The Jet2 simulator for my neighbour is based on an industrial estate just off the M606 near Bradford. In the early days of lockdown, she used to go to it regularly and at silly times such as very early morning or late PM,which would indicate that they were using available slots for all pilots, but of late she hasn't.They have to keep up their flying hours and train on any upgrades
That's a shame, Man City and Chelsea fans were looking forward to that little trip to Porto.I see that to their embarrassment, Portugal CANNOT accept Non-EU holidaymakers despite the UK giving the green list light for travel there. What makes it worse is that Portugal is currently holding the EU presidency, so no chance of a quiet deal on the side.
Red faces all round and more chaos for the battered travel industry. What's going to happen to all the holidays already booked?
You couldn't make it up!
That's what I have now read, thankfully most City fans will drink tea and coffee all the way there, within their bubble, during the game and after so as not to be refused to fly back. with only 12,000 English fans there it would have made sense to have the game in the Midlands at one of their tiny stadiums, and have the corporates fly in and out on the same day.I believe they will be allowed in and straight back out after the match but kept in a bubble.
I've already said it should have been at a location in the Midlands, but that is common sense and soon over- ruled in the name of corporate hospitality.That's what I have now read, thankfully most City fans will drink tea and coffee all the way there, within their bubble, during the game and after so as not to be refused to fly back. with only 12,000 English fans there it would have made sense to have the game in the Midlands at one of their tiny stadiums, and have the corporates fly in and out on the same day.
|A message from our CEO, Simon Cooper|
You may have seen an announcement this morning in newspapers that, until further notice, we have paused selling new holidays for this summer.
Myself and the On the Beach team have done a lot of soul searching in making this decision and we feel that, until we are more certain about the likely traffic light colour of our destinations in the coming months (as well as what that means for local restrictions, tests, immigration and quarantining when you get home), for now, we won’t be selling any new holidays that may be subject to inconvenience, disruption or even cancellation. The current traffic light colours are only valid for three weeks, so it is possible even destinations that have been classified green today may turn to red or amber before you are due to travel.
I can assure you we are keeping an incredibly close eye on what is happening in all of our holiday destinations and, as soon as we have more clarity about what you can expect on holiday, we will be back on sale for the summer months. Our next review will be following the next Government announcement, expected on the 28th May.
In the meantime, why not look ahead to some winter sun or perhaps 2022, when we can be more confident that everything really will be better - at the airport, in our hotels and of course, on the beach.
For now, we thank you for your continued support, and will be back in touch as the picture for holidays this summer becomes clearer.
Founder & CEO On the Beach
Haven't I just missed the airport muppets, who you watch at the check-in, then the bars, and all you are thinking is " I hope that lot aren't on our flight?" And, then they join you in the line up to get on the same flight as you !!It seems things are getting back to normal..............
We once had 2 black Zimbabwe African men sitting in a row behind us on a flight. They were practically legless before they boarded and then for most of the flight they made gross and offensive sexual comments. Anyone who so much as looked at them was accused of racial prejudice and we felt really sorry for the stewards. I've never been so glad to arrive. Another time we had some drunks kicking off and the Turkish police were there ready to greet them when we landed.Haven't I just missed the airport muppets, who you watch at the check-in, then the bars, and all you are thinking is " I hope that lot aren't on our flight?" And, then they join you in the line up to get on the same flight as you !!
I don't think that you tend to see the police with guns at the smaller airports like Luton.
When we lived in Hertfordshire Luton used to be our nearest airport, but my husband hated it, he always preferred to fly from Heathrow or Gatwick.