I’m a holidaymaker… get me out of here!

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Reading about all the travel chaos, I began to regret my summer holiday plans. Wouldn’t it have been more sensible…

The case for ‘premium economy’ train carriages

29 October 2022 9:00 am

A few years ago I wrote here about the unexpected symbiosis between economy passengers and business travellers on commercial flights.…

Sack Heathrow’s boss? No, put him on the front line

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Airports are on my mind, since I’ve just stepped off an on-time early-morning flight from East Midlands to Bergerac –…

Why Ryanair is the best airline

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Why Ryanair is Europe’s best airline

Who’s to blame for the air travel crisis?

4 June 2022 9:00 am

I sincerely hope you’re not reading this on a holiday flight that’s sitting on the tarmac with no indication as…

How hard is it to see an NHS dentist?

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Biergate Sir Keir Starmer was facing the scandal of ‘beergate’. Biergate is a lane in the Lincolnshire village of Grainthorpe.…

End of the line: it’s time to rethink the queue

25 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s time to rethink the queue

The beauty of the Normandy memorial

25 September 2021 9:00 am

As the cross-Channel ferry noses into Ouistreham, I have a perfect view westward along the D-Day beaches. The excitement of…

Could hydrogen power turn air travel green?

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Have you been scanning airline websites for exotic destinations to which your double-jabbed status might allow you to slip away…

How many countries have royal yachts?

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Royal waves Does any other country have a royal yacht? — The Queen of Denmark uses HDMY Dannebrog, a 260ft…

Air travel is in terminal danger

19 June 2021 9:00 am

During the political car crash of 2019, I couldn’t imagine ever agreeing with Theresa May. Yet last week she exhibited…

It’s getting harder to laugh off the idea of UFOs

12 June 2021 9:00 am

UFOs are no longer a joke

Will remote-working strengthen the case for HS2?

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Soon after the pandemic hit, the world’s airlines turned off their pricing algorithms and resumed pricing flights manually. Everything the…

Ruthless Ryanair could show us the future of aviation

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Aviation, nuclear power and public transport — along with good restaurants, golden retrievers and hand-knitted bed socks — are, as…

Could ‘clean tech’ save the aviation industry?

3 October 2020 9:00 am

What advice can I offer Alok Sharma, who took a pasting in the weekend press for his lacklustre performance as…

Now get off your sofa to help save the arts

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Along, cold weekend brought a haul of business news more bad than good. The worst was from aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce,…

In defence of Amazon

8 August 2020 9:00 am

We should take heart from BP’s £5.1 billion second-quarter loss, accompanied by a halving of its dividend. What’s good about…

Is it too late to jump on the gold bandwagon?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

The price of gold has been rising since the earliest virus reports from China in December. Adherents regard it as…

Airlines are no special case when we all need a bailout

21 March 2020 9:00 am

The world needs airlines — and, barring Armageddon, will still have some when this crisis is over. It will also…

Verbal diarrhoea

5 October 2017 2:00 pm

In Beckett’s Happy Days a prattling Irish granny is buried waist-deep, and later neck-deep, in a refuse tip whose detritus…

MH370 isn't the only flight that's still missing

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Plane vanished Some other planes, besides Flight MH370, which have disappeared without trace: — A Boeing 727 cargo plane that…

Mind your language: How the Dreamliner got its name

20 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Planes don’t run off batteries,’ declared my husband, his finger unerringly on the pulse of technology as ever. I had…