Flights, Airlines & Airports


Despite Recovery Rhetoric, Proposed Flight Taxes Could Hurt UK Tourism

Britain’s tourism industry certainly hasn’t enjoyed a lucrative year. From the Icelandic volcano and its cancellation fallout to the recent stream of bankruptcies in the private travel sector, some of the nation’s leading … Continue reading “Despite Recovery Rhetoric, Proposed Flight Taxes Could Hurt UK Tourism”


The Ultimate First Class Experience: Emirates’ Private Suites Mix High Roller and High Flyer

For most travellers, long haul flights are an uncomfortable nightmare. From small seats to limited service, the average long distance flight is a task that few wish to repeat. Until last year, travellers … Continue reading “The Ultimate First Class Experience: Emirates’ Private Suites Mix High Roller and High Flyer”


Australia’s Interstate Airline Fares Tumble, Spark One-Off Flight Purchases

The cost of travelling within Australia has decreased significantly over the past five months, giving an increasingly large amount of the population access to low-cost fares and simply travel options. A study of … Continue reading “Australia’s Interstate Airline Fares Tumble, Spark One-Off Flight Purchases”


With Low-Cost Airlines Promoting No-Bag Travel, Tourists Fly Light

Over the last decade, low-cost carriers and budget airlines have expanded their reach to a point that few could have predicted. With the growing cost of travel and declining levels of consumer savings, … Continue reading “With Low-Cost Airlines Promoting No-Bag Travel, Tourists Fly Light”


‘Green’ Charges Attract Criticism from Travel Regulators, Tourists

Overseas travel operators are tricking tourists into paying unnecessary ‘green travel’ fees, only to pocked their extra spending to increase profits. A series of recent exposes have covered one of the travel industry’s … Continue reading “‘Green’ Charges Attract Criticism from Travel Regulators, Tourists”


BAA Strike Will Add to 2010 Airline Woes

Employees of BAA ( formerly British Airlines Authority) are threatening to strike, a move which could spell disaster for Britain’s tourism industry. The six airports owned and operated by BAA cover several of … Continue reading “BAA Strike Will Add to 2010 Airline Woes”


Free Upgrades: How You Can Fly First Class Without a Specific Ticket

If there’s one topic that thousands of travellers focus on annually, it’s achieving a first class ticket upgrade without shelling out for a full-price ticket. The elusive upgrade has been a popular target … Continue reading “Free Upgrades: How You Can Fly First Class Without a Specific Ticket”


Flying With Pets: Which Airlines are Best?

Last week’s American Airlines puppy disaster has prompted an evaluation of how airlines treat and handle pets. The airline has been blamed for the death of seven puppies, all of which were stored … Continue reading “Flying With Pets: Which Airlines are Best?”


High-End Flyers: Luxury Airlines See Bookings Increase

While the recent recession certainly hurt the travel industry, several of the world’s largest and most luxurious airlines appear to be on the road to recovery. New figures from a variety of travel … Continue reading “High-End Flyers: Luxury Airlines See Bookings Increase”


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