All-electric ‘seaglider’ is part plane, part boat that will travel along US coastal routes in 2025

Boston-based Regent aims to reduce the cost and hassle of traveling between coastal cities and has developed a one-of-a-kind vehicle to do so. Called a ‘seaglider,’ the all-electric flying machine combines the speed, comfort, and navigation systems of an aircraft with the convenience, maneuverability and affordability of a boat. The hybrid craft embarks on trips … Read more

British drivers name their favourite UK routes – and it’s Loch Lomond to Glencoe that’s No1,

British drivers name their favourite UK routes – and it’s Loch Lomond to Glencoe that’s No1, followed by Kendal to Keswick and Cheddar Gorge Just missing out on a podium place was Hardknott Pass in the Lake District, which came fourth The breathtaking Black Mountain Road in the Brecon Beacons National Park also made the … Read more

WalkSafe app showing safe routes home downloaded 200k times in five days after Sarah Everard murder 

A newly-released app uses police data to show users where recent crimes have happened – so they can pick safe routes to walk home. WalkSafe pins stabbings, muggings and burglaries on a map to warn pedestrians. There have been more than 200,000 downloads of the free safety app in five days – as focus has … Read more

British Airways considers putting biggest planes on European routes

British Airways is considering using some of its long-haul passenger jets on European routes once the government lifts travel restrictions.  Before the pandemic, BA used its fleet of smaller Airbus A300-series aircraft on its short haul aviation routes while the larger wide body jets concentrated on its long haul routes.  It is understood BA is … Read more

Alaska’ Iditarod dog sled race is forced to change routes for first time in its 49-year history

The 2021 Iditarod kicked off on Sunday, but like most events amid the pandemic, the multi-day sled dog race across Alaska looks far different than in years gone by, with no spectators, an abbreviated course, and the smallest field of contestants in decades. Forty-six mushers and their teams of huskies dashed off into the Alaska … Read more

UK Covid quarantine: Travellers who ‘hid’ routes fined £10k each

Four passengers arriving in the UK have been fined £10,000 each for failing to tell authorities that they came from a ‘red-list’ country.  The passengers landed at Birmingham Airport where they ‘attempted to hide their routes’, West Midlands Police revealed.   Police have not said where the four people arrived from, but they were ‘identified and received … Read more

British Airways cuts 15 long-haul routes including Sydney and Abu Dhabi due to pandemic

British Airways cuts more than 15 long-haul routes due to operate next year including Sydney, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi amid collapse in demand during pandemic Flights to Seoul, Calgary and Kuala Lumpur amongst those that have been cut   Owner IAG had a pre-tax loss of 6.2 billion euros for nine months to September  Passenger numbers not expected … Read more

New eco-friendly routes get ONE biker for every 400 motorists on road

New eco-friendly cycle lanes are seeing one biker for every 400 vehicles, spelling embarrassment for the Government’s £250million ‘green transport revolution’.  Bikes make up just 1.75 per cent of total traffic on roads which lost a carriageway to a cycle-friendly route, new research has shown.  Of the 34,726 vehicles counted on eight adapted roads in Bradford, … Read more

45,000 runners prepare for virtual London Marathon along their own 26.2mile routes

Up to 45,000 runners prepare to brave heavy rain and winds as they set off on the virtual London Marathon along their own 26.2mile route after mass event was scrapped due to pandemic Annual race schedule for April 26 was pushed back to October over virus fears Elite runners will take to track in St James’s … Read more

How some train routes are already sold out until September

Book tickets now or you will risk missing your train! How some routes are already sold out until September Advance tickets are supposed to be released up to 12 weeks ahead of a journey But often train operators are releasing tickets for only the next four weeks They are then drip-feeding further seats over time  By … Read more