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AND FINALLY

This is a proper AND FINALLY as it depicts the final last arrival of one of Britain's most unique 'airliners'. published 2017-06-22 10:04:19
 

AND FINALLY: DC3's US swansong

The last of the Douglas DC-3s to fly regularly over the US disappeared from the skies on Tuesday when the Catalina Flying Boats air freight... (more) published 2017-06-17 09:04:54
 

AND FINALLY: This isn’t your captain speaking

In news which might not gladden the heart of anyone with a fear of flying, Boeing says it is planning to develop commercial aircraft that... (more) published 2017-06-11 13:41:58
 

AND FINALLY: Remembering McQueen

Aviation fans are almost by definition lovers of speed too, and so are racing drivers, professional and amateur. Among the latter, the... (more) published 2017-06-03 17:15:07
 

AND FINALLY: Crisis? What crisis?

This photograph was possibly taken on Saturday morning of the British Airways Crisis Management Centre. Where was the Director of... (more) published 2017-05-28 05:10:01
 

AND FINALLY: Elvis lives

If you like aeroplanes, are a music fan and have a dollar or two to spare, you might care to log-on to the website of Beverly Hills... (more) published 2017-05-21 14:20:15
 

AND FINALLY: Guinness is good for you

Airline enthusiast Brother Michael Bartlett, known in civil aviation circles as the Mad Monk and the Guinness World Records aviation... (more) published 2017-05-12 19:04:14
 

AND FINALLY: Terminal bliss

Airports are rapidly becoming more than just places where you catch a flight. We know (rich) people who do their Christmas shopping at... (more) published 2017-05-07 07:41:55
 

AND FINALLY: Celebrating with CTT

Swedish company CTT Systems held its annual gathering last week to mark another year of business, with sales and marketing vice-president... (more) published 2017-04-29 13:16:14
 

AND FINALLY: Kicking the bucket

Travel is a key component of people's bucket lists and they are willing to spend up to £10,000 on average on their ambitions,... (more) published 2017-04-23 08:09:45
 

AND FINALLY: Magic in the air

With onboard behaviour somewhat in the news, BTN is happy to hear of Turkish Airlines' response to the age-old problem of persuading... (more) published 2017-04-15 19:28:52
 

AND FINALLY: Delta’s pizza party

With America's mega-carriers under regular attack from the US media, Delta Air Lines on Friday turned the tables with its response... (more) published 2017-04-09 10:14:12
 

AND FINALLY: Ink-credible

In our annual salute to inventive thinking, BTN hails Virgin Trains, which on Saturday launched an innovative new contactless ticket... (more) published 2017-04-01 17:00:40
 

AND FINALLY: Is the future electric after all?

In the spirit of nothing being impossible, BTN brings you news that a US-based start-up airline is planning to launch... (more) published 2017-03-25 17:58:33
 

AND FINALLY: Once a king …

As mere mortals contemplate ever more restrictive baggage rules imposed by our friendly neighbourhood airlines, spare a thought for... (more) published 2017-03-18 17:06:57
 

AND FINALLY: Airbus says: 'Jam today, Pop.Up tomorrow'

Not content with making aeroplanes, Airbus has unveiled a new concept that it says could put an end to the inconvenience of traffic... (more) published 2017-03-11 19:06:09
 

AND FINALLY: Baths v Showers

We have a result. BTN readers voted 15.4% baths and 84.6% showers. So come on, you hoteliers. When building new or refurbishing,... (more) published 2017-03-04 07:56:43
 

AND FINALLY: Drink up at 35,000ft

It isn't a secret that cabin pressure and altitude affects passengers' taste buds, but when it comes to beer it is clearly... (more) published 2017-02-26 16:04:29
 

AND FINALLY: Virgin train-ing

Please forgive the pun. Doncaster Rovers, just about top of the Fourth Division (Football League 2 for younger readers), has secured... (more) published 2017-02-18 21:17:42
 

AND FINALLY: Airports join the health craze

Do you fancy a work-out while waiting for your flight? Increasing numbers of airline passengers do, as witness special facilities that... (more) published 2017-02-12 15:43:25
 

AND FINALLY: The Qantas view on safety

Airlines are waking up to the fact inflight safety videos are not attracting the attention they should from their passengers. Expect a... (more) published 2017-02-05 15:15:44
 

AND FINALLY: BCAL will fly again

The sound of the bagpipes at Biggin Hill Airport has heralded a revival of the renowned "Caledonian Girls" of British... (more) published 2017-01-27 14:22:02
 

AND FINALLY: Imperial v Metric – What after Brexit?

Miles v Kilometres Pounds v kilogrammes Half a pound of tupenny riceHalf a pound of treacleThat's the way the money... (more) published 2017-01-22 10:06:26
 

AND FINALLY: Fly to keep fit

Following last week's revelation of the amount of exercise airport staff are faced with in pursuit of their jobs (Airports and keeping... (more) published 2017-01-15 18:09:00
 

AND FINALLY: Airports and keeping fit

If you're serious about those New Year resolutions to keep fit and lose pounds (or kilos), work for an airport and start lifting the... (more) published 2017-01-08 11:11:07
 

AND FINALLY: Starship enterprise

Since it's Christmas, we're happy to report this week's feel-good story, courtesy of Air New Zealand. The carrier's... (more) published 2016-12-17 10:27:28
 

AND FINALLY: Quiz preview

The Christmas Quiz 2016 This is just a preview. Our tame reseacher, Rod Simpson, has been through his files to come up... (more) published 2016-12-06 20:42:02
 

AND FINALLY: The secret of happiness

The statistics-mongers have been at it again, this time on the subject of travel, but their findings are more than usually interesting.... (more) published 2016-12-04 17:08:24
 

AND FINALLY: High spirits

Whether it's to calm nerves or ensure passengers have an extra good time is not specified, but British Airways is introducing its own... (more) published 2016-11-26 12:13:52
 

AND FINALLY: Back to the future

As Star Trek fans might say, it's an A320, Jim, but not as we know it. It's a RetroJet, courtesy of JetBlue, introduced to... (more) published 2016-11-18 11:24:53
 

AND FINALLY: ‘Our House’ by Madness

As noted at The Guild of Travel Writers' annual dinner. It dates from 1982.Not to be confused with AARHUSS. European Capital of... (more) published 2016-11-12 10:17:35
 

AND FINALLY

You fathom it out.P&O's Adonia is now operating under a new brand. It makes a change from floating around under a different... (more) published 2016-10-31 11:35:58
 

AND FINALLY: Friend of Boris?

At last week's Travel Media awards at the ME hotel in London's West End, TV rail guru and former political high-flyer... (more) published 2016-10-28 10:26:33
 

AND FINALLY: Flying tots

The scamper of tiny carry-ons is becoming more prevalent, it seems. New data released from Heathrow shows a sharp rise in numbers of... (more) published 2016-10-22 17:51:58
 

AND FINALLY: MH up for the Kop (or Klopp)

What have Malaysia Airlines (MH) and Liverpool Football Club in common?On the face of it, nothing. MH does not even fly to Liverpool.... (more) published 2016-10-16 09:46:48
 

AND FINALLY: Currency confusion

As if we needed reminding how little we understand our European neighbours, a study commissioned by Airport Parking and Hotels (APH)... (more) published 2016-10-08 18:46:15
 

AND FINALLY

Never work with children or animals they say.The editor-in-chief has been reminded of the time when, in the build-up to London City... (more) published 2016-09-28 16:47:45
 

AND FINALLY: Coming shortly

This car was not on offer to drive at the SMMT southern test day last week which will be featured in the 10 October issue. Seen at... (more) published 2016-09-23 11:35:44
 

AND FINALLY: Missing items

It's not a brain test, but guess what a microwave, a roll of carpet, a fishing rod, a bottle of holy water, several sets of... (more) published 2016-09-16 07:54:01
 

AND FINALLY: Cheeky flybe

Advertising may sometimes be a bit of a bummer but we're rather taken by flybe's latest effort on behalf of its "cheeky... (more) published 2016-09-11 17:24:01
 

AND FINALLY: AK47 – not a flight number

In a classic case of (ahem) shooting yourself in the foot, Kalashnikov assault rifles have gone on sale to foreign visitors at Moscow's... (more) published 2016-09-03 09:41:46
 

AND FINALLY: A sting in the tale

Melissophobic guests at Edinburgh's iconic Rocco Forte hotel, the Balmoral, might want to rethink their next reservation. The property... (more) published 2016-08-28 16:27:07
 

AND FINALLY

For O'Leary read Trump "Good publicity is preferable to bad, but from a bottom-line perspective, bad publicity is sometimes... (more) published 2016-08-17 20:59:10
 

AND FINALLY: Stansted at the gallop

How do horses get to the Rio Olympic Games? By air of course! The first group of Olympic equine athletes, 34 in total and worth many... (more) published 2016-08-12 08:41:03
 

AND FINALLY: Hilton & Marriott

The editor has used his prerogative to note that Danny Hylton (with his correct spelling) and Jack Marriott both scored for Luton... (more) published 2016-08-05 17:37:03
 

AND FINALLY: Les Misérables

Victor Hugo wrote his famous masterpiece while a political refugee in Guernsey.Clearly a very fit man. He lived in the impressive... (more) published 2016-07-25 09:46:47
 

AND FINALLY: Adventure at the airport

Airports may be a challenge but now Heathrow admits it's an adventure too. A new Mr Men character, Mr Adventure, has been... (more) published 2016-07-24 06:17:01
 

AND FINALLY: May & Hammond

There is absolutely no truth in the rumour that Jeremy Clarkson has been recruited as Secretary of State for Transport. If that were... (more) published 2016-07-14 16:13:36
 

AND FINALLY: Flying high

Jamaica is thinking of installing kiosks in its airports to sell marijuana ganja in local parlance to visitors as soon as they step off... (more) published 2016-07-09 17:21:55
 

AND FINALLY: It’s a dog’s life

Ever ready to give credit where due, BTN salutes Vancouver International Airport. It has become the first in Canada to... (more) published 2016-07-03 16:50:39
 

AND FINALLY: Heathrow fatality

See COMMENT published 2016-06-25 14:29:57
 

PS – Yes Minister

30 years old and still up to date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37iHSwA1SwE published 2016-06-19 17:45:53
 

AND FINALLY: Light aviation

You might just have missed Father's Day, but it's not too late to buy your dad the ideal gift, courtesy of e-Go aeroplanes. The... (more) published 2016-06-18 16:28:22
 

AND FINALLY: Marilyn arrives at Expo

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AND FINALLY: Russia at the Euros

Seen departing Venice for Dublin after crew training is the first Sukhoi SS100 for CityJet. On Wednesday (8 June), the aircraft goes... (more) published 2016-06-04 15:12:05
 

AND FINALLY: Brexit flower power

The editor-in-chief took his wife to the Chelsea Flower Show last week. They passed the foreign secretary and lady. They were on... (more) published 2016-05-26 19:26:09
 

AND FINALLY: The Sound of Julie

To commemorate her birthday, actress and vocalist Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the... (more) published 2016-05-21 11:54:05
 

AND FINALLY: The Christmas Quiz

Not a real funny this week but more a congratulations. Quiz runner-up Simon Grigor took Pippa Cumbers and some friends to The... (more) published 2016-05-13 17:55:21
 

AND FINALLY: With deference to the two Ronnies

Not four 'andles 4 new routes and a thank-you to Heathrow (Two Ronnies - Four Candles) published 2016-05-03 23:08:59
 

AND FINALLY

We never worked this one out. Concorde on the Donkin Trail, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. published 2016-05-01 11:59:13
 

AND FINALLY: Whisky galore

If you need an excuse to go to Heathrow other than to catch a flight, the airport on Wednesday (27 April) embarks on its month-long annual... (more) published 2016-04-24 07:45:25
 

AND FINALLY: Sexual equality comes to sea.

BTN's editor-in-chief reports from Cunard's Queen Victoria. Rumours are strong aboard this fine ship that the... (more) published 2016-04-12 11:30:39
 

AND FINALLY: Language skills

Always keen to encourage its readers to brush up on their language skills, BTN today presents an extract from the excited press... (more) published 2016-04-10 05:46:31
 

AND FINALLY: Cruising the final frontier

All Fools' Day may be past (shame), but this being BTN's Cruising issue and editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg at sea on... (more) published 2016-04-03 10:02:37
 

AND FINALLY: Sleep with Lenny Henry (Sir Lenny Henry)

Well, go to sleep with Sir Lenny!This is Premier Inn's latest idea to prove it offers the nation's best nightcap.It's a new... (more) published 2016-03-24 09:44:10
 

AND FINALLY: Minister grounded?

The international development secretary and west London MP Justine Greening could be grounded after her comments regarding a... (more) published 2016-03-14 08:52:10
 

AND FINALLY: Ryanair’s new jet

Seeing is believing. This is Ryanair's corporate Boeing 737-700 available for charter:No luggage restrictions.No check-in... (more) published 2016-03-09 16:20:10
 

AND FINALLY: Road opening

The opening of the Great Northern Way (see in this issue) reminds the editor in chief of an incident in East Africa.When visiting the... (more) published 2016-03-02 21:23:25
 

AND FINALLY: The joke is on Boris

In this week's email version of BTN's Most Read League the winner is the The Boris Riddle. This Boris is the one who wants... (more) published 2016-02-28 09:20:32
 

AND FINALLY: The Boris riddle

It seems that Boris Johnson is in the BREXIT camp.How very odd for a Mayor of London keen on promoting (at the ratepayers'... (more) published 2016-02-21 09:17:12
 

AND FINALLY: Bureaucracy gone mad

We are not sure if this sign is there for Health and Safety or Freedom of Information. published 2016-02-12 13:52:15
 

AND FINALLY: Flight attendant lands aircraft

The headline might be a little misleading and perhaps it should have said "flight attendant forces aircraft to land". It... (more) published 2016-02-04 17:44:57
 

AND FINALLY: BTN's best safety video of 2016

But there is eleven months to go.And with a certain football match coming up it might make some Arsenal fans even more... (more) published 2016-01-30 11:56:05
 

AND FINALLY: It really was AND FINALLY

British Airways, not noted for a frequency of press releases, issued one last week on the 40th anniversary of Concorde's maiden... (more) published 2016-01-20 16:29:09
 

AND FINALLY: Confusing airline

We have to be careful and not mention it as Irish but in undertaking our research for a Carlisle (we think) based airline it... (more) published 2016-01-17 13:24:23
 

AND FINALLY: Airport is flushed with success

Manchester Airport has won a Platinum Award for its Changing Places facilities at the Loo of the Year Awards in the 2015 search to... (more) published 2016-01-07 18:10:03
 

AND FINALLY – FOR CHRISTMAS: The winner is!

Following a nationwide search asking school children to submit a suitable Christmas design, Virgin Trains has unveiled its two special... (more) published 2015-12-18 13:40:25
 

AND FINALLY: Is Gatwick about to celebrate?

Or are they about to commiserate! The airport is ready. ##### published 2015-12-11 14:37:20
 

AND FINALLY: Upgrade for an elderly lady

As this is a cruise issue we could not pass by the story of an elderly lady who always booked an inside cabin (not on Crystal we might hasten... (more) published 2015-12-06 12:11:18
 

AND FINALLY: 2015 and all that!

An ITN 'Special' for the AOA conference dinner. But it is not too serious This could be called the Darren Caplan show... (more) published 2015-11-25 15:36:05
 

AND FINALLY: Caffeine rules

In case you think airport statistics can't be fun, London City (LCY) found a neat spin to highlight its latest figures. And it's... (more) published 2015-11-21 13:28:09
 

AND FINALLY: easyJet - there was a safety check

BTN prefers flying with doors easyJet TV ad celebrating 20 years published 2015-11-11 11:57:24
 

AND FINALLY: Nice to see you, to see you – Nice!

Passengers travelling on Norwegian's first flight to San Juan got a "Brucie bonus" as the legendary TV host and his... (more) published 2015-11-05 13:01:13
 

AND FINALLY: Britain's Polar Express

Could this be Britain's answer to the Polar Express? The popular Tom Hanks film about a train journey to see Father Christmas... (more) published 2015-10-27 19:25:10
 

AND FINALLY: Chinese visitor

Toastmaster Richard Birtchnell's opening words at the Aviation Club during the Chinese President's visit to the UK last... (more) published 2015-10-19 09:25:43
 

AND FINALLY: Tops for tea

It's a familiar cry that you can't get a decent cup of tea when ‘abroad' but it won't wash any more in Budapest,... (more) published 2015-10-17 16:21:57
 

AND FINALLY: Kids and driving

If you've had cause to curse the driver in front, spare a thought for the children who tend to inhabit the rear seats of our... (more) published 2015-10-05 20:17:02
 

AND FINALLY: Airport extras

As if you needed reminding, a new list of unusual airport amenities shows how things have changed in air travel.Once you went to an... (more) published 2015-10-04 17:02:04
 

AND FINALLY: Angela Merkel needs advice

A question to Peter Davies, sometime airline boss and also management consultant, at the Aviation Club last week. "What would you say... (more) published 2015-09-24 22:38:57
 

AND FINALLY: Airport artwork

Is this idea going to catch on? Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has unveiled a new eye-catching graffiti artwork created by celebrated... (more) published 2015-09-20 04:45:04
 

AND FINALLY: An airport at Kings Cross

When planes were small and buildings expected to be large, putting an airport right in the centre of a city was seen as a very sensible... (more) published 2015-09-12 18:18:30
 

AND FINALLY

Cruise issue special. Beware icebergs.Americans are known to be cautious when it comes to these dangers to seafarers. They remember... (more) published 2015-09-05 15:51:58
 

AND FINALLY: Airline check-in

And you thought Heathrow T1 was bad! This is the domestic terminal at Yangon. Please see ON TOUR in this issue. published 2015-08-28 23:07:13
 

AND FINALLY: Dodgy Derek is back

He has returned and is annoying rail passengers. Dodgy Derek, the cartoon character created to highlight the anti-social behaviour of... (more) published 2015-08-23 15:57:24
 

AND FINALLY: The end for the 737!

Some lesser known facts about the small Boeing. The BA news (see in this issue) is about a 'plane that has been around since the... (more) published 2015-08-14 13:07:47
 

AND FINALLY: Son of Concorde

There has been some coverage in the media last week regarding what has been termed "Son of Concorde"Memories are short.The... (more) published 2015-08-09 18:51:51
 

AND FINALLY: Giovanni’s Restaurant

It is not in Venice but recommended by RCCL's Vision of the Seas Casino Manager.An American couple searched the City of Water for... (more) published 2015-07-31 20:02:45
 

AND FINALLY: Clear off – Do not disturb

A popular high quality boutique hotel group has in the last month or so been purchased by a Singapore-based property company.The moto of... (more) published 2015-07-26 20:00:05
 

AND FINALLY: Patrick McLaughlin emailed John Holland-Kaye

"Great news let's build it," said the email to Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye, and read out at Runways UK by the said... (more) published 2015-07-16 11:02:14
 

AND FINALLY: Bunker attack

George Osborne announced in the middle of his budget speech that the government had found one million pounds to refurbish the bunker room... (more) published 2015-07-09 08:31:48
 

AND FINALLY

Paint job. This would have been required. See Ryanair ditched by Hertz in this issue. published 2015-07-05 09:52:59
 

AND FINALLY

Cameron's project dies. In 2009 the then Opposition leader David Cameron, together with a man called Nick Clegg, planted a tree... (more) published 2015-06-28 07:42:39
 

AND FINALLY: Where was the airport security?

An Italian couple ran out onto the tarmac of Malta Airport to stop a Ryanair jet from leaving for Italy without them, a Maltese court... (more) published 2015-06-18 15:13:22
 

AND FINALLY: It’s not over until the fat lady sings

Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye and Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate go head-to-head on Sky's Ian King Live. The next few weeks should... (more) published 2015-06-13 20:35:44
 

AND FINALLY: At the check-in (or security point)

"Thank you sir/or madam.""I am very sorry but our security check shows you are opposed to airport expansion.Under the... (more) published 2015-06-07 08:10:15
 

AND FINALLY: Somewhat confused in Liverpool

"A pizza please" requested an American lady just off the QM2 for the day during the "Three Queens" Liverpool... (more) published 2015-05-30 21:37:17
 

AND FINALLY: Flight protest

An airline passenger stripped naked at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport last week after apparently becoming upset that... (more) published 2015-05-22 12:08:17
 

AND FINALLY: For football fans mainly

Nobody expected Swindon Town to make the League One Play-off Final on Sunday 24 May. Well certainly no one at Network Rail.There are no... (more) published 2015-05-12 16:09:12
 

AND FINALLY: Charge up – A health and safety warning is required!

Business Travel News would like to start a campaign for power points (USB connections too) at all hotel reception desks,... (more) published 2015-05-09 11:48:23
 

AND FINALLY: "Linked In" to the afterlife

Sadly one of our subscribers passed away and naturally his name was removed from our mailings.We also informed "LinkedIn" to... (more) published 2015-05-03 09:02:43
 

AND FINALLY: What day of the week is it?

We have all woken in the morning and wondered just what day of the week is it.This is particularly so in cruise ships, when the bars... (more) published 2015-04-24 16:23:10
 

AND FINALLY: The easyJet way can be dangerous

Readers should note that easyJet's latest app should carry a public health warning. Looking at handheld's whilst... (more) published 2015-04-17 09:41:15
 

AND FINALLY: Musical Luton

The Poles love their music. Poland is Chopin. With major building works about to start Luton Airport is all out to keep its users happy... (more) published 2015-04-09 07:56:31
 

AND FINALLY: Virgin’s bad news followed by the good news

There are always two sides to every story.Last week Virgin Atlantic's inaugural flight to Atlanta Georgia was cancelled due... (more) published 2015-03-31 06:49:34
 

AND FINALLY – Fast track with a difference

National Express the UK's nationwide coach service always likes to go that bit further to ensure customers get the service they... (more) published 2015-03-19 09:50:24
 

AND FINALLY: Jeremy Clarkson

It would appear that Jeremy Clarkson has (nearly) departed the BBC. Some say it was inevitable! published 2015-03-11 07:20:33
 

AND FINALLY: It’s UK election time

Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill could not resist a dig at the Scottish Nationalist Party last week at the Airport Operators... (more) published 2015-03-05 10:17:32
 

AND FINALLY: Smart terminal

Andy Garner, Business Development Director at Heathrow Airport, had not been briefed properly for the Air Transport World (ATW)... (more) published 2015-03-01 10:11:33
 

AND FINALLY: Jerusalem parking

published 2015-02-21 14:58:37
 

AND FINALLY: Bargains at United Airlines. Danes fly cheap.

United Airlines has cancelled the reservations of customers who took advantage of a pricing glitch to save thousands of pounds on... (more) published 2015-02-15 20:44:33
 

AND FINALLY: Flybe drops a brick

A LEGO brick in truthA Flybe plane has been brought to life in LEGO bricks at Southampton Airport. Bright Bricks, the UK-based... (more) published 2015-02-08 18:17:22
 

AND FINALLY: Pilot ‘thumps’ engineer – Goodness gracious me!

An investigation is taking place after an incident aboard an Air India flight in which the captain "thumped" a ground engineer... (more) published 2015-01-26 16:31:26
 

AND FINALLY: Quirky America

The United States has its fair share of unusual and quirky events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Make a trip to America in... (more) published 2015-01-24 15:18:12
 

AND FINALLY

From a subscriber. "Dear Malcolm,The second Monday of 2015 has passed and still no 'btnews' - what have I... (more) published 2015-01-16 20:50:48
 

AND FINALLY: The Xmas Quiz

Was it that hard? www.btnews.co.uk/article/8262BTN would like to thank those whose notes caused us to smile. Here are a few of the many... (more) published 2015-01-11 08:36:21
 

AND FINALLY: Korean nuts

A South Korean court has ordered former Korean Air executive Heather Cho to be detained for delaying a flight following an outburst over... (more) published 2015-01-02 10:07:33
 

AND FINALLY – A Christmas song courtesy Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport has really entered into the spirit of Christmas with the lovely song composed and sung by Abigail Caveney... (more) published 2014-12-09 10:47:13
 

AND FINALLY: Supermarket sale

Troubled UK supermarket leader Tesco is selling its four business jets. As its advertising strapline says."Every little... (more) published 2014-12-03 19:58:36
 

AND FINALLY

Naked aggression.A Boston man faces charges as he allegedly stripped naked, climbed into the ceiling of a woman's bathroom,... (more) published 2014-11-29 21:57:25
 

AND FINALLY: Armchair Economy

Qantas has been innovative for the last 80 years. It is the world's second oldest airline.But how to unveil its new Economy... (more) published 2014-11-20 20:34:40
 

AND FINALLY: Willie Walsh and Ryanair

IAG boss Willie Walsh was in fine form at AOA, but when asked his views on the remodelled Ryanair he had this to say."Michael... (more) published 2014-11-15 10:27:03
 

AND FINALLY: The perils of travel

Our intrepid correspondent was on her way to Orlando. (see ON TOUR NBAA)No Micky Mouse aircraft jokes please!She finds her place on... (more) published 2014-11-07 09:31:35
 

AND FINALLY: A maiden voyage

We know this is the cruising issue but the AND FINALLY is not what you think!Promoting ladies travel www.maiden-voyage.com published 2014-10-27 09:53:42
 

AND FINALLY: The London Airport

This short You Tube film should be required viewing at the forthcoming AOA (Airport Operators Association) gathering. Plenty on it for pro-... (more) published 2014-10-20 14:07:02
 

AND FINALLY: Crazy air hostess

Okay, so BTN is jealous of the passengers on this Southwest Airlines flight. When they were getting ready for takeoff, they definitely... (more) published 2014-10-16 20:05:44
 

AND FINALLY: non-liquid water

We were recently sent the attached Twitter-ism, which made us chuckle. Technically she's right! Woman in front of me at airport... (more) published 2014-10-10 10:42:47
 

AND FINALLY: I nearly walked past

Last week ANTOR (The Association of National Tourist Offices) held its annual "meet the media" event on HMS President, the... (more) published 2014-10-01 12:10:21
 

AND FINALLY: Dodgy guides

Some guides are brilliant, others just machines, repeating what they have been told to say.BTN came across one such mechanical guide the... (more) published 2014-09-28 16:16:36
 

AND FINALLY: Hungary v Romania

It had to happen.A European soccer final. Atletico Madrid v BilbaoIn BucharestThe Spanish fans thought the Hungarian city... (more) published 2014-09-21 11:28:37
 

AND FINALLY: Pure entertainment

With an air travel interest of course. Well worth the while relaxing and taking in!... (more) published 2014-09-12 17:39:38
 

AND FINALLY: Dalek - Something to exterminate!

A new bellhop has reported for duty at Aloft Hotel, Cupertino, CA and promises to change the face of customer facing hospitality. The... (more) published 2014-09-04 18:08:14
 

AND FINALLY: Rule Britannia

This publication supports the Scotland No campaign even if it means putting up with the Scottish soccer results on National TV on a... (more) published 2014-08-26 11:06:33
 

AND FINALLY: Avro to the end

published 2014-08-24 12:17:55
 

AND FINALLY: Mystery taxi

Yes it is real (and BTN has seen it). Created by London artist Benedict Radcliffe, ‘London Taxi' has been unveiled in the... (more) published 2014-08-13 10:11:17
 

AND FINALLY: Not just for the children

Don't get too excited yet, and it is not really a serious reason to use Air New Zealand when travelling from Europe to that... (more) published 2014-08-08 09:10:53
 

AND FINALLY: Cruising distraction

There is an elderly woman on a cruise ship standing to the front of the ship close to the railing, she is holding on to her hat with both... (more) published 2014-08-03 10:35:21
 

AND FINALLY: Watch this!

Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan... (more) published 2014-07-24 13:20:00
 

AND FINALLY: Tips for the traveller

An occasional series. Having checked in on-line when arriving at Heathrow T5 do not be put off by the large queues for the so-called... (more) published 2014-07-14 17:20:34
 

AND FINALLY: Don’t bother to check the fuselage numbers.

We assume that these three Boeing 737s are a write-off after coming adrift from a train transporter into the Clark Fork River at... (more) published 2014-07-07 07:37:12
 

AND FINALLY: Your call chief

Since this is a cruise issue the following recently took place in the St Lawrence Seaway. US Navy: Please divert your course 15 degrees... (more) published 2014-07-06 17:07:21
 

AND FINALLY: “Austrian Rock”

For some time Airbus has been engaged in programmes to limit fuel burn. Possible solutions include alternative ways to position... (more) published 2014-06-24 23:57:37
 

AND FINALLY: England

Rather like Parker pens. Very much better on paper. published 2014-06-19 19:54:46
 

AND FINALLY: Husky travel

This is the real thing and not the latest edition of Mr World. Forget the airport bus, grab a husky sledge to your hotel. Cruise... (more) published 2014-06-14 17:58:20
 

AND FINALLY: Dangerous children

Kids love to draw and child psychologists even say that it is good for their development. However, there is a time and place for... (more) published 2014-06-03 16:58:49
 

AND FINALLY: Dodgy timetable

Crane your neck The Edinburgh tram timetable as seen on the website published 2014-05-28 09:21:35
 

AND FINALLY: It could only happen in Ireland

Last weekend Germanwings introduced weekly flights between Knock and Cologne.This event reminded us of a true story of the airport now... (more) published 2014-05-24 10:40:18
 

AND FINALLY: A simulating tale

British Airways has powered up its newest flight simulator, taking the number used by the airline to train its pilots to 18 the highest ever.... (more) published 2014-05-16 17:10:21
 

AND FINALLY: New Airbus unveiled

The airlines are not queuing up to order but this new Airbus, which has made its maiden flight, is creating great interest. The... (more) published 2014-05-11 09:58:17
 

AND FINALLY: World Cup Fever

If you really fancy flying to Brazil for the matches you need to book your ticket now, but it may be too late. Yes, it is possible to... (more) published 2014-05-03 13:41:16
 

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AND FINALLY: It is a monthly cruising update

Amongst the ‘going away presents' at the recent P&O Britannia unveiling at Fish Island opposite Stratford's Olympic... (more) published 2014-03-03 21:08:51
 

AND FINALLY: Taking a cab home

A friend got a little boozy at a party. He was a responsible soul.He took a cab home. Sure enough on the way back there was a police road... (more) published 2014-01-25 07:47:29
 

AND FINALLY: Heavyweight contest

The referee is Simon Calder of The Independent with, on his right Colin Matthews of Heathrow, and on his left Stewart Wingate of... (more) published 2014-01-18 13:32:49
 

AND FINALLY: Forget the resolutions

Just a thought now that we are into January.Many people look forward to the New Year so they can have a new start on their old... (more) published 2014-01-12 10:17:01
 

AND FINALLY: In memory – Airlines we lost in 2013

With many thanks to the Cranky Flier and Cranky Concierge whose words we have hardly altered.http://crankyflier.com... (more) published 2013-12-31 11:04:33
 

AND FINALLY: inflight safety video with a difference

Buckle up to get down! Virgin America has enlisted the help of musical directors and choreographers as well as lyricist Todrick Hall to give... (more) published 2013-12-12 17:41:38
 

AND FINALLY: Delivery by drone?

The boffins at Amazon claim to have been working on a new delivery system designed to get packages into customers' hands in 30... (more) published 2013-12-06 11:48:04
 

AND FINALLY: A dim view of Terminal 5

Who is in charge of Heathrow's Terminal 5? British Airways? To the uninitiated they run the building but in fact it is operated by the... (more) published 2013-11-29 20:39:35
 

AND FINALLY: Airbus for Seattle

What is the future for whoever placed this advertisement? The place mentioned is Washington State, USA, which hosts Boeing at... (more) published 2013-11-22 11:31:35
 

AND FINALLY: Trouble and strafe for the Dutch

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is investigating how a Lockheed Martin F-16AM pilot accidentally strafed the control tower at the... (more) published 2013-11-14 11:38:29
 

AND FINALLY: More Berlin airport problems

It seems that not only is the German capital having problems completing its new airport (see BTN 4 November) but the good... (more) published 2013-11-08 20:02:44
 

AND FINALLY

Driving in BritainIn Britain we used to drive on the left of the road. Now we drive on what's left of the road.Sad but true. published 2013-11-01 23:30:33
 

AND FINALLY:

Bad weather problems Did you hear of the man who parked his car in his garage following the last bad weather advice. Sad to say a tree... (more) published 2013-10-27 08:30:10
 

AND FINALLY: BTN's loo of the year

Gatwick seems to have gained a great deal of attention in BTN this week and we have no intention of taking the P out of the airport,... (more) published 2013-10-20 20:53:18
 

AND FINALLY: Sleepless in Seattle

Ian Goold (a senior aviation journalist once of Flight International) has come up with the definitive explanation of the... (more) published 2013-10-13 09:31:34
 

AND FINALLY: A tale of two halves

Keen followers of AND FINALLY may recall that we were unable to find a really suitable story concerning the popular mode of transport in... (more) published 2013-10-04 08:51:22
 

AND FINALLY: Eating in the Fifties

(For those who were around at the time) And others who would like to hear about gastronomic history • A Big... (more) published 2013-09-28 16:24:33
 

AND FINALLY: Getting the paperwork right

Business Travel News has over the last period run a series of AND FINALLY highlighting the problems of getting away for a summer... (more) published 2013-09-22 17:25:31
 

AND FINALLY: Who owns what?

The following from Flight International STRAIGHT & LEVELWe paraphrase. Did you know that Heathrow Airport is twice... (more) published 2013-09-12 07:34:23
 

AND FINALLY: Last of the summer wine

Over the last few weeks Business Travel News has focussed on holiday tales with AND FINALLY.This is the last of... (more) published 2013-09-07 23:08:11
 

AND FINALLY: Heart attack

Heathrow is safest place in London to have a cardiac arrest! That is the subject line of a press release put... (more) published 2013-08-30 23:04:01
 

AND FINALLY: True flying

The picture says it all but do read on and learn how two young girls have done their bit to support a very worthwhile charity. On 21st... (more) published 2013-08-25 09:44:32
 

AND FINALLY: More holiday travel problems

Following the recent sad case of going to the wrong airport (See BTN 5 August) we have also heard of a family who missed their... (more) published 2013-08-17 10:38:41
 

AND FINALLY: Strange photo

It would seem that someone at the UK Department for Transport wanted to be scrupulously fair with the headline picture for the publication... (more) published 2013-08-07 11:30:30
 

AND FINALLY: Spoilt for choice

A close friend is cursing the low-cost airlines who fly to the same destination from most London airports.The family got organised... (more) published 2013-08-01 08:57:07
 

AND FINALLY It is a question of language.

We met an elderly American last week in London who had never been to the UK and was very confused with her English English.The elevator she... (more) published 2013-07-24 22:27:32
 

AND FINALLY It is going to get hotter

The Met Office said Britain reached its highest temperature of 2013 on Wednesday, with 32.2°C (89.9°F) recorded at Hampton, southwest... (more) published 2013-07-21 23:32:34
 

AND FINALLY: A scooter joke

We thought we would try and find a scooter joke to go with the Saigon ON TOUR but were unable to spot one. However we did come up... (more) published 2013-07-12 21:18:25
 

AND FINALLY: Motor racing still happens at Brooklands

It may have officially closed due to the outbreak of war in 1939, but racing and other forms of competition still take place on the site of... (more) published 2013-07-05 15:48:06
 

AND FINALLY: Paris and the paparazzi

Our final comment on the Paris Air Show must highlight Qatar Airways' chief, Akbar al Baker, a keen follower of the British... (more) published 2013-06-30 10:47:59
 

AND FINALLY: easyJet lands at Newquay

We don't have an image of easyJet making its inaugural landing at Newquay Cornwall after a 45-minute flight from Southend but what we do... (more) published 2013-06-23 14:01:15
 

AND FINALLY: Lego and transport

London Underground is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and LEGO has marked the occasion by recreating five Tube Maps made... (more) published 2013-06-14 10:21:06
 

AND FINALLY: Paris in style

If you are going to the Paris Air Show, and have time, here is another take on transport. It is stunning. The RER train on the C line to... (more) published 2013-06-09 15:56:06
 

AND FINALLY: “Have you been to an airport gym?”

This was the question posed by your Editor to Tom Otley, Editor of Business Traveller, as they walked (the not very far by airport... (more) published 2013-06-02 09:39:39
 

AND FINALLY: The half truths, and nothing like the truth.

Elsewhere in Business Travel News you will read of Ryanair's profits and the purchase of 175 new Boeing aircraft. In... (more) published 2013-05-26 15:49:21
 

AND FINALLY:

Flight International has been on the ‘Davies' trail too From a recent... (more) published 2013-05-16 09:04:17
 

AND FINALLY: No lipstick ban

Contrary to reports in other publications Turkish Airlines' Chief Executive, Temel Kotil, has confirmed that the privatised... (more) published 2013-05-09 22:01:05
 

AND FINALLY:

Some thoughts after last week's English local elections. "Not everything that counts can be... (more) published 2013-05-03 23:10:21
 

AND FINALLY: A tail tale

This is the tail plane of the first A380 for Qatar Airways which has been painted with the airline's trademark oryx logo at... (more) published 2013-04-22 14:06:28
 

AND FINALLY: Airline closes down for two hours

Whoops!It was inevitably bound to happen someday with the reliance in the 21st century on technology but American Airlines... (more) published 2013-04-17 07:51:31
 

AND FINALLY:

Save by slimming says Samoa Air the airline of the Independent State of Samoa 'Pay only for what you weigh!'... (more) published 2013-04-14 08:48:54
 

AND FINALLY: April fools joke

Party goers at The Palm for the Emirates Qantas inaugural last Monday (1 April) were amazed to hear that the (soft) opening of New Doha... (more) published 2013-04-02 17:00:42
 

AND FINALLY: Cockpit spare seat

The latest from America. Booked in coach class a French tourist at Philadelphia Airport noticed that the flight deck door was open,... (more) published 2013-03-30 11:26:11
 

AND FINALLY: Pearl & Dean

Pearl & Dean, easyJet staff members, entertain at Petrovich jazz cellar Moscow. Husky voices too! published 2013-03-24 11:18:50
 

AND FINALLY: The name rhymes

MOXY HOTELThis is the name of a new brand being developed by Marriott in conjunction with IKEA.No comment but we might... (more) published 2013-03-12 15:34:40
 

AND FINALLY: It's Red Nose Day Friday

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AND FINALLY: Stansted got the Hump!

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AND FINALLY: Exceptionally heavy demand

Have you ever come across the telephone message when trying to get through somewhere: "Due to exceptionally heavy demand you are... (more) published 2013-02-23 10:10:20
 

AND FINALLY: No fuel

Rookie pilot to air traffic control. "I am out of fuel".Air traffic to pilot."Reduce speed to best glide... (more) published 2013-02-16 23:40:13
 

AND FINALLY: Will it catch on?

It seems that Air Asia is to introduce a child free zone. For about £10 passengers are more or less guaranteed no young children... (more) published 2013-02-08 21:50:22
 

AND FINALLY: Conference travel

Not the Business Travel Show! Three engineers and three accountants were travelling by train to a conference. At the... (more) published 2013-02-03 11:18:33
 

AND FINALLY: With cruising in mind

On a recent Silversea cruise the Entertainment Director opened his introduction listing some questions by previous clients.... (more) published 2013-01-27 11:21:53
 

AND FINALLY: Dancing on ice with Boeing

http://www.aftonbladet.se/webbtv/nyheter/utrikes/article8627625.ab And watch to the very end! published 2013-01-20 10:43:05
 

AND FINALLY: Who died?

Over the holiday period we heard of an accident whereby a plane crash landed in a cemetery.The crew escaped unscathed.The police have had... (more) published 2013-01-13 16:20:56
 

AND FINALLY: How not to start the New Year

The party was great with numerous guests arriving. A man knocked on the door, was greeted heartily (although no one knew for sure who he... (more) published 2013-01-06 11:52:14
 

AND FINALLY

Santa had an accident! published 2012-12-16 11:47:39
 

AND FINALLY: Thought for the day

Is a terminal facelift the end of the road? Think about it! published 2012-12-09 18:36:12
 

AND FINALLY: It’s a new one on us

When stopped by a policeman and asked "Do You know you were speeding?" the 83-year-old woman dealt with it the only way she... (more) published 2012-12-02 11:01:14
 

AND FINALLY: Ryanair – Caught in spam

Since nothing comes for free with Ryanair (and readers will know our views on the airline) the following press release headline, which... (more) published 2012-11-25 12:34:48
 

AND FINALLY: Seriously safety

Well done Air New Zealand. A really fine safety video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBlRbrB_Gnc And our thanks to a former... (more) published 2012-11-16 23:11:55
 

AND FINALLY: It happened in America

A JetBlue Airways pilot, whose 'midair meltdown' on a flight forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Texas, has been... (more) published 2012-11-11 09:12:36
 

AND FINALLY: Tina Turner rejected

It seems that the pigeons and crows at Gloucester Cheltenham Airport are not that keen on singing star Tina Turner. In a bid to keep the... (more) published 2012-11-02 17:51:48
 

AND FINALLY: The Olympic spirit

Yes the Olympic spirit is still with us. Your Editor visited the lovely Hackney Empire last week for a recording of the BBC Radio 2... (more) published 2012-10-26 19:52:07
 

AND FINALLY: The Boeing Dreamliner

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker at the Aviation Club last week. "I have been given the keys of our first new Boeing 787"... (more) published 2012-10-19 07:00:26
 

AND FINALLY: Amazing

Two trucks loaded with a thousand copies of Roget's Thesaurus collided as they left a Heathrow warehouse on Saturday night.... (more) published 2012-10-13 18:26:32
 

AND FINALLY: Motoring problem

A policeman stops a motorist for speeding in a small English town. "But officer", he begins, "I can explain". The... (more) published 2012-10-06 10:58:42
 

AND FINALLY: Perfectly adjusted

Munich Airport celebrated the inaugural Munich flight of UK-based carrier Monarch Airlines with a (sort of) royal reception. Ably... (more) published 2012-09-24 11:33:30
 

AND FINALLY: Eating out

During a recent restaurant meal a fellow diner was agitated when a waiter brought him his coffee but had forgotten the spoon."This... (more) published 2012-09-22 15:15:45
 

AND FINALLY: Flowers for the wife

At last week's Aviation Club lunch Keith Williams, CEO of British Airways, introduced himself by noting that people are confused about... (more) published 2012-09-14 20:57:28
 

AND FINALLY: 26 living transport ministers

Terry Wogan likes to talk about the present Mrs Wogan. No real problems. They have celebrated 50 years. We've mentioned before... (more) published 2012-09-05 08:10:54
 

AND FINALLY: Irish Business Traveller

An airline promotion. Mix the French and Irish and you get some strange humour published 2012-08-31 23:37:08
 

AND FINALLY: Continuing (for the last time) with the old age theme.

Your Editor recently passed through an airport where the safety measures are particularly thorough and the staff profile the... (more) published 2012-08-26 13:08:07
 

AND FINALLY

Senior citizens are the nation's leading carriers of AidsHearing aids Band aids Roll aidsWalking aids Medical aids... (more) published 2012-08-14 14:14:38
 

AND FINALLY: Norwegian’s drink

A Norwegian tourist has been caught on X-ray sleeping on a moving baggage belt at Rome's Fiumicino airport.The unnamed 36 year-old... (more) published 2012-08-11 11:30:25
 

AND FINALLY: Olympic joke

Among the cascade of humour during the London 2012 we liked the one best by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson taking the Olympic Torch in... (more) published 2012-08-05 08:56:58
 

AND FINALLY: Solo flight

Do we treat the case of Liam Corcoran-Fort (aged 11), from Wythenshawe, Manchester, as a joke for AND FINALLY, or a serious... (more) published 2012-07-28 18:46:47
 

AND FINALLY: “The Open” has just been won

It was a sunny Saturday morning, and Murray was beginning his pre-shot routine, visualizing his upcoming shot when a voice came over the... (more) published 2012-07-20 22:49:20
 

AND FINALLY: Hotel reception

I checked in at an hotel that was new to me last week."Excuse me." I enquired. "When is the spa and health club open, I... (more) published 2012-07-15 18:23:30
 

AND FINALLY: The political rules of aviation

In his speech to the Aviation Club last week Vueling CEO, Alex Cruz, offered this wonderful quote about air travel by Nick Calio, President... (more) published 2012-07-07 12:14:49
 

AND FINALLY:

With the Olympics coming up and London's buses the subject of debate we thought we might publish these words from a fine man of... (more) published 2012-06-30 20:53:04
 

AND FINALLY: The joke is on OAG

"What's the use of you having a timetable if your silly aeroplanes never stick to the schedule", said the traveller to a... (more) published 2012-06-23 18:52:45
 

AND FINALLY:

A clean ‘mother-in-law' joke From our friends at IFALPA. One could argue this is not a travel joke but does... (more) published 2012-06-16 08:42:05
 

AND FINALLY: More complaints about BT

But not us!From a reader."I value the style and content of BT News but was a tad alarmed to note the latest newsletter slipped into... (more) published 2012-06-09 09:56:52
 

AND FINALLY: The new BT News!

Or if you prefer the wrong BT."Hi there take me off your mailing list now!I made it clear that I want nothing from you except... (more) published 2012-06-02 14:22:53
 

AND FINALLY: Travel notices

We thought we would start off the new era with Business Travel News in a humorous mood. Travel is not always funny.The following notices have... (more) published 2012-05-25 20:45:26
 

AND FINALLY: Life before the computer

* Memory was something that you lost with age* An application was for employment* A programme you purchased at the theatre* A cursor used... (more) published 2012-05-19 14:01:17
 

AND FINALLY: Britons love to queue

Forget all this business about the problems at what was Immigration and is now called Border Control. In truth the British love to queue.... (more) published 2012-05-12 13:02:27
 

AND FINALLY: The wrong kind!

Just in case you have not heard the border control delays at UK airports which were, according to Immigration Minister Damian Green,... (more) published 2012-05-05 11:53:53
 

AND FINALLY: Dine off a tablet

The latest ‘in' way to select your repast in Hong Kong is the use of a tablet computer.Upon arrival at The Peninsular... (more) published 2012-04-29 15:12:06
 

AND FINALLY: Twin-engined planes

A reporter phones up AERBT (sex not disclosed)."I've been told you are one of the most helpful persons around," starts the... (more) published 2012-04-20 17:37:14
 

AND FINALLY: Job available

"Do you believe in life after death?" the boss asked one of his employees."Yes Sir," the new recruit replied."Well,... (more) published 2012-04-14 20:35:31
 

AND FINALLY: A fun video

Time for a smile and a laugh. With the recent announcement by airlines of their new charges for checked luggage on flights to various... (more) published 2012-04-08 11:21:25
 

AND FINALLY: A real black eye

This is not a travel joke but since it was supplied by our friends at IFALPA (International Federation of Air Line Pilots Association)... (more) published 2012-04-01 11:46:17
 

AND FINALLY: A Travel joke

An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a southerner, a New... (more) published 2012-03-23 20:12:35
 

AND FINALLY: The last word on noise (perhaps)

Following the AND FINALLY regarding Concorde, Vernon Murphy, now retired but at one time the senior man at various BAA enterprises,... (more) published 2012-03-14 21:23:55
 

AND FINALLY: Southend, Southend, Southend

You've got to give UK Transport Minister Justine Greening her due. The lady really entered into the spirit of the evening. Guest of... (more) published 2012-03-05 09:33:40
 

AND FINALLY: Concorde was very quiet

Following last week's COMMENT column "Noise Let's get a balanced view" one is reminded of a story going the rounds about... (more) published 2012-03-03 10:14:27
 

AND FINALLY: Brits make packing a weighty issue

New research from British Airways shows we are a nation of heavy weights. Nine out of 10 holiday-makers do not use up to 30% of the... (more) published 2012-02-25 17:33:04
 

AND FINALLY: Night Caledonian

From "annoyed of Edgware" "I have to be off at Perth," I said to the attendant. "I sleep very well on... (more) published 2012-02-18 18:18:38
 

AND FINALLY: Introducing Carolyn McCall at the Aviation Club

We're hoping you've all found a seatAnd pondering what food to eatOur onboard selection includes red meatIf only it were on the... (more) published 2012-02-10 14:37:26
 

AND FINALLY: Tough economic times

Sign in a restaurant window: "Eat now Pay waiter." published 2012-02-04 21:11:24
 

AND FINALLY: Ruby Walsh don't get worried

Radio controlled camels If you live in the wider world you may have missed it, but in Qatar the local 'health and... (more) published 2012-01-27 19:54:15
 

AND FINALLY: A reader and driving

The following has been sent in unsigned. I would like to share with you all an experience that I recently had regarding... (more) published 2012-01-18 08:48:15
 

AND FINALLY: Poor shot

Following the tragic death of the Human Cannonball at the Circus, a spokesman said "We'll struggle to get another man of the same... (more) published 2012-01-09 10:07:33
 

AND FINALLY: Christmas leftover

One evening over the holiday period a police officer stopped my car at a routine ‘advisory' point. "Good day to you sir,"... (more) published 2012-01-02 22:27:50
 

INDEX plus AND FINALLY: For plane spotters!

ARCHIVE OF ISSUES - ROAD TESTS CRUISE SHIP ON TOUR and ON THE SOAPBOX (for 2010 index follow the link) ROAD TESTSAlfa Romeo... (more) published 2011-12-12 00:11:06
 

AND FINALLY: What is Generation Y?

Your Editor, a man full of vigour but rapidly approaching a somewhat significant birthday, was confronted recently by a contributor's... (more) published 2011-12-10 13:55:14
 

AND FINALLY: Fire alarm

Seen on a sign outside a maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York. "The Dannemora Fire Department reminds you it's fire... (more) published 2011-12-04 09:36:18
 

AND FINALLY: The good old environmentally friendly days

Checking out at the local superstore the young cashier suggested to the elderly lady that she should bring her own grocery bags because... (more) published 2011-11-24 08:08:09
 

AND FINALLY: Where does it all go?

After having a hefty meal at the restaurant on the top of the World's Tallest Building in Dubai… you excuse yourself from... (more) published 2011-11-20 21:09:45
 

AND FINALLY: Fast exit for cabin crew

The London Evening Standard (which we like, and not just as it praises AERBT as does The Daily Telegraph) has reported on... (more) published 2011-11-12 19:57:54
 

AND FINALLY: Hold it in!

We never gained a response to the question whether it is true that Ryanair are taking out a loo, but travellers with a delicate bladder... (more) published 2011-10-30 09:16:22
 

AND FINALLY: Was it worth the effort?

This from a friend who is a regular traveller and had spent some time in the Duty Free at Changi Singapore. "I bought my wife a... (more) published 2011-10-23 20:35:27
 

AND FINALLY: From a reader

"Having read your item "Ryanair Cash Passport" I looked at the Ryanair website. I noticed that it now has clickable small... (more) published 2011-10-15 11:06:17
 

AND FINALLY - A motoring week means a motoring story

As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched... (more) published 2011-10-09 13:57:07
 

AND FINALLY: Politicians

Following last week's AERBT COMMENT regarding where the UK is going in terms of air transport, a reader gave cause for reflection.... (more) published 2011-09-30 10:21:23
 

AND FINALLY: A sort of motoring joke – from IFALPA

A grizzled old man was eating in a truck stop when three Hell's Angels bikers walked in. The first walked up to the old man and pushed... (more) published 2011-09-25 17:32:13
 

AND FINALLY: Only at London City

During a recent early morning ‘rush hour' at London City Airport a flight was delayed due to technical problems. Since they... (more) published 2011-09-18 18:57:59
 

AND FINALLY: Listen carefully

Since this is an AERBT motoring week. ‘If you are a passenger in a car and the driver stops and asks a pedestrian for directions, do... (more) published 2011-09-10 09:39:20
 

AND FINALLY: It takes all types.

Reuters reports that a man was arrested at Miami Airport last week after security screeners said they found snakes and tortoises... (more) published 2011-09-01 06:34:36
 

AND FINALLY: Stand-up railway fight

The following is an actual exchange of correspondence between a customer and a well-known railway operator. Gentlemen,I have been... (more) published 2011-08-28 16:48:14
 

AND FINALLY: Flights for non-flyers

Non-flyers do read AERBT, and plenty of aficionados have friends who are nervous of getting into the air, courtesy of the Wright... (more) published 2011-08-21 09:02:19
 

AND FINALLY: Where is central London?

It is not for AERBT to argue where is the centre of London but according to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) it could be... (more) published 2011-08-14 17:58:55
 

AND FINALLY: Dodgy flight in America

An American Airlines' pilot was assaulted last week as a flight from Miami to Los Angeles was about to take off. It seems that when... (more) published 2011-07-31 19:05:11
 

AND FINALLY: No news is good news

Did you hear of the British airline whose press office is only open from 08:30 until 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 12:30 on Friday. No out... (more) published 2011-07-24 10:43:42
 

AND FINALLY: The aviation press

With the media in the spotlight we would like to remind readers how a long gone travel publication reported the annual race between... (more) published 2011-07-13 11:02:31
 

AND FINALLY: Too true

A bloke is stopped by the police one night. Plod comes round to the driver's window and says, "Excuse me sir, but your nearside... (more) published 2011-07-09 16:59:19
 

AND FINALLY: Frozen out!

Did you hear of the case in America where a passenger turned up with an open two-litre bottle of whisky. Naturally he was stopped by... (more) published 2011-07-03 09:14:46
 

AND FINALLY: Lost in Paris

Great show Le Bourget this year. The French have really got their act together. To a point! Free bus from the station to the entrance way... (more) published 2011-06-26 07:43:53
 

AND FINALLY: Beyond the law

This is a motoring joke and once again IFALPA dug it out from somewhere. Pilots seem to have time to find these! A man was... (more) published 2011-06-16 16:49:43
 

AND FINALLY: Bull’s-eye

This is not an aviation joke but since it was supplied by our friends at IFALPA (International Federation of Airline Pilot... (more) published 2011-06-06 11:13:43
 

AND FINALLY: The smallest Airbus yet

At least you can glide back to earth when the power runs out. The Airbus sponsored electric concept aircraft "eGenius" has... (more) published 2011-06-04 22:41:22
 

AND FINALLY: Don’t buy duty free!

Don't buy Duty Free if you have to pass through Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport whether connecting or going landside. To be fair... (more) published 2011-05-28 23:26:55
 

AND FINALLY: You would not believe it!

EBACE is normally a pretty friendly occasion. They may be deadly rivals when it comes to business but the executive aircraft family... (more) published 2011-05-21 07:53:14
 

AND FINALLY: A win for AERBT

AERBT is pleased to announce that the unnamed major aerospace company who attempted to offer journalists one-way way tickets from EBACE to a... (more) published 2011-05-15 08:13:58
 

AND FINALLY: Bad news

The following was published in the IFALPA (International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations) daily newsletter, and therefore has... (more) published 2011-05-08 20:18:06
 

AND FINALLY: easyJet wins wedding award

Full credit to Publicis London for creating this advert in spite of losing the easyJet account. It ran in the British national media over... (more) published 2011-04-30 12:39:19
 

AND FINALLY: One way press trip

We never like to mention airlines/airports or even train operators when they are acting really daft. AERBT will tell you the story but... (more) published 2011-04-22 15:04:44
 

AND FINALLY: More technological problems

Readers may recall a recent AND FINALLY where we highlighted the difficulties for short sighted glasses wearers at Heathrow. A reader... (more) published 2011-04-17 14:46:29
 

AND FINALLY: The Vickers Viscount

Through the wonders of YouTube we have discovered some historical film of the last ever Vickers Viscount flight into Heathrow in April 1996.... (more) published 2011-04-10 16:14:44
 

AND FINALLY: Foodies joke

Two people went into this restaurant. They said: "Waiter, have you got spaghetti on the menu?" The waiter responds: "It... (more) published 2011-04-01 16:54:57
 

AND FINALLY: Motoring questions

Why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? published 2011-03-26 17:11:57
 

AND FINALLY: Problems at immigration

Readers may be aware that the UK immigration authorities have introduced a biometric lane in the immigration area of certain... (more) published 2011-03-20 09:10:26
 

AND FINALLY: Not the most popular night-stop

A British Airways pilot has come up with this one.He was overflying Aden (once a British colony), and saw an Aeroflot freighter climbing... (more) published 2011-03-13 19:27:33
 

AND FINALLY: Finding the family

What is the best way to get in touch with your long-lost relatives? Win the lottery. And then announce it! published 2011-02-28 09:51:01
 

AND FINALLY: Luton Airport introduces two new staff members

As part of a series of initiatives aimed at simplifying the security process and improving the experience for passengers, Luton Airport has... (more) published 2011-02-25 22:01:26
 

AND FINALLY: A place for nervous passengers

AERBT reports on a serious press release issued by Embraer which states that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved... (more) published 2011-02-19 23:12:18
 

AND FINALLY: The Passport Office

Some years back when working for another publication your Editor experienced problems at the UK London Passport Office. His photograph... (more) published 2011-02-12 11:27:56
 

AND FINALLY: A quote from my wife

"Have you ever noticed? Anybody driving slower than you is an fool, and anyone going quicker is a lunatic." published 2011-02-05 09:58:05
 

AND FINALLY: Things are getting better in Italy

Air Traffic Control: "Alitalia 345 continue taxi to 26 Left South via Tango check for workers along taxiway." Alitalia 345:... (more) published 2011-01-30 18:10:30
 

AND FINALLY: The hand on the wheel

A guy was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the middle of a storm. The storm was so strong he could hardly see... (more) published 2011-01-23 09:49:06
 

AND FINALLY: Goal line technology

If FIFA were around 120 years ago they would probably have banned the goal net as "advanced technology". Video goal line cameras... (more) published 2011-01-12 10:39:00
 

AND FINALLY

From the Sunday Times travel pages over the holidays. "We were running the bar service on the Sydney route when a... (more) published 2011-01-04 12:06:17
 

ROAD TEST - ON TOUR and ON THE SOAPBOX index

(For the full 2009 index follow the link) ROAD TESTS (also road tests 2009) Audi A7 Sportback 2.8 T FSI Quattro SE S... (more) published 2010-12-16 15:01:22
 

HAPPY TALK: Sir Rocco and the airlines

Sir Rocco Forte, hotelier, was the guest speaker at the Foreign Airlines Association lunch last week at the Dorchester. He was in a... (more) published 2010-12-11 20:18:38
 

HAPPY TALK: Can any airline do better?

We are approaching the holiday period. Can any airline do better? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11499315 published 2010-11-29 07:37:31
 

HAPPY TALK: Welcome to Ireland

Suggested new sign at Dublin Airport "You are welcome to Ireland." Think about it! published 2010-11-28 18:20:18
 

HAPPY TALK: Down the gangplank

The cruise ship was finally able to get into harbour despite the stormy weather. Unfortunately everyone on board was forced to use the... (more) published 2010-11-21 07:34:23
 

HAPPY TALK: From our friends at IFALPA

Some years ago when I was working at an airline ticket counter I had to confirm a passenger's reservation that showed his name as... (more) published 2010-11-12 12:58:58
 

HAPPY TALK: An Irish airline

The following has been received by AERBT following a very straightforward press enquiry. "I am currently out of the office... (more) published 2010-11-05 20:10:39
 

HAPPY TALK: Another "blonde" story

On a recent trip there was the inevitable blonde (and predictably an American). After a morning on the rocky foreshore of an Iguana teeming... (more) published 2010-10-29 15:46:28
 

HAPPY TALK: Down South America way

Staff at a certain South American airline are clearly oblivious to the modern world of security. It's not that their country is remote... (more) published 2010-10-23 22:26:27
 

HAPPY TALK - More Cabin Crew

More from the Cabin Crew "This aircraft is equipped with a video surveillance system that monitors the cabin during taxiing. Any... (more) published 2010-10-11 10:51:14
 

HAPPY TALK - Cabin Crew

Just a couple of cabin crew funnies this week "Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going to switch the seat... (more) published 2010-10-06 11:18:05
 

HAPPY TALK - A great alternative to body scanners at airports!

The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners at the... (more) published 2010-09-29 12:36:42
 

HAPPY TALK: The expiration date

Now it is true that these days there is a certain class of person who is trained to follow instructions, regardless. This is particularly... (more) published 2010-09-25 09:24:11
 

HAPPY TALK: Holiday travels

A couple of guys were deep in an African forest. A lion jumped out in front of them and started snarling. Said one "What should we... (more) published 2010-09-19 18:58:55
 

HAPPY TALK: Job advertisement

A leading airline is advertising for pilots with strong bladders. It would appear that this unnamed carrier is thinking of seeking approval... (more) published 2010-09-08 14:17:19
 

HAPPY TALK: Wet tales

Trying to do my share for the environment, I placed a bin outside my office and above it hung this instruction: "Empty water bottles... (more) published 2010-09-05 14:18:08
 

HAPPY TALK: 'Tis an Irish airline

This week's Happy Talk has to be viewed. Please enjoy a few moments. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg0lUYHHFc published 2010-08-27 07:55:37
 

HAPPY TALK: Sweet sounds

This week's final piece has no business travel involvement at all, but since it came from our friends at IFALPA it just about... (more) published 2010-08-21 08:56:15
 

HAPPY TALK: Eurotunnel Part 2

As AERBT reported last week Eurotunnel, or at least the French end of it, has some serious problems. But it gets worse. You may recall that... (more) published 2010-08-14 19:35:15
 

HAPPY TALK: Has someone seen my car?

It was going to be a terrific holiday. Take the car to Folkestone, hand it over to the Eurotunnel train crew, jump on board, and pick up... (more) published 2010-08-07 18:44:42
 

HAPPY TALK: The latest scam

After Nigeria was eliminated from the world cup the Nigerian goalkeeper personally offered to refund all the expenses of fans that... (more) published 2010-07-30 13:57:23
 

HAPPY TALK: The smart senior

An elderly friend went to breakfast at a restaurant where the 'seniors' special' was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and... (more) published 2010-07-24 17:42:15
 

HAPPY TALK: O'Leary eats humble pie

We thought it would never happen but that exuberant Irishman Michael O'Leary has had to eat humble pie. Even he, a man never usually... (more) published 2010-07-12 09:37:26
 

HAPPY TALK: A special collection for horses

published 2010-07-11 09:16:44
 

AND FINALLY

published 2010-07-01 18:37:23
 

HAPPY TALK: Extra charges

Michael O'Leary wanders into a bar in Dublin and orders a pint of Guinness. "That will be just one euro sir" He is... (more) published 2010-06-25 10:46:22
 

HAPPY TALK: The new airline Managing Director

The new airline Managing Director assembled his staff at head office. After he had finished talking to his team, a woman came up and said:... (more) published 2010-06-20 10:33:38
 

HAPPY TALK: England to crash out!

Car insurance companies in the UK will be pleased if England crash out of the World Cup in the early stages. Based on information collated... (more) published 2010-06-11 17:37:27
 

HAPPY TALK: Do not believe what you read?

(Part 2) Since we took Ryanair to task last week we think it only fair to point out that a British Airways press release was equally... (more) published 2010-06-03 10:09:14
 

HAPPY TALK: Do not believe what you read

Ryanair's April Traffic Grows 17% That was the figure splashed across the press release. Journalists and city... (more) published 2010-05-30 11:06:06
 

HAPPY TALK: That pitch!

If you have heard it before please look forward to next weeks HAPPY TALK. And also with deference to South Africa. ... (more) published 2010-05-23 09:05:40
 

HAPPY TALK: Airborne phones

Now it is possible to phone on an aircraft, but not on the North Atlantic Admittedly it was in Business Class but my lady neighbour was... (more) published 2010-05-14 22:53:54
 

HAPPY TALK: An MP

(somewhat longer than usual but pertinent)While walking down the street one day a ‘Member of Parliament' is tragically... (more) published 2010-05-07 15:12:14
 

HAPPY TALK Guests complaints

Just a few of the kind of complaints some of our tour operators get. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local... (more) published 2010-04-26 07:03:26
 

HAPPY TALK This is your Captain speaking

A plane was taking off from the airport. After it had reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over... (more) published 2010-04-20 11:22:57
 

HAPPY TALK Cabin Attendants

Rarely these days cabin attendants make an effort to liven up their announcements here are some to hopefully start your week with a smile... (more) published 2010-04-12 09:02:00
 

HAPPY TALK: Making the choice

Overheard on a recent budget airline flight with no seat reservations. "Darling, this is not John Lewis. We don't have all day to... (more) published 2010-04-06 19:31:31
 

HAPPY TALK: The helicopter ride

Morris and his wife, Esther went to the State Fair every year. Every year, Morris would say, "Esther, I'd like to ride in that... (more) published 2010-03-29 11:32:34
 

HAPPY TALK: Michael O

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary has been sharply criticised by a Dublin High Court judge for what he described as lying... (more) published 2010-03-26 21:46:20
 

HAPPY TALK: Noisy airport

A woman, somewhat agitated, called the airport information desk. "I am very sorry but has the xyz taken off yet!" "Just... (more) published 2010-03-17 07:47:17
 

HAPPY TALK: Short and simple

"You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive." published 2010-03-13 10:22:30
 

HAPPY TALK: Last rites of a traffic warden

published 2010-03-05 21:29:04
 

HAPPY TALK: Deeds speak louder that words.

Ryanair held a press conference in London last week to talk about punctuality. Only one problem. Michael O'Leary was late. published 2010-02-28 10:04:25
 

HAPPY TALK: With a British election due

Even early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones,... (more) published 2010-02-16 08:30:15
 

HAPPY TALK: Security gone mad

We are not going to reveal to readers at which British airport your Editor in Chief had his comb thoroughly inspected by a slow and... (more) published 2010-02-12 09:31:18
 

HAPPY TALK: No word for it

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts plus arrogance. Yiddish itself was the language of eastern... (more) published 2010-02-05 16:33:27
 

HAPPY TALK: Road Rage

A father, who worked away from home all week, always made a special effort with his family at the weekends. Every Sunday morning he would... (more) published 2010-01-31 11:43:08
 

HAPPY TALK: Confucius once said

Confucius or was Wilbur Wright once said. "There are four forces that are involved in an aircraft' design. Lift, drag, gravity and... (more) published 2010-01-22 19:37:48
 

HAPPY TALK: A job for Maigret (and a true story)

French police are investigating whether a pickpocket stole thousands of euros from passengers as they slept on an Air France flight from... (more) published 2010-01-15 23:30:15
 

HAPPY TALK: Snow jokes

We could not resist it!What happened when the snowgirl fell out with the snowboy?She gave him the cold shoulder!What... (more) published 2010-01-07 13:07:06
 

ROAD TEST, ON TOUR and ON THE SOAPBOX index

ROAD TESTSAudi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI Quattro Diesel Hyundai's small 5-door i20 hatchbackLexus IS-F 5.0 V8Lotus Evora... (more) published 2009-12-20 09:41:18
 

HAPPY TALK: A coppers tale

An off-duty police officer, familiar with radar guns, drove through a school zone within the legal speed limit when the flash of a camera... (more) published 2009-12-11 23:26:55
 

HAPPY TALK: At the Aviation Club

Monarch Managing Director Tim Jeans was the guest of honour of the Aviation Club at London's Institute of Directors last week. Tim is... (more) published 2009-12-05 09:22:35
 

HAPPY TALK: A non-travel story

A non aviation story (but with thanks to the IFALPA (International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations) daily newsletter.The woman... (more) published 2009-11-28 12:45:12
 

HAPPY TALK: Michael O'Leary again

Michael O'Leary has been at it again, saying that wet weather is the best thing that ever happens to his airline. When it's damp... (more) published 2009-11-20 20:17:37
 

HAPPY TALK: Prettier than O'Leary

published 2009-11-12 22:20:52
 

HAPPY TALK: Sharp Story

A baby croc caused chaos on a flight to the Egyptian capital Cairo when it escaped from a passenger's luggage, according to airport... (more) published 2009-11-08 12:20:07
 

HAPPY TALK: Job application

Cindy was a very experienced front line agent at Heathrow but was getting upset that after a number of years friends working for actual... (more) published 2009-11-01 18:23:46
 

HAPPY TALK: The worst away end in football

If you think you have suffered the worst away end in football at Dagenham, The old Dell, The Withdean Stadium Brighton or Accrington,... (more) published 2009-10-20 10:10:03
 

HAPPY TALK: Not a bright student

According to the Cyprus Mail a Sri I Lankan student was on Saturday (17 October) arrested at Larnaca Airport after trying to fly to Paris... (more) published 2009-10-16 21:43:26
 

HAPPY TALK: Who is controlling your life?

A company I used to work for sometimes put on what they called "Lunch and Learn" seminars during the employees'... (more) published 2009-10-11 17:55:34
 

HAPPY TALK: Free parking

Where in the country are you guaranteed free parking? The M25. (Mainly in the area of Heathrow) published 2009-10-01 22:31:01
 

HAPPY: TALK: What is a suspension?

Following last week's COMMENT regarding Renault we now gather that the Formula One constructor is barred from motor sport, with the... (more) published 2009-09-25 23:32:20
 

HAPPY TALK: Or not so happy talk

This really happened last week on an Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Paris. It seems that a member of the crew accidently played a... (more) published 2009-09-14 21:45:04
 

HAPPY TALK: American sarcasm

An apology noted in Airsafety.Com, a much respected US-based weekly newsletter published by Air Data Research. "Last week I commented... (more) published 2009-09-09 20:55:50
 

HAPPY TALK: Read the papers first

The shipwrecked mariner had spent a number of years on a deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a... (more) published 2009-09-04 22:49:07
 

HAPPY TALK: Modern times

A policeman arrives at the scene of an accident, in which a car smashed into a tree. The officer rushes over to the vehicle and asks... (more) published 2009-08-30 09:07:41
 

HAPPY TALK: The Bridge

This story is true, actually happened last week, and fits in nicely with this month's cruising edition. The names (and the ship) have... (more) published 2009-08-23 21:10:05
 

HAPPY TALK: A tale of our times

A policeman arrives at the scene of an accident, in which a car smashed into a tree. The officer rushes over to the vehicle and asks... (more) published 2009-08-11 12:59:29
 

HAPPY TALK: Complete summer madness

Some more senior members of the airline business may remember Brian Walters as Lufthansa London Sales Manager in the glory days when most... (more) published 2009-08-03 15:22:59
 

HAPPY TALK: Dodgy driver

Seb Coe was full of himself last Monday when he announced over the public address system on the inaugural Javelin service from St Pancras... (more) published 2009-07-31 17:54:52
 

HAPPY TALK: Politically Correct

It seems obligatory these days that whenever a press release is put out it must include a quote by the Chief Executive, or some such,... (more) published 2009-07-22 13:32:11
 

HAPPY TALK: Tales of European railways

A young English woman, whose Services boyfriend was stationed in Germany, decided to visit him by train. A ticket inspector arrived in... (more) published 2009-07-17 23:27:39
 

HAPPY TALK: In fact it is getting worse

The bad news has reached the land of year-on-year lousy interest rates, Japan!Origami Bank has folded.Sumo Bank has gone belly... (more) published 2009-07-11 09:38:31
 

HAPPY TALK: The puffers are caught

Medialounge, see story above, reports on all sorts of problems with smokers at airports. The puffers are being caught in corridors, on... (more) published 2009-07-02 15:22:35
 

HAPPY TALK: The bare essentials

I kid you not, Air New Zealand is taking safety briefings on its domestic jet services to new heights with body-painted staff set to... (more) published 2009-06-27 19:21:35
 

HAPPY TALK: A "crap" airline

Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker was in an ebullient mood at the Paris Air Show. Asked at a press conference whether he felt challenged... (more) published 2009-06-16 21:31:19
 

HAPPY TALK: An airport mix-up

During the 'rush hour' at Houston's Hobby Airport, an un-named airline's flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem.... (more) published 2009-06-08 11:26:08
 

HAPPY TALK: An awful breakfast

One morning in a highly-rated hotel breakfast room, a guest called over the head waiter. "Good morning, sir! I'd like to order... (more) published 2009-06-01 11:50:24
 

HAPPY TALK: Big Brother is watching you

For those old enough to recall black and white television and the words of George Orwell in his book 1984 (published 1949 and a 1954 BBC... (more) published 2009-05-29 16:10:18
 

HAPPY TALK: Anyone for a haircut?

This has been submitted by Ian Goold, a much respected aviation journalist. This is the only connection with the air travel industry,... (more) published 2009-05-20 21:29:55
 

HAPPY TALK: Love is in the air

Air New Zealand has announced the world's first matchmaking flight. The target audience is American singles looking to find a date... (more) published 2009-05-16 10:51:14
 

HAPPY TALK: Stormy weather at Sky

Commenting on last week's dismal results from News Corporation Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch said "I am not an economist, and... (more) published 2009-05-09 22:26:19
 

HAPPY TALK: Pet Airways for your canine friends

PET AIRWAYS of Delray Beach, Florida, is soon to fly. Life may be tough for us humans but it is... (more) published 2009-05-01 16:19:57
 

HAPPY TALK

Last week AERBT (pronounced Air BT) hosted a launch party at the spendid Holiday Inn Bloomsbury. The following was received the next... (more) published 2009-04-23 12:02:10
 

HAPPY TALK: Which direction?

An aviation enthusiast on his way to the site of a disused military aerodrome in the middle of rural Norfolk came to a fork in the road... (more) published 2009-04-13 21:45:01
 

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