Archive for the ‘Flights’ Category

Save on Air New Zealand flights to LA

Save on Air New Zealand flights to LA

In the quest for autumn sun, it pays to plan ahead: Los Angeles, one of our favourite US destinations, is currently the subject of an Air New Zealand seat sale, with return flights from as little as ?399 per person – if you book before the end of 17 August and fly out on flight NZ3 on 25-26 October. (more…)

See the Burj Khalifa from the skies

See the Burj Khalifa from the skies

Is there any better way to see the world’s tallest tower than in luxury and from the skies? Tour operator Seawings certainly doesn’t think so: the company has created a tailored flight tour that allows passengers to experience the best of Dubai – including the spectacular sights of the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab – hundreds of metres up in the air. (more…)

Meet spring in Scandinavia thanks to SAS flight sale

Meet spring in Scandinavia thanks to SAS flight sale

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has launched a flight sale on tickets to some of the best spring destinations in the Nordic countries.

Book by 28 January and travel between 11 February to 30 June 2010 and you could fly to Copenhagen (pictured), Stockholm, Gothenburg and Stavanger for just ?59 one-way and to Helsinki for just ?65. (more…)

Air traffic controllers empty skies over Spain

Air traffic controllers empty skies over Spain

Travellers hoping to escape the cold by catching a flight to Spain may have to rethink their strategy after industrial action by air traffic controllers closed its airports on Friday and Saturday. (more…)

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Air passengers face disruption to and from Australia as the volcanic ash cloud from Chile’s Puyehue volcano sweeps across the south of the country.

Australia’s two major airports, Sydney and Melbourne, have cancelled all flights for up to 48 hours, while Adelaide and Canberra have also been hit. (more…)

A further step towards space travel

A further step towards space travel

Virgin Galactic’s space vehicle WhiteKnightTwo took to the skies in southern New Mexico yesterday in a dedication ceremony of its new home, Spaceport America.

To mark the step towards a new era of space tourism, Sir Richard Branson abseiled down the Norman Foster-designed building to cheers from a crowd of future Virgin Galactic astronauts and press. (more…)

More bush for your buck

More bush for your buck

A new flight route is making independent bush-to-beach holidays more appealing.

Next month, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easyGroup launches low-cost flights across east Africa. (more…)

Heathrows first all-business flight

Heathrows first all-business flight

A housing market bubble, new car sales at record highs, and even the danger of George Osborne cracking into a smile. These are some of the indicators of an economic recovery, but another will reveal itself in mid-May when Qatar Airways launches a daily all-business flight from London’s Heathrow airport. (more…)

Hopes of talks to avoid airport strikes

Hopes of talks to avoid airport strikes

Talks to avert strikes at six UK airports could start as early as Monday. The threat of strike action still hangs over Heathrow, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports, which would all be closed if Unite union members stage a walk out. (more…)

Fly to the sea and back

Fly to the sea and back

Previously off-limits, Sri Lanka’s north-east coast has rapidly transformed in recent years, with cool new hotels attracting intrepid travellers.

Intrepid because, until now, it was an arduous six-hour slog (on a good day) from the island’s only airport, near Colombo on the south-west coast, up to the quiet beaches of Trincomalee (pictured). (more…)

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