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Heathrow to Gatwick in five minutes


Rather than spend money on a third runway at Heathrow Sir Richard Branson is suggesting a hyperloop system in tunnels which would transport passengers from one airport to the other in five minutes.

Passenger compensation for airline failure

Image of a Monarch plane

The time has come for air passengers to be treated like those who buy holidays and for them to be provided with protection.

Is Club 55 worth it?


This is the time of the year when railway companies introduce their promotions like Club 55 to encourage us to fill those empty seats on trains.

Restrictions on “smart” luggage


Monday January 15th is a red-letter day for international travellers and it is now just one week away.

The rise of bleisure

cartoon of passenger rushing to catch a flight

For many years it has been known that business travellers will relax on their business trip and possibly visit a gallery, a museum, the theatre or even undertake a two- hour tour of their destination.

Saturday snippets: 13th January 2018


Adrian celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Buster Keaton film as well as record breaking passenger numbers at Heathrow, Cornwall Airport Newquay and Keflavik in Iceland

The RAF centenary


This year is the centenary of the founding of the RAF and there will be many events – at least thirty – throughout our countries celebrating the fact.

Saturday snippets: 6th January 2018


Adrian sums up some of the smaller stories of the week.

Londoners not holidaying in Spain


From research conducted by ATOL (which I mentioned last Saturday,) it appears that Londoners are less likely that people from other parts of the UK to holiday in Spain.

Wallabies in Sydney


The journey of a swamp wallaby across Sydney Harbour Bridge and onto an expressway must be both a blessing and a problem to those people looking after Australian and NSW tourism.

When and where to go in China


If you want to be part of the incoming visitor crowd, The China Guide has told you where to go and when. If you want to see a quieter and less busy China, this gives you a clue on where to avoid!

Castle hopping in Frankfurt Rhine-Main


Reza makes a fleeting visit to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area of Germany to see some of the heritage sites that visitors should include when they holiday there.

Estonia’s centenary


The centenary of the independence of Finland was celebrated in 2017. Next year Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Oceania or NCL?


According to a new report from the consumer group Which? Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) had the lowest score in its regular survey of cruise companies.

Where the experts holiday: Hannah Fielding, travel fiction writer


Here Hannah Fielding, one of Britain’s best loved travel fiction writers, shares her travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers

2017: the safest year in aviation history


Airline passengers will be happy to know that 2017 was the safest year ever in aviation history.

What’s hot: January 2018


Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world