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Richard Wilson’s Slipstream at Heathrow Terminal 2

Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 – The Queen’s Terminal – isn’t to reopen officially until 4 June when a United Airlines flight from Chicago is scheduled to land at the new building in the early morning. Most striking of its features is Slipstream, a 77 tonne, 78 metre twisted aluminium sculpture by British artist Richard Wilson suspended in the air 18 metres above ground in the entrance court of the terminal. Continue reading

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Heathrow’s New Terminal 2 to Open This June (OneTravel)

After 54 years of service, Heathrow’s Terminal 2 closed in 2009. But come this June, a newly named “Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal” is set to reopen. Despite being built in the center of one of the world’s busiest airports, … Continue reading

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Win a Free Signed Copy of Chef Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill Cookbook

Neil Perry is one of the world’s top chefs. When he’s not in the kitchen at one of his seven Australian restaurants, cooking up a storm on TV or working as lead consultant to Qantas Airways, Neil somehow manages to find the time to be an author. Keep reading for your chance to win a signed copy of his Rockpool Bar & Grill book. Continue reading

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What are the Main Aeroplane Safety Measures? (by Carl Prestwick)

For the millions of people scared of flying, one of the main reasons for this fear is the fact that most of us simply don’t understand how an aeroplane works. We know that it accelerates along the ground and takes … Continue reading

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Air Europa Launches New Route Between London and Montevideo (OneTravel)

Award-winning Latin American specialist airline, Air Europa, has launched a new route between London Gatwick and Aeropuerto de Carrasco in Montevideo, Uruguay. The route is serviced three times a week via Madrid-Barajas Airport and onboard an Airbus 330-200 aircraft with 299 passenger capacity including 24 business class seats. Continue reading

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Air Europa Now Flies London Gatwick to Montevideo, Uruguay (CDCLifestyle)

Montevideo and the rest of Uruguay are now much closer to London thanks to a new route recently opened by Air Europa in June. The award-winning Latin America specialist airline launched its first flights from London Gatwick to Aeropuerto de Carrasco in Montevideo on the 3rd of June, granting UK travellers access to the Uruguayan capital (and one of South America’s fastest growing tourist destinations) as well as access to luxury resorts of Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio. Continue reading

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Volare con Vino on Your Flight Back from Rome (CheapOair)

But what do you do when you want to take a bottle of the good stuff back home with you on your flight? Packing glass bottles containing liquid in your check in luggage can be messy – especially if the … Continue reading

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The Heathrow In and Out (CheapOair)

With this summer promising (or should I say threatening?) to be the busiest in the history London Heathrow Airport, I thought it might be useful to share a few tips on how best to get in and out of the … Continue reading

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Olympic Record Breaking Summer for Heathrow Airport Expected (CheapOair)

It looks like this summer’s going to be a busy one at London’s Heathrow Airport. An estimated 80% of all visitors with flights to London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to pass through the airport. That’s almost 60,000 passengers including 12,850 athletes and 14,700 accredited media as well as marketing partners, officials and – of course – the spectators. To ensure that these visitors’ first experience of London and the UK before the Olympics will be a positive one, the British Airports Authority (BAA) is upping its game to deal with the high volume of flyers. Continue reading

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Heathrow Express (CheapOair)

Heathrow Express CheapOair, November 17, 2011 Heathrow Express is the fastest and most convenient way to get to and from London Heathrow Airport and Central London. With no traffic jams, taxi queues, or multiple stops to slow you down, you (along … Continue reading

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Tweet Your Way to Secret Cities with @KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced a really fun contest for its Twitter followers. From now until the 24th of April, KLM is offering the opportunity to win two free tickets to secret destinations around the world! Here’s the scoop on KLM’s Secret Cities competition:  Follow @KLM on … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer Versus Airport Stress (Qype does London)

Christmas Cheer Versus Airport Stress Qype does London, December 15th 2010 Here we go. Inclement weather looming with thousands of idiots cramming into airports in search of Christmas cheer, to honour Yuletide obligations or maybe just escape the winter gloom: tis … Continue reading

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Geez! Time for Christmas Planning Already?

I’ve gotta get my act together and figure out my holidays to America for the next year or so. I’ve been going on and on about New York and San Francisco – a little about Canada too – but what I’ve … Continue reading

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