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What's working as British Airways cabin crew really like?

Last week, we spoke to a member of British Airways' cabin crew, and we asked her everything about her job - the perks, the unexpected parts, the pitfalls and the intensity of her training. Here's the unadulterated truth about working with the world's most prestigious airline. What made you want to ... Read more

How your vote influences where you go on holiday

Green Party supporters are the most likely to fly long haul, UKIP voters are the biggest sun-worshippers and Lib Dems love a cruise.  Well, that's according to a survey by Travelzoo, who polled 2,700 UK travellers to find out how their political slant affected their holiday choices. Just in case y... Read more

Lufthansa strike sees 'massive' flight cancellations

Lufthansa is offering free alternative bookings 22 April 2013 Last updated at 01:38 GMT German airline Lufthansa has cancelled the majority of its flights scheduled for Monday due to a strike over pay. The airline said only about 20 of its flights would run as planned, out of more than 1,700 orig... Read more

The Beach vs. Pool Debate: Where's the best place to be?

The debate has raged for decades; it's as divisive as brown sauce (waning in popularity, but still a breakfast staple for many) or Gogglebox (funny or frighteningly dull? The jury is still out). The beach and the pool both have a lot going for them - obviously - but if you're holidaying as a family... Read more

The strangest insurance requests from the archives

We've been trawling through the archives (as you do - at the time of writing, it was a Thursday afternoon), and we've found these gems from 2006. Columbus have been providing travel insurance since 1988, and cover around one million customers a year, so it’s not surprising that over the years that ... Read more

Columbus Direct debunks the top holiday myths

We've taken a look at some travel-related myths and looked at whether you should pay any attention to them or not. If you've ever had a holiday fear which you think is irrational, we'll put you straight here. Is it safe to swim after eating? Sorry, parents - that old 'wait an hour' rule is dead in... Read more

Life as a pilot: What’s working for easyJet like?

Steve Hochkins has been working for easyJet for twelve and a half years, and has worked as a professional pilot for 33 years. His career in aviation started with the Air Cadets when he was 13, and very soon after joining he realised he’d like to be a pilot. Post A-levels, he joined the RAF, where h... Read more

Top spots for some winter sun

The best thing for getting through the British winter, arguably, is getting away from it for a week or so. Even the driving rain doesn't seem so bad when you know you've got a half-packed suitcase at home containing suntan lotion, flip flops and a beach towel. If that sounds like a good plan, then ... Read more

Amuse yourself at the airport on the cheap

There’s only so much drinking and shopping that you can do. Sorry, we should pop that last sentence into context - within an airport, of course. Nobody can avoid the boredom and delays that air travel brings - it’s part of the territory, like tiny cartons of orange juice that splash everywhere or i... Read more

The World’s Most Barren but Beautiful Landscapes

The words barren and beautiful don’t immediately seem to make very comfortable bedfellows, but when it comes to landscapes they fit like hand in glove. There are great expanses of landscape all over the world that at first glance appear to be just barren wilderness, but move in closer and there is a... Read more

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