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Budget Airlines – how it all started

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 15:03 Comments Off on Budget Airlines – how it all started




Budget airlines, some of which are much maligned, have opened up the world to us, making it much more possible for us to travel to every corner of the globe. Here, Michelle from Gatwick meet and greet parking company, Help Me Park, explores the history of no-frills airlines: These days it’s hard to imagine a […]






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Budget Airlines – the saviours of summer holidays?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:56 Comments Off on Budget Airlines – the saviours of summer holidays?




Budget Airlines, those “jackals” of the travel industry which more often than not are damned for “penny pinching and price gouging” are now being praised by one tour operator for saving this summer’s holiday season. Said Laurence Hicks, Director of tour operator and holiday rentals company CLC Leisure, “In the face of a double dip […]






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Airport panic buying costs £395 million a year

Saturday, August 4, 2012 8:16 Comments Off on Airport panic buying costs £395 million a year




As if holidays aren’t expensive enough, it seems we Brits are increasing the cost of our holidays by spending an estimated £395 million a year on last-minute “essentials” at the airport before boarding our flights. In a survey conducted for Virgin Atlantic’s 747 In-Flight Entertainment Development Team researchers found that 90% of British travellers hit […]






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Heathrow helps children pinpoint holiday destinations

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:15 Comments Off on Heathrow helps children pinpoint holiday destinations




According to research, our children are turning into a bunch of globe trekkers with almost 78 percent of children surveyed having travelled abroad. The study, which was conducted on behalf of Heathrow Airport, surveyed 1,000 children between the ages of six and ten and found that by the age of ten most children have been […]






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Flying this Christmas – tips to avoid hassle and reduce queuing

Monday, November 29, 2010 10:30 Comments Off on Flying this Christmas – tips to avoid hassle and reduce queuing




If the recent snow has got you thinking about escaping the worst of the weather, or if you’re taking a domestic flight to visit family and friends this Christmas, here are some tips that will help you reduce the hassle of flying this festive season. If you haven’t booked your flight yet, get on and […]






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Air Passenger Duty set to rise on 1 November 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010 18:01 Comments Off on Air Passenger Duty set to rise on 1 November 2010




The cost of Air Passenger Duty (APD) is set to rise again on 1 November 2010. This extremely unpopular tax on air travel was introduced in 1994 and currently generates in the region of £2 billion for the Government. Two years’ ago, the tax had two rates: Reduced Rates (for economy seats) and Standard Rates […]






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British Airways strike: expanded flight schedule announced

Friday, March 26, 2010 9:04 Comments Off on British Airways strike: expanded flight schedule announced




British Airways has announced its flight schedule for the next strike period – an expanded schedule due to an increase in non-striking cabin crew staff. During the next strike period of 27 – 30 March the airline will operate: All flights to and from London City Airport All flights to and from Gatwick Airport At […]






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Airline baggage rules: check before you fly

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 12:14 Comments Off on Airline baggage rules: check before you fly




If you are flying this year, don’t forget to check what your baggage entitlement is. Failure to do so could resort in you facing expensive excess baggage fees at the airport – as much as £20 per kilo in some cases – or having to pay to check-in your hand luggage because it’s too big […]






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BA unveils strike contingency plans

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 15:48 Comments Off on BA unveils strike contingency plans




If your plans appear to be up in the air because of the proposed strike by British Airways cabin crew, don’t panic just yet as the airline has plans to operate around 60% of its flights should the planed strike action go ahead on 20, 21, 22 March. Flights unaffected by the proposed strike include: […]






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8 tips to help you book cheap flights

Friday, March 12, 2010 16:35 Comments Off on 8 tips to help you book cheap flights




Okay, the recession is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that we are all feeling the benefits just yet. When we’re looking to book this year’s holiday we’re still looking for the cheaper options: cheap flights, cheap accommodation, cheap car hire etc., but we don’t want to compromise on quality. So what can you do […]






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