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.... The move has affected 315,000 customers. The letter circulating at Ryanair bases across Europe states: “We would like to advise that with immediate effect the pilot workforce at the bases [airports] listed below rescind the goodwill that has been extended toward the company for many years,including working days off and turning up early. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....There have been claims that Ryanair has been haemorrhaging pilots to rival airlines. Norwegian, which is building a new hub in Ryanair’s home airport, Dublin, said: “We can confirm that 140 pilots have joined Norwegian from Ryanair this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. US airlines have told the UK to move faster to ensure passenger and cargo flights to Heathrow, Stansted and other airports will continue without disruption after Britain leaves the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“I want to say personally, to each and every one of you who work in Ryanair, I’m sorry for the mess that we have created over the past week over the rosters,” he said, according to the Irish Independent. But a draft letter circulated among pilots based at airports across Europe criticised O’Leary’s overall handling of the affair, which has seen him threaten to force them to defer time off. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“The last thing they want is their drivers checking out and going home during rush hour,” Ludkin said. “So they introduced incentives to their apps – just as the drivers were logging off they’d be offered runs they knew those drivers really wanted, like airport runs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....5bn on the same month a year before. In some airports during July, British holidaymakers heading to Europe were offered record low foreign exchange rates. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This conveniently brings it to the winter schedule's reduced crewing needs. Ryanair said it would also increase the overnight payments that pilots get for working away from their base airport, while staff would also be entitled to normal rates for working days off. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....There have been claims that Ryanair has been haemorrhaging pilots to rival airlines. Norwegian, which is building a new hub in Ryanair’s home airport, Dublin, said: “We can confirm that 140 pilots have joined Norwegian from Ryanair this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Why Uber’s fate could herald backlash against ‘digital disruptors’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 11:05:29 PM
....“The last thing they want is their drivers checking out and going home during rush hour,” Ludkin said. “So they introduced incentives to their apps – just as the drivers were logging off they’d be offered runs they knew those drivers really wanted, like airport runs. ...
Head of G4S detention centre quits after abuse allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 05:21:52 PM
....The head of a G4S-run immigration removal centre, which was the subject of an undercover BBC Panorama investigation over allegations of bullying and abuse, has resigned with immediate effect. Ben Saunders, the director of Brook House immigration removal centre (IRC) near Gatwick airport, was placed on administrative leave earlier this month. ...
Let’s move to the Kintyre peninsula, Argyll and Bute: ‘Gorgeous, isn’t it?’ image
....Well connected? Don’t be absurd. To Glasgow, there are flights most days from Campbeltown airport, and several buses a day (about four hours). ...
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Ryanair staff brand company a 'disgrace' over handling of issues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 12:38:25 PM
....“I want to say personally, to each and every one of you who work in Ryanair, I’m sorry for the mess that we have created over the past week over the rosters,” he said, according to the Irish Independent. But a draft letter circulated among pilots based at airports across Europe criticised O’Leary’s overall handling of the affair, which has seen him threaten to force them to defer time off. ...
UK draws record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 09:18:13 AM
....5bn on the same month a year before. In some airports during July, British holidaymakers heading to Europe were offered record low foreign exchange rates. ...
Further Ryanair cancellations likely as pilots reject cash to work on days off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 03:44:42 PM
.... The move has affected 315,000 customers. The letter circulating at Ryanair bases across Europe states: “We would like to advise that with immediate effect the pilot workforce at the bases [airports] listed below rescind the goodwill that has been extended toward the company for many years,including working days off and turning up early. ...
US airlines 'very concerned' over aviation regulations post-Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 05:00:37 AM
. US airlines have told the UK to move faster to ensure passenger and cargo flights to Heathrow, Stansted and other airports will continue without disruption after Britain leaves the EU. ...
Ryanair offers pilots £12,000 bonus to tackle cancelled flights fiasco image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 01:25:39 PM
.... This conveniently brings it to the winter schedule's reduced crewing needs. Ryanair said it would also increase the overnight payments that pilots get for working away from their base airport, while staff would also be entitled to normal rates for working days off. ...
Ryanair to tell 400,000 passengers of cancelled flights after roster 'mess-up' image
....There have been claims that Ryanair has been haemorrhaging pilots to rival airlines. Norwegian, which is building a new hub in Ryanair’s home airport, Dublin, said: “We can confirm that 140 pilots have joined Norwegian from Ryanair this year. ...
Ryanair vows to publish details of all flights cancelled in next six weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 02:23:23 PM
....There have been claims that Ryanair has been haemorrhaging pilots to rival airlines. Norwegian, which is building a new hub in Ryanair’s home airport, Dublin, said: “We can confirm that 140 pilots have joined Norwegian from Ryanair this year. ...
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
.... Eldorado is the country’s biggest foreign investor, and its mines in northern Greece will provide 2,000 jobs. On Tuesday, the country’s transport minister, Christos Spirtzis, upped the ante, delivering a withering indictment of the operational skills of Fraport, a German consortium managing 14 regional airports, many on popular tourist islands, under a 40-year concession. ...
Held in secure immigration as Ryanair fails to reunite me with ‘lost’ passport image
.... However, Ryanair staff then told me a passport can’t be sent without its owner. I was kept in a secure immigration area for six hours until airport police allowed me to pass through immigration on the condition that I go directly to the UK consulate and obtain emergency documents. ...
Air Berlin cancels 100 flights after pilots call in sick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:01:26 PM
.... Bids for the airline must be submitted by Friday, with a decision on the sale expected as early as next week. On its website, Air Berlin cited “operative reasons” for the cancellations on Tuesday, and asked passengers to call a helpline and refrain from travelling to the affected airports. ...
DUP convinces May to raise Northern Ireland plane jobs with Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:20:43 AM
....Bombardier has dismissed the allegations as “absurd” and insisted the injection of cash complies with laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where it does business. Based at the old Shorts plane factory near George Best airport, the Bombardier plant employs about 5,500 people and is worth 10% of Northern Ireland’s overall manufacturing exports. ...
Petra Diamonds market value falls after Tanzania seizes $15m shipment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 10:14:44 AM
....75p. The diamonds were confiscated at Dar es Salaam airport on 31 August as they were being readied for export to Antwerp, with Tanzanian officials claiming they had been undervalued. ...
Trauma as travellers face a gender issue going through security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 08:55:25 AM
....Security controls are supposed to check for weapons or illegal substances, but gender becomes an issue when body scans or pat downs reveal an unexpected attribute. Some scanners used in the UK, and all of those at US airports, have to be programmed according to sex and staff are alerted if the scan shows a prosthesis, chest bindings or what the industry refers to as a biological “anomaly”. ...
How to fly Ryanair without paying all the extras image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... It will be tagged and placed in the hold, usually after you have carried it down to the tarmac. On arrival at your destination you will have to collect it at the airport carousel, which is likely to delay your getaway from the airport. ...
Does Peter Hargreaves have a whale of an opportunity for UK investors? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 05:59:00 AM
.... I own a private jet. ” His Embraer jet is based at Bristol airport and he says it can fly him non-stop to Dubai if the weather is looking a little iffy in the West Country at the weekend. ...
Amazon seeks prime North American spot for second headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:06:03 PM
....In exchange for all that economic growth, the company has a long list of requirements for any city which wants to bid for its presence. Amazon lists a number of “core preferences”, including a 45-minute drive to an international airport, mass transit (such as a tram or subway stop) connected directly to the site, and at least 500,000 square feet of office space available by 2019. ...
Deutsche Bank boss says 'big number' of staff will lose jobs to automation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 05:58:41 PM
.... Wouldn’t it be great, if machines could produce those numbers in just a few hours? Then accountants could analyse the numbers, form valid opinions what those numbers mean and not just produce them,” he said. Cryan also spelt out the opportunity for the Germany financial capital to benefit from Brexit, pointing out the city has the regulatory capability, law firms and consultants and an international airport to take business from London. ...
Ryanair: pay £5 for priority boarding to carry on wheelie bags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 08:08:37 AM
.... It can be added to a booking for £6 up to one hour before scheduled departure. The changes will mean more passengers will have to collect their luggage from the baggage reclaim carousel at the arrival airport, potentially holding up passengers at their destination. ...
After BA’s IT meltdown our claim has finally taken off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:00:34 AM
....Other readers in a similar position may be interested to know that we have since pursued a claim through the CEDR resolution scheme to which BA subscribes. The airline has not admitted liability, but it has reimbursed our airport car parking (£110) and given us an e-voucher for future flights worth £625. ...
EasyJet travellers stranded in Paris after scorpion found on plane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 07:42:04 PM
....The easyJet flight from Paris to Glasgow on Monday night was postponed after a passenger noticed the arachnid on the preceding flight and alerted staff. The plane is being held at Charles de Gaulle airport before its rescheduled departure on Tuesday. ...
As the UK economy sputters, it's all systems go in the eurozone | Richard Partington image
.... The pound has fallen to its lowest levels in eight years as the UK economy sputters, but it’s also falling because the euro is gaining ground - part of a broad recovery under way since 2014. British holidaymakers buying currency at some UK airports have been offered as little as €0. ...
The longer Brexit stays up in the air, the higher the risk flights will be grounded image
.... Nonetheless, there are good reasons why we should pay attention to his blunt speaking now. Ryanair has long negotiated deals with airports, cities and governments in virtually every country in Europe, and has frequently rubbed up against EU legislation. ...
The great Saudi sell-off: why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 03:00:17 PM
....To overcome these sensitivities, other more secular assets – such as power stations, desalination plants and transport infrastructure – are more likely initial subjects for the programme. The sale of the kingdom’s airports has already begun, with Goldman Sachs appointed to oversee the privatisation of King Khalid international airport in Riyadh. ...
Home Office employee suspended at G4S-run immigration centre image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 01:17:38 PM
....A Home Office employee has been suspended after claims of abuse and assaults against detainees at a G4S-run immigration centre. G4S said on Friday that nine members of its staff had been suspended pending an investigation into BBC Panorama allegations of “chaos, incompetence and abuse” at the Brook House immigration removal centre near Gatwick airport, in West Sussex. ...
Travel money demand suggests rise in Britons choosing south-east Asia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 11:01:05 PM
....42 in August 2015. But British holidaymakers heading to Europe are being offered much worse exchange rates than that at some UK airport bureaux de change. ...
G4S abuse claims prompt call for contract suspension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 04:29:22 PM
. The private security company G4S is to continue with its bid to renew its contract to run an immigration removal centre near Gatwick airport despite suspending nine staff on Friday after fresh claims of abuse and assault against detainees. ...
Ryanair chief: May should be doing Brexit deal, not drinking sake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 02:30:49 PM
....O’Leary was speaking in London as Ryanair announced six new routes for 2018 as part of its biggest ever flight schedule from the capital, with flights from Stansted to Aalborg, Denmark, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt in Germany, Oradea in Romania and Pardubice in the Czech Republic, as well as Luton to Bydgoszcz, Poland. He used the opportunity to reiterate Ryanair’s call for a crackdown on alcohol sales at airports, saying: “We have to deal with the discomfort to our fellow passengers, diversions of aircraft, and danger when it becomes out of hand. ...
Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:01:14 PM
. Luton airport has been named the worst in the UK for the fifth consecutive year, after passengers branded it a “rip-off” charging penny-pinching prices despite constant overcrowding. ...
Air passengers react to alcohol crackdown: 'Get as many in as you can' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 11:22:05 AM
.... Every seat is taken, every table filled with booze, and every bartender serves a never-ending stream of punters eager for a teatime pint – or three. But this isn’t your everyday pub: this is Manchester airport’s Terminal 3 in August, the pre-drinking place to be for holidaymakers heading to Alicante, Ibiza, Malaga, Dublin and Faro. ...
Software update leaves Samsung TVs unusable, plus identity theft soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:42:04 PM
....Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load. Properties near airports. ...
EasyJet left us stranded in Nice with two diabetic children image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 06:00:12 AM
....Our family was due to fly back from Nice to Gatwick with easyJet on New Year’s Eve. On our way to the airport we received a text saying the flight was delayed due to staffing problems. ...
Properties near airports – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
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Airports call for urgent post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 05:07:10 PM
....Airports have joined forces to press the government to urgently strike a post-Brexit deal on flights between the UK and the EU, warning that the current uncertainty alone would be enough to see bookings drop by up to 41%. A report submitted to ministers by the owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports concludes that even if flights are not interrupted in March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU passenger numbers are likely to be hit hard without early assurances. ...
Day of moaning declared in north of England over train woes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:00:03 AM
....6% from next year. The early train down from Glasgow to Manchester airport was recently ranked the fifth most overcrowded service in the UK by the Department for Transport, with 169 passengers standing. ...
Weak pound could boost manufacturing, if manufacturing itself wasn’t so weak image
.... But if he gets his way, passing the hours and minutes in departure lounges will be a considerably drier experience for holidaymakers. Ryanair, the budget carrier of which he is boss, has demanded a two-drink limit at airport bars, on the grounds that airlines have to deal with the consequences of drunk passengers – such as emergency landings at airports even more far-flung than the average Ryanair destination. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... Abta, the travel agents’ association, received nearly 13,000 complaints about botched holidays over 12 months last year. The problems can start as soon as you arrive at the airport, or spring out at you in the form of mysterious debits from your bank account weeks after your return. ...
Family reunion is ruined as easyJet struggles to return my passport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:00:31 AM
....When I was putting my bag in the overhead locker of our easyJet flight, my passport, unbeknown to me, slipped onto the seat in front. The passenger who later occupied that seat handed it to a crew member, who passed it to airport ground staff. ...
EasyJet could swoop for parts of Air Berlin as it goes into administration image
.... Damian Brewer, of RBS, said: “For Lufthansa we see any moves as defensive – blocking other more competitive airlines from expanding. If acquired, Air Berlin’s Düsseldorf airport slots would likely be a valuable asset to Lufthansa while freezing new entrants out of the ‘full’ airport, unless the German authorities require slots to be surrendered to new entrants. ...
French pilots claim easyJet is risking safety by scheduling too many flights image
....Long delays have caused passenger anger in recent weeks. Last month, after a 13-hour wait for an easyJet flight, a Nice airport worker apparently hit a passenger who was holding a baby. ...
Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 02:40:37 PM
. Ryanair has called for a crackdown on alcohol sales at British airports after claiming that airlines are saddled with the consequences of passengers getting drunk before flights. ...
Steep rise in number of air passengers arrested for drunken behaviour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 11:01:26 PM
. The number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour on flights or at UK airports increased by 50% in the past year. ...
The growing gulf in life expectancy shows how austerity has deepened inequalities image
....9 years. In Newcastle upon Tyne, adults living near the airport can hope to remain free of disease and disability – to enjoy healthy life – until just before they turn 75. ...
Bumped off an easyJet flight – even though I had checked in on time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... The budget airline overbooked the flight and denied him boarding at the gate – even though he had checked in on time. He claims he was sworn at by ground staff at Gatwick airport and was forced to spend three hours being shuffled through non-EU immigration controls. ...
EasyJet 'sent passenger on futile tour of Morocco to recover bag' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....“We arrived at Luton London two hours before the flight to a ridiculous queue for check-in. The chaos almost resulted in us missing our flight and when we got to Essaouira airport we were told that our bag was still in Luton. ...
Barcelona adds Segway ban to curbs on tourism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 10:27:01 AM
. It was once dubbed the capital of cool, but these days visitors to Barcelona can expect a quite frosty welcome as the city’s love affair with tourism comes to a bitter end, with hooded youths spraying a tourist bus with slogans, and strike chaos at the city’s airport. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
....Those words came back to me as reports came in about the increasing reaction in many parts of Europe against the depredations of mass tourism. Last week I read a stress-inducing story in the Times about appalling passport-check delays at Milan airport; three days later, I walked through those selfsame passport gates with only a brief and courteous check. ...
Armed police called to Heathrow over British Airways flight delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:22:04 AM
. Armed police have been called to Heathrow airport after passengers became angry that a British Airways flight was delayed for two days. ...
Pilotless planes: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 02:54:35 PM
.... Meanwhile, auto-landing as well as conventional auto-pilot have been in place for decades. Control towers at airports are likely to become a thing of the past, with plans at London City airport to relay HD imagery to a site in Hampshire. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
....Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, EU leaders relaxed the rules to create a common aviation area across Europe, allowing low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair to enter the market, it noted. Between 1996 and 2015 – the most recent figures available – passenger numbers at UK airports increased by 85%, from 135m to 251m. ...
Air passengers wary of pilotless planes – even if they lead to lower fares image
.... Meanwhile, auto-landing as well as conventional auto-pilot have been in place for decades. Control towers at airports are likely to become a thing of the past, with plans at London City airport to relay HD imagery to a site in Hampshire. ...
Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
. The scenes in airports across Europe this week, with holidaymakers queuing for four hours or more to pass through security, were utterly dispiriting. ...
Air passengers face delays due to strikes and tighter border controls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:28:21 PM
. Holidaymakers could face long delays as a result of industrial action at some Spanish airports and tighter border controls across Europe on one of the busiest weekends of the year. ...
Pound PLUNGE: Holidaymakers get LESS than one euro in fresh getaway misery  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:14:00 PM
.... Sterling has this week dropped to a nine-month low against the euro this week, making holidays on the continent more expensive for jet-setters. But holidaymakers who buy travel money at the airport are set for some of the worst rates on the market, according to Fair FX. ...
Do your fellow Brits a favour. Stop going on holiday | Simon Jenkins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... In Britain, intercity rail travel will soon be like planes, accessible only with advance booking. As airport slots get ever more crammed, and fatuous security becomes a ruling obsession, plane travel will mimic the Victorian immigrant steerage hulks, with hordes of travellers sitting caged for hours in silent misery. ...
Air Canada near miss: picture shows how close planes came to crashing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 01:52:20 AM
. Newly released data and photos show how shockingly low an Air Canada jet was when it pulled up to avoid crashing into planes waiting on a San Francisco international airport taxiway last month. ...
BA passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow hit by check-in delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:20:23 AM
.... It has been estimated that BA could face a £100m compensation bill. The delays came as the government was urged to use “whatever influence it can” to pressure EU states to adequately staff their airports after British holidaymakers faced chaos at passport controls. ...
Ireland's departing UK ambassador shares 'sadness' over Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 06:00:39 AM
.... Dan Mulhall said the border checks between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland were a non-starter and that Ireland’s “hope” was that Britain would remain in the customs union. He made his remarks in a wide-ranging interview in the week that a political row broke out between the new Irish taoiseach and the Democratic Unionist party, who have said they will not countenance the border being moved to airports and ports. ...
Using Brexit to RIP of customers: Here's how YOU can beat great British rip-off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . “If you leave items such as airport parking, travel money and car hire until the last minute you can pay hundreds of pounds more than if you had shopped around,” says Emma Grimster, spokesperson at TravelSupermarket. ...
Passengers facing delays and long queues at some European airports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:32:11 AM
....British passengers flying to and from continental Europe for their summer holidays face the prospect of “devastating” delays because of tougher Schengen area border controls, Europe’s largest airline lobby group has warned. Aage Duenhaupt, a spokesman for A4E, which represents airlines including BA’s owner, International Airlines Group, Ryanair and easyJet, said thousands of flights had already been delayed because of tighter checks at some EU airports. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... In June this year, two men were arrested by the Guardia Civil in Mallorca for allegedly encouraging false claims. Passengers returning on charter flights often find claims operatives waiting for them with business cards at the airport, or will perhaps get a helpful phone call when they arrive home. ...
Amtrak's $630m Trump budget cut could derail service in 220 US cities image
.... A woman sitting on a bench was waiting to pick up passengers arriving from Los Angeles for the Marfa film festival. Here, bus service to major cities is infrequent and indirect and the nearest commercial airports are three or four hours away. ...
EasyJet passenger punched by airport worker in France image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 10:58:37 AM
. EasyJet is “urgently” seeking answers after a worker at Nice airport apparently punched one of the airline’s passengers who was holding his baby at the terminal after a 13-hour delay. ...
Why has Flybe put its cheap student luggage deal on hold? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
.... He makes a minimum six flights a year. I was delighted to discover that Flybe, which operates out of Southend (our closest airport), flies direct to Eelde airport on the outskirts of Groningen. ...
Walkie Talkie tower: stark reminder of forces that rule the City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:56:30 PM
.... It was given permission by the City’s then chief planner, Peter Rees, on the basis that it would provide a Babylonian “sky garden” at its summit, a new public piazza for the Square Mile from where people could admire the motley collection of buildings behind them . Unfortunately, the resulting rooftop lounge has all the charm of Stansted airport, and it comes with a similar level of security and pre-booking to gain entry. ...
Southern rail tops list of most overcrowded trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 09:47:32 AM
....Only TransPennine Express rivalled Southern for overcrowding, with four trains in total in the two seasonal top 10s. At worst, 361 passengers squeezed on to a four-car Glasgow to Manchester airport train designed for 191, as it passed Oxford Road station in Manchester. ...
Toddlers dragging suitcases – this is passengers’ Ryanair revenge | Anne Perkins image
....You have to be tough to travel. Maybe, if you are the kind of club class traveller that’s dropped at the airport entrance by a chauffeured limo and swept off to a private lounge, it’s a joy. ...
Travellers are taking advantage of bag rules to avoid fees, says Ryanair image
....”. Ryanair passengers who do arrive with oversized bags risk being told to put them in the hold and charged an extra £50 at the airport. ...
The UK ignores China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan at its peril | Colin Cram image
....There is also huge infrastructure spending in China itself, as part of the initiative. By 2020, the country’s highway expressway network will increase from 74,000km to 139,000km, rail lines from 91,000km to 120,000km and the number of airports from 175 to 240. ...
Britons travelling to Europe offered just €0.88 for £1 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 06:31:18 PM
. British holidaymakers heading to Europe for this weekend’s big getaway are being offered what may be the worst ever foreign exchange rates at British airports – in one case, just 88 euro cents for every pound they hand over. ...
Unaccompanied child taken off overbooked easyJet flight at Gatwick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 09:13:37 AM
....Casper Read, a schoolboy from Worthing, West Sussex, was taking only his second flight alone, to stay with relatives in France. His mother helped him check in at the airport with his bags before he went through security to the gate. ...
British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 03:00:09 PM
.... The union says £16,000-17,000 is a typical figure, and crew at the Westminster rally agree: one, now a customer service manager earning £27,000, says they had worked for five years before promotion “and every P60 says I’ve earned under £20k”. Long-haul stopovers have lost their allure for many, with allowances that do not cover the cost of the cheapest meal in most airport hotels abroad where staff stay – even before the value of the pound tumbled. ...
Why you might not be getting what you paid for image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... Now a petrol station is checked only once every two years. Is the weight printed on the side of a tin really what you get on the plate? Is the baggage weighing machine at the airport check-in really giving the right answer before someone demands extra cash from you?. ...

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