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Friday 24 May 2013
Q. I booked an Emirates flight to Durban online, with what I was told was a special fare as I am a Skywards member. I chose the departure from Manchester at 2.10pm as our usual departure time of 9pm was not shown on the schedule. This meant a 10-hour wait at Dubai.
Simon Calder's Helpdesk: Can you clear up a disagreement over International Driving Permits in California?
Thursday 23 May 2013
Q. Can you clear something up for me please, a colleague is insisting that I need to purchase an International Driving Permit to drive in California; I have been going to California for nigh on 20 years and I have a full picture driving licence which has always been sufficient. Would you recommend getting an IDP for the future? It seems a bit of a money-making racket to me.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Q. Simon, it's my daughter's 21st birthday in late August, I'd like to take her on a city break to somewhere not too expensive to get to but which will give her great memories. By the way, we've been to Paris.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Q. I have flight to New York JFK from Bristol via Dublin in July. You said on Saturday that JFK is among the worst in America for long immigration queues. Can I avoid them, and can you point to a web link to show what we do at Dublin?
Patrick Mason, Taunton
Monday 20 May 2013
Q. We've booked to go to Quito in Ecuador, but the advice from the FCO is scary to say the least. Can you advise?
Mike Pennick, Hindhead, Surrey
England v New Zealand (First Test, day three) report: Joe Root grows in stature to sow seeds of revival
Saturday 18 May 2013
England 232 & 180-6 v New Zealand 207: Yorkshire batsman brings England back into the first Test with gutsy innings but late flurry of wickets also offers Kiwis hope of victory, writes Stephen Brenkley at Lord’s
Saturday 18 May 2013
Two late scores from Richard Whiting gave resilient Hull a shock win over one of Super League’s pacesetters last night.
Thursday 16 May 2013
The hosts end the day on 160 for 4
Simon Calder's Helpdesk: Should I buy a separate ticket for a side trip from Australia to New Zealand?
Thursday 16 May 2013
Q I am attending a conference in Melbourne in September, and have been able to secure an extra five days off at the end of it. I want to take a side trip to New Zealand. Should I book a separate ticket or get the flights to and from as part of my main ticket?
John Slater, Stafford
Wednesday 15 May 2013
As unwanted distractions go, I'm hard-pressed to think of anything as annoying as video ads which automatically start playing when you arrive on a website. They're even worse than the Go Compare bloke turning up in the middle of your relaxing shiatsu massage. My automatic response is to dive for the mute button, or, if I'm feeling particularly irritable, set about my laptop with a samurai sword, which I keep handy.
Monday 13 May 2013
Wicketkeeper's early unpopularity forgotten as he pips Alastair Cook to win Player of the Year award
Monday 06 May 2013
New Zealand 289-5 dec & 199-5 Derbyshire 154
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Q. I am visiting a friend in Adelaide in February 2014. I have booked the outbound flight to Sydney in business class with BA using all of my Avios frequent-flyer points. My friend is meeting me in Sydney for a couple of nights before we fly on to Adelaide. I have yet to book my return. However I have had a quick look and Malaysia and Singapore Airlines from Adelaide to Heathrow look to be my best option. These both have stopovers in Asia which is fine with me. Any advice would be welcome. Gary Crump, Evesham
Thursday 04 April 2013
The Ashes in England is looming
Wednesday 03 April 2013
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