Monthly Archives: November 2015

19 Nov

It’s snow joke on uncovered ski holidays

Skiing fans have been warned their trip and holiday funds could go downhill fast if they do not take out the right insurance policy. Gocompare says Brits who travel abroad to the snowy slopes this winter need a policy which includes winter sports cover. The firm suggests this should be as much a part of

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16 Nov

‘Record number’ of air passengers

Passenger numbers at UK airports have soared to a record high, with travellers seemingly enjoying more holidays overseas. The latest figures published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show 247 million people passed through 24 of the country’s main airports in the 12 months to June, making it the busiest period ever. UK airports have

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13 Nov

Emirates removes first class from A380

Emirates has waved goodbye to first class on one of its planes to accommodate the most passengers ever. The two-class Airbus A380, which was unveiled this week at the Dubai Airshow, has 557 economy seats on board – 130 more than its sister three-class aircraft – plus room for 58 business travellers. That means the

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12 Nov

Oyster cards set for Gatwick trains

Holidaymakers travelling to and from Gatwick Airport will able to do so using Oyster and contactless payment cards from January. The electronic ticketing system is being extended to the West Sussex site, as well as five other stations along the route – Horley, Salfords, Earlswood, Redhill and Merstham – to provide a quick and easy

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06 Nov

New passport design revealed

Holidaymakers getting the new UK passport will be heading off abroad with a document featuring seven ‘culturally important’ men and two women, it has been revealed. The new 34-page passport’s design claims to celebrate the nation’s creative and cultural heritage over the last 500 years. But it has been criticised by some for only honouring

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