Tennis players booking flights to Spain might have read with interest the news that a leading budget airline is equipping its planes with masts to enable its passengers to use their mobile phones.
One industry commentator, however, has warned passengers not to be too excited by the development, claiming that such calls will not be cheap.
Those en route to tennis holidays to La Manga Club might be tempted to dial their friends, but Lawrence Price, director of aviation strategy at Mott MacDonald, said that the calls will be treated as a "potential revenue stream" by airlines.
"Remember many airlines, particularly larger airlines, have had phones in seatbacks for years [ ] but they do charge premium and there will be a premium on you using your mobile phone on an airplane," he argued.
Plans to enable carriers to enable in-flight calls were confirmed this year by Ofcom, pending approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Civil Aviation Authority.
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10 things to do at La Manga
When we decided to add 10 things to do at La Manga on our website, the challenge wasn’t what to include, it was what to leave out! There really is no end of things to do at La Manga, but here’s our Top Ten:
1 Play tennis. Of course you’re on this site because you’re a tennis fan; that goes without saying..
La Manga Club nominated for awards
If you’re thinking of visiting La Manga Club for the first time, you might well be seeking reassurance that you’re making the right decision. Although tennis players and non tennis players alike, go back year after year, and the quality of the facilities speak for themselves, there’s no getting away from the fact that the awards that this resort has won, pretty much left, right and centre, may just be the reassurance you’re looking for..
Packing for your La Manga Club holiday
If you are at the stage of making your list of what to pack to go on holiday to La Manga Club, you are sure to be excited. The thought of your holiday being so close is the ideal way to get through those last few days at work, when everyone seems to find something extra for you to get done before you go..
Last minute checklist for La Manga Club
There is always a last minute rush when it comes to holidays, no matter how organised you are, there always seems to be something which slips the net. Irrespective of how many lists you create marked Our La Manga Club Holiday, you are almost certain to be rushing around trying to buy, or organise something at the last minute..
Looking great at La Manga Club
No matter where you are in the world, looking great could not come much easier than it does at La Manga Club. With everything perfectly positioned to make you look and feel great, La Manga truly is the place to go if you are determined to look your best, both during your stay and when you get home..
Relaxing at La Manga Club
If you are looking for a holiday whereby you get the chance to really recharge your batteries, La Manga Club resort is the perfect solution, at La Manga Club, when it comes to relaxation, you can choose between 5-star hotel luxury and a goof choice of self-catering options as your accommodation. Which you plump for will depend to a large extent on whether you want to be pampered and looked after by someone else 24/7 or if you want to have the freedom to cook a meal or spark up a barbie in your own accommodation..
Tennis coaching for teens at La Manga Club
Going on holiday with teens can be a real challenge, but not at La Manga Club, with a whole host of sporting opportunities on offer, no matter what age, or level of fitness they are, you will find that your teenagers will enjoy themselves as much as you do. For teens that are into tennis, La Manga really is the perfect choice..
Tennis options at La Manga Club
If you are looking for a holiday with a difference, a tennis break at La Manga Club might just be what the doctor ordered, a great way to get or keep fit, tennis is an extremely social, as well as an enjoyable sport and there are arguably few better places to either take up the sport or improve your game than at La Manga. No matter whether you are a complete beginner or teetering at the top of your game, the tennis options at La Manga Club are sure to impress you..
Shape up at La Manga Club
At La Manga Club, you can rest assured that if your mind is on it, you will be able to go home from your holiday in even better shape than you arrive. Dont you just hate all the time you spend getting yourself in beach babe bikini shape for your holiday and then coming home feeling like you have put on a load of weight because you have been eating out and enjoying the odd bottle of wine? At La Manga Club it does not have to be like that..
Lo Romero Golf Club
Basking in sunshine for more than 300 days a year, the region of Murcia in south-east Spain is the perfect destination for a golf holiday.
The area is easily accessible for players travelling from the UK, with budget airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and bmibaby all operating regular flights there..