Life’s a French-Riviera-style beach in swanky Salcombe: Harbour Beach Club is the perfect base for exploring Britain’s most expensive seaside town with a toddler in tow

Any parent to a toddler knows that holidays with our little bundles of joy can be somewhat… challenging. The journey! The routine! The sleeping arrangements! But it’s a case of sweet relief at Harbour Beach Club Hotel & Spa in the salubrious seaside town of Salcombe. Not only is it in a swanky location that … Read more

I’m a British Airways first officer and here I bust the ‘myths’ about becoming a professional pilot, from the costs to the qualifications (spoiler alert – you don’t need to be a maths genius)

By Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor Published: 10:49 BST, 20 September 2023 | Updated: 20:13 BST, 20 September 2023 Prospective pilots can now apply for a place on a new British Airways scheme that will see the £100,000 cost of their training covered entirely by the airline. The national flag carrier’s Speedbird Pilot Academy programme … Read more

I’m a flight attendant and these are the three surprising things you should buy from the hardware store for your next holiday

Before heading to the airport for your next holiday, consider making a pit stop at a hardware store, this flight attendant suggests. Cici, a TikToker who works as a flight attendant for a ‘major airline’, made a video revealing three surprisingly useful items you can buy from any DIY shop for your travels.  In the footage, … Read more

Disney Cruise Line unveils its brand-new ship, launching in 2024 – with features including a Mickey Mouse ride, an Aladdin-inspired ‘grand hall’ and a Zootopia sweet shop

Disney has unveiled its latest cruise ship – with renderings revealing dazzling interiors. Disney Treasure, Disney Cruise Line’s sixth ship, is slated to set sail from Florida on her inaugural cruise in December 2024. The 4,000-passenger ship, which measures 1,119ft (341m) in length and weighs approximately 144,000 gross tons, is being constructed at Germany’s Meyer Werft … Read more

Woman slams Ryanair for charging her elderly parents £110 to print their boarding passes after accidentally downloading the wrong ones

An infuriated daughter has slammed Ryanair for charging her parents £110 Ruth Jaffe, 79, and Peter Jaffe, 80, where flying from Stansted to France   The elderly couple had already checked in but downloaded the wrong passes By Jessica Hamilton Updated: 11:34 BST, 31 August 2023 A woman has shamed Ryanair for charging her elderly parents … Read more

The UK’s 24 best and worst airports for 2023 named by Which? – Liverpool John Lennon is No.1, London City is second and ‘overcrowded’ Manchester T3 ranks bottom… AGAIN

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been rated the UK’s best airport – with travellers praising their experience at the airport as ‘first class’. London City Airport sits in second place, while Southampton Airport ranks third. Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3, meanwhile, flounders at the bottom of the heap – the same position it held last year. … Read more

Inside Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s luxurious 1906 superyacht, which helped them escape ‘prying eyes’ (and YOU can charter it for a trip… if you have a spare £16,000)

Channel the glamour of old-school Hollywood on your next sailing holiday by cruising on the historic boat that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Named Kalizma, the luxury superyacht first let down her sails in 1906. The 45m- (148ft) long vessel went on to serve in both World Wars under the Royal Navy … Read more

It’s Hi-de-SkyPark! Light-up slides, the UK’s longest seesaw – this £2.5 million playground is helping Butlin’s Skegness reach new heights

Butlin’s new SkyPark, a playground so amped up it feels as if it’s landed from the future, has plunged me right back into a forgotten parenting phase. Under an arching, almost blue Skegness sky, I am a human coat-stand on the periphery of the fun, being served shady terms on a ‘Just one more go, … Read more

Undercover boss! Lufthansa CEO works as economy and business class cabin crew on a flight – and finds the experience ‘challenging’

By Ailbhe Macmahon For Mailonline Updated: 16:00 BST, 23 August 2023 Lufthansa’s cabin crew welcomed a new team member earlier this month – but he wasn’t a standard new hire. The German airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jens Ritter, worked as cabin crew in both business class and economy class on daytime and overnight flights … Read more

The end of the flight mode era: Travel expert examines the pros and cons of 5G on planes, which will allow passengers to make calls at 38,000ft (so do YOU think it’s a good idea?)

By Ailbhe Macmahon For Mailonline Updated: 14:51 BST, 23 August 2023 Travel expert Nicky Kelvin from The Points Guy recently made a TikTok video in which he dissects the pros and cons of introducing 5G on flights The flight mode era is coming to an end. The U.S and the EU have given the green … Read more