Something To Declare: Cultural Amsterdam; US delays
Saturday 22 October 2005
Two weeks from now on 5 November, the sixth Amsterdam Museum night takes place. Forty-three museums in the Dutch capital will host an array of events between 7pm and 2am. A pass costing €13.50 (£9.70) will get you into any of the participating museums plus travel between them by tram, bus or museum boat.
The big problem is getting there for a reasonable price; air fares tend to rise close to departure, particularly for weekend travel. But if you are starting in London or a station in East Anglia, you can get a rail-sea connection to any city in Holland for a flat £25 single. The "Dutchflyer" service uses the Harwich-Hook of Holland fast ferry; more details call 08705 42 11 05 or see www.dutchflyer.co.uk.
Warning of the week: US delays
"Tom, get your plane right on time" is the opening line of Paul Simon's "Only Living Boy in New York". But despite the city's many attractions, getting a plane right on time is often a problem. The Department of Transportation keeps tabs on delays at America's 33 busiest airports. The latest table of on-time arrivals shows Kennedy airport in 31st place, La Guardia at 32nd and Newark Liberty worst of all.
Across the US, an average of one in four flights is delayed by 15 minutes or more. Northwest Airlines is the tardiest major carrier (with one in three flights delayed), while Delta cancels the most flights - one in 30 during August.
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