Blog posts for tag: Airport
We take a look at the advantages of using an airport lounge when flying from London Gatwick in today’s luxury travel blog. Bustling, noisy airport terminals, who needs them? I prefer the chance to relax, enjoy a drink, meal or snack and perhaps have a chill out spa treatment before a flight, even when flying economy class...
Distinguished architect Lord Forster has recently unveiled his plans to design a new airport in the Thames Estuary on the Isle of Grain in Kent.
The grand scheme, which has been branded a ‘pie-in-the-sky’ will not come cheaply, costing at least £50 billion!
Air travel has come a long way in recent years with every airline competing for the business traveller. Seats that fold in to flat beds at the touch of a button are the norm these days and lounges that try to outdo their competitors’. Some tempt you with a car service to and from the airport, a haircut in the lounge, a Spa and Jacuzzi or even a massage on the plane...
Most of us have had to endure it and those that have not, will no doubt
have to at some point of their lives. Yes I’m talking about the dreaded
terminal time caused by a flight delay or even worse, cancellation!
According to flightstats.com July 2011 saw 123,075 flight delays and 3,442 cancellations in Europe alone! Looking at global statistics the delays were a staggering 523,307 and 26,870 in cancellations.
Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow airport has been a huge improvement, almost like having a new airport (as long as you don’t see the other old terminals) and work is well underway on the new Terminal 2 replacement. However I read that yet more improvement work is being planned for both Heathrow and Gatwick with an investment of some £4 billion.