Middle-class problems: Travel
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Saturday 15 June 2013
Kick back with a cocktail from the 34th floor
Tuesday 11 June 2013
More than 9,000 people have contracted the mosquito-borne disease since January
Wednesday 05 June 2013
British Airways passengers will be able to fly to popular Thailand hotspots thanks to a new airline link-up.
Simon Calder's Helpdesk: Is it worth paying extra for insurance that includes supplier insolvency cover?
Monday 03 June 2013
Q. For a week's package holiday with my daughter in Menorca, is it worth paying extra for insurance that includes supplier insolvency cover?
Susan Priest, Hertfordshire
Friday 31 May 2013
Q. How much should I tip in restaurants in Italy?
Thursday 30 May 2013
Q. I will be visiting Palma in July and have booked the hotel independently. I was wondering if you could advise me what would be the most economic way to pay the bill? With euros purchased here, with a debit or credit card, or to draw cash in Palma and pay that way?
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Q. We need to rent a people-carrier for a holiday in Switzerland. I have found a company called Honk Car Rental which promises "We're like those mystery deals you sometimes get for hotels, but instead for car rental". Being very cautious, I follow the maxim, that anything that appears too good to be true, probably is. So before paying for a car, do you know anything about them?
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergei Bubka – and still the world record holder – launched his bid for the presidency of the International Olympic Committee, world sport's most influential post.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Q. With the announcement of the new guaranteed on-board travel bag sizes by easyJet from 2 July, it seems the luggage industry has been caught out. It's almost impossible to find luggage 50 x 40x 20. We have also just bought a 55x40x20 case and it will not qualify after 2 July 2013. Would you agree that easyJet has let down its passengers?
Saturday 25 May 2013
Plus: Propaganda's crowning moments at the British Library and the Chapman brothers first exhibition in China should go down well with local audiences
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
Tuesday 21 May 2013
The developers of Battersea Power Station broke through the $1bn (£660m) sales barrier yesterday amid “phenomenal” interest in new flats and townhouses at the London landmark.
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