Posts Tagged ‘ Heathrow ’

What’s hot: September 2014

Aug 31st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s all about holidaying with his Royal Highness, Prince Harry, and hanging out in the Peninsula Paris – Paris’ new super-hotel



Wish you were here?

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

A great globe trotting itinerary takes a certain kind of planning to ensure the best route – and price. Check out these tips for a top journey



Philip Stevens, Heathrow and BA

Jul 6th, 2014 | By

Over the weekend, Philip Stevens had a story in the Financial Times about Heathrow. Here at Just about Travel we are fond of a rant and Stephens provides one.



Chinese Heathrow

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

The ambassador is also reported by the news agency, Reuters, to have said that he expects Heathrow to have a third runway. Is this a political hunch that the British government will give way?



Improving air quality around Heathrow

May 9th, 2014 | By

I imagined it was April Fool’s Day. It is reported that Heathrow wants those travelling to the airport by car to pay a congestion charge if the airport’s proposed third runway is built.



Saturday snippets: 5th of April 2014

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

Adrian rounds off the week wondering why so few of us have visited our major attractions, why more us don’t travel to Poland and looks forward to Wallace and Gromit persuading him to holiday at home this year.



What’s hot: December 2013

Dec 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Barbados and British Airways are in the headlines for all the right reasons but it’s bad news for residents of Stoke on Trent and Red Sea hoteliers



Concern for airline passengers

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

The boss of British Airways and Iberia, Willie Walsh, yesterday hit out at Heathrow saying that it was ripping off passengers by use of excessive charges. Is there truth behind this or is it just two businesses playing politics to get the best deals for themselves?



I love London, so why did I leave? (Part four)

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

Kaye loves London, so why did she leave? Read the fourth part of her story, exclusively on CD-Traveller



In search of a Welshman

Feb 16th, 2013 | By

There are lots of Welshmen around, but I wasn’t the one. I was talking to Stephanie Abrams, the nationally syndicated US radio travel journalist about the UK and her thoughts on the UK when the story of this elusive man arose



ACF hits west London. Will it spread?

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

This is a not a new disease but an “expert,” Simon Buck, only identified it formerly yesterday afternoon. It is Aviation Consultation Fatigue a particularly virulent disease which is proving almost impossible to eradicate.



What’s hot: November 2012

Oct 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Switzerland and Sweden are on our radar, while faking a disability to get ahead at the airport gets a big thumbs down



Do we need airport expansion?

Oct 9th, 2012 | By

Over the last year, airlines, business groups and some politicians (but what do they know?) have been screaming that the UK will sink without trace because we don’t have enough airport capacity in the south east of the country.



Of airports and trains, politicians and brains…

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

This morning the Transport Secretary, Justine Greening has gathered media coverage by the shedload. Firstly she suggested that the appointment of First Group to run the west coast rail line would go ahead and secondly that there would be no u-turn on a third runway at Heathrow.



Eight great holiday money saving tips

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

Thanks to the monsoon like UK weather, chances are many of us will be getting ready to jet off to enjoy a well-deserved sun soaked break. But, as the government announces that the UK is officially in a double-dip recession, looking for ways to save when escaping overseas could and should be of utmost importance to UK travellers. With this in mind, travel search site Kayak, has put together eight top tips to help keep your wallet full when searching for and enjoying that trip away



Heathrow isn’t heaven, but it’s not hell either

May 20th, 2012 | By

I flew into Heathrow recently with a certain amount of fear and trepidation having read all the horror stories about immigration control



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



The government and Heathrow

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

At the last election both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats said no to a third runway at Heathrow. Boris said that it would be built over his dead body. Justine Greening, the Transport Secretary, campaigned against it and her constituency sits under the flight path. Now stories in the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph suggest the government is having a rethink.



The Budget and you

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

here wasn’t a lot in the budget about travelling or holidays. More was left unsaid. For example there was absolutely nothing about any postponement or cancellation of the increase in APD that is due to come into effect in April.



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.



Sri Lanka: a special brew

Mar 5th, 2012 | By

Aidan journeys to Sri Lanka and finds the island formerly known as Ceylon, to be a very special brew. Read his report here



Unusual tours

Mar 3rd, 2012 | By

Read this month’s ‘What’s hot’ feature? Then you’ll know that Croydon – one of the areas worst hit theLondon riots last year – has become an unlikely tourism hotspot.



What’s hot: March 2012

Mar 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Croydon and coach tours of the M25 are proving (inexplicably) popular



Gatwick gets The Goring treatment

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

London’s second airport has hired The Goring – the West End hotel where Kate Middleton spent her last night as a single woman – to teach airport staff how to deliver service fit for royalty ahead of the Olympics.



Jamie Oliver arrives at Gatwick

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

Gatwick airport has announced that celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, will be launching a news restaurant at Gatwick’s North Terminal this summer.



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.



Would you pay to sleep in an airport?

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Sick of sleeping on hard chairs in an overcrowded departure lounge when in transit? Transferring passengers at Heathrow, can now take advantage of the UK’s first ever airside bedrooms.



Airport Parking

Aug 28th, 2011 | By

The Productivity Commission in Australia has lived up to its name by producing a 400 page book on its airports. One chapter looks at the price of airport parking. Guess which airport is the most expensive that they compared against? Yes, Heathrow.