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No free meals for British Airways economy class

If you're looking forward to a complimentary meal on a short haul economy British Airways flight... firstly, that's very specific, and secondly, you can't have one. BA's economy passengers on short-haul journeys are going to have to pay for their meals, which are sandwiches supplied by Marks & Spencer. Any flight less than 5 hours…

Monarch say they're not in trouble

When someone announces that they're not in trouble, chances are there's at least some trouble afoot. Monarch Airlines are responding to the "negative speculation" that they're in financial bother, and insist that they are in fact "trading well". The budget airline issued a statement in response to speculation, and said that the market is indeed…

Free first class upgrade with British Airways

Ever fancied flying first class, but don't really want to stump up the money for it? Well, if you fly with British Airways, that could be happening for you. If you travel with Club World, you can get a free upgrade one-way with the airline. There's criteria that needs to be fulfilled, of course. There…

Tinder for trains, which is what you've always wanted

Are you ready for a chilling combination of words? Course you are. If you're reading Bitterwallet, there's something clearly and certifiably wrong with you. "Think Tinder meets Groupon… for trains." That was the words of Edward Byrne, co-founder and Business Director of Paystobesocial, which is a new app which lets commuters in the UK hunt…

First Great Western strike - which trains are affected?

Last-minute talks to avert a 48-hour rail strike on First Great Western services have failed, according to the RMT union. That means, services between London, the west of England and Wales will be affected, as of teatime last night. Below, you can see a map of all the lines which fall under this area. Click…

It’s a Virgin Trains DE-BRA-CLE

In this Yewtree-tastic world we live in, we'd like to imagine that we’ve come a long way from the groping, grasping, heavy breathing sexism of yore. But Virgin Trains seems to think that the women who work for them are Barbara Windsor in Carry On Camping, more than happy to show off their bras while…

Italians drink like Scottish tramps

Italy! A place of sunshine, fine wines and rich food! A country with fashion houses, tailored suits and sexual potency! However, Italians aren't all great. Aside from the whole 'fascism thing', they also don't know the first thing about good beer. This is neatly underlined by an establishment called 'Old Bear' which, on the chalkboard,…

Ryanair charge woman £236 for a piece of paper

Ryanair are, quite obviously, a bunch of arseholes. If they could, they'd cram passengers into their planes until the inside of the aircraft looked like the compacted food cement in Elvis' colon when he died. Ostensibly, they're working toward operating a flying steel sausage that carries human pâté from airport to airport. Until then, they'll…

Don't make small complaints to Aer Lingus staff or they'll get the police on you

For the most part, air stewards are pleasant enough, if a little dead behind the eyes. That's if you can make their eyes out under the 43 inch layer of orange make-up. However, it would appear that they're not a breed of people to be trifled with, as one passenger claims who flew with Aer…

Worst airports EVER - which are yours?

Once you've travelled through a few airports, you come to recognise which can handle large volumes of passengers better than others. At New York's JFK for example, there's far more space and more (manned) customs desks in Terminal 4 (which the likes of Virgin and KLM usually fly into) than in Terminal 7 (British Airways).…

FOUND! The Premier Inn with the heavenly view! Except...

As avid readers will know, we've been on the hunt for the Premier Inn that features in their current TV advert - specifically, we've trying to find which of their hotels offers this incredible sea view: The good news is - we've found it! Reader Darren pointed us to the Premier Inn Paignton at Goodrington…

Why booking flights with Jet2 is a miserable, unfair experience

Time to begin planning the Summer holidays again, which means across the north of the country, thousands of customers are forced to endure Jet2's excruciatingly convoluted and unfair booking system. I don't say that lightly; not only are customers continuously and illegally opted-in to charges, but some practices are now so obscure that customers have…

Buy your child a Baby In A Microwave toy!

While this may not be new or news, we've stumbled across a most peculiar toy from those wonderful Japanese folks from Japanland. Welcome Baby In A Microwave! That's right! Is your puking little sprog forever sticking its siblings in the microwave trying to explode them? Well sate their disgusting desires with this toy! Or send…

Durham Tees Valley Airport to charge you simply for walking through the door

If you're planning on flying from Durham Tees Valley Airport, you'll love this. Soon, you'll have to pay a fee just to get through the doors. That's right! From November, adults will be charged £6 and children £2. Owner Peel Airports reckon that this fee is a way of safeguarding the future of the airport,…

Most people don't want to make calls on a plane

I once had a conversation with a barber who told me he cut the hair of an airline pilot. One of the things he'd learned from him was "the reason they don't let you use your phone on a plane is because they're an annoyance. If they made the plane crash, they would take 'em…