Posts Tagged ‘ Gatwick ’

What’s hot: November 2017

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

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



Saturday snippets: 21st October 2017

Oct 21st, 2017 | By

Some Caribbean islands are open for business again after the hurricane damage and, as half term is still on, Adrian finds some events you might want to visit isn Salou and Sydney.



What’s hot: September 2017

Aug 31st, 2017 | By

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



Saturday snippets: August 12th 2017

Aug 12th, 2017 | By
PortAventura aquatic park

The wet weather has caused a last minute rush for holidays abroad and we say goodbye to Klaus Lohmann as he returns to Germany and Dennis Cleveland-Peck who sadly died recently.



When IT fails…

May 28th, 2017 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

I suspect that a problem of the size that occurred yesterday can never be adequately handled by training and customer service manuals. Passengers will never be totally satisfied when a problem of this magnitude occurs.



Saturday snippets: 18th February 2017

Feb 18th, 2017 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tenerife, Jamaica, Dubai and Singapore are all seeing more British and Irish visitors. That is providing they aren’t trying to get there via Gatwick and using Southern to catch their planes. Yes the strikes at Southern look set to continue!



Saturday snippets: 17th December 2016

Dec 17th, 2016 | By

Christmas trees, (well it is that time of the year,) new transport facilities in Venice, more help for people with disabilities at airports and the end of the Thomson holiday name attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Catching Gatwick trains

Dec 13th, 2016 | By
Gatwick Exress train

Visitors, passengers and commuters feel that nothing is happening. It’s time they were shown that somebody was attempting to resolve this debacle.



Saturday snippets: 10th December 2016

Dec 10th, 2016 | By
nosecone with Santa stretched over it having been hit by a plane

Christmas festivities begin to appear in Adrian’s column along with tigers, all night tube services, how intellectually disabled passengers should be treated and what happened when Santa met Ryanair.



Saturday snippets: 12th November 2016

Nov 12th, 2016 | By
Blenheim Palce - illuminating the formal gardens at Christmas

The opening of the skiing season is early in Alpe d’Huez, light shows are becoming increasingly popular and soon there will be direct flights to the city of the Terracotta Army.



Fall in love with Lisbon

Nov 8th, 2016 | By

Everyone loves a long weekend away and Lisbon – with its heady mix of cultural offerings, culinary feasts and lively nightlife -stands out as special says Kaye Holland




It’s a new terminal at Heathrow

Oct 25th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

The British government has decided that it will support the building of a third runway at Heathrow.



Saturday snippets: 15th October 2016

Oct 15th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of Newcastle

Why an aeroplane cabin door is on Shoreditch High Street is one of the things Adrian mentions this week along with Newcastle-Gateshead success and the end of refurbishment at the Glenfinnan Monument.



Connecting the north and south

Sep 21st, 2016 | By
image of terminal building at Newcastle Airport

More people fly from northern England fly into Schipol Airport in Amsterdam than fly down to Heathrow or Gatwick. Why?



Heathrow v Gatwick

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
image of Heathrow terminal

As the time approaches for the government to decide whether Heathrow or Gatwick is to expand, both airports seem to be cranking up their credentials.



Saturday snippets: 17th September 2016

Sep 17th, 2016 | By
poster image of Cardiff celebrations of Roald Dahl's birth

In the week that it was suggested the old blue passports might return after Brexit, Adrian also looks at visas, the Heathrow/Gatwick debate, Roald Dahl and Bridge Day which attracts 200,000 people to West Virginia



Favouring Gatwick

Aug 21st, 2016 | By
Gatwick

A poll has shown that 63% of London councillors are in favour of expanding Gatwick rather than Heathrow. There is no similar poll asking Surrey or West Sussex councillors what their attitudes would be.



What now for airport expansion?

Jul 15th, 2016 | By
the south rreminal at Gatwick

Based on this, if I was a betting man, I’d say that Gatwick was likely to get the nod when a decision is finally made.



Saturday snippets: 28th May 2016

May 28th, 2016 | By

Airport delays, strikes in France, Belgium and Greece, restrictions on island destinations in Thailand all tend to deflate Adrian this coming bank holiday.



Procrastinating politicians

May 10th, 2016 | By

How much longer do we all have to put up with claim and counter-claim before the government announces its decision?



What’s hot: May 2016

May 2nd, 2016 | By
Macchi Pichu

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



What’s hot: February 2016

Jan 30th, 2016 | By
Macchi Pichu

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



End of year rail disruption

Dec 23rd, 2015 | By

Without fail, Network Rail and the companies plan timetables akin to Sunday services and schedule engineering works that mean unbelievable disruption at a time when festive bonhomie is supposed to ride high.



Saturday snippets: 19th December 2015

Dec 19th, 2015 | By

This week I start this column by blowing Just about Travel’s trumpet. In their German National Travel Writers Awards, the German National Tourist Office has voted us best in the online category for 2015.



Airport rumblings

Dec 15th, 2015 | By

No sooner had the government kicked into touch for six months the decision on where airport expanson would occur in the south east than the bitter arguments are starting.



Saturday snippets: 12th December 2015

Dec 12th, 2015 | By
cartoon of beach and Merry Christmas

Where are we going for Christmas? Which destinations are have attracted us and will continue to do so in 2016?



Saturday snippets: 4th Juy 2015

Jul 4th, 2015 | By

Street painting, scarec rows and the atrocity in Sousse are some of the thoughts occupying Adrian this week.



Its Heathrow. Maybe…

Jul 1st, 2015 | By

Why do the arguments this morning sound more like the beginning of a campaign rather than the decisive end of one?