Where to sit on a plane if you want the best service 

The host of Confessions of a Trolley Dolly reveals the best seats on a plane He reveals the advantages and disadvantages of sitting at the front and back There are some seats where the likelihood of better service is increased  By Ted Thornhill for MailOnline Waiting an age to be served on a plane is…

Come face-to-face with humpbacks on the coast of Iceland 

Eyjaford is a 45-mile-long inlet of the north coast of Iceland close to Arctic Circle It shows nature at is most raw and is a vast wilderness of snow-crusted peaks  The inlet is also home to whales including blue, mink and humpback whales   By Giles Milton For The Mail On Sunday The mercury is…

Thomas Cook is to close 50 high street shops across UK

Travel firm said closures would affect standalone shops and Co-op Travel stores The closure of 50 shops will take place between now and the end of March 2018 It is believed that up to 400 jobs could be at risk by the proposal by the company Almost half of the holidays now booked with Thomas…

Can you guess where these idyllic beaches are?

All the beaches have lens-baiting bays and soft sand visitors will be itching to dig their toes into But their locations prove that it’s not just the tropics that have the best beaches  Scroll down and feast your eyes on the pictures. Their locations are revealed at the very bottom of the article By Ted…

Engineer uses tape for a quick fix on an easyJet engine

The clip was filmed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Tuesday  A technician removed some tape already in place, then laid fresh tape down Easyjet says it’s a high-speed metallic tape that does not compromise safety By Ted Thornhill for MailOnline Startling footage has emerged of an easyJet engineer repairing an engine using tape. The clip…

Bus will rescue drunken festive revellers on Tokyo trains

The special bus service is being organised by transport bosses for the 4th year  It will pick up worse-for-wear passengers who are stranded in town of Takao Special service will then take worse-for-wear revellers back to Hachioji suburb There party-goers can either make their way home or check into a cheap hotel   By Jennifer…

How you can become a gentleman plane passenger revealed 

2,000 people in the UK rated men’s most annoying habits when flying  65 per cent of people consider being drunk onboard a big in-air sin A gentleman helps people with their luggage and doesn’t push to get off first By Georgina Wilson-Powell for MailOnline Flying is always a stressful business – and thoughtless behaviour from…

Costa Brava is back in fashion for holidaymakers

British holidaymakers are heading back to ‘retro destinations’ like Costa Brava Tour operator Thomas Cook is also experience a demand to Madeira and Malta The travel giant earned £52 million for the UK last year down from £86 million By Daily Mail Reporter Tour operator Thomas Cook says ‘retro destinations’ are making a comeback with…

BA captain reveals what it’s like to fly the A380

British Airways captain Claire Bunton, 48, has been flying the A380 for just over two years  She kindly agreed to tell MailOnline Travel what it’s like to fly the world’s biggest passenger plane Bunton describes some of the ‘funky’ tech the plane has and why the pilot bunks are not comfy in turbulence By Ted…

Cruise liners may boycott Majorca and Ibiza

The Cruise Lines International Association says the new fee is undemocratic  Cruise passengers had been exempt from the new Balearics tourist tax charge  But now the authorities want them to pay two euros for every day on the islands Cruise association has threatened legal action and might leave islands off routes By Rita Sobot For…