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  • FREE airport lounge access if your flight is delayed for more than 2 hours
  • Over 150 sports and activities covered free
  • Award-winning products and services
  • Over 15 million customers since 1988
  • FREE access to video consultations with a UK based GP, 24/7 – in partnership with babylon, the UK’s leading digital healthcare service
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Weird and Wonderful World Records

World records have been referenced since the inception of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1955, and over the 63 years it’s been published there have been a huge amount of world record attempts, some broken and inevitably, some not. You may have watched Guinness World Records on ITV between 19... Read more

Hike around the World

There are miles and miles of hiking trails to conquer around the globe, and while trekking along the long and winding paths can be tiring, the rewards in the form of some of the best views you could ever imagine make it all worthwhile. But why a trekking holiday? Easy - you keep fit, which means yo... Read more

Average weight time: Airline looks to weigh flyers and their bags

It was a running joke among passengers until it no longer was. After everything the airlines did starting a few years ago to charge passengers for extras they used to get for free, many passengers comically asked, "what's next, weighing each passenger?" Well, the answer appears to be yes. But it's n... Read more

Booking Early v Booking Late - The pros and cons

It’s a question that many travellers ask, and no one really knows which answer is right and which is wrong. But is there a right or wrong answer? We’re looking in to some of the pros and cons of each, and will leave it to you to make a decision Booking Early Obviously everyone loves looking for ho... Read more