward connections from London Heathrow to Italy. Travelers can enjoy return fares to Italy (via London Heathrow) from Jeddah or Riyadh for SR1,892.
Germany
A favorite with travelers from the Middle East, Germany has a lot to offer — from cosmopolitan cities, castles and picturesque countryside, including more than 100 national parks. Travelers can choose their preferred onward connection when they fly from Jeddah or Riyadh to Germany via London Heathrow with British Airways for SR2,010.
American East Coast
The change in foliage is a hallmark of a stroll through the Central Park. From the Carousel to the Conservatory Garden and the Belvedere Castle, there are numerous locations to witness the leaves turn color.
American West Coast
The airline said passengers will enjoy an enhanced sleep and catering proposition as British Airways’ £400 million ($481 million) investment in its Club World cabins is rolled out across its long-haul services. Travelers can fly to the US from both Jeddah and Riyadh to New York for SR3,352; from Jeddah to San Francisco for SR4,715 and from Riyadh to San Francisco SR4,728.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.