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Airlines

Revisiting Monarch

The rebirth of Monarch Airlines by Greybull Capitol has seen the airline move from one which is loss making, to one which is now making a little money. I speculated eighteen months ago that the model wasn’t viable and it was more valuable to another airline or broken up, and that view on my part […]

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Airlines

With A Little Personality

Travelling can be somewhat of a dreary affair, almost like reading from a script its the same thing over and over again. You notice this the more you travel and when something hits you out of the ordinary, it really does add to your overall experience. Having travelled with easyJet for many years, it used […]

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Airlines

A350 is the Dream, not the Dreamliner

Having flown on the 787 ‘Dreamliner’ just over a year ago, I have constantly raved over its ability to walk off the aircraft at your destination feeling completely refreshed. There is a but though… Yes, I flew with Norwegian to New York, so we are not talking a mainstream carrier here, but they do all […]

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Airlines

A Squeeze of Orange?

The European aviation scene is an interesting one at the moment with a lot of movement between the big players. There are those who are going to miss out, and those which could potentially make large capacity gains, leaving just three of four groups. With the ever increasing attempt of creating a more ‘upmarket’ image […]

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Airlines Luxury Holidays

When being independent isn’t independent

There are great advantages to being an independent travel agent, with what I believe is the impartiality you are able to give to customers including the widest breadth of product possible to cater that need, desire or recommendation. Yes, it is quite right to be specialist – maybe cruise, activity, touring, it doesn’t matter, but […]

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Airlines

Upgauging and Densification

There is a trend in the aviation industry at the moment. How can we get more people on our aircraft? There are two easy answers to that one, either fitting more people into the same space or having larger aircraft. We have seen this on long haul – no longer is it all about the […]

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Airlines Luxury Holidays

Dresden Christmas Market – My Favourite So Far!

Dresden isn’t exactly one of the easiest places to get to, although has long been on my list for visiting the Christmas Market. Last year I went to Nuremberg, and that was a toss up of going there or to Dresden. At the time there was a direct flight from London City to Dresden with […]

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Airlines

Finding the pinnacle

Until this year it had been a long time since I had travelled frequently with British Airways, but this year has seen me renew my assoiciation with the national carrier. It started with the determination to fly on the 737-400 before the type was retired. I had wanted to do this for a while, for […]

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Airlines

In the Interest of Safety

We don’t have events like this happen very often anymore. With more evidence suggesting that the Metrojet aircraft was brought down by an explosive device, we have to look once again how such an event was allowed to have happened, and in that interim there is bound to be some disruption as we revert to […]

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Adventures Airlines

Farewell to BA’s Baby Boeing

Maybe it is me getting sentimental in my old age, but this week has been emotional, British Airways flew the 737-400 commercially for the last time. It might not mean anything to most people, to most a plane is just a plane and it gets you from a to b, but there is more to […]