At around 0800 local time this morning there was an explosion at the airport in Brussels, followed by another at a Metro Station in the city. Throughout the day there have been stories on the situation across the media, including eyewitness reports and detailed images thanks to the proliferation of smart phones. Almost 12 hours… Read More My thoughts on Belgium
I grew up in Inverness in the 1980s and 90s. It is fair to say that it has had a lot of development in the time since then. Most relevant for me, living in west London, is the LHR-INV link. Perhaps more surprisingly is the announcement that the city will play host to an international… Read More Travel blogging comes to the Highlands
I was chatting to some friends at the weekend who had been to New York in the half term. Naturally, after hearing about their trip, I asked who they flew with; I was not expecting Kuwait Airways to be the answer! This is surprising for a number of reasons; not least because the flight shouldn’t… Read More Booking a flight that doesn’t exist
But sadly only in a museum! The Easter holidays are not far away and, I am looking forward to attending the Geographical Association’s annual conference in Manchester. I am staying at the Crowne Plaza at Manchester Airport which I hope will count towards my IHG Accelerate target. Manchester Airport is home to one of British… Read More I’ve booked tickets to go on Concorde!
I have recently been trying to plan a school trip to New York. As a geography teacher, I firmly believe in the positive benefits of a field trip and how travel can broaden peoples’ mind sets. Sadly it was not possible to make it happen this time, but I am hoping that a trip closer… Read More Could booking as a group save you money?
We last heard from MummyAirmiles enjoying the Concorde Room at Heathrow before the connection up to Edinburgh. Our plane for this was an Airbus 321. We were bused to the stand, but it was a lovely sunny day for a trip across the airport. We had an empty seat beside us; in fact quite… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles’ final leg
Currently sitting in the Concorde Room thanks to the inbound leg in First and a connection up to Edinburgh having had a very pleasant flight from Rio. Best sleep on an airplane I’ve ever had! Sadly no photos from the front of the plane. It was a full 14 passenger’s complement this time. We took… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles is back on UK Soil
MummyAirmiles arrived into Rio following her transfer across South America. Got off the TAM flight and those of us trying to change terminals were herded onto a bus to Terminal 1 before the four of us for the BA flight were ushered through to departures. So we ended up departures not having any boarding passes, although… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles loathes lounge
The other day I wrote about how PayQwiq can help you in collecting Tesco Clubcard points is an easy way to get Avios which you can use to pay for your flights; topcashback is a way to earn more Clubcard points to make this happen faster. Like any shopping portal, you log into http://www.topcashback.com and… Read More Topcashback – a fast way to cheap flights
Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a tax levied on fliers departing airports in the UK. It started off, when first introduced, at £5 short haul an £10 long haul; now it can add up to £146 to the cost of a ticket. An announcement yesterday by the Scottish Government said that there were plans to… Read More Understanding (and reducing) APD costs