Departures

While stranded in Switzerland with a dislocated shoulder, all Callum Glennen wanted was for someone to be upfront with him

Airlines, I can handle the truth

While stranded in Switzerland with a dislocated shoulder, all Callum Glennen wanted was for someone to be upfront with him

Travelling would be a far more pleasant experience if we all stopped being so selfish

When did travellers become so inconsiderate?

Travelling would be a far more pleasant experience if we all stopped being so selfish

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In trying to prevent travellers from being defrauded, banks are implementing increasingly ridiculous measures on our credit cards

Why do banks keep trying to ruin Jules Gray’s holidays?

In trying to prevent travellers from being defrauded, banks are implementing increasingly ridiculous measures on our credit cards

No matter how prepared you are for a trip to foreign lands, getting home and abroad passport regulators to align can be a test of anger management

Battling bureaucracy at the border

No matter how prepared you are for a trip to foreign lands, getting home and abroad passport regulators to align can be a test of anger management

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Lack of cocktails and 250 Russians come close to pushing Stuart White over the edge as he travels through the Red Sea

A nervous breakdown in the desert? Stuart White comes close

Lack of cocktails and 250 Russians come close to pushing Stuart White over the edge as he travels through the Red Sea

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Stuart White ponders the challenges of national car hire

The nightmare of national car hire

Stuart White ponders the challenges of national car hire

Jet set-tiquette

Stuart White is no stranger to airports and security checks, but in recent years a simple lack of manners has made the experience increasingly unpleasant

Flight change

The rate at which cities change, in particular their airports, is enough to inspire nostalgia in a frequent flier, writes Stuart White

Gone are the days when a holiday meant isolation from the outside world. The kids are coming, and they’re armed with gadgets, laments Stuart White

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Gone are the days when a holiday meant isolation from the outside world. The kids are coming, and they’re armed with gadgets, laments Stuart White

If you’ve ever found yourself in some God-forsaken corner of the globe, then take Stuart White’s top tips on how to kill time before time kills you…

Abandon trip!

If you’ve ever found yourself in some God-forsaken corner of the globe, then take Stuart White’s top tips on how to kill time before time kills you…

Whether it’s the nocturnal proclivities of the couple next door or the mysterious shrieks of your neighbour – there’s a wealth of bumps in the night to haunt the humble business traveller, says Stuart White

Strangers in the night

Whether it’s the nocturnal proclivities of the couple next door or the mysterious shrieks of your neighbour – there’s a wealth of bumps in the night to haunt the humble business traveller, says Stuart White

A big turn off

The seasoned business traveller can cope with anything from delayed flights to dodgy hotel food – just don’t try and switch anything off – says Stuart White

An ode to Pan Am

One doesn’t like to speak ill of the dead, but there’s always room for an exception in Pan-Am’s case, says Stuart White

Stuart White gets the economy class blues

Stuart White takes his annual pilgrimage with the common people – and finds a veritable feast of griping at his table

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Costume dramas

Dress codes around the world have gone awry. Stuart White laments at the demise of the dinner suit

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Sending the wrong signal

There are some things about hotels that never fail to push all the wrong buttons, says Stuart White

Insult to injury

Stuart White faces fractures in Frankfurt, appendicitis in Albania and hives in Hong Kong

A false economy

Beg, steal or borrow for an upgrade? You’re better off slumming it, says Stuart White

Jetlag, nausea and prolonged snoring,  there's hidden peril in the foreign business lunch, says Stuart White

An easy lunch

Jetlag, nausea and prolonged snoring, there’s hidden peril in the foreign business lunch, says Stuart White

How do you solve a problem like Eyjafjallajökull? Cork it with the bodies of the bitching Brits, says Stuart White

A stiff upper lip

How do you solve a problem like Eyjafjallajökull? Cork it with the bodies of the bitching Brits, says Stuart White

Tired, lonely and on the job; Stuart White navigates the dangerous minefield of meeting women on the road

Remember your loved ones

Tired, lonely and on the job; Stuart White navigates the dangerous minefield of meeting women on the road

He's grumbled in Greece and bitched from Bangkok, but for Stuart White there's just no place like home

At home with Wordsworth

He’s grumbled in Greece and bitched from Bangkok, but for Stuart White there’s just no place like home

What links a certain infamous Irish airline, a Stansted airport hotel and a long-dead Italian dictator? With this triple-rant, Stuart White starts the year as he means to go on

Airport dictators

What links a certain infamous Irish airline, a Stansted airport hotel and a long-dead Italian dictator? With this triple-rant, Stuart White starts the year as he means to go on

Hosanna for Heathrow. Stuart White travels by ferry and wonders whether he has been too draconian a critic of check-in desks, departure lounges and duty free

Oh, for an airline departure lounge

Hosanna for Heathrow. Stuart White travels by ferry and wonders whether he has been too draconian a critic of check-in desks, departure lounges and duty free

For sheer brazen, bare-faced Pinocchio-style whoppers, the travel business is the undisputed champion. Stuart White looks for some truth in an industry of lies

Beyond boarding

For sheer brazen, bare-faced Pinocchio-style whoppers, the travel business is the undisputed champion. Stuart White looks for some truth in an industry of lies

Communication breakdown, it’s always the same

Stuart White files his report after six sweltering hours in a non air-conditioned Athens hotel room, sitting by a phone as unresponsive as a statue of Buddha, waiting for a call to London to be connected

Balancing the books

Filling in expense sheets – the most tiresome administrative task – is nothing if not troublesome and tedious

Getting rid of air miles and reward points is a tricky endeavour, and invariably thankless, says Stuart White

Reward points; what’s the point?

Getting rid of air miles and reward points is a tricky endeavour, and invariably thankless, says Stuart White

The travesty of business travel

Don’t choke on the chilled champagne and canapés as you relax in your Business Class seat, or gag on room service at your Hyatt Regency, Intercon or Mandarin, but I’m about to argue for a severe curtailment of these trips

Risking detention

It was all going so well; champagne, Mozart, a plane seat with a significant recline, and then came the role play – as our intrepid traveller gets put back in pre-school

Family folly

It’s not all high-class luxury in the world of business travel. Sometimes you have to take a holiday, and that’s where the work really starts. As Stuart White can attest

On a wing, without a prayer

Is there any clearer encapsulation of the angst of our globalised age than being stuck in a metal container at 30,000 ft in a seat next to someone with smelly feet? Stuart White doesn’t seem to think so

Frosty hellos

Stuart White recounts his suffering at the hands of Mr. Frosty the hotel receptionist

Stuart White warns us to beware the business lunch, as tip-hungry tray handlers may just ruin your day

Tipping point

Stuart White warns us to beware the business lunch, as tip-hungry tray handlers may just ruin your day