Which is the most overpriced flight route on the planet?

British travellers in search of a bargain would do well to visit Singapore after the Asian city-state emerged as the most cost effective flight route from the UK, with each mile in the air costing, on average, less than 3p.  It pipped Los Angeles, to which average fares...

Is it safe to fly in Iran?

After the safest year in aviation history, during which not a single passenger jet crashed, there have already been two air disasters, claiming the lives of 137 people, in 2018. The weekend’s crash of an Iranian plane over the country’s mountainous interior came just...

The pound has risen against dozens of long-haul currencies – here's where to find savings

British holidaymakers have received an overseas spending boost with a surge in the value of sterling meaning their pound now stretches further in eight out of 10 destinations compared to this time last year. Holiday favourites with a currency pegged to the dollar, including the...

Do hotels really overbook their rooms?

Overbooking has long been a source of frustration – and occasional elation (think upgrades) – when it comes to flying. But what happens when you turn up at your hotel and there’s no room at the inn? Well, there’s not much you can do. In the same way that...

Hotel hacks: 15 ingenious tips to improve your stay

What kind of monstrous traveller boils their underwear inside a hotel room kettle? This was the question on many people’s lips last year when a Twitter user asked their followers whether the practice was commonplace.  This curious query raised many more. Namely,...

How far can a plane fly if both its engines fail?

In 2001 a plane carrying 293 passengers and 13 crew lost power in both its engines over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Unbeknown to the pilots of Air Transat Flight 236, the aircraft bound for Lisbon had been leaking fuel ever since it left Toronto six hours earlier. Having...

14 things you didn't know about Jet2, the budget airline of the North

This week Jet2, the firm that once proudly called itself the “low-cost airline of the North”, celebrated its 15th birthday. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the UK’s fourth largest carrier. 1. It exists to serve the north Its slogan was...

Thousands of holidaymakers are returning to Tunisia – but is it safe?

Thomas Cook, one of Europe’s biggest tour operators, has resumed holidays to Tunisia for the first time since a terrorist attack on the popular resort of Sousse left 38 dead, including 30 Britons. The attack in June 2015 prompted the Foreign Office (FCO) to advise against...

Do Russian airlines still have a safety problem?

Such is the concern surrounding flight safety in Russia that, Airline Ratings, one of the world’s leading authorities on measuring airline safety, automatically marks a carrier down if they use only Russian-built aircraft. Though standards have certainly improved in the...

Is the British passport now the world's most expensive? It's not even close

The cost of obtaining a British passport will rise at the end of March, with the fee for adults increasing to as much as £85 – or £177 for those who need their travel document urgently. Yet the expense pales in comparison to those incurred in some other...

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