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....The reaction makes sense. Air Berlin has been loss-making for years but it is still a top 10 European airline, measured by numbers of passengers, and thus has been able to irritate rivals by merely surviving. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. French pilots have claimed easyJet is risking passenger and crew safety by scheduling too many flights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6% increase to regulated fares, including commuter fares and season tickets, spilled over last week after it was revealed that the rises would come into effect in January. Transport groups protested at the growing cost of what many passengers regard as worsening services, while the industry claimed the rises were necessary to fund investment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The RMT general secretary, Mick Cash, said government policies of holding down wages while allowing fares to rise was a “toxic combination”. He said: “The private operators and government say the rises are necessary to fund investment but the reality is that they are pocketing the profits while passengers are paying more for less with rail engineering work being delayed or cancelled, skilled railway jobs being lost and staff cut on trains, stations and at ticket offices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Rail commuters will find out on Tuesday how much the cost of season tickets will increase by next year, as trade unions warn that passengers are paying “more for less”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Passenger numbers here have boomed, with a modal shift from car to train that Germany and France have not been able to match. Britain’s railways also have an unrivalled safety record across Europe, with more than a decade having passed since a passenger died in a train crash. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....For many commuters – most painfully, of course, on Southern – the cost of their ticket already looked dubious value for crowded and often-disrupted services. Even as the news broke, passengers were being turned away from London Waterloo after a derailment, after a month of reduced service due to engineering work – with no compensation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... If you are repeatedly ignored you have two choices: bring a small claims court action, which is often enough to get the airline to pay up; or hand it over to a solicitor that specialises in EU261 claims. There are some firms to avoid, but Bott & Co can be trusted, although it does retain 25% plus VAT of the total compensation plus a £25 per passenger admin charge. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
UK rail fare rise ‘will force key workers to quit city jobs’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....6% increase to regulated fares, including commuter fares and season tickets, spilled over last week after it was revealed that the rises would come into effect in January. Transport groups protested at the growing cost of what many passengers regard as worsening services, while the industry claimed the rises were necessary to fund investment. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
....Passenger numbers here have boomed, with a modal shift from car to train that Germany and France have not been able to match. Britain’s railways also have an unrivalled safety record across Europe, with more than a decade having passed since a passenger died in a train crash. ...
Seven ways to cut the cost of Britain’s rail tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 02:59:16 PM
....For many commuters – most painfully, of course, on Southern – the cost of their ticket already looked dubious value for crowded and often-disrupted services. Even as the news broke, passengers were being turned away from London Waterloo after a derailment, after a month of reduced service due to engineering work – with no compensation. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... If you are repeatedly ignored you have two choices: bring a small claims court action, which is often enough to get the airline to pay up; or hand it over to a solicitor that specialises in EU261 claims. There are some firms to avoid, but Bott & Co can be trusted, although it does retain 25% plus VAT of the total compensation plus a £25 per passenger admin charge. ...
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 and Ryanair should be wary of launching Air Berlin bid | Nils Pratley image
....The reaction makes sense. Air Berlin has been loss-making for years but it is still a top 10 European airline, measured by numbers of passengers, and thus has been able to irritate rivals by merely surviving. ...
French pilots claim easyJet is risking safety by scheduling too many flights image
. French pilots have claimed easyJet is risking passenger and crew safety by scheduling too many flights. ...
Rail users face steepest fare rise in five years as inflation hits 3.6% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 08:32:02 AM
....The RMT general secretary, Mick Cash, said government policies of holding down wages while allowing fares to rise was a “toxic combination”. He said: “The private operators and government say the rises are necessary to fund investment but the reality is that they are pocketing the profits while passengers are paying more for less with rail engineering work being delayed or cancelled, skilled railway jobs being lost and staff cut on trains, stations and at ticket offices. ...
UK commuters brace for rail fares hike of 3.5% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 06:55:16 AM
. Rail commuters will find out on Tuesday how much the cost of season tickets will increase by next year, as trade unions warn that passengers are paying “more for less”. ...
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. ...
Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
. Uber will allow UK users to leave a tip and will also charge passengers for keeping cabs waiting, as it attempts to take the sting out of a long-running dispute with drivers over labour rights. ...
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. ...
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 story gets worse. When I arrived at the gate, there was another passenger, an elderly French woman, in floods of tears because they had done exactly the same thing to her – bumped her off the flight – and she was going to miss a funeral as a result. ...
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
. EasyJet has not only been attacked for overbooking this week – another passenger has described “the worst customer service I have ever experienced” after the airline failed to put her suitcase on a flight to Essaouira, Morocco, and then sent her on an expensive, yet futile, tour of the country to try to recover it. ...
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
. Pilotless passenger aircraft could save the industry, and airline passengers, $35bn (£27bn) a year, according to investment bank UBS. ...
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
. Pilotless planes would save airlines $35bn (£27bn) a year and could lead to substantial fare cuts – if passengers were able to stomach the idea of remote-controlled flying, according to new research. ...
Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
....This has been perfected at Stansted. Why give passengers toilets, water and gate information when you can, instead, subject them to an unavoidable traipse through a shopping mall? Then there’s the guy selling you a £100 ticket for the very slim chance of winning a Ferrari. ...
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. Airlines have advised passengers to allow extra time and prepare for long delays, while one travel organisation said the elderly and young should take special precautions. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike for further two weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 12:23:42 PM
....”. A spokeswoman for the airline said it was committed to flying all its customers to their destinations, by merging departures, leasing planes and crew from outside, and rebooking passengers on to other airlines. ...
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
....”. In May, the airline was hit by an IT failure, which affected about 75,000 passengers as flights were cancelled. ...
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. ...
I offered to pay to reserve an aisle seat … but Thomson still says ‘no’ image
....You were told firmly by Thomson that this was its “final response” on the matter and that it could not allocate you the seating you wanted. However, when we talked to Thomson it became clear that, although its standard policy is not to allocate aisle seats because it leaves unpopular “orphan” or empty seats by the windows, passengers who are disabled or who have medical issues are entitled to claim priority as a “welfare” passenger. ...
Amtrak's $630m Trump budget cut could derail service in 220 US cities image
.... The loss of a service used by about 5,000 people a year, Jamieson said, would be a grievous blow for local people and tourists. A woman sitting on a bench was waiting to pick up passengers arriving from Los Angeles for the Marfa film festival. ...
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. ...
Brexit border chaos will cause huge delays and cost £1bn a year, says report image
....“In 2016, almost 2. 6m freight units and over 12 million passengers transited the port,” he said. ...
Digital railcards could be just the ticket to avoid penalty fares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 05:59:43 AM
. Penalty train fares imposed because a passenger left their railcard behind should soon become less frequent after rail companies announced the introduction of a digital version that can be stored on a smartphone via an app. ...
'Incredible shrinking airline seat': US court says seat size a safety issue image
....In a ruling on Friday, one of the judges called it “the case of the incredible shrinking airline seat”. The Flyers Rights passenger group challenged the Federal Aviation Administration in court after the agency rejected its request to write rules governing seat size and the distance between rows of seats. ...
Southern rail tops list of most overcrowded trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 09:47:32 AM
. Southern rail services carrying more than twice as many passengers as they were designed for were the most overcrowded in the country last year, government statistics reveal. ...
Toddlers dragging suitcases – this is passengers’ Ryanair revenge | Anne Perkins image
. “Are passengers taking the piss,” Ryanair’s chief financial officer, Neil Sorahan, was asked when commenting on their propensity for dragging more and more luggage on to the plane to avoid charges for checking in bags. ...
Southern rail gets lowest satisfaction score in passenger survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:14:23 AM
. Southern rail continues to have the most dissatisfied passengers in Britain, closely followed by other south-east commuter services operated by Govia, according to the latest national passenger survey (pdf). ...
Travellers are taking advantage of bag rules to avoid fees, says Ryanair image
....Cash-strapped holidaymakers are making their toddlers drag suitcases onboard planes to escape baggage fees, according to Ryanair bosses. Fewer passengers than ever are checking bags into the aircraft hold. ...
Ryanair profits take off but airline reissues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 08:55:10 AM
....Ryanair made £11. 40 profit from every passenger it carried in the three months to June – up more than £3 a head on the same time a year ago. ...
Avoid Waterloo, passengers warned after signal failure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 07:32:34 AM
....South West Trains warned that services across the whole of its network, including to and from London Waterloo, may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised, although it has now been able to resume running trains. A message to passengers warned: “Our control room has confirmed that we have lost all signalling in the Earlsfield area [of south London] and are not able to run trains into London Waterloo. ...
Full speed ahead for train builders as minister pulls plug on electrification image
....6bn of contracts awarded, HS2 at least looks guaranteed – even if the current era of multiple grands projets, such as Crossrail and the Thameslink programme through London, is unlikely to be replicated soon. And passengers will see newer trains sooner – a straw clutched by the Department for Transport last week. ...
Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
.... But you will have to board the shuttle bus to the airport, so allow time for the transfer. Gatwick and Manchester allow passengers to be dropped off in front of the terminal for free, but only give you time to unload bags and then your driver must be off. ...
Unaccompanied child taken off overbooked easyJet flight at Gatwick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 09:13:37 AM
.... His mother helped him check in at the airport with his bags before he went through security to the gate. Read was given a boarding pass for seat 9A but after texting his mother to tell her he was aboard, another passenger claimed his seat. ...
Grayling sparks fury by scrapping rail electrification plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:21:48 AM
....9bn over budget. Network Rail’s electrification works around the country, most notably on the Great Western mainline from London to Swansea, which started in 2014, were described as a vital upgrade that would bring cleaner, faster and more reliable services for passengers. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike into August holiday peak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:25:45 PM
....Crew in the lower-paid mixed fleet working out of Heathrow started the latest 14-day walkout on 19 July, their 46th day on strike since January, meaning a month of strikes will now take place during the summer holiday peak. BA has said it has so far flown every booked passenger to their destination during the strikes, by merging departures, leasing planes and crew from outside, and rebooking onto other airlines. ...
Who should pay for multiple errors on Travel Trolley flight tickets? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
.... GB, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. It’s common for passengers to inadvertently book under nicknames rather than the legally required name on the passport, and it’s an equally common lament that the charges for correcting it are extortionate. ...
Rail firms to be judged by 'to the minute' train punctuality image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
....Rail companies are to start accounting for the punctuality of trains to the exact minute, as the industry commits to becoming more transparent about delays. Train operators have been criticised by passenger and consumer groups for not always counting the true level of delays, with official measures allowing a five- to 10-minute cushion for lateness. ...
GWR struggles to process refunds as customer service gets derailed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 05:59:13 AM
.... NM, Exeter. It may be little consolation but you are not alone in your pain – our groaning postbag has reflected the fact that over much of the second half of 2016 and early 2017, GWR was clearly unable to cope with responses to passenger inquiries, claims and complaints. ...
British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 03:00:09 PM
.... Nine Qatar Airways planes, otherwise grounded by sanctions brought by neighbouring countries in the Gulf, have been flying a chunk of BA’s short-haul schedule. The airline refuses to discuss costs, instead focusing on what it says is the most important thing: that every passenger will get to their destination during the strikes. ...
Channel Tunnel rail link sold on to consortium for £3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:38:02 PM
....HS1 operates and maintains the track and infrastructure on the 67-mile high-speed rail line between London St Pancras International station and the Channel tunnel, including the four stations served by the route. The high-speed passenger railway carries Southeastern commuter services as well as Eurostar trains, used by about 20 million passengers a year. ...
How can the Southern rail fiasco be solved? Look to John Lewis | David Boyle image
....Part is also the dysfunctional system that divided management of the trains from control of the track, which the Major government believed was specified by the European commission. And part is also the breakdown in trust, not just between unions and management, but between passengers and managers. ...
Cut-price school uniforms, plus do you know who owns your leasehold? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 02:24:48 PM
....Left hanging on as Virgin and Bellway pass the buck for new phone line. It’s a testing time for BA passengers who lost out in IT chaos. ...
Southern rail: unions say £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’ image
....GTR’s claim was lodged more than a year ago as it became clear that Southern’s performance fell well short of its contractual obligations, prompting calls for the company to be stripped of the franchise. Writing to GTR, Grayling said that DfT officials had determined that, while strikes had affected Southern, “that does not fully explain the poor service that passengers received,” and added that performance was still not good enough. ...
Major rail disruption looms in August as stations are closed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 12:52:08 PM
. Rail passengers have been warned to prepare for unprecedented disruption on journeys into London this August, with thousands of trains cancelled or delayed as engineering works closes some of Britain’s biggest stations. ...
It’s a testing time for BA passengers who lost out in IT chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
....However, the BA stance may not be correct, as the Consumer Rights Act may give you – and others – a route to compensation. Since October 2016 transport operators have come under the auspices of the act, which appears to give passengers the right to seek consequential losses if the service received fell way below the standard expected. ...
Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:42:29 PM
....Arora said his alternative plans for a third runway and new terminal would involve less disruption to local communities, partly because a smaller amount of land would be required. “We want passengers to be at the heart of our plans and the current monopoly at Heathrow, which over-charges airlines and in turn raises fares for passengers, is not the right model for the future,” Arora said. ...
Baidu boss investigated for riding in self-driving car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 07:38:11 AM
....The head of Chinese online search giant Baidu is being investigated, after riding in one of the firm's driverless cars on a Beijing ring-road. Robin Li was in the passenger seat when he made a video call to an artificial-intelligence developers conference in the Chinese capital. ...
BA cabin crew to stage new 14-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:27:57 PM
....". During the present strike, BA is leasing some Qatar Airways planes and crew to help minimise flight cancellations and passenger disruption. ...
Virgin Trains and six other companies agree to sell advance tickets on the day image
. Seven rail companies, including Virgin Trains’ east and west coast franchises, have agreed to allow passengers to buy cheaper Advance tickets as close as 10 minutes before their journey starts. ...
Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train is five times over budget, says NAO image
....A DfT spokesperson said: “There will be uncertainty when developing new innovation and technology, and we are disappointed that the cost of work increased and the scheme was delayed. But this ground-breaking project is now on track and Network Rail has learned important lessons that will help the rollout of similar schemes that will bring all of these benefits to more passengers in the future. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
....Today, that era seems long gone. Delays, strikes, long queues at security checkpoints, packed planes, and incidents like the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight, are just some of the factors that lead many air travellers to view their next trip with dread rather than delight. ...
Drone forces closure of Gatwick runway and diversion of many flights image
....A drone spotted in the sky near Gatwick airport on Sunday evening prompted the closure of a runway and led to several flights being diverted to landing strips up to 80 miles away. Flights were forced to divert away from the West Sussex airport to Stansted and Southend in Essex, and to Bournemouth in Dorset, leaving some passengers stranded far from home. ...
Britons booking breaks online to get same protection as package holidays image
.... Almost all big travel companies operating in the UK are part of the scheme, which is funded by their contribution of £2. 50 per passenger protected. ...
What’s your policy when it comes to having a perfect holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... Cover is designed to complement travel insurance, not replace it. Ryanair faces a growing passenger rebellion over “random” seat allocation that leaves families split at opposite ends of an aircraft even when there are unoccupied seats nearby, writes Patrick Collinson. ...
'Tourism is our lifejacket': debt-stricken Greece gets record number of visitors image
....”. In May, Athens’ newly revamped international airport also opened its doors, announcing that upgraded facilities meant it could accept 26m passengers, up from 20m last year. ...
Southern rail crisis: Grayling given two weeks to make ruling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:29:06 PM
.... Justice Ouseley said he would not grant a judicial review on the understanding that ministers would communicate a decision within two weeks. Clive Sheldon, for the transport secretary, said Grayling was “fully aware” of the inconvenience suffered by Southern’s 300,000 passengers, and his imminent decision would be followed by another on whether any enforcement or remedial action should be taken. ...
Trains, planes and automobiles: the transport systems embracing smart tech image
....”. The rail industry is further behind on digitisation, however Kevin Ives, digital transformation director of Arriva, says the Rail Delivery Group has helped get national schemes like passenger WiFi off the ground. ...
Southern axes quarter of trains as drivers' overtime ban begins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 10:58:36 PM
.... . There are also no direct services between London and both Southampton and Portsmouth - passengers will need to change trains on route. ...
Ocado's self-drive vehicle makes deliveries in first UK trials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 04:02:30 PM
....The small vehicle, developed by Oxford-based Oxbotica, is spending 10 days delivering food and snacks to Ocado customers who live in the area, to test Ocado’s plans for its “Smart Platform” – a plug-and-play online shopping business that it wants to sell to grocery retailers around the world who hope to compete with the likes of Amazon and Walmart. The trial is the latest evolution of Greenwich’s GATEway project, which initially involved Oxbotica’s autonomous driving technology being tested with small passenger vehicles on the borough’s waterfront near the former Millennium Dome. ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
....The government is due to build HS2 with public funding and is expected to put legislation before parliament to build phase 2a from Birmingham to Crewe this year, and make a decision on the rest of the route. However, a faltering economy could further undermine the business case for the railway, with Treasury calculations basing passenger growth on GDP. ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
....Iberia, however, flatly refuses to pay €600 (£530) compensation which lawyers say was due when the flight was cancelled. Under EC Regulation 261/2004 passengers flying from, or to, an EU airport are entitled to a sliding scale of compensation depending on the length of the delay and the flight. ...
BA ruined our break – but it still won’t pay out! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... They were told all flights were being cancelled and that they should leave and try to rebook. It later emerged that the IT failure forced the airline to cancel a total of 726 flights over three days, which left at least 75,000 passengers stranded. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
....The report suggested the promises of Govia Thameslink Railway, which won the franchise with the cheapest offer, were unlikely to succeed given an “exceptionally high number of committed obligations” and a lack of staff to do the job during a period of major upheaval to other parts of the network. “The system cannot possibly work to passengers’ satisfaction with these components in this state. ...
I flew with Austrian Airlines between two high-security airports … without trace image
.... Two days later I tried to check in online for my return flight, but couldn’t. At the airport I was told my reservation had been cancelled as I had missed the outbound flight, so they had removed my name from the return passenger list. ...
Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
....First MTR will take over the franchise from Stagecoach on 20 August, during a period of major disruption on South Western, with fewer trains running during the upgrade of its London Waterloo terminus. The transport minister Paul Maynard said: “This multimillion-pound investment in a new fleet of British-built trains is excellent news for South West passengers and the British economy. ...
BA cabin crew call two-week strike in July over pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:51:16 PM
....Crew have walked out for a total of 26 days to date, since the row erupted in January over what the union had branded “poverty pay”. So far, the airline has ridden out the action, and said that all booked passengers had travelled to their destinations regardless. ...
UK attracts record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 11:47:05 AM
....2bn, up 14%. Chinese visitors shopping for bargains in London have helped luxury goods companies, but tourism body Visit Britain said the biggest increase in long-haul passengers has been from North America. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
. The system meltdown that left 75,000 British Airways passengers stranded at the start of the May half-term holiday cost the airline £80m, shareholders have been told. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....David Bailey, a motor industry expert at Aston University in Birmingham, said Apple’s ability to come up with user-friendly products, such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod, could give it an edge over rivals. “They can offer a number of things such as the software systems that enable the tech to function but also making that extremely friendly for a passenger in a way that other tech companies haven’t been able to do. ...
EasyJet offers private jet experience at Luton – without the private jet image
. EasyJet passengers can now travel like billionaires – at least to as far as the steps of the plane – following the launch of a new venture to allow the airline’s customers to use the private jet terminal and facilities at Luton airport. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
....Under the agreement, Capita, an outsourcing group that has had its own public relations disasters in the past with its management of London’s congestion charge and NHS administration, would take over the almost 10m calls a year made to BA staff in Newcastle upon Tyne and Manchester. Questions were asked about cost-cutting at British Airways after a system meltdown left 75,000 passengers stranded over a May bank holiday weekend, with unions highlighting the hundreds of skilled staff who had been made redundant in recent years. ...
Plane makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole appears in engine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:30:43 AM
....30pm on Sunday evening but pilots reported problems about an hour into the journey. It returned to Sydney where it landed safely and passengers were evacuated with no injuries, according to China Eastern Airlines. ...

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