EU airlines face strikes, struggle to find workers post-covid summer travel

Some airlines and airports are struggling with the post-covid demand for travel. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON—Delays, cancellations and strikes. It’s been a messy time for many European tourist hotspots as airlines and airports struggle to cope with pent-up travel demand after Covid-19 lockdowns. Thousands of flights have been canceled and … Read more

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal serves coffee at company’s London office | Trending

Twitter Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal last week attended a number of events at the company’s London office. He was also seen serving coffee to employees along with the company’s Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal. Photos of Parag Agrawal taking orders at the London office’s coffee shop were posted on Twitter. A woman named Rebecca, … Read more

London’s coolest new hotel brings Berlin street style to the capital – at a surprising cost

The Thursday evening that I stayed felt like a Saturday night. The Bauhaus architecture books on the lobby coffee table pulsated to house music from a party in the basement. Every so often a tittering throng would waft out of one of the lifts clutching cocktail glasses. “The rooftop bar is on the seventh floor … Read more

Traveller accuses BA staff of pocketing his AirPods tracking them on Find My app

Travel June 30, 2022 11:10 PM2 minutes to read Oh no! Lost AirPods are a very 21st Century travel problem. Photo / ScreenshotTwitter A passenger has accused airline staff of pocketing his expensive earphones after tracking them to BA’s London training school. Apple’s Bluetooth earphones ‘AirPods’ have a unique quirk to counter the risk of … Read more

Tourist posts a photo of his hotel room in London, complaining it differs hugely from the promo shot

A visitor to London has unveiled a picture that underscores how promotional images of hotel rooms can differ quite noticeably from reality. Tourist Jerone Tan checked into the five-star-rated Tower Suites hotel in London, located mere yards from the Tower of London, expecting a ‘floor-to-ceiling outlook’ in his room, as depicted in one of the … Read more

European markets open to close, data, earnings, G-7, Ukraine

LONDON — European stocks moved higher on Monday, continuing a positive trend seen at the end of last week’s trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index added 0.7% in early trade, with basic resources jumping 2.9% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory. The higher open on Monday comes after the … Read more

Train network grinds to a halt again amid fears shutdown will cause chaos at major events

RMT boss Mick Lynch today warned he ‘won’t hesitate’ to plunge Britain into more strike chaos, as the train network ground to halt for a third time this week. Rail bosses admitted fears ahead of today’s action that the shutdown will cause mayhem at major events and at seaside hotspots across the weekend.  Industry sources … Read more

Train strikes this week: Defiant Brits head to see Edinburgh Pride, Ed Sheeran and Rolling Stones

Hundreds of thousands of Brits defied train chaos to enjoy beaches and festivals throughout the country despite unions grinding railways to a halt for a third time this week.     Despite warnings to ‘only travel when necessary’ on the rail network, revellers found a way to get to their stadium gigs, sports events and parades. Fans were … Read more

Qantas’ new route from Perth to Rome launches

If you’re dreaming of a European holiday but dreading the thought of multiple flights, you’ll love Qantas’ new route. Is Qantas’ new route a game changer? Yes, yes it is. Let me explain why. The flying kangaroo has just started flying direct from Australia to Italy, making it the only airline to operate a direct … Read more

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway. No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in a … Read more