Sign in with Twitter

Username:

Consumer Editor at Business Traveller Magazine. Reporting on travel matters without fear or favour.

478 Following   2,612 Followers   46,303 Tweets

Joined Twitter 6/22/13


@simple_flying FAO Chris Loh. Blaming Covid-19 was just an excuse as used by many other companies. Fact is Flybe's… https://t.co/ls05dnWIYi @AvHound @simple_flying Yes fares were high. *But* BA used R as a marketing tool and as a vehicle for 'service reco… https://t.co/TKzofonqkf @jebernstone @simple_flying True. In fact some used that service as a LON-NYC day-return to conduct business as ha… https://t.co/86rbOooYkZ @AvHound @simple_flying The headline concerns the fare for the passenger. @NewcastleFlyer @paul_winginit I wish this airline would sort out interlining. Its tweets boast about the connex i… https://t.co/cjgb4iPzGw @jebernstone @simple_flying (2/2) I found myself on standby. Why ? Because a subsonic 747 had gone tech. The R lou… https://t.co/zibkJ1AzKS @jebernstone @simple_flying Agree 100%. And sometimes BA's promotion would offer free upgrades to R for those payin… https://t.co/bwovHn13pu @Robertyorky @BTUK Night trains (in UK/mainland Europe) have different issues to daytime services hence they may ne… https://t.co/lgsvBqSlEn @simple_flying The author fails to note how Concorde boosted the image of BA and AF. It wasn't *always* expensive.… https://t.co/tj42xyd5CUSouth Africa’s commuter rail services have all but ground to a halt following a cable theft epidemic and widespread… https://t.co/Or4Z5vJlL2
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @JeremyBrookman2 @paul_winginit Such flights probably busier in one direction. AF code-shared with Brymon so I susp… https://t.co/N9xOmD5S0k @globalflight_RB @Airbus @AsianaAirlines FYI https://t.co/BqyzzsTo62 @SeanM1997 There will be endless changes. No airline can predict the coming few months let alone later in 2021. @JeremyBrookman2 @paul_winginit I've lived and worked through difficult times before. In the very early days of LCY… https://t.co/NuzEFcJRyhWeds update: #Poland rises further into the red zone and sees a 61% increase in positive cases on a 14-day basis.… https://t.co/z2nwKdF89K
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @coling5 @paul_winginit @BTUK Understand the points you make. And that revenue will be taken by the govt now. Surp… https://t.co/6mrLpjqXs2 @coling5 @paul_winginit @BTUK To be fair ensuite Club is almost 50% cheaper and if starting from London (and would… https://t.co/cSAgFqD9d9 @SaveECRewards @paul_winginit Am sure you are correct. This airline continues to promote the message that its LHR… https://t.co/4lRSdyt8cz @GeeMoney1992 @martinfclarke I don't know who owns Europcar nowadays but it used to be VW. @paul_winginit Four. (It would help boost custom were this airline to offer proper interlining at LHR)Even smaller regional airlines have been overly optimistic with their scheduling. Blue Islands has also suspended E… https://t.co/rG1QFWTvT2 @GeeMoney1992 @martinfclarke Ah OK. So experiences will vary around the world. Once hired Hillman Avenger from Avi… https://t.co/FC6O47BzWH @Mediarail @ALLRAIL_EU @nickabrooks Names / brands from the past ! @GeeMoney1992 @martinfclarke We of course I couldn't write such a thing without providing full details. Did you hi… https://t.co/jOQ066dHqb @GeeMoney1992 @martinfclarke You must have had a bad experience(s). As I say, and I have rented autos around the w… https://t.co/cmSKupkhXj @jebernstone @PPaulCharles @LondonCityAir Brymon also operated LCY-AMS. It was one of the two carriers (both operat… https://t.co/ZKRYlOTm6V @GeeMoney1992 @martinfclarke TBH from a global perspective *all* car rental firms (big or small) can fail now and a… https://t.co/K6FeB0uoik @photo_journ FAO @Colin_UK_GB @ALLRAIL_EU A somewhat gloomy piece I feel. However can night trains make money ? I ask because our 'bee's knees'… https://t.co/riGV4s1J3MFinally grounded - @flysaa now 'mothballed' as #SouthAfrica government still searches for money which is very unlik… https://t.co/Xgw5dhQuCx
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @jebernstone @PPaulCharles @LondonCityAir Reminds me of LCY shortly after it opened. I remember taking the 0900 Bry… https://t.co/31LpVdRPOM @OnTheRails @BTUK Possibly. But the new rolling stock may not have been available on some/all of the Highlander ro… https://t.co/HnqMcBCSe5 @MomentsInTheSky @BTUK That was one of its selling points Neil (especially for overseas visitors). @paul_winginit Better not tell Mayor Kahn otherwise there might be a fares revision ! Tfl needs all the cash it c… https://t.co/J4Hi0RIDTb @shipleynoise Yes it would affect transfer traffic and, if matters ever return to normal, one wonders if space coul… https://t.co/YXTevi0oBQA Blue Islands service has been cancelled just a day after its first flight operated. https://t.co/h2MVRcvwSt
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @shipleynoise On reflection this would work at regional airports like BHX, EDI, GLA, MAN or even LGW. But then what would LHR say ?Despite being the "bee's knees" for UK night trains our Caledonian Sleeper isn't profitable. @BTUK https://t.co/jbkCHufB6O
9/30
2020
@shipleynoise This is what others say. But LHR is a large and complex airport with US flights from four different… https://t.co/KFYU8TfBx3 @Trayset It changed beyond all recognition after the Shah was deposed. Sanctions made it worse. Had the events of… https://t.co/HG4DGkMkiY @Trayset IR ? In the 1970s it was considered the fashionable airline of the ME. Took several flights with IR both… https://t.co/y6jXoTHSkpRoyal Brunei lays off expat pilots to save costs: Royal Brunei Airlines (BI, Bandar Seri Begawan) has started layin… https://t.co/uGKPVbNqFm
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @Colin_UK_GB @OfficialGMoore Back in the '70s these loyalty schemes were simple compared to FFPs of today. The airl… https://t.co/zLYVVvUmpaGood news but on the other hand BRU has few US flights compared to rivals AMS and CDG. https://t.co/NuMxa1jsRwLast call #Tegel #TXL: Outgoing @berlinairport will open its observation deck again from Oct 3 to Nov 7 allowing a… https://t.co/RIvDfaFDIA
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @Colin_UK_GB @OfficialGMoore But it's FFP members. When I worked in trade an airline cancelled one customer's loyal… https://t.co/Q19U6EftCVTues update: Mainland #Greece drops back into amber zone. It is certainly not seeing any spike, similar to #Italy.… https://t.co/reosHYRRnr
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @LachlanShanks @JoannaBlythman Indeed. UK rail losing far more customers than its counterparts in mainland Europe.… https://t.co/ADehHnrahS @AlastairDalton FAO @AndyBTravels @andystock22 @AndyBTravels @paul_winginit Same with me. Once Hoverspeed cancelled but no alternative provided (this was back in… https://t.co/vz9wr4Hc17 @EmanueAdam @1jeremytaylor You may find some more info from @Michaelkelly707 's tweet. https://t.co/obKDlVA2AU @AndyBTravels @paul_winginit In truth I found Hoverspeed (Ramsgate-Calais) truly horrible in a rought sea. When th… https://t.co/Psh1XXGimo @BrusselsTimes A fraction of the money @Tfl has already received from the government ... and it needs billions more. https://t.co/hPx8VZ0dYh @AusterityAirli1 In the 1980s I was fortunate enough to fly with KLM's restored DC-2 Uiver.UK rail is experiencing different travel patterns. @BTUK https://t.co/ENpmZ137XS @EmanueAdam @1jeremytaylor I wouldn't know. It's political. On the other had how many US flights operate from BRU… https://t.co/r8K9X6LmtA @alextomo @TakuTamaki Imagine how much more foreign students must pay. @BTFR It's a soulless experience to eat on an aircraft whilst on the ground. @EmanueAdam @1jeremytaylor It has been discussed...but nothing happened. Ireland started this ages ago.SIA has dropped the idea of 'flights to nowhere' but considers other ways to raise much-needed cash. Via… https://t.co/WouTh4rwse
9/29
2020
@hiddenEurope I see now. Apologies. That's my speed-reading and missing some details. @AndyBTravels @paul_winginit @nonstopeurotrip Some time ago I tweeted the example of a passenger arriving at Schiph… https://t.co/2CqPOY2zaX @andystock22 @hiddenEurope @IndyTravel @SimonCalder I know. But that was TXL's drawback. Its design dates to the Co… https://t.co/IgGqW3jC2q @andystock22 Interesting piece. https://t.co/18mtmojKy8 @hiddenEurope @IndyTravel @SimonCalder Great piece by Simon. All that's missing is reference to AF which operated T… https://t.co/HUrwr4qdyt @mdw1989 @paul_winginit @DylanReports @EastMidRailway There's a change in travel patterns already. https://t.co/18mtmojKy8London faces bleak future of unreliable tube and bus services unless the government steps in with almost £5bn of fu… https://t.co/1aEL0JI3Qd
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @martinfclarke @Europcar_UK Last time I rented from Hertz at EDI (many years ago during the Festival) I was provide… https://t.co/rnOI8bXEhH @JoannaBlythman However our govt is footing the bill for these sparsely occupied trains. For how long will this con… https://t.co/pFLzaMJTOS @martinfclarke @Europcar_UK Martin - renting autos over the years I have found you get good and bad experiences. To… https://t.co/BC3UA2j1df @Ogilvie_CJ FYI @Vinamralongani the situation here in Europe can change at a moment's notice.🇮🇹 Covid-19: Naples orders tests on all arrivals from abroad amid fears of local lockdown. Tests are requirement fo… https://t.co/MKtITgIPn2
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @andystock22 For mainline rail I expect corporate travel is well down. @AvHound @Vinamralongani We shall see. It will interesting to see what South Africa says on Oct 1 regarding from… https://t.co/KI7IYd0djc @DylanReports @paul_winginit @EastMidRailway Been like that since EMR times. But there's a full breakfast served on… https://t.co/l6HwKuDkI1 @paul_winginit @PGPDP I remember seeing your tweet about this. I hadn't realised the trip would be tomorrow ! @PGPDP I suspect you will be taking a final ride on the Island Line ! @paul_winginit @Vinamralongani @AvHound Yes our readers are rarely travelling or not travelling. Some companies have forbidden sta… https://t.co/HvKmvfrvFM @Vinamralongani @AvHound You are realistic. Depends on the market. From Europe most popular long-haul destinations… https://t.co/w0WWCe56yNMon update: The #UnitedKingdom rises to where #France was 23 days ago, on a 7-day infection basis. The… https://t.co/QKOxfVnjL3
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @AvHound @Vinamralongani But the good news at LH is that its remaining A380s will be given another chance. https://t.co/Twg7ZMhz83 @AvHound @Vinamralongani In aviation nothing is set in stone. Changes can and do happen (irrespective of what the C… https://t.co/NGUFEumq5m @FlightDetect Some connections like at AMS where it's 40 or 50 mins are overly short. Big hub airports use MCTs as… https://t.co/UunNm9O8NE @Vinamralongani @InflightJames @VickiMorleyPR Now it makes sense. I always considered LOT a fussy airline (almost t… https://t.co/Xj6W9geXFpFor the benefit of my French followers @BTFR has translated our @BTUK copy. @PierreAGERON https://t.co/sB3817kCxe.@airfrance intends to add Chennai to its Indian network. @Vinamralongani https://t.co/VEDJp79QmKHello @PierreAGERON Am not sure if you heard about the revised AF schedules. @BTUK https://t.co/wfyBP4pIec @Mrnewstyledance @PierreAGERON @CBayou @NTenzer @fbahoken @sebfaret Sounds logical. But US authorities may not agr… https://t.co/Q2i693cjpj @doc7austin @YouTube I look forward to seeing this doc7austin. Shame that NZ will not be accepting foreign visitors for many more months. @InflightJames @VickiMorleyPR @Vinamralongani As it should be. Back in 1993 or so staff had been trained in Communi… https://t.co/DbtyrMuXjB @Trayset Jeremy - as you well know much depends on the route, class, aircraft type, seat allocation etc. I can thi… https://t.co/GG7HzMl0A1Normally HS1 would receive toll fees from 17,000 Eurostar services in one year. Current estimate is just 2,500.… https://t.co/5EYQxV6ySJAnother low-cost airline facing tough times. https://t.co/lI7C15yNhpThis is an Ex- @jetairways aircraft, VT-JBU, which is now being operated by @LOTAirlinesUS. Can confirm confirm if… https://t.co/2ff7VNOkHM
Retweeted by Alex McWhirter @InflightJames @VickiMorleyPR @Vinamralongani Yes, strange. Am surprised really. Judging from when I interviewed LO… https://t.co/fAl4jfc8eZ @JeremyBrookman2 It's ex-9W according to @Vinamralongani @InflightJames @VickiMorleyPR According to @Vinamralongani this B737 had previously been with 9W. @paul_winginit @greateranglia Enjoy the day. I have only heard good things re the Swiss trains.For how much longer will our govt continue to fund UK's near-empty trains ? https://t.co/Uj2LHKNRvt
9/28
2020
@PierreAGERON @sebfaret @AvgeeksFR @ind_avia @GescheW @karwundel Earlier today I started a Forum thread on this sub… https://t.co/8VDShqoEUn
9/27
2020

0