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Blog archive - October, 2011

Qantas grounds its entire fleet over bitter labour dispute

29 Oct 2011
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On what is perhaps the biggest travel weekend, Qantas has grounded all its fleet world-wide.  Planes in the air have been allowed to complete their flights.  Flights that were due to take off from Australian airports had their baggage off loaded and passengers were told to make their way home. 

Italian Tapas restaurant Assaggini changes its name to Assaggetti

27 Oct 2011
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I popped in to one of my favourite new London restaurants yesterday for lunch to find that the name had changed.  I thought I was going mad at first and had to look at the name twice.  Apparently another restaurant had complained that the name Assaggini was too similar to theirs, hence the hasty change.

Are Comfy Cabin Beds the New Trend?

25 Oct 2011
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I think I speak for everyone when I say that trying to sleep at the airport is a terribly hopeless experience.

With noisy flight announcements every other minute, uncomfortable seating and endless individuals invading our personal space, there is a very slim chance of getting much peace and quiet!

Until now that is...

Flavours of Peru at Cookbook Cafe

20 Oct 2011
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If you're in the mood for Peruvian cuisine this weekend, why not pop in to Cookbook Cafe at the InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane, where Virgilio Martinez has put together a menu giving you a flavour of Peru.

The weekend brunch is a great way to try lots of different dishes from the market table.

Wonderful Places to Visit this Winter!

18 Oct 2011
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So, summer has finally come to an end, autumn seems to have bypassed us and the cold winter season is kicking in - but it isn’t all bad!

Winter is a brilliant season to book a last minute getaway to embrace the crisp air while wrapping up warm.

New St James Bar Opens its Doors

14 Oct 2011
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The Brand new St James Bar and The Balcon Restaurant open on Monday 17th October following three months of extensive renovations.

I had a sneak preview two days ago and love what they have done to give the bar a completely new look and feel.  This is going to be a new destination bar with its Coco Chanel ambience and rich textures and colours.


Bird's Eye Vistas – A New Iconic Landmark for London?

11 Oct 2011
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The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has revealed that London’s new cable car river crossing will be sponsored by Emirates Airline in a ten-year deal worth £36m!

The Dubai based airline will provide approximately 60% of the cost of the cable crossing and as a result the innovative form of transport will be named Emirates Air-line.

easyJet Meets its Rival!

4 Oct 2011
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If you’re a loyal easyJet flyer then you may be interested to know about their new rival airline FastJet!

It appears that easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who still owns 38% of the airline, has decided to add a new competitor to the market, FastJet.