So, it's an era of coalitions. Two old and venerable organisations merge to form a powerful force which could have significant ramifications for the airline industry. Yes, Continental Airlines have merged with United. What Manchester United would want with an America airline remains to be seen - although it could have something to do with David Beckham's attempts to prolong his international playing career.

Anyway, regardless of events at Old Trafford, we have a similarly unusual coalition going on in Downing Street. Polar opposites have formed the next British government, and the South Pole doesn't much like the idea of you going on a plane to Spain every year. Having said that, the North Pole thinks it makes good political point scoring to frown at your jet set life style, too.

So, see you in Blackpool next year!