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Heathrow Airport says UK domestic airport tax needs scrapping

Heathrow Airport says UK domestic airport tax needs scrapping

September 22, 2017 11:08 am

In an open letter submitted to the UK’s government, Heathrow Airport says the Air Passenger Duty needs abolishing. The proposal was one of a series of recommendations for improving the London airport’s services, facilities and transport connections submitted to Chancellor […]

France strike grounds multiple Ryanair flights

France strike grounds multiple Ryanair flights

September 13, 2017 9:14 am

A strike by air-traffic controllers in France yesterday led to Ryanair cancelling more than 100 flights from UK airports. THE European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) issued a bulletin saying the Marseille sector of France was the […]

Saga Sapphire to sail on mystery winter cruise from Southampton

Saga Sapphire to sail on mystery winter cruise from Southampton

September 5, 2017 11:45 am

Saga Holidays has just announced it is offering a cruise with a difference for this winter. Passengers embarking on the company’s Secret Cruise in November will not know which ports-of-call they will stop at until their cruise ship docks there. […]

UK Foreign Office places North Korea on no go list

UK Foreign Office places North Korea on no go list

August 28, 2017 10:41 am

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued an update to its travel advice for North Korea. The FCO advice says Brits should avoid the rogue Asian state altogether and only travel there if it is absolutely essential. The update […]

Philippines government proposal could force MPs to use public transport

Philippines government proposal could force MPs to use public transport

August 18, 2017 10:37 am

An MP in the Philippines has introduced a bill which could see government officials forced to use public transport. But lawmakers won’t have to mothball their limos just yet as the requirement to join commuters and tourists will only be […]

UK statistics office says fortnight summer holidays are dead and buried

UK statistics office says fortnight summer holidays are dead and buried

August 9, 2017 11:27 am

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) says Brits are changing their holiday habits. Statistics for 2016 show Britons going abroad are taking shorter holidays, but more frequently. The 2016 figures show a huge decline in the number of the […]

London City Airport travellers love Marmite

London City Airport travellers love Marmite

August 1, 2017 11:31 am

In a study just released by London City Airport, Marmite tops the list of brand name food items seized at security checkpoints. Data released after the study shows security officers take away an average of four containers of the savoury […]

Network Rail boss tells Waterloo commuters to stay home in August

Network Rail boss tells Waterloo commuters to stay home in August

July 24, 2017 9:47 am

The boss of Network Rail says major upgrades and engineering work will seriously impact train services from  London Waterloo Station next month. Mark Carne told media sources that commuters using South West services would face major delays and would be […]

Thomas Cook awarded damages in bogus holiday illness claim by Brit couple

Thomas Cook awarded damages in bogus holiday illness claim by Brit couple

July 14, 2017 11:16 am

A British couple who tried to scam holiday giant Thomas Cook for £10,000 have been ordered to pay almost £4,000 themselves. The presiding judge at Liverpool Court ordered Michael McIntyre and Julie Lavelle to pay court costs for their attempt […]

VivaColombia proposes standing room only in economy class

VivaColombia proposes standing room only in economy class

July 5, 2017 9:08 am

A South American airline has tabled a proposal which could see passengers offered standing room only on its flights. The CEO of VivaColombia says ripping out seats in aircraft cabins would create more space and allow the airline to cram […]

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