Posts Tagged ‘ Airports ’

What’s hot: August 2018

Jul 31st, 2018 | By

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



What’s hot: May 2016

May 2nd, 2016 | By
Macchi Pichu, Peru

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world this month



What’s hot: October 2014

Sep 30th, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month BA and Bratislava get the thumbs up but it’s bad news for the taxi booking app, Uber, which has been banned in Berlin



Beware: the hidden costs of so called ‘London’ airports

Aug 31st, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland hates the hidden, extra costs that airports like Luton and Stansted insist in springing on passengers



Travelling Brits choose a snooze over gambling and booze

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

Travellers draw up their airport wish list in a new poll



Brits won’t be kept waiting

Jul 11th, 2012 | By

The majority of travellers (40 per cent) don’t want to be held up for more than half an hour passing through check-in and airport security, according to the results of a new poll



Brits won’t be kept waiting!

May 13th, 2012 | By

The majority of travellers (40 per cent) don’t want to be held up for more than half an hour passing through check-in and airport security, according to the results of a new poll



Heathrow voted top of the shops

Mar 14th, 2012 | By

Heathrow has been crowned the world’s best airport for shopping for the second year in a row. The accolade was awarded to Heathrow in the Skytrax World Airport Awards, one of the aviation industry’s most prestigious awards.



Cooking up memories of Marrakesh

Feb 18th, 2012 | By

Catherine Henderson learns how to make some Morrocan morsels in North Africa’s souk city



Gatwick takes off

Dec 16th, 2011 | By

More passengers chose to take off from Gatwick rather than its bigger London rival, Heathrow, throughout November. Gatwick reported that it saw an extra 12,800 fliers last month – representing a rise of 0.6 percent.



The Terminal: part 2

Feb 15th, 2011 | By

Escaping to sunnier shores with the kids this half term but wondering which airport to fly out from? Make up your mind with our handy guide



The Terminal

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Escaping to sunnier shores with the kids this half term but wondering which airport to fly out from? Make up your mind with our handy guide



What’s an Airport For?

Jan 10th, 2010 | By

Last week The Sunday Times wrote a piece by Matt Rudd about how unfriendly airports are to children. It presupposes the question that airports are supposed to be friendly in the first place. Not just for children but for everyone.
Airports are there to enable you to catch a flight to somewhere so surely the prime aim is to get you through and out as soon as possible? If you are flying in then the same applies. It is get you off the plane and out into the real world. Then some bright spark decided to add duty free shops, then cafés, then restaurants, then shops, then lounges, then viewing areas and places where you can spend £20 on a ticket to win a car. All of a sudden they were bigger than villages. All they need is a Tesco or a Sainsbury and I can do my weekly shop there as well



Scamming Tourists at Bangkok Airport

Jul 21st, 2009 | By

Tourists are fleeced at Bangkok Airport by some duty free areas who seem to be in league with uniformed people.

Until the authorities clean this up in a country where corruption seems to have become a byword, it is better that tourists avoid the duty free areas.

In the press in the last few days there has been a story about two people from Cambridge who, it was claimed by authorities, were suspected of shoplifting. After coughing up £7.500 they were able to leave the country. The BBC website has a story by Jonathan Head which summarises the background.



Your Local Airport and You

May 17th, 2009 | By

June 1st is the closing date for the public to make their views known to the government about what they think of their local airport; its standards and its services. You can do that by a couple of ways. You can either e-mail or write to the Department of transport or you can complete the survey that Co-op travel has running on its website, www.co-operativetravel.co.uk/marketing-survey/may/. The Co-op has run one survey in the last couple of weeks to assess the service at British airports. the
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