The world's busiest airport has just become busier, with the introduction of Air India's twice-weekly flights between London and Chicago. Its Boeing 747-400s fly twice a week from Heathrow to O'Hare airport. A quick, cheap weekend in Chicago becomes possible, with a noon departure on Friday arriving at 2.30pm in Chicago and a 9.30pm flight back on Sunday night getting to London just after 11 on Monday morning.

Discount tickets are available for travel in June through Air India consolidators. Trailfinders (0171-937 5400) is offering a special of pounds 275 including tax; you can return after a weekend, a week or a year. Air India now offers free drinks in all classes, but if you want more legroom, the business class fare is pounds 792 through Welcome Travel (0171-439 3627). By the way, O'Hare - not Heathrow - is the world's busiest airport.