Low-cost airlines struggle to fly further

It will be hard to replicate short-haul success on longer routes, even though barriers have fallen

Budget carriers create a new map for airlines

Cut-price upstarts gain the advantage

Staying one flight ahead of jet lag blues

Frequent travel poses unexpected health consequences

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Back to the front of the cabin

Airlines are offering extras to woo business-class and first-class passengers

Poor service from hideaway companies

There are too many organisations that want our business but don’t want to hear from us

Apps to help beat language barriers

Master a foreign tongue or just make yourself understood. The technology is at hand

The cabin calm of ultra-frequent flyers

Mileage junkies know how to work all the angles to get the most out of their airborne lifestyle

Management

Travellers’ must-have gadgets

The devices and software senior executives rely on

Frequent flyer points for Christmas gifts

Purchasing presents can be a good way to go further

Hub Premier Inn

Shrinking hotel rooms

A smaller size does not have to mean lesser quality

Ryanair cuts outlook for second time

Shares tumble as carrier blames ‘softness’ in yields

Female visitors to the Middle East

Make sure you are familiar with the traditions and customs that local people follow

Alternatives to staying in hotels

From members’ clubs to informal lets, there are ways to break free of the chain

Business traveller: The US shutdown

How the Washington standoff might affect you

Be productive in a queue

Standing in line need not be a waste of time

Leaving the children behind

Parents can find it hard to balance their work and family commitments

Getting luggage delivered

A good way to save time and money if quantity merits it

Make the most of priority services

Some offerings can speed you through an airport but others are simply not needed

Design space: locker-style access system

Master keys help luggage security checks

How to avoid breaking into a sweat

When in hot climes, use antiperspirants correctly