Nothing much to be said about airports? Think again…

One danger in striving to be topical is that you can get overtaken by events. My monthly books spread for Telegraph Travel — including my choice of the best books about flying — went to press on October 30 — when Virgin Galactic was still looking forward to a launch “in a few months”. The following day one of the company’s spacecraft crashed in the Mojave Desert in California, killing one pilot and injuring another.

I’d mentioned Virgin Galactic because its plans seemed to provide a peg, that device on which journalists are trained from an early age to hang things. But a peg wasn’t really necessary. Nor is it needed for any of the pieces I’ve just found on the site of The Sun, an online magazine based in North Carolina. All of them relate to airports, and all of them are written by the magazine’s talented readers.

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