Posts Tagged ‘ Heathrow ’

Saturday snippets: 31st December 2016

Dec 31st, 2016 | By
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Whatever you are doing – or not doing – tonight to celebrate the new year; enjoy yourself. And best wishes from all of us here at Just about Travel for a better and prosperous year than 2016.



Saturday snippets: 26th November 2016

Nov 26th, 2016 | By
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Prince, viagra and bulldozing BA’s HQ compete for Adrian’s attention this week as one of the largest tour operators moves into short-breaks. Are staycations on the increase next year? Cosmos seems to betting that they are.



Saturday snippets: 12th November 2016

Nov 12th, 2016 | By
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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
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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.



Heathrow expansion and the environment

Oct 6th, 2016 | By
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As the end nears for a decision on whether expansion will be at Heathrow or Gatwick – or even both – some research has boosted the possiblity that Heathrow might get the nod.



Connecting the north and south

Sep 21st, 2016 | By
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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
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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



Heathrow or Gatwick?

Sep 13th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

With demand for air travel ever increasing, the decision on whether the third runway should be at Heathrow or Gatwick is finally being made this October. Natasha Blair takes a visit behind the scenes at Heathrow.



Heathrow – the dementia friendly airport

Aug 21st, 2016 | By

By providing specialist sessions, training and online resources for all of its 76,000 employees, Heathrow claims it will become a dementia friendly airport



Favouring Gatwick

Aug 21st, 2016 | By
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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 Piccu, Peru

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



Welcome to London

Apr 7th, 2016 | By

After a long-haul flight, huge queues at passport control are the last thing you want to be faced with writes Kaye Holland



What’s hot: February 2016

Jan 30th, 2016 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

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



What’s hot: January 2016

Dec 31st, 2015 | By

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



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.



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.



Down the tube?

Oct 21st, 2015 | By

The Night Tube dream has morphed into a nightmare, says Kaye Holland



Smiley faces don’t indicate customer satisfaction

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By
Customer satisfaction machine

Installing a machine with smiley/unhappy faces at airports seems to be the latest fad. What a waste of money!



What’s hot: September 2015

Aug 30th, 2015 | By

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



Perception is everything

Jul 21st, 2015 | By

Checking in for a flight out of terminal 5 at Heathrow, I was surprised that at 5.30am, the queue snaked the width of the area and then curved and continued back towards check-in.



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?



Heathrow helps the rest of the UK

Apr 17th, 2015 | By

I’ve mentioned once or twice in this column that Heathrow has been pulling all the stops out to persuade us that it is vital to the UK, the universe and life as we know it.