The writing's on MyBathroom Wall - April 7th 2017

33 Ryanair to offer checked through luggage on connecting flights

In a major move for the low cost carrier, Ryanair is launching checked through bags on connecting flights through it's Rome hub, to be rolled out across it's network 'pretty quickly'. You'll need a minimum of three hours between flights, but it's a big help for passengers connecting on Ryanair flights.

  There's nothing live on Ryanair's website about this yet, but for a guide on how to make hassle free flight transfers, see My Bathroom Wall
33 Conrad opens new Bora Bora hotel with 86 overwater villas

Located in a private cove on Motu To'opua, 20 minutes from Bora Bora Airport, Conrad Hotels has opened a 200 room resort, including 86 overwater bungalows. There are already a dozen resorts offering overwater accommodation around the island, which join a staggering 8,000 stilted villas worldwide.

  See Conrad Bora Bora, and for the lowdown on whether an overwater villa is all it's cracked up to be, see 'Is a dreamy overwater villa always better than a beach room?' on My Bathroom Wall, and The South Pacific made simple on My Bathroom Wall
Boom times for Manchester Airport

Manchester airport is seeing a boom in the number of flights and destinations, with new daily flights to Muscat with Oman Air (starting on May 1st), to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific (up from five flights per week to daily from the 1st of December), and daily to Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc (started 4th of April). 


See Manchester Airport, Oman AirRoyal Air Maroc, and Cathay Pacific

33 London's V&A most boring exhibition ever, the History of Plywood
Opening on July the 15th, the venerable V&A is dedicating a whole exhibition to 'the eclectic history of plywood'. More than 120 objects will be brought together - including hatboxes, tea chests, surfboards, and illustrations of the highest flying aircraft of WWII, the Mosquito (made from plywood). From fragments of layered board found in Egyptian tombs, to the downloadable and self-assembly WikiHouse, the exhibition will reveal all you ever wanted to know - and perhaps more - about the history of plywood.

The exhibition, Plywood: Material of the Modern World, is free and runs from July 15th to November 12th 2017. V&A

34 Boeing reveals economy squash for all of its new 777-9 series planes 

The hugely unpopular 10 abreast economy seating is likely to be used by all new customers for the new aircraft - a mainstay of the long haul holiday market. Currently BA, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines all offer the roomier 9-abreast configuration on their 777 planes, but BA is changing it's older 777's flying from Gatwick to be 10 abreast, and so too will airlines ordering the new 777 version, including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.