Simon Calder: Cash for check-in - British Airways joins the weight list

The man who pays his way

James Moore: The going is good so who will rock boat on pay?

Outlook AGM season is upon us, and that means another bust-up over pay at easyJet.

Deals of the week - Pembrokeshire, Côte d'Azure, Marrakesh

Less than £200... To celebrate St David's Day, Trefloyne Manor, a five-star family-run hotel in Pembrokeshire, is offering doubles for £100 on Friday 1 March staying in one of the property's seven newly refurbished rooms, with a full Welsh breakfast. Trefloyne.com

Deals of the week: Ferry deals, Grindelwald skiing, Tuscany

Less than £200... Irish Ferries has launched its "Big Spring Sale". Book by 28 February for travel before 26 June and one-way fares are available for £79 with a car and driver sailing between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke to Rosslare, including Easter and May half-term holidays. Irishferries.com

Boarding pass ready for new chairman

The powerful aviation body that decides which airlines get London's valuable landing slots is close to appointing a new chairman to pilot international expansion.

Rocks stars: An Eden of exotic vegetation on the Aeolian Islands

It had to be an island, but what we really wanted was Italy. The food, the heat, the Spirito di Punto. But Sicily and Sardinia were too big; Capri too crowded. And then I remembered the Aeolian Islands: eight specks of volcanic rock adrift in the Tyrrhenian Sea; often read about, but always just beyond reach.

Flight disruption at Gatwick airport due to volcanic ash

Get me out of here: Taghazout, Istanbul, Sorrento

Now... Until 28 February, £595pp buys you flights from Gatwick to Agadir in Morocco on easyJet, five nights at the Paradis Plage near Taghazout (one of the country's best surfing beaches), plus breakfast and transfers. The deal is with Lawrence of Morocco. Lawrenceofmorocco.com

Gurassa looks like high-flier for easyJet

Easyjet's deputy chairman Charles Gurassa looked to be in pole position to replace Sir Mike Rake as chairman yesterday after the budget carrier confirmed the role would be empty by summer.

Investment View: Don't get flights of fancy over the airlines' shares

Wrapping up some of the more prominent companies to update on their financials following the recent torrent of trading statements, let's have a look at easyJet.

Stelios ready to back Gurassa as chairman of easyJet

Charles Gurassa has emerged as the leading internal contender to replace easyJet chairman Sir Mike Rake after the airline's founder and top shareholder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, signalled he is likely to give his blessing.

Mark Leftly: Bargain basement fuels the Footsie recovery

Outlook If the real economy really does lag behind the City by about 18 months, then we should all be back snapping up designer gear with thousands of pounds worth of low-interest loans by summer 2014.

Business flyers help easyJet cut first-half losses

Cost-cutting firms who still have to send executives on planes to do business are making them fly easyJet –and that's helped the budget airline slash its expected first-half loss.

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