Posts Tagged ‘ Stansted ’

How bad are our airports?

Jun 7th, 2018 | By

The claims handling company, Air Help, has published an airport global performance survey and neither UK airports nor airlines come out of it very well.



Saturday snippets: 24th February 2018

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

In a week that saw International Tourist Guide Day, Adrian looks at the smaller tourist and travel stories such as a new helicopter link to the Scillies, price increases ar Disney and Universal and the cancellation of a project to have a zip wire in the Lake District



Saturday snippets: August 5th 2017

Aug 5th, 2017 | By

in some places tourism is causing problems like the Isle of Skye. In others such as the Cook Islands a new marine reserve may attract many more. They are part of Adrian’s look at some of the tourism stories of the week.



Primera: a low-cost, transatlantic entrant

Jul 27th, 2017 | By

Primera, another Scandinavian airline is entering the low-cost transatlantic market next April to join Norwegian.



Saturday snippets: April 8th 2017

Apr 8th, 2017 | By

Tall ships in Greenwich, a pygmy tribe in Uganda and a possible reduction in the number of properties in Menorca are some stories capturing Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 14th January 2017

Jan 14th, 2017 | By
skiing

Stonehenge, Club 55, Star Wars and medical assistance abroad compete with children’s attitudes to holidays in Adrian’s column this week. And there is the almost obligatory Southern rail story.



What’s hot: January 2017

Jan 1st, 2017 | By

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



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.



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



(Another) Ryanair rant

Jun 14th, 2016 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Customer service hasn’t soared at Ryanair, says Kaye Holland



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: 7th November 2015

Nov 7th, 2015 | By
the pyramids of Egypt

A stay in your own castle, airline disruption in Germany and Indonesia are a few of the things that catch Adrian’s eye this week.



Saturday snippets: 17th October 2015

Oct 17th, 2015 | By

The new James Bond film and claims that various parts of the world are linked attract Adrian’s attention this week along with fuel surcharges and disruptive passenger behaviour



What’s hot: April 2015

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

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



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



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



Fancy Buying an Airport?

Apr 19th, 2011 | By

Roll up, roll up, I‘ve got Easter bargains galore. You want an airport? I’ve got just the one for you. Big ones, little ones. Ones at home or in the sunshine. Let’s do a deal while prices are low.



Skytrax Airport Awards

Apr 2nd, 2011 | By

On Wednesday evening in Copenhagen, Skytrax announced the winners of their airport awards. Never heard of them? Skytrax polls travellers across the world for their thoughts across 39 different categories. These surveys are always completed after the trip so that people can think for a day or two after the event so that a considered opinion can be given. And 11.38 million people from 105 different nationalities gave just that considered opinion.

The airport of the year was Hong Kong International Airport which, if you have ever used it, would be a popular choice



The Competition Commission and BAA

Mar 30th, 2011 | By

This morning the Competition Commission has ruled that BAA must sell off Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports. This follows from the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the sale despite the attempts of BAA to say that the travel market had changed quite a bit since the original ruling was given. What will BAA do now? Sell and give in gracefully or try and find justification for continuing its fight?



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