Travel tips & opinions

Should I even mention its name?

Sep 21st, 2019 | By

By mentioning the name of the company aren’t I just contributing to the doubts that any readers may have about buying a holiday from them?



Over 50 rail deals

Sep 16th, 2019 | By

This year I am pretty sure the promotion has run its course and most readers will find the time restrictions on when you can or cannot travel as being off-putting.



Prepare for SCA

Sep 14th, 2019 | By
Credit cards

Under the directive, all transactions over £28 must have two-stage authentication. As just about every travel product costs more than that, holidaymakers and travellers will be one of the first groups affected.



Drones at Heathrow

Sep 13th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

Heathrow Pause is treading a fine line. Just one plane crash would remove that any sympathy the group has.



When a reputation gets dented

Sep 11th, 2019 | By

Last Sunday, Paul Chan, the Financial Secretary for Hong Kong wrote that visitor numbers in August were down by 40% compared to the same time last year.



Which? and the airport survey

Sep 10th, 2019 | By

Reader then beware! As those financial ads say – look at the small print – or, in this case, look to see if the methodology is explained.



Disconnected passengers

Sep 6th, 2019 | By
mobile phone

Both the plane and the ground work in little cocoons. Breaking that, said Gaense, will lead to more personalisation than is currently available.



What’s hot: September 2019

Sep 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



Satisfied with your flights?

Aug 30th, 2019 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Those people with more experience of flying – in this case people who have flown in the last ten years – are almost twice as likely to say that flying is getting better rather than worse.



Southend or Stansted?

Aug 26th, 2019 | By

On the whole, I’d rather use a smaller airport like Southend rather than a bigger one like Stansted.



Where the experts holiday: Mel Stephens, founder of Travel Queen

Aug 24th, 2019 | By

Mel Stephens, founder of Travel Queen – a UK based group tour operator specialising in adventures with style for women aged 25 to 60 – shares her travel experiences and insights with JAT readers



Flying non-stop, London –Sydney

Aug 23rd, 2019 | By

My objections to the Qantas plan is that I don’t think the results they gain will be necessarily indicative of how passengers will react.



Being watched as we fly

Aug 12th, 2019 | By

Cathay Pacific said last week that it did not have cameras in its back-of-seat entertainment just in the lounges, planes and other places.



What has the British Tourist Authority ever done for us?

Aug 10th, 2019 | By

Today, the UK is the seventh most popular tourist destination, the fourth in Europe and is the fifth largest sector in the UK in terms of GDP.



Removing benefits

Aug 8th, 2019 | By

UPDATE: 8 August 2019 – The RDG has changed its mind and will not now withdraw from Eurail.



Buying foreign exchange

Aug 1st, 2019 | By

It means that us ordinary mortals travelling on holiday his weekend will find it hard to answer the question about when to buy our holiday foreign money.



What’s hot: August 2019

Aug 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel gives you the low-down on what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



A bumper year for staycations?

Jul 30th, 2019 | By

I had been expectating that this would be a good year for the home holiday industry. That may not be the case.



Tourism, us and the economy

Jul 29th, 2019 | By

We who live in the UK spend more on tourism in the UK than all of the overseas visitors so the strategy is meant for us as well.



Great customer satisfaction levels and being big?

Jul 24th, 2019 | By
image of a Jet 2 plane

It suggests that Jet2Holidays has found a happy marriage between being big, respected and performing well in the eyes of its customers.



Cheaper or more expensive?

Jul 17th, 2019 | By

The great getaway has already begun on the continent and in Northern Ireland and Scotland.



Boosting the UK economy by £40 billion

Jul 14th, 2019 | By

The research suggests that those taking a staycation will be spending on average £874 on a week’s holiday.



What about the passengers?

Jul 8th, 2019 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

If individuals are placing confidence and trust in organisations then when the worst happens, they should receive a portion of any fines.



Has Carlisle Lake District Airport a future?

Jul 5th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District is a huge tourist draw so if the airport can get direct flights to the places from where existing (and potential) visitors come, then there is no reason why the airport shouldn’t flourish.



It’s the weather

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

Just as Center Parcs put outdoor attractions under cover, destinations and attractions need to invest in all-weather attractions to get us to visit them.



What’s hot: July 2019

Jul 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



Long-haul rail satisfcation

Jun 28th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The latest survey of rail passenger satisfaction shows that 87% of long-haul passengers are satisfied, some four percentage points more than the average for all rail journeys.



Bruges could become Disneyland

Jun 18th, 2019 | By

The question for all of them is how do they manage to have their cake and still eat it.