Gatwick Airport Expansion: Latest Developments

Written by Kate Goldstone - 08.01.15

Airport expansion is inevitably a sticky issue. So what’s going on right now as regards building a new runway at Gatwick airport, one of the biggest and busiest in the nation with two terminals but just one runway? Here’s a summary of the situation as the New Year gathers momentum. Continue Reading…

The Gift of Travel – Cool Travel Gift Ideas

Written by Kate Goldstone - 23.12.14

Some of us love nothing better than staying at home, holidaying within the British Isles. Others are born travellers, willing to drop everything and head for exotic places whenever the opportunity arises. Some say travel broadens the mind, others say it only broadens the mind if you’re already broad […] Continue Reading…

Computer Fail Flight Disruptions – What’s Next?

Written by Kate Goldstone - 17.12.14

We talked about flight delays, flight disruptions and cancellations a couple of weeks ago, mentioning how easily it can happen in a seasonal context. Then, on 12th December, passengers faced widespread flight disruption after a computer failure at Britain’s air traffic control centre, NATS. We couldn’t have predicted it. […] Continue Reading…

How to Travel With Christmas Gifts

Written by Kate Goldstone - 11.12.14

It’s that time of year again, when millions of us take to the roads, rails and skies laden with Christmas goodies and family gifts. Whether you’re travelling internally within Britain or adventuring farther afield for the festive season, how do you handle air travel with Christmas gifts without causing mayhem […] Continue Reading…

What Can UK Air Travellers Expect This Christmas?

Written by Kate Goldstone - 04.12.14

What can you expect this Christmas if you’re travelling by air? Who knows? Anything could happen, the British weather being what it is. Take last year, where travel chaos reigned on Christmas eve. Here’s our take on surviving potential delays at the UK’s airports this festive season. […] Continue Reading…

Airport News for November 2014

Written by Kate Goldstone - 26.11.14

The airport world is rarely dull. There’s always plenty of exciting news about airport security, development, redevelopment and destinations, often peppered with controversy. Here’s a bunch of the best and most interesting airport news stories for late November 2014. The latest news about British airports Car thief in Humberside airport fence […] Continue Reading…

Heroic UK Airfields of WW2

Written by Kate Goldstone - 19.11.14

Take a look at the history and origins of British airports, major and minor, and it’s remarkable how many of them started life before or during World War Two. The First World War, of course, was the first war in which aeroplanes played a fledgling fighting part, but the second war […] Continue Reading…

Make the Most of London City Airport

Written by Kate Goldstone - 12.11.14

What do you know about London City Airport? The chances are unless you use it, you don’t know much about it. London City is perhaps the capital’s least-familiar airport, nowhere near as well known as the big four, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Heathrow. In fact it’s the only airport actually […] Continue Reading…

You’ll find Manchester Airport at Ringway, Manchester. Last year it was Britain’s third busiest airport as far as passenger numbers are concerned, and the 21st busiest in Europe – in 2013 almost 21 million passengers passed through its gates. It’s also the biggest regional airport in the UK with more […] Continue Reading…

About Stansted Airport: Parking, Hotels & More

Written by Kate Goldstone - 29.10.14

Stansted Airport lies near Stansted Mountfitchet in Uttlesford, Essex, just 30 miles north east of central London. Open 24/7/365, Stansted is one of London’s big five. It offers more than 150 destinations in 30 countries across the world, some of the most popular of which include the international destinations Malaga, […] Continue Reading…