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CHANCELLOR CUTS COST OF LONG-HAUL HOLIDAYS

Families will pay less for long-haul holidays from next year after the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced plans to reform the unloved Air Passenger Duty (APD) scheme from 1 April 2015. George Osborne said that although rates of APD would rise this April in line with inflation, the top two levels of duty levied on…

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PLANES ON A PLANE

I like these, I like these a lot. The picture at the top shows the funky new cutlery set introduced by Air France for the 2.7 million passengers who fly with the airline each year who are under 12 years of age. This knife and fork set, from Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet, is just part of…

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TODDLER FLIGHTS: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE

I am shocked by the four-letter f-word uttered by the woman at check-in. The plane is “full”. So much for our strategy of not paying for a seat for our daughter and instead relying on our technique of putting her in the seat between us in the certain knowledge that a lively toddler will frighten…

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