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<b>ROMP ROOMS </b><br><br><br>Couples looking for some lunch-break romance don't need to venture into dark alleys near railway stations to get a room for a few hours. Now even posh hotels in London and Paris offer rooms by the hour. A website, www. dayuse-hotels. com, launched by a group of Parisien hoteliers, offers hotel rooms by the hour in 50 cities (mostly in France) with 80 in Paris. The idea is to make use of all those empty rooms and fill them for a couple of hours with those after a snooze, a spruce up or something spicier. Founder Thibaud d'Agreves says that 95 per cent of the website's traffic in Paris is for those conducting affairs - and 5 per cent for work-related meetings. Almost all of the hotels accept cash payments so there is no fear of leaving a paper trail. In London, Thibaud recommends the Beaufort in Knightsbridge, which costs from £150 for a room between noon and 4 pm. Hotel Particulier, in Montmartre, even throws in two glasses of champagne with the room. The credit for the idea goes to Brazil, which is home to as many love hotels as beautiful beaches.

Jet talk

January 28, 2012


ROMP ROOMS


Couples looking for some lunch-break romance don't need to venture into dark alleys near railway stations to get a room for a few hours. Now even posh hotels in London and Paris offer rooms by the hour. A website, www. dayuse-hotels. com, launched by a group of Parisien hoteliers, offers hotel rooms by the hour in 50 cities (mostly in France) with 80 in Paris. The idea is to make use of all those empty rooms and fill them for a couple of hours with those after a snooze, a spruce up or something spicier. Founder Thibaud d'Agreves says that 95 per cent of the website's traffic in Paris is for those conducting affairs - and 5 per cent for work-related meetings. Almost all of the hotels accept cash payments so there is no fear of leaving a paper trail. In London, Thibaud recommends the Beaufort in Knightsbridge, which costs from £150 for a room between noon and 4 pm. Hotel Particulier, in Montmartre, even throws in two glasses of champagne with the room. The credit for the idea goes to Brazil, which is home to as many love hotels as beautiful beaches.

<b>TROUBLE FOR FAT FLYERS </b><br><br><br>Now, obese flyers will be asked to pay for two seats by Air France. The airline announced that people who are deemed too large to fit into a single seat will be asked to pay for and use a second seat for "safety reasons". The airline will ensure that the passenger is wearing a seat belt by slotting the belt tip of one seat into the plug of the next, stretching over both seats. A few other airlines, including Virgin Atlantic and American budget carrier Southwest Airlines, already make obese passengers pay more. Tony Webber, who worked as an economist for Qantas for seven years, wrote in an Australian newspaper in favour of the move. He said that costs of airlines were going up not just because of rising jet fuel prices but "because the average adult passenger is carrying a bit more heft. " He explained that while the fuel burned by planes depends on the weight of the aircraft. The more a plane weighs, the more fuel it must burn. "

Jet talk

January 28, 2012


TROUBLE FOR FAT FLYERS


Now, obese flyers will be asked to pay for two seats by Air France. The airline announced that people who are deemed too large to fit into a single seat will be asked to pay for and use a second seat for "safety reasons". The airline will ensure that the passenger is wearing a seat belt by slotting the belt tip of one seat into the plug of the next, stretching over both seats. A few other airlines, including Virgin Atlantic and American budget carrier Southwest Airlines, already make obese passengers pay more. Tony Webber, who worked as an economist for Qantas for seven years, wrote in an Australian newspaper in favour of the move. He said that costs of airlines were going up not just because of rising jet fuel prices but "because the average adult passenger is carrying a bit more heft. " He explained that while the fuel burned by planes depends on the weight of the aircraft. The more a plane weighs, the more fuel it must burn. "

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