Goodness, there would hardly have been time to watch a movie! Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a passenger jet of just FIVE HOURS 13 MINUTES. Admittedly, the Dreamliner was helped by a massive tailwind, but even so, it’s very impressive. The Norwegian flight from New York to London, carrying 284 passengers, departed JFK at 11:44am on Monday and arrived at Gatwick at 9:57pm – 53 minutes early.
Good news for us all this morning – it will be cheaper to go on holiday this year. Meals and drinks will cost less in many of the world’s most popular hotspots, says the Post Office. They have surveyed 42 destinations and prices will be cheaper in more than 40 per cent. In eight destinations prices were down by 20 per cent or more. And one of the cheapest holiday hotspots is Sunny Beach (above) in Bulgaria.
Is it now the smartest Stansted airport hotel? The four-star Novotel has opened its doors after a major refurbishment of 250 new rooms, costing from £63 a night, leisure and business facilities. The Novotel is ideal for families, with 50 per cent off a second room for the children, kids’ club and free breakfast for children under 16, and is minutes away from the terminal by shuttle bus. For business people, there are eight meeting and event spaces, which caters up to 250 people.
@lewis_goodall If only there were more political commentators like you, a believer in justice, fairness, equality, decency and kindness. You do your grandad proud. And as a fellow journo, you do the industry proud too.
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Selecting a term
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