The government has chosen a third runway at Heathrow as the best solution to the chronic shortage of aviation capacity in South East England. A new runway northwest of the existing pair is said to cost £14bn. Gatwick is the second-busiest airport in the UK, and the busiest single-runway airport in the world in terms of flight movements.
Now that Kensington Palace has officially announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in spring next year, speculation is already rife regarding what the child will be named. It’s probable that Prince Harry and Meghan will follow in the footsteps of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by not revealing the sex of the baby until the day of its birth. Several gambling companies have stated that the duke and duchess are likely to name a baby girl after Prince Harry’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Usually, a flight landing an hour ahead of time is a cause for celebration. In the case of the Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Newark which landed early on Friday, however, 60 minutes is frankly neither here nor there. Not when the total scheduled flying time is a whopping eighteen and a half hours.
Aer Lingus’s most recent promotional video, showing the Irish airline flying the latest batch of X Factor contestants to the judges’ homes in LA, has been viewed almost 1,000,000 times on social media. The excited contestants were filmed flying in style, sipping champagne up front in business class – but a fellow passenger has revealed that once the cameras stopped rolling, the wannabe pop stars were herded back into cattle class. When the cameras were switched off, the contestants were all sent back to economy with the rest of us.
Kensington Palace has announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child, with a due date falling in spring 2019. While many people have been responding to the news with a mixture of excitement and humour, others have been expressing their concern over the prospect of Meghan visiting countries where cases of Zika virus have been found - given it can cause health complications in unborn babies. Zika virus is a disease that’s transmitted by mosquitoes.
For the best chance of bagging a real bargain, now is the time for skiers and snowboarders, especially families and groups, to book their next winter holiday.
For every player, standing on the pitch representing your country at a World Cup, the experience is completely different. There are some who don’t remember a thing about match days. They go to some faraway place. They know the brutal nature of the sport and they’re ready for pain.
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is here to stay and while you might not have taken part in previous years, you should be aware that this event isn’t the sole reserve of serial shopaholics.
Visitors to a newly reopened Boracay will be subject to a set of stringent rules to avoid the Philippine island paradise from returning to the “cesspool” state that led to its closure earlier in the year.
Gatwick Airport will this week unveil controversial plans to put its emergency runway into routine use to increase passenger capacity.
Before officially kicking off the schedule, Harry and Meghan announced they are expecting their first child!
Ryanair’s closure of bases and fleet reductions are being seen as “punishment” for the recent strikes across Europe, according to pilot and cabin crew unions. The low cost airline has announced it is closing two bases from 5 November – one in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and the other in Bremen, Germany – and reducing its fleet at Niederrhein, Germany, from five to three aircraft. “If the Ryanair management thinks closing bases is a quick and cheap solution to labour unrest – and the court in the Netherlands sees it differently – they are naive at best and antagonistic at worst,” he said.
In May I purchased a ticket for my daughter Madeleine to travel back to Australia with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) on Sept 26. I booked the flight through online agent Tripsta and paid extra for flexibility in case she wanted to change the flight date. Due to a death in the family, Madeleine does not feel able to return to Australia for the time being. Both she and I have tried to contact Tripsta using the numbers provided and by email but we have received no response. Madeleine called Malaysia Airlines direct, which said it could not get involved and that she could only deal with Tripsta. Please can you suggest a way for her to change the date of her flight?