Champions and Europa League: Desperate football fans chartering £25k private jets to get to European finals

Football fans desperate to attend the Europa and Champions League finals next week are going to extreme lengths, shelling out up to £25,000 to charter private planes. Private jet charter operator Luxaviation UK has reported a surge in bookings for Madrid, which…

easyJet leaves 88-year-old lady behind at Luton – but flies her luggage to Bordeaux

Britain’s biggest budget airline flew an 88-year-old lady’s suitcase from Luton to Bordeaux – but left her behind at the airport. Joy Burton, who lives in Bedfordshire, had arrived at easyJet’s home base in good time for flight 2033 to southwest France…

Slovakia's High Tatras named best European destination to visit this summer

The High Tatras in Slovakia has been named as the best destination in Europe to visit this summer.  It topped Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe list for 2019, which highlights the most exciting places to visit across the continent. Described by the…

Hawaii baggage handler filmed dancing on tarmac while directing plane

The view out of the plane window before take-off isn’t usually very exciting: probably other planes, baggage carts and the terminal building. But if you’re flying in or out of Hawaii, you might find an airport worker with some killer dance moves. Luu…

Baku city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay for the Europa League final in Azerbaijan

On the shores of the Caspian Sea, the old Soviet Union meets Dubai. Right now Arsenal and Chelsea fans are racing to find flights to the Bolshevik-to-bling capital of Azerbaijan. The London football teams will meet in the Europa League final in…

10 of the best Cotswolds hotels

From its photogenic honey-stone cottages to its postcard-perfect country pubs, there’s very little that isn’t ridiculously good looking about the Cotswolds (and that includes its celebrity residents). Stretching across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, this area of outstanding natural beauty delivers…

Italy airport strike: Hundreds of flights cancelled as walkout causes chaos

At least 500 flights have been cancelled and many others delayed as a result of a 24-hour strike by Italian aviation workers. Alitalia, the national airline, began grounding flights on Monday evening, and has axed more than 300 departures. A dozen UK…