Environmental concerns, not terror, are the real threat to air travel and travel publishing

<p>It's been a difficult summer for Britain's airports, but how hard will retailers and travel publishers be hit?</p><p>The initial, short-term, impact of the bomb scare was positive for booksellers, as thousands of passengers stuck in terminals got stuck into bestsellers instead. The hand luggage ban had little effect because once through security and in the duty-free area, passengers could shop at will.</p><p>More stringent security meant that fewer planes per hour could use airports; British Airways, for example, has cancelled 1,300 flights since 10th August, and airport operator BAA is ...

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