How travel has changed in under two decades

I have travelled a lot since the mid 1990s. This week I was in Istanbul for the first time since 1996 and I began to think about how travel has changed. Here are 15 thoughts. There are plenty more. This was written while on the Istanbul-Stansted leg of this flight.     Then Finding a Read more about How travel has changed in under two decades[…]

Airport Lounge: No 1 Stansted

Now don’t get confused. There are two No 1 Gatwicks; domestic and international. If you are on a domestic flight and go to the international, it causes all sorts of problems and hullabaloos. The international is at Gate 16. The domestic is tucked away so far at Gate 57, you certainly need a drink when Read more about Airport Lounge: No 1 Stansted[…]

Airport Lounge S. Gokcen Istanbul

Small comfortable lounge with snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine. No hot food when I was there at breakfast time, but there was cereal, sandwiches. Good Lavazza coffee. TV tuned to music channel. Turkish news papers a few English language mazazines. One hour wifi. But I expect if you asked you would get more. €35 if Read more about Airport Lounge S. Gokcen Istanbul[…]

Curious Conversation in Cairo Airport

Hearing about Egypt’s military aircraft flying over Tahrir Square today reminded me of one of the oddest conversations I’ve been part of.  It was in Cairo Airport. I was producing a series for BBC Radio 4 with the travel writer Alexander Frater. The programmes were based on Alex’s book Beyond the Blue Horizon which follows Read more about Curious Conversation in Cairo Airport[…]