Be aware of the new Ryanair check-in policy and extra costs

Written on March 15, 2009 · Tags: , ,

Ryanair is going to eliminate all check-in desks at airports from October, meaning the only possibility to fly on the airline is to check-in online. Before October it is still possible to do check-in at the airport but there is an extra fee of 10£/10€ per person/per flight and this fee will increase... Read more

Ryanair boarded more passengers than Lufthansa

Written on February 26, 2009 · Tags: , , , , , , ,

For the first time ever in European aviation history, a low-fares carrier - Ryanair - ranks N° 1 for total number of boarded passengers! With 57.7 millions of passengers Ryanair overtakes Lufthansa that recorded 54.7 millions passengers during 2008. Alitalia had the worst performance with - 26% of passengers... Read more

Airlines awards for 2009

Written on February 1, 2009 · Tags: , , ,

Air Transport World, US monthly magazine covering the airline industry, has announced the 2009 winners, and….no, Singapore Airlines is not there! Airline of the year: Asiana Airlines. “Asiana, based in Seoul, South Korea, was recognized for its superb commitment to passenger safety and operational... Read more

Best airlines awards

Conde’ Nast Traveller annual awards are one of my favourites, especially those related to spas in exotic places. This year number 1 of all travel categories was the new Six Senses hotel in Koh Samui: a friend of mine was there some months ago and he told me that it’s the top of luxury he... Read more

Top travel products and services by Monocle

Written on December 20, 2008 · Tags: , , , , , , ,

Hip and chic magazine Monocle has selected the top travel products/services. Here a selection of them: HOTELS Living room: Hotel Nimb, Copenhagen, Denmark Family-run: Durrants, London (since 1921) Back-to-basics: Schloss Binningen, Basel, Switzerland Breakfast: Masuichi Kyakuden, Obuse, Japan Make-over:... Read more

What Zagat people think of airlines

Zagat has published results of survey among their members. For US domestic flights operated by large airlines, Continental was voted No. 1 in premium class while JetBlue took top honors for economy. Virgin America ranked 1 in premium class and Midwest for economy among midsized airlines. For international... Read more

Do you fancy to take a shower for 7000 euros?

Written on August 20, 2008 · Tags: , ,

Emirates new A380 first class is amazing: fly from Dubai to NY and you’ll enjoy private suite, a lounge bar and, for the first time in aviation history, a shower. So next time you need to fly to NY, why don’t you consider a stop over in Dubai and board A380 first class - ticket is about 7000... Read more

Lufthansa is the biggest in Europe

Lufthansa has boarded more than 54 millions of passengers during 2007, but Air France and Ryanair follow shortly. BA has lost 7% of passenger: the worst performance among all European airlines within the association of European airlines (AEA). Code Airline Passengers (millions) LH Lufthansa 54,1 AF Air... Read more