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By Giles Broadbent

Unless you have wealth, webbing or feathers, there is little glamour left in air travel.

The humiliation of the consumer is one that no other service would demand save perhaps Apple with an iOS upgrade or the NHS and its proctology (with whom, tellingly, air travel has a weird kinship).

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London City has been revealed as most welcoming to overseas visitors in a poll of the capital's top five airports.

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London City Airport's newest carrier, Flybe, is continuing its expansion with a route to Amsterdam.

The airline, which signed a five-year deal with the Docklands airport earlier this summer, will run a weekend service to the Dutch capital.

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July saw the record number of passengers pass through City Airport in its 27 year history.

Figures were up 4% on July 2013, the previous high. The hike comes on the back of increased flights from British Airways to places such as Ibiza, as well as new services to Dusseldorf and Granada.

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With most of its passengers earning over £100,000 a year you might expect London City Airport's most confiscated item to be fine wines.

However, jams and snow globes have actually topped the list this year, in a top 10 released by the airport.

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