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....Thomas van der Wijngaart, an aviation expert at the legal firm Clyde & Co, told the Guardian there could be significant economic consequences for the UK with airlines changing their financial and operating structures, and building a stronger presence on the continent. “It might be that carriers choose to have domestic flights [on the continent] operated by their new European operating licence, which would probably mean a reduction in staff in the UK,” he warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The UK government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The email – described as a “circular” – is not a public regulation, but airlines will be expected to enforce the new rule. Airlines were issued the circular on Monday and given 96 hours to comply; the rules apply to flights both to and from the US, according to Royal Jordanian airlines. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A new start-up says it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Stories have been flowing through the press about that airline almost daily, waxing and waning in appeal like a good news/bad news joke. Last week, the information that “BA is launching £86 transatlantic flights” actually appeared in a national paper’s headline; it must have been champagnes aclink in the department that day. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....United Airlines has been heavily criticised on social media after two girls were reportedly barred from flying for wearing leggings. The incident happened on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday morning, activist Shannon Watts said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Before Easyjet and Ryanair rewrote the rules on short-haul air travel, passengers could take their free drink and snack for granted. But in January this year, British Airways signalled that era was well and truly over when it ended the practice on its shorter flights. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Budget airlines have transformed air travel over the past two decades, making a flight almost as cheap as a coach journey for hundreds of millions of travellers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....If MPs really want to speak to Viagogo’s bosses, they could send their invitation to Limerick. Any executives based in the city could easily make their way to London via a £35 Ryanair flight from nearby Shannon airport. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Pull the other one. It sells a lot of tickets in the UK, operates a UK website, has an office in central London and, in any case, the bosses in Geneva could easily hop on an easyJet flight. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....” . One week’s self-catering in Kusadasi, Turkey, currently costs from £141 a person, with flights leaving London on June 5, rising to £177 in Corfu, Greece. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....Opodo, the online travel agency, is a familiar name in my inbox, but the complaints this past month are striking in their similarity. Customers who booked flights via the website have found that their surname has been entered twice on the confirmation, and Opodo wants a hefty sum to amend it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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United Airlines caught up in leggings row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:32:11 PM
....United Airlines has been heavily criticised on social media after two girls were reportedly barred from flying for wearing leggings. The incident happened on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday morning, activist Shannon Watts said. ...
Cheaper flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 02:50:44 AM
. Budget airlines have transformed air travel over the past two decades, making a flight almost as cheap as a coach journey for hundreds of millions of travellers. ...
Please bring back my old British Airways | Victoria Coren Mitchell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:15 AM
.... Stories have been flowing through the press about that airline almost daily, waxing and waning in appeal like a good news/bad news joke. Last week, the information that “BA is launching £86 transatlantic flights” actually appeared in a national paper’s headline; it must have been champagnes aclink in the department that day. ...
Viagogo's shady reputation grows as it shuns critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:02:46 PM
....If MPs really want to speak to Viagogo’s bosses, they could send their invitation to Limerick. Any executives based in the city could easily make their way to London via a £35 Ryanair flight from nearby Shannon airport. ...
Opodo charges for its own mistakes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:00:05 AM
....Opodo, the online travel agency, is a familiar name in my inbox, but the complaints this past month are striking in their similarity. Customers who booked flights via the website have found that their surname has been entered twice on the confirmation, and Opodo wants a hefty sum to amend it. ...
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
....Thomas van der Wijngaart, an aviation expert at the legal firm Clyde & Co, told the Guardian there could be significant economic consequences for the UK with airlines changing their financial and operating structures, and building a stronger presence on the continent. “It might be that carriers choose to have domestic flights [on the continent] operated by their new European operating licence, which would probably mean a reduction in staff in the UK,” he warned. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
. A new start-up says it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. ...
Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
....” . One week’s self-catering in Kusadasi, Turkey, currently costs from £141 a person, with flights leaving London on June 5, rising to £177 in Corfu, Greece. ...
Viagogo should be forced to face a grilling over ticket resale abuse | Nils Pratley image
.... Pull the other one. It sells a lot of tickets in the UK, operates a UK website, has an office in central London and, in any case, the bosses in Geneva could easily hop on an easyJet flight. ...
UK flight ban on electronic devices announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:34:26 PM
. The UK government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
....Before Easyjet and Ryanair rewrote the rules on short-haul air travel, passengers could take their free drink and snack for granted. But in January this year, British Airways signalled that era was well and truly over when it ended the practice on its shorter flights. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
....The email – described as a “circular” – is not a public regulation, but airlines will be expected to enforce the new rule. Airlines were issued the circular on Monday and given 96 hours to comply; the rules apply to flights both to and from the US, according to Royal Jordanian airlines. ...
Expedia may say ‘no’ when it really means ‘yes’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
.... On 2 February it advised that there “was no error on the website” and that it was “unable to take responsibility in this case”. I am now overdrawn and have been told by Expedia that the flights are non-refundable. ...
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BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:56:07 AM
....Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said Level would become its fifth airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, BA, Iberia and Vueling. "Barcelona is Vueling's home base and this will allow customers to connect from Vueling's extensive European network onto Level's long-haul flights," he said. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Murdoch critics have called for the bid to be blocked. Rival broadcasters are expected to lodge complaints and make representations in the UK and Europe – the European commission is also examining the deal – after expressing concerns that a Fox/Sky combination will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ...
US interest rate rise signals end of ultra-low borrowing costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:31:25 PM
....In the short term, the steady increase in US interest rates will support an already strong dollar. One of the ironies of QE is that it was supposed to encourage investors to buy risky assets yet has led instead to a flight into safe havens such as the greenback and US bonds. ...
Trying to get a refund from Virgin Balloon Flights fails to take off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... They were a gift for my friend, and we wanted to fly together. Our first flight was booked for May 2015 but was cancelled as it was raining. ...
Woman's face burned after battery-operated headphones explode mid-flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:50:15 AM
. A woman has singed hair and a blackened face after her battery-operated headphones exploded mid-flight from Beijing to Melbourne. ...
Nick Candy denies claim he is jointly in charge of brother's CPC empire image
.... Holyoake is seeking £132m from the brothers in lost profits, loan overpayments, legal costs and aggravated damages. Candy denied making physical threats against people, including a travel agent he hired to book flights for family members to attend their wedding in Los Angeles. ...
Berlin airports strike to ground more than 650 flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 04:33:37 AM
. Ground staff at Berlin's two main airports have kicked off a 25-hour strike, which is expected to force the cancellation of more than 650 flights. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....Those consumers who do have money to spend had strong opinions about their favourite brands, the survey found. For instance, assuming flight times and prices are the same, travellers would rather fly with British Airways than any other airline, but would choose easyJet where it is cheaper. ...
Citywing 'virtual airline' goes out of business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:53:12 PM
. A "virtual airline" which ran flights between Belfast City Airport and the Isle of Man has gone into liquidation. ...
Unlimited fines for bulk buying ticket touts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:54:06 AM
...."It was the only way," says Brian, 51, from Hereford. "We weighed up going to see Metallica in Copenhagen instead, which including flights and hotel wasn't much more. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
....No airline wanted Britain to vote leave in last year’s referendum; easyJet and Ryanair campaigned against it. A single European market in aviation brought cheap flights spanning the continent, ever more passengers, trade and jobs. ...
Horses for courses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:54:11 AM
....Marie-Pierre Serret says she knows all about the value of a specialised MBA because without one she had struggled to secure a fulfilling job in the aviation industry. Despite having a masters degree in international business and marketing, the 43-year-old Frenchwoman says she spent a number of years being bumped from job to job, including working as a flight attendant and a check-in clerk. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
.... . "Claire asks 'Do you want a return flight?' then provides a set of two to three options that the traveller can book instantly, as Claire has their personal information and payment details saved. ...
BA’s answer to passengers stranded in a corridor for seven hours? Ignore them image
.... But when they arrived at Heathrow they were told they had missed the connection. They and seven other passengers were left in an airport corridor for seven-and-a-half hours before being told by BA that they would be bussed to Gatwick, put up in a hotel overnight and then put on a flight to Malaga, where they would meet the cruise ship. ...
China's economic concerns mount as thousands gather for congress image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:26:46 AM
.... Growth in that band would continue the slowest rates for more than a quarter of a century, a development which has complicated government efforts to shift from an economic model based on debt-fuelled investment and exports towards a consumer-driven one. The government also wants to trim its bloated state-owned government industries while tackling a slumping currency, massive capital flight by Chinese enterprises seeking better returns abroad, and fears of a housing bubble and bad-loan crisis. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
....Sky may also be wary of the public relations impact of mounting knockout bids for both Champions League and Premier League rights if Fox’s deal to take 100% control of the pay-TV company is cleared by competition regulators and the UK government. Rival broadcasters opposed to Fox’s proposed takeover are preparing to lodge complaints with regulators in the UK and Europe after expressing concerns that the pay-TV broadcaster will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ...
Cobham in cash call to tackle debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:26:13 AM
. The aerospace company that pioneered in-flight refuelling has asked shareholders for a £500m injection to repair its finances - the second such cash call in just eight months. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....Rupert Murdoch’s last bid brought together an unlikely alliance of media groups to oppose the deal including BT, the BBC, Channel 4 and the publishers of the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. So far, only a number of Fox and Sky’s pay-TV rivals have said that they intend to voice their opposition to the alleged dominance the deal will give Murdoch bidding for top-flight sport, movies and TV shows. ...
US tourism experiences a 'Trump slump' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:09:45 PM
. Interest in travel to the US has “fallen off a cliff” since Donald Trump’s election, according to travel companies who have reported a significant drop in flight searches and bookings since his inauguration and controversial travel ban. ...
Vietnam's 'bikini airline' Vietjet takes off in public listing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:22:34 AM
.... . The airline launched its first commercial flights only in December 2011 but, thanks to a rapidly growing middle class, has jumped to become the country's second-largest airline, almost head to head with flag carrier Vietnam Airlines. ...
SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 11:48:09 PM
...."This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years," he said. The two unnamed people will fly aboard a spaceship which is set for its first unmanned test flight later this year. ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
. At 35,000 feet above the Atlantic, there is no free lunch - and certainly not for passengers who have only stumped up £69 for a flight on Norwegian. ...
The Crusader: How to keep travel insurance fit for your purpose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:43:00 PM
....But policy-holder Brian Kealey, 74, saw no need to report that he had had tests for a heart condition because the medicine he had been prescribed had worked and he had never had problems before. So fit and confident did he feel after the scare, in February last year he booked flights for a family trip the US. ...
BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:53:02 AM
....The company added that, at current fuel prices and exchange rates, it expected to report an increase in operating profit this year. IAG is planning to start low-cost transatlantic flights from Barcelona this year to destinations in the US. ...
Searching for Genghis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:30:54 AM
....As well as looking for long-lost tombs and ancient civilisations, teams are collaborating to assess the damage following earthquakes or to monitor illegal logging and the destruction of the rainforests. Volunteers took part in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and helped monitor the extend of flood damage in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew struck. ...
Qantas profits buffeted by competition headwinds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:43:50 AM
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:15:14 AM
.... They say the government must show how the slack will be taken up by other sectors of the economy, which are already struggling to meet their own emissions targets. They say measures on noise lack ambition, with no precision on the timing of a night flight ban and little evidence that predictable respite can be achieved. ...
Fake apartment turns dream holiday into nightmare image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:49:00 AM
.... . “It was the holidays, we had just come off a long flight and were so worried. ...
UK enjoys record tourism as fall in pound boosts visitor numbers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:58:19 PM
.... Regional figures for the final three months of 2016 are not yet available. The national tourism agency, VisitBritain, said there were signs that 2017 could be another strong year for the tourism industry with flight bookings to the UK up 16% for February to April compared with a year earlier. ...
Travel Trolley wanted £175 to correct a typo on my booking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
. I booked flights from London to Sydney using the online agent Travel Trolley and, stupidly, put in a typo in my surname. ...
Fancy some sun, sea and sand? Brexit means it will cost you 15% more image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Florida remains relatively affordable and crowd free, but only if you can go in September, October and November (avoiding UK half term). A 10-day break starts from £475 a person, including flights. ...
Holidaymakers book early for summer to beat falling value of pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:05:30 AM
.... Many holidaymakers appear attracted by the country’s safety record, as it has avoided terrorist attacks, unlike France, Germany, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. This in turn has affected prices in Turkey, where a week in a five-star resort in mid-June can cost just £232 per person, including flights — prices which reflect the recent slump in visitor numbers. ...
BA cabin crew call four-day strike over pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 05:04:46 PM
....But executives are adamant that there will be no negotiations and appear ready to sit out further action. BA said it cancelled 34 flights this week because of strike action, but all passengers reached their destinations. ...
Let’s move to Kirkwall and Orkney: all sea, sky and peace image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 04:30:13 PM
.... Better get used to wind, rain, more wind, more rain, then sunshine: the weather is wild and unpredictable. Life can be tough, and ferries and flights pricey. ...
British Airways cabin crew begin six days of strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:58:36 PM
....”. The mixed fleet, which all recruits now join, operates both long- and short-haul flights and was set up in 2010 during the cabin crew strikes on inferior terms and conditions to those of existing crew. ...
Eurostar pulls out all the stops with luxury Paris lounge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
.... For all that its occasional disruptions make headlines, he says delays are far shorter and rarer than when he flies. He is not alone: the number of London to Paris flights is in decline, even at the financial district’s neighbouring airport, London City. ...
HBOS manager and other City financiers jailed over £245m loans scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:55:21 PM
....”. Mills lavished the Scourfields with clothes, jewellery, luxury hotel stays, business-class flights and expensive meals at an oyster bar and a cheesecake restaurant. ...
Ex-HBOS manager and five others face jail over £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 04:41:50 PM
....Scourfield was in charge of corporate customers experiencing financial difficulties at HBOS’s branch in Reading, Berkshire, until he resigned in 2007. He received gifts of clothes, jewellery, luxury hotels, business-class flights and expensive meals at an oyster bar and a cheesecake restaurant, the jury heard during a four-month trial. ...
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN: Insurer pledges to pay for customers hit  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 12:32:00 PM
....It's not clear if other insurers will also extend cover for customers hit by the ban. A spokesperson for the Association of British Insurers said: “UK travellers disrupted by the changes to rules on entry to the US should first speak to their airline or tour operator to help them out with replacement flights or changes to their destination. ...
Uber: the app that changed how the world hails a taxi image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... Trying to hail a cab in the outer neighbourhoods near the ocean, or even downtown on a weekend night, was an exercise in futility. Getting a cab to take you to the airport was a stomach-churning gamble that could easily result in a missed flight. ...
How artificial intelligence could help make the insurance industry trustworthy image
....Lemonade is part of a trend by insurance companies to improve how they market their services and serve customers online. Berkshire Hathaway, for example, created AirCare, flight insurance that promises immediate payouts for cancellations, delays and baggage loss. ...
Luxury retailers hope Chinese new year tourists will leave them crowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:00:49 AM
.... Harvey Nichols, the upmarket department store on the other side of London, said that it had Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking staff on hand at its tills to accept China Union Pay, a popular Chinese payment service. The post-Brexit vote fall in the value of the pound, which has made Britain 11% more affordable for visitors from China, has combined with an easing of the visa system and an increase in the number of direct flights to make the UK a hot destination. ...
British Airways cabin crew to stage six-day walkout in pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 05:03:28 PM
....Approximately 2,900 members of Unite in the mixed fleet division, a branch of predominantly younger and lower-paid BA recruits, will strike for three days from Sunday 5 February, and again from Thursday 9 February. The action follows two strikes totalling five days in January, which forced BA to cancel scores of flights. ...
Whistleblower wins out over HSBC charges; plus, Sky ditches the dishes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 02:25:22 PM
....Nothing is what we got for volunteering to help out easyJet. Wrong information on Google flight card meant we missed our flight. ...
G4S to limit filming asylum seekers in their homes without consent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 06:13:26 PM
....He said it was in G4S’s interests to be more transparent about its use of surveillance cameras. In November 2013 three G4S guards were acquitted of manslaughter over the unlawful killing of Jimmy Mubenga, who died on a deportation flight to Angola. ...
Nothing is what we got for helping out easyJet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 07:00:40 AM
.... You’d think the airlines would bend over backwards to pay passengers who helped them out, but no. An easyJet spokeswoman says: “We are grateful they volunteered to take a later flight and would like to apologise for the inconvenience and delay in them receiving their compensation. ...
Utopian ideas on climate change will get us precisely nowhere image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 09:00:00 AM
....Consumption is how most people measure progress, and that will still be the case next year and in 10 years’ time, when Trump is long gone. Take a look at the figures for flights in and out of the UK, home of some the world’s busiest airports. ...
French court fines easyJet over refusal to let disabled passenger board image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 03:58:48 AM
....A French court on Thursday fined British low-cost airline easyJet €60,000 (£52,000) for having refused to allow a disabled passenger to board for “security” reasons. The criminal court in Bayonne, southern France, heard that staff at the budget carrier refused to allow Joseph Etcheveste, 55, to board an Easyjet flight in Biarritz in July 2010 because he was “unaccompanied”. ...
Friday afternoon conveyancing fraud, plus the merits of 10-year mortgages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 02:49:16 PM
....Debenhams fails to deliver Christmas flowers and ignores my complaint. Wrong information on Google flight card meant we missed our flight. ...
Wrong information on Google flight card meant we missed our flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
. I booked a Melbourne to Sydney flight with Tigerair and on the day of departure was advised in an email that it would delayed by four hours and 20 minutes. ...
EasyJet should take on board our complaints about communications image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:00:01 AM
. My husband was supposed to join me at a friend’s wedding in France on an easyJet flight to Toulouse. ...
Thomas Cook to fly almost 1,000 Britons out of the Gambia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:06:02 AM
.... “They’re worried there might be war,” said one Gambian immigration official. As well as implementing their contingency plan to bring all 985 UK customers they currently have on holiday in the Gambia home, Thomas Cook have also cancelled all flights to the Gambia until Friday 20 January. ...
BA to operate all Heathrow long-haul services during strike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:04:01 PM
. British Airways will operate all its long-haul services to and from Heathrow during a three-day cabin crew strike this week and cancel a small number of short-haul flights, the airline has announced. ...
We planned a dream honeymoon, but Thomson turned it into a nightmare image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 06:59:09 AM
.... By law you have the right to expect that the holiday matches the brochure or website description – and if not, under the terms of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, you would probably have a claim against Thomson. Your complaint was made slightly more complicated by the fact it involved a flight delay (due to local radar problems and therefore not triggering automatic compensation under EU rules); while the second part related to the resort and what you considered to be services that were vastly inferior to a five-star hotel, boasting 14 restaurants and seven swimming pools. ...
Skiing: shop around to hit the slopes but not your wallet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 06:59:09 AM
.... “Rather than fly, we are going to travel by coach [from Redditch to the hotel in San Pellegrino, Italy],” says White, 41, who owns an online retail and distribution company. “The journey does take 27 hours but means we make some big savings on the cost of flights. ...
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:43:08 PM
....Many of this year’s guests, who include outgoing US vice-president Joe Biden, China’s two richest men, and London mayor Sadiq Khan, will travel on private jets to nearby airports before transferring by helicopter to escape the traffic on the approach to the picturesque town. So many jets are expected that the Swiss government has opened up Dübendorf military airfield, an 85-mile helicopter flight away, to accommodate them. ...
Lord Marland: ‘People are obsessed with free trade agreements’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:30:11 AM
.... “Brexit means that Britain is back,” he says in a new report by the Free Enterprise Group [pdf], co-authored by Braintree MP, James Cleverly. Historically, the UK has had “a significant footprint” on these countries, says Marland, meaning the legal systems in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, are similar to that in the UK, there aren’t any language issues, and the flight connections are straightforward. ...
Transport trouble ahead as air, rail and tube strikes loom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:08:52 PM
....”. Meanwhile, British Airways crew will walk out for three days from next Thursday, following a 48-hour strike this week which led to around 100 flights being cancelled or merged. ...
BA cabin crew to hold further three-day strike over 'poverty pay' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:24:43 PM
....Almost 3,000 cabin crew from British Airways’ mixed fleet branch at Heathrow will strike again next week in a row over what the union describes as poverty pay. The crew will walk out for three days from next Thursday, following a 48-hour strike this week that led to about 100 flights being cancelled or merged by BA. ...
UK snow: Severe weather sweeps across country image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 11:32:01 AM
....Heavy snow hit parts of Northern Ireland earlier, with Coleraine and Ballymena among the towns worst affected, and snow and ice have caused disruption to travel networks and prompted school closures in parts of Scotland. On Thursday, Gatwick Airport said route restrictions had been put in place by air traffic control which might cause delays and cancellations to flights and advised passengers to check before travelling. ...
Tigerair trouble strands hundreds of tourists in Bali image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:38:10 AM
. Hundreds of passengers have been stranded in Bali after Indonesia said Tigerair did not have permission to operate some flights to Australia. ...
Renewed strike action on Southern rail adds to commuter misery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:38:33 PM
....Meanwhile, a second transport strike got under way, by British Airways cabin crew, in a dispute over pay. About 2,500 Unite members working at Heathrow started a 48-hour strike that has forced the airline to cancel 22 flights on Tuesday out of around 800 planned. ...
BA cabin crew start two-day strike at Heathrow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:01:19 AM
. A two-day strike by some of BA's cabin staff may disrupt flights at Heathrow airport on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...
Latest Southern rail strike expected to cause severe disruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:15:31 PM
....On Monday, the strike by tube staff closed most stations and left many commuters stranded or having to crowd on to rail or bus services, which were also affected by resulting traffic. About 2,500 British Airways crew will strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, although the airline said only a small number of flights from Heathrow would be affected and all passengers booked to travel would reach their destinations. ...
London Underground strike kicks off week of tube, air and rail walkouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 09:14:07 PM
....A 24-hour walkout by London Underground staff is expected to cause havoc on Monday by closing tube stations in the centre of the capital. British Airways flights from Heathrow are expected to be disrupted by a strike among cabin crew on Tuesday, and London’s commuters face another round of chaos as drivers on the troubled Southern franchise begin three days of strikes. ...
British Airways strikes: Can you claim compensation for flight delays or cancellations? image
....Trips to and from London Gatwick and City airports will be unaffected, according to the airline. Under European Union rules, customers are only entitled to claim compensation for flight delays or cancellations that were within the control of an airline. ...

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