Something To Declare: world on sale; pack lighter
Saturday 03 September 2005
Bargain of the week: the world on sale
As the school summer holidays end, bargains abound. P&O Ferries (08706 009 009; www.poferries.com) is selling return crossings between Dover and Calais for for short or long stays for £60. This covers a car and up to nine people, and is not restricted to unsocial sailing times.
Across the Atlantic, airlines are aggressively cutting fares for winter. For travel 1 November to 15 December, and the first three months of 2006, Quest Travel (0870 444 5552; www.questtravel.com) is offering return fares on United of £229 from Heathrow to New York, or £289 to Los Angeles.
Warning of the week: pack lighter
Continental Airlines is to reduce its economy-class baggage allowance by nearly 30 per cent. The airline (0845 607 6760; www.continental.com) is downsizing its economy-class baggage limit to two bags weighing up to 23kg - compared with 32kg for each piece at present. Anyone who buys a ticket after next Tuesday will pay an additional $25 (£14) per piece, with a maximum weight of 32kg.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 3 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 Average penis size revealed: Scientists attempt to find what is 'normal' to reassure concerned men
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer travels around the world to capture cultural diversity through stunning portraits of women
The world's 10 most expensive cities
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
The 10 Best hiking boots
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Due to the consistent growth of...
£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ex...
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity exists for an ou...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness cha...