Dine with us in dietary delight and enjoy a pleasant ambience or opt for the dubious pleasures of a plastic knife and fork, a reheated meal covered in tin foil, a postage stamp dining table, and the prospect of the passenger in front leaning back suddenly and sending your canteen cuisine flying into your shirtfront.
Departing Bali leaves one’s heart heavy, but at least the airport and its commercial operators help ease the pain.
That is the nature of the open tender beast, of course. You win some, you lose some. And sometimes, as with DFS here, you do both.
La Samaritaine and Changi T4 are among the most exciting developments I have seen in my 30 years of covering this business.
For Dubliners, Lambay Island has always had an air of mystery and impenetrability. If like me, you spent your summers digging sandcastles on the various strands from Portmarnock to Sutton, facing east to the Irish Sea, Lambay was a looming but in many ways distant presence. A private island around three miles offshore, we never
My various Moodie Davitt Report Interim Bureaux of recent weeks have been more interim than usual. In the past three weeks I’ve set up shop in Toronto, Dublin, Moscow and Ballymena in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
“Tubber Patrick: The finest opening hole in links golf?” the Portstewart Golf Club website asks teasingly. Or, if you translate from the native Northern Irish, it means “are you really sure you want to do this?” I’m standing on hole number one at Portstewart, home to this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by
Two happy customers. Two good spends. One lovely salesperson. What a difference good people make. Thank you, Adriana.
If I ran an airport dubbed the second-worst in the world, I’d be miffed to know part of the reason was that some bolshie French air traffic controllers had downed tools and played havoc with flights all over Europe.
The Maori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, meaning the land of the long white cloud. For the British & Irish Lions though, it could be a cloud of a different colour. Big, menacing and all black.
The service onboard Finnair was just about as friendly as anything I’d ever experienced, the food & wines good and the transit airport one of the cleanest and most efficient you will encounter.
Ask any Irish person (and many overseas visitors) what names resonate when they hear the words ‘Slane Castle’, and a who’s who of the rock and roll world trips off the tongue. Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Queen, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and many others have played the magnificent amphitheatre nestled by
“You just think lovely wonderful thoughts and they lift you up in the air.”