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Current Airlines trend

Today, more and more people are searching for cheap hotels, discount hotel and hotel deals. Not only hotel deals and travel deals that attracted people to holiday, but also importantly flight deals. For that reason, more airlines are offering cheaper flight rates. In addition to that, more low class carrier airlines emerging in every country, extending their flight to popular travel destination.

In the post Global Financial Crisis era, there are many holiday travellers and business traveller downgrade their airlines class. Those who used to travel on first class downgraded their class to business class, and for those who travel on business downgraded to economy class. Even those who travel on traditional airlines economy class downgraded their airlines to low cost carrier airlines.

Business travellers, who used to travel in business class, now have to squeeze themselves in a long haul flight in economy class. It might not be a good choice if the business travellers have to attend a meeting a few hours after arrival however, for a company the downgrade has saved up to 20-30%. And by downgrading first class to business class, the company has saved up to 70% or even more in some airlines costs. Travellers with big family will surely choose the cheaper option for flight, such as economy class or even low cost carrier.

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With the competitive price in low cost carrier, the carrier company try to maximise their revenue by just offering travellers with the maximum 20kg bag per traveller. Some low cost carrier even put the maximum of 10kg per bag per traveller. Some low cost carrier even charge extra for 3rd checked in baggage, and some airlines is also planning to charge extra for hand luggage. This means, if you want to travel on long haul flight in a longer than just a few days holiday, which include shopping spree, you have pay extra charges for the overweight baggage. Some travellers end up paid more than travelling in traditional flight.

A new app (free through May) and magazine cover all things Heathrow

A new app (free through May) and magazine cover all things Heathrow

London’s Heathrow Airport last year was the second-busiest airport for passenger traffic in the world, according to Airports Council International. (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia ranked No. 1)

With an airline strike looming and volcanic ash periodically shutting down operations, passengers may  be delayed or stranded this summer and in need of a survival strategy. A downloadable airport guide to Heathrow and a glossy new magazine might take the edge off terminal blues – at least until your flight takes off.

Check out the Heathrow Airport Guide Pro app, which usually costs about $2.60 but is free through the end of May. Users can download the app to an iPhone, Android and Vodafone 360 (BlackBerry version isn’t out yet) for terminal maps, lists of restaurants and other amenities, information on transportation to and from the city and airport news (like how long your flight might be delayed). There’s also a free guide app you can download anytime, but the pro version gives you access to six months of flight timetables.

 

The airport also launched a new quarterly consumer magazine on Tuesday called Heathrow Traveller, whose first glossy cover features the upcoming World Cup games in South Africa in June and includes features such as the perfect packing tips for a trip to Marrakech, Paris and our very own Los Angeles. The print version appears in all terminals, but of course you can read it online or on your mobile device too.

– Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Photo: Mobile devices displaying the Heathrow Airport Guide. Credit: Heathrow Airport

By LA Times

Train travel

 

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Train travel is an ideal means of transport in the UK and the rest of Europe. Rail travel is fast, practical and convenient in both urban and more rural areas. Railway stations often allow for car hire services if you need access to a car or perhaps need to venture to an area not accessible by train.

Rail travel is often convenient even if you have flown partway to your destination. Train travel works well for personal or corporate travel, and can be an economical way to transport staff to a conference, event venue, or meetings. It can also be a luxurious and comfortable way to transport clients quickly and efficiently. Train travel is a viable option for conferences, annual meetings and other events throughout Europe. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that you can easily opt for rail travel to or from the UK and mainland Europe.

Booking rail travel is easy thanks to online interfaces that offer planning, scheduling and trip organisation services. Both personal and corporate travel arrangements can be made easily and practically online. Whether you need to simply book a rail ticket or opt for a full package, both can be done with little effort. Corporate travel to events including annual meetings, conferences, and other events can be planned quickly and easily. Many online trip organisers even allow you to book airline tickets, car hires, rail travel and accommodations in one step. A well planned trip can be especially important for group travel, or for corporate travel arrangements. Discount on rail fares are even available for groups of more than ten.

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