The last day's flying for GB Airways. From tomorrow all its aircraft and most routes will be taken over by easyJet.
The Bermuda II treaty is scrapped today, so any EU or US airline may fly any route, providing they can get runway slots.
Air France begins non-stop services from Los Angeles to Heathrow.
The Atol scheme gets a shake-up, ending bonds for tour operators and adding a £1 surcharge for inclusive packages.
On this day in 1513, Juan Ponce de Leó*became the first European to set foot in Florida – now the No. 1 destination for European holidaymakers.
The first flight from Bournemouth to Nantes, historic capital of Brittany, on Ryanair.
Canaries get cheaper if you fly today; Thomson has a week's self-catering in Tenerife for £342 (www.thomson.co.uk).