Posts Tagged ‘ Virgin Atlantic ’

Is this the time to holiday in Dubai?

Jun 29th, 2018 | By

Virgin Atlantic will cease flying to Dubai as from the end of March next year. Why?

Saturday snippets: 10th March 2018

Mar 10th, 2018 | By
Burning the papier mache figures in Las Fallas

Its Las Fallas time in Valencia again this coming week. That’s just one of items Adrian covers this week.

Qatar Airlines or Aermexico?

Jul 12th, 2017 | By

Adrian tries to understand how significant the World Airline Awards are.

What’s hot: June 2017

May 31st, 2017 | By

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

Premium economy seats

May 16th, 2017 | By

If you are considering paying more to travel premium economy, check the seat measurements with seatguru before deciding whether paying the additional amount is worth it.

What’s hot: February 2017

Feb 1st, 2017 | By

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

It’s the great getaway day today; BA strike is off

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By
beach at Playa Juanillo

As 12 million of us hit the roads today the good news is that the strike at British Airways has been called off by the unions since BA has submitted a new pay deal for consideration.

The gods aren’t smiling on travellers this Christmas

Dec 17th, 2016 | By

It isn’t looking good for those of us who are planning on travelling over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

What’s hot: December 2016

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By

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

Customer experience in travel

Sep 28th, 2016 | By
image of an Emirates flight

In the annual customer experience survey published by KPMG Nunwood, the travel and hospitality industry doesn’t come out of it as well as it should.

What’s hot: July 2016

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By

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

Upgrades on Virgin Atlantic

Aug 5th, 2015 | By
Virgin plane in flight

I want an upgrade because I want to get to her destination quicker! That was one of the attempts – my favourite – made to blag an upgrade on Virgin Atlantic.

What’s hot: March 2015

Mar 1st, 2015 | By

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

What’s hot: October 2013

Oct 1st, 2013 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Southend and Spain are both in the spotlight, if for different reasons

Autumn sales start

Sep 1st, 2013 | By

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have both announced air fare sales. And this was before August was out! And by British Airways, that means that associated airlines, American and Iberia also are included.

Remove APD to stimulate economic growth

Mar 7th, 2013 | By

The battery of invective directed at the government over the high rate in taxes that air passengers pay has continued today with a statement from leading British airlines. Our tax is the 139th highest in the world.

What’s hot: February 2013

Feb 2nd, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, The Shard and Sri Lanka are hitting the headlines for all the right reasons, but trips to Thailand are in trouble

What’s hot: January 2013

Dec 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Peckham and Virginia are making waves, but there’s criticism for cruise ships and the Chancellor’s increase of APD

What does your luggage say about you?

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

If you’re heading to the airport this week to start your summer holiday, you might want to think twice before shoving your swimsuit and sunscreen into a hold-all that’s seen better days

What’s hot: July 2012

Jul 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s good news for motorists and mobile phone users in Europe but anyone heading to a malarial country should take extra special care

Make the most of your holiday packing

Jun 30th, 2012 | By

When it comes to the Summer holidays, organisation is the key to successfully planning and packing for a trip. We asked leading luggage retailer,, to share their top tips for making the most of any type of suitcase, for any type of holiday

Should Virgin Atlantic permit passengers to make mobile calls?

May 22nd, 2012 | By

So Sir Richard Banson’s airline, Virgin Atlantic, has announced that has announced that it will be the first British carrier to allow passengers to use their mobile phones on board.

Stay at Richard Branson’s private island

Mar 6th, 2012 | By

Staying at Richard Branson’s private island retreat counts as one of the best prizes you could bid for in the CHTAEF silent auction this coming could hope for. You could also bid for a signed pair of Usain Bolt’s golden running shoes or a cricket bat signed by the 2008 winning West Indian team.

Catching a bargain

Dec 29th, 2011 | By

No, not on clothes or beds or sofas. I’m talking about the holiday sales. At the moment airlines, hotels, travel agents and tour operators have them in abundance. But will they make us book?

bmi sold

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

What are we to make of the decision announced this morning that IAG (the owner of BA and Iberia) has agreed terms with Lufthansa to buy bmi for £172.5 million?

Flying on waste cooking oil

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

A little while go Thomson flew one engine on one flight on one plane on a mixture of Jet A1 fuel and waste cooking oil as opposed to normal aviation fuel. It was a test to see the effect but you would have thought from the reactions that they had almost single-handedly caused the starvation of millions by using a resource that stopped food crops being grown.

The Importance of Being Sept 20th

Aug 26th, 2011 | By

We are barely into the bank holiday and already the airline sales are starting. It’s a little early as they usually start about the middle of September. Is it because they are nervous about passenger numbers during the slow Autumn period?

Pass Round the Tissues

Aug 19th, 2011 | By

Richard Branson is well known for courting publicity. Between Michael O’Leary at Ryanair and he it would be a tussle to see who generates more press coverage. And in his latest little approach, Branson has definitely taken the lead. On Virgin Atlantic flights, there will to be “emotional health warnings” before they show films on board!