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....Helen, from Walthamstow in east London, criticised the decision and said TfL should be working more closely with Uber. “With a lack of staff and police visible [on public transport], I often feel unsafe travelling alone and Uber has given me an affordable alternative to get home safely,” she said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 22nd of September 2017 10:21:06 AM
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.... They did the same as Tesco, just cheaper. None of this is to excuse Ryanair’s behaviour this week or make light of the nightmare travellers have found themselves in. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He had four principles: fly one type of plane to keep down engineering costs; keep overheads low; turn aircraft around as quickly as possible; and forget loyalty or air miles schemes. O’Leary and Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, followed Kelleher’s blueprint in the mid-1990s, when European air travel was liberalised. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 23rd of September 2017 03:00:19 PM
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.... This is being largely swept away to be replaced with a standard fee of £25 (or €25) per bag, with an additional £10 at Christmas, Easter and for certain popular summer routes, such as from the UK to the Canaries – making it £70 for one bag on a return flight. Ryanair insists this is a cut in fees, but regular travellers know that the fee for, say, a bag on the London-Dublin route started at £10/€10 for 15kg. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
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....O’Leary blamed a one-off holiday pilot rostering issue, which if not tackled immediately would send the airline’s on-time punctuality below 50%, adding that it will cost Ryanair about €25m (£22m) in compensation payouts and other costs. But in a flash of the arrogance for which he is better known, O’Leary said that travellers vowing never to fly Ryanair again will almost certainly return to the airline because its prices are lower. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 06:38:58 PM
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.... There are so many transactions in the supply chains that big brands sourcing from implicated traders cannot be sure their product is not contaminated. The Guardian travelled across Ivory Coast and documented rainforests cleared for cocoa plantation; villages and farmers occupying supposedly protected national parks; enforcement officials taking kickbacks for turning a blind eye to infractions and trading middlemen who supply the big brands indifferent to the provenance of beans. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:30:10 PM
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....Khosrowshahi was picked ahead of the former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt and Meg Whitman, the chief executive of HP Enterprise, following a two-month search. He joined from Expedia which, according to a statement from Uber’s board, “he built into one of the world’s leading travel and technology companies”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:45:55 PM
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. Uber has chosen Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel company Expedia, to be its new boss, ending a contentious search that has been marred by boardroom spats and leaks. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
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....”. The Seatfrog chief executive, Iain Griffin, said people wanting to guarantee first-class travel should buy a regular ticket, as auctions would not be held for all trains. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:35:40 AM
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.... It’s unreal,” said Musk on Twitter. The commercial trucking industry appears interested in Musk’s proposed battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle, which can compete with conventional diesels and travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 14th of September 2017 11:39:29 AM
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.... A spokeswoman for the general court in Luxembourg said Google had not asked for an interim order to suspend the EU decision, leaving it potentially open to fines for every day it fails to reform its ways. Lobby group FairSearch, whose members include Google rivals such as British shopping comparison site Foundem and US travel site TripAdvisor, said the EU decision was sound. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 04:27:48 PM
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....Renault Zoe£14,245 (plus battery leasing), 250 milesCheap and cheerful, the Zoe also has a battery capable of rivalling some Teslas, though its supermini size won’t be big enough for everyone. HYBRIDSToyota Prius plug-in £29,195A halfway house between petrol and electric cars, the plug-in version of Toyota’s iconic hybrid can travel 39 miles on battery power – enough for most local journeys and commutes – with the reassurance of a petrol engine for cross-country trips. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 01:35:15 PM
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....If you have an allowance of 2GB, they will not tell you that you only use 300MB. Much like we used to go to a travel agent to arrange flights and hotel rooms for a holiday, packaging a sim card and a handset was traditional for people buying a mobile from one of the big operators – often at great cost. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 06:00:02 AM
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.... And the document never reached lost property. Ryanair confirms that lists of passenger names are kept by ground staff and only a record of the numbers travelling are taken on board flights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:00:03 AM
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....Ryanair has tried to appease angry customers by publishing lists of all flights to be cancelled until Wednesday, after 82 failed to take off on Sunday, with the airline admitting it had mismanaged the planning of pilot holidays. However, this will do little to calm nerves as travellers are demanding to know which flights will be cancelled over the next six weeks when Ryanair has said there would be up to 2,000 cancellations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 17th of September 2017 03:58:51 PM
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....Trains connecting Britain’s major towns and cities are up to four times slower outside the south-east, according to research. Press Association analysis of the quickest possible trains on 19 routes found that services from London travel at average speeds of 65-93mph, compared with 20-60mph elsewhere. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 08:35:07 AM
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....Meanwhile, German industrialists have criticised the UK government’s negotiating stance. “The British government is lacking a clear direction of travel,” said Dieter Kempf, head of the German employers’ association BDI. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 11:01:46 PM
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....” Unlike mortgages, and most other debt, student loans can’t be wiped away with bankruptcy. These days, Hubbard, 26, works in Ohio as a logistics coordinator for traveling nurses. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:00:28 AM
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....Trump and Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, have been pushing hard for the plan. The president travels to Missouri on Wednesday to promote the plan and Ryan has taken to the road to venues including Boeing’s headquarters, where Ryan pledged to make the cuts by the end of the year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:00:23 AM
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:01:26 PM
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.... The dotcom frenzy was a bubble in 2000, but the story was right: the internet did change the way we do things. Railways were a bubble in the 19th century: but rail changed the way we travel. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 11:25:21 AM
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. Ryanair’s decision to cancel 40-55 flights a day for the next six weeks will leave as many as 400,000 passengers with their holidays and travel plans ruined. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 18th of September 2017 12:35:49 PM
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.... But we have just been stacking shelves all day,” one person on the scheme told the Guardian. More than one work experience participant in Bolton said that their local jobcentre had provided a bus pass to cover travel expenses and suitable clothing – of black trousers and a polo shirt. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
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....Earlier this year the first direct freight train from China to the UK arrived at a depot in Barking, east London, carrying containers loaded with consumer goods. Named East Wind, it took 16 days to travel 7,500 miles across eight countries, halving the time it would have taken by sea. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 4th of September 2017 05:00:03 AM
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....”. As well as taking cues from established co-working offices in major cities, the origins of co-living lie in travel. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 26th of September 2017 06:00:35 AM
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....From 1 November, the check-in bag allowance will increase from 15kg to 20kg, while the fee for luggage in the hold will be reduced from £35 to £25. Kenny Jacobs, the airline’s chief marketing officer, said the changes to its baggage policy still mean passengers will be able to travel with two bags for free, but under the current rules too many passengers were taking two bags on board busy flights, resulting in insufficient overhead space and causing delays. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 6th of September 2017 08:08:37 AM
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....Plans to scrap EU rules on the rights of extended family members to reside in the UK would mean that the current system, which has “virtually no limits”, according to the document, was replaced by one that would determine “family members as direct family members only, plus durable partners”. EU nationals would be required to travel on a passport and not a national ID card. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
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....The prospect of the first interest rate rise in a decade has sent the pound to its highest level since the day after the Brexit vote and put debt-laden consumers on notice of higher borrowing costs. The rally in the pound against the dollar provided some relief for Briton’s travelling abroad and comes amid heightened expectations that the Bank of England could increase rates as soon as November. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 15th of September 2017 09:25:12 AM
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.... Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has been a director of several Gupta-owned companies as well as working for Oakbay, the business at the centre of the scandal. The Guptas started out with a computer business, but over 25 years have developed a conglomerate that includes coal and uranium mines, air travel, energy and manufacturing, a TV station and a national newspaper. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:25:02 AM
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....The increase in foreign visitors during the peak summer months failed to match the rise around the Easter period, when their numbers and the amount they spent increased by about 20% on the year before. The surge in tourist numbers during the spring has kept the annual rate of growth at 8%, but analysts believe there will be no repeat of the double digit increases seen earlier in the year because of terror attacks in Manchester and London and the recent weakness of the dollar, which has deterred some American tourists from travelling to London. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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'Come with an open mind': the people who live at work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of September 2017 06:00:35 AM
....”. As well as taking cues from established co-working offices in major cities, the origins of co-living lie in travel. ...
Cancelled Ryanair flight passengers warned to check insurance policies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of September 2017 05:30:34 AM
....As Ryanair launches a massive seat sale offering one million flights from £4. 99, travel insurance companies are warning all air passengers to check the small print of their insurance policies. ...
Claiming flight compensation - Five minute guide image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 24th of September 2017 04:12:00 PM
.... MoneySavingExpert. com founder Martin Lewis says that travellers who have not been given a fortnight’s notice are entitled to claim between £110 and £350 in fixed compensation. ...
Cancellations and staffing crises – is Ryanair losing height at last? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 03:00:19 PM
.... He had four principles: fly one type of plane to keep down engineering costs; keep overheads low; turn aircraft around as quickly as possible; and forget loyalty or air miles schemes. O’Leary and Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, followed Kelleher’s blueprint in the mid-1990s, when European air travel was liberalised. ...
Transport chaos looms as rail unions widen strikes over driver-only trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 03:00:19 PM
.... London Underground will also face disruption on the later date. Privately, the rail workers’ union, the RMT, and drivers’ union Aslef believe they can win improved pay and conditions for their members and ensure the safety of the travelling public as rail firms attempt to introduce trains without guards. ...
You hate Ryanair – but you will fly it again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... They did the same as Tesco, just cheaper. None of this is to excuse Ryanair’s behaviour this week or make light of the nightmare travellers have found themselves in. ...
Direct Line, why has my home insurance gone up by 442% in one year? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 05:59:08 AM
.... Presumably it is not using the same sort of maps as Direct Line, or doesn’t agree with its risk analysis. “I find it both mind-boggling and worrying that this might be the direction of travel for insurers in London, despite one of the most expensive flood prevention systems in the world,” he says. ...
Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 10:21:06 AM
....Helen, from Walthamstow in east London, criticised the decision and said TfL should be working more closely with Uber. “With a lack of staff and police visible [on public transport], I often feel unsafe travelling alone and Uber has given me an affordable alternative to get home safely,” she said. ...
UK draws record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 09:18:13 AM
....The increase in foreign visitors during the peak summer months failed to match the rise around the Easter period, when their numbers and the amount they spent increased by about 20% on the year before. The surge in tourist numbers during the spring has kept the annual rate of growth at 8%, but analysts believe there will be no repeat of the double digit increases seen earlier in the year because of terror attacks in Manchester and London and the recent weakness of the dollar, which has deterred some American tourists from travelling to London. ...
Co-op profits fall as it offloads final stake in bank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 11:09:46 AM
.... These parties keep its right to the name under review and could withdraw it at any time. The final exit from the bank comes after a string of sell-offs, including farms, pharmacies and travel agencies, as the Co-op tries to recover from its troubled past. ...
Virgin East Coast to auction empty first-class seats to standard ticket buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:35:40 AM
....”. The Seatfrog chief executive, Iain Griffin, said people wanting to guarantee first-class travel should buy a regular ticket, as auctions would not be held for all trains. ...
Ryanair to tell 400,000 passengers of cancelled flights after roster 'mess-up' image
....O’Leary blamed a one-off holiday pilot rostering issue, which if not tackled immediately would send the airline’s on-time punctuality below 50%, adding that it will cost Ryanair about €25m (£22m) in compensation payouts and other costs. But in a flash of the arrogance for which he is better known, O’Leary said that travellers vowing never to fly Ryanair again will almost certainly return to the airline because its prices are lower. ...
Why is Ryanair cancelling flights and what can you do? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 12:35:49 PM
. Ryanair’s decision to cancel 40-55 flights a day for the next six weeks will leave as many as 400,000 passengers with their holidays and travel plans ruined. ...
Launch of iPhone X is a reminder of the perils of paying monthly for your mobile image
....If you have an allowance of 2GB, they will not tell you that you only use 300MB. Much like we used to go to a travel agent to arrange flights and hotel rooms for a holiday, packaging a sim card and a handset was traditional for people buying a mobile from one of the big operators – often at great cost. ...
Ryanair tries to appease passengers with list of flights cancelled until Thursday image
....Ryanair has tried to appease angry customers by publishing lists of all flights to be cancelled until Wednesday, after 82 failed to take off on Sunday, with the airline admitting it had mismanaged the planning of pilot holidays. However, this will do little to calm nerves as travellers are demanding to know which flights will be cancelled over the next six weeks when Ryanair has said there would be up to 2,000 cancellations. ...
Driving force: are electric cars crowding out traditional engines? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 01:35:15 PM
....Renault Zoe£14,245 (plus battery leasing), 250 milesCheap and cheerful, the Zoe also has a battery capable of rivalling some Teslas, though its supermini size won’t be big enough for everyone. HYBRIDSToyota Prius plug-in £29,195A halfway house between petrol and electric cars, the plug-in version of Toyota’s iconic hybrid can travel 39 miles on battery power – enough for most local journeys and commutes – with the reassurance of a petrol engine for cross-country trips. ...
Don’t let the bankers fool you: bitcoin is here to stay | Dominic Frisby image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 11:25:21 AM
.... The dotcom frenzy was a bubble in 2000, but the story was right: the internet did change the way we do things. Railways were a bubble in the 19th century: but rail changed the way we travel. ...
Prospect of interest rate rise sends pound back to level of Brexit result day image
....The prospect of the first interest rate rise in a decade has sent the pound to its highest level since the day after the Brexit vote and put debt-laden consumers on notice of higher borrowing costs. The rally in the pound against the dollar provided some relief for Briton’s travelling abroad and comes amid heightened expectations that the Bank of England could increase rates as soon as November. ...
Fly Ryanair without paying the extras, plus the chance to live a spiritual life image
....If you need to send money overseas you could save with expert guidance, great exchange rates and free online transfers from the Guardian money transfer service. Make sure you’re covered with great value annual multi-trip and single trip travel insurance from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Elon Musk: Tesla electric lorry to be unveiled in late October image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 11:39:29 AM
.... It’s unreal,” said Musk on Twitter. The commercial trucking industry appears interested in Musk’s proposed battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle, which can compete with conventional diesels and travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel. ...
Bell Pottinger unlikely to honour payments to co-founder Tim Bell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 01:42:52 PM
.... Both have previously denied such a relationship. Bell has admitted he was part of a Bell Pottinger team that travelled to South Africa in early 2016 to have meeting with members of the Gupta family about representing them. ...
Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:30:10 PM
.... There are so many transactions in the supply chains that big brands sourcing from implicated traders cannot be sure their product is not contaminated. The Guardian travelled across Ivory Coast and documented rainforests cleared for cocoa plantation; villages and farmers occupying supposedly protected national parks; enforcement officials taking kickbacks for turning a blind eye to infractions and trading middlemen who supply the big brands indifferent to the provenance of beans. ...
Held in secure immigration as Ryanair fails to reunite me with ‘lost’ passport image
.... And the document never reached lost property. Ryanair confirms that lists of passenger names are kept by ground staff and only a record of the numbers travelling are taken on board flights. ...
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. ...
‘Special assistance’ was of no assistance with Eurostar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:00:27 AM
.... My husband eventually did, but when he asked to hold the booking because he could not read out the card details, the agent said she could not do so and that I had to call. But I couldn’t get through so, anxious to travel on the dates I was off work, we bought tickets believing Eurostar would give us the discount when we could get through. ...
Google appeals against EU's €2.4bn fine over search engine results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 04:27:48 PM
.... A spokeswoman for the general court in Luxembourg said Google had not asked for an interim order to suspend the EU decision, leaving it potentially open to fines for every day it fails to reform its ways. Lobby group FairSearch, whose members include Google rivals such as British shopping comparison site Foundem and US travel site TripAdvisor, said the EU decision was sound. ...
Trauma as travellers face a gender issue going through security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 08:55:25 AM
....”. Liang, who is not transgender, fears that his treatment exposes wider discrimination faced by LGBT travellers . ...
Should first-class train travel be abolished? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 08:00:00 AM
.... But then, I have always had a neurosis about railway class, owing to my father having been a fairly senior British Rail employee. As long as I was a dependent of his, I had a privilege ticket permitting free first-class travel – and by contriving to remain in full-time education, I’m proud to say I managed to remain a dependent until I was 26. ...
Tory EU migration crackdown plans: the key questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
....Plans to scrap EU rules on the rights of extended family members to reside in the UK would mean that the current system, which has “virtually no limits”, according to the document, was replaced by one that would determine “family members as direct family members only, plus durable partners”. EU nationals would be required to travel on a passport and not a national ID card. ...
How to fly Ryanair without paying all the extras image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... This is being largely swept away to be replaced with a standard fee of £25 (or €25) per bag, with an additional £10 at Christmas, Easter and for certain popular summer routes, such as from the UK to the Canaries – making it £70 for one bag on a return flight. Ryanair insists this is a cut in fees, but regular travellers know that the fee for, say, a bag on the London-Dublin route started at £10/€10 for 15kg. ...
Let’s move to Diss, Norfolk: a glimpse of the East Anglian Dream image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 03:30:42 PM
.... It makes for an odd mix: the old, the new, and the newold – or oldnew – regurgitating the past as out-of-town retail opportunities, where you can pick up a skinny latte on the rush-hour schlep to Norwich. The case against A tad humdrum; you’ll have to travel for culture and vice. ...
Enterprise won’t refund us over a car crash that wasn’t our fault image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 06:00:31 AM
....The small print in car hire contracts holds the customer liable for excess charges after an accident until a third-party insurer stumps up. If the latter refuses, the hirer takes the hit, which is why it is wise to search comparison websites for excess insurance before you travel. ...
Downsizing: Over 55s fear being unable to afford present homes after retirement  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Nearly half (47 per cent) will use the cash for travelling more, while (13 per cent) want to release equity to help their children buy a house and 14 per cent plan to simply give the cash to their children. ...
Top destinations for expats in 2017 REVEALED - you'll never guess which country took top  image
....Some traditionally popular expat destinations slipped in their rankings in 2017 as concerns regarding political stability, financial security and personal safety caused a shift in expatriate sentiment. The Expat Insider 2017 survey, an examination of the attitudes of some 13,000 expats, provides a clear insight into the top places to move to abroad by getting respondents to rank nations on indices like quality of life, leisure options, personal happiness, travel and transport, health and wellbeing and safety and security. ...
The debt trap: how the student loan industry betrays young Americans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:00:28 AM
....” Unlike mortgages, and most other debt, student loans can’t be wiped away with bankruptcy. These days, Hubbard, 26, works in Ohio as a logistics coordinator for traveling nurses. ...
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
....From 1 November, the check-in bag allowance will increase from 15kg to 20kg, while the fee for luggage in the hold will be reduced from £35 to £25. Kenny Jacobs, the airline’s chief marketing officer, said the changes to its baggage policy still mean passengers will be able to travel with two bags for free, but under the current rules too many passengers were taking two bags on board busy flights, resulting in insufficient overhead space and causing delays. ...
Bell Pottinger: key players and controversial clients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:25:02 AM
.... Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has been a director of several Gupta-owned companies as well as working for Oakbay, the business at the centre of the scandal. The Guptas started out with a computer business, but over 25 years have developed a conglomerate that includes coal and uranium mines, air travel, energy and manufacturing, a TV station and a national newspaper. ...
China’s clout has few limits. Shouldn’t we be worried about its new Silk Road? | Tom Miller image
....Earlier this year the first direct freight train from China to the UK arrived at a depot in Barking, east London, carrying containers loaded with consumer goods. Named East Wind, it took 16 days to travel 7,500 miles across eight countries, halving the time it would have taken by sea. ...
Travel disruption looms as workers at three train operators go on strike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 11:01:03 PM
....Rail workers at three train operators are staging fresh strikes on Monday in disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains. The action will disrupt travel as people return to work after the holidays and schools reopen. ...
Is buying online from China a good idea? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 06:00:36 AM
.... Those over £630 have a different rate depending on what they are and where they are coming from. After the first full post-Brexit summer, few people who have travelled outside the UK will be unaware of the hammering sterling has taken since the vote to leave the European Union. ...
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
....Sterling’s slump since the Brexit vote appears to have led to not just an increase in staycations but a boom in the numbers of UK holidaymakers heading east to destinations such as Thailand, Vietnam and Bali. The Post Office’s travel money arm said the trends it was seeing in demand for currency indicated a surge in trips booked to south-east Asia as UK tourists look to combine winter sun later this year with lower prices for accommodation, food and other holiday staples. ...
Former Provident Financial chief forfeits £4m after profit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 05:56:36 PM
....The firm also cancelled its dividend and said City regulator the Financial Conduct Authority was probing the sale of a credit card product by its banking division, Vanquis Bank. Provident’s home lending business has struggled after it axed its 130-year-old model of using self-employed agents, who travelled door to door offering loans to people struggling financially and collecting debts. ...
Hurricane Harvey update: Petrol prices set to SOAR, drivers warned image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 11:28:00 AM
....”. Oil traders are now redirecting fuel to the US ahead of the busy Labor Day weekend surge in travel, according to Mr Williams. ...
Refund for table shattering and rise in personal borrowing cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:44:19 PM
....Damage limitation as I try to find out why Uber sent me £110 car ‘cleaning bill’. Get peace of mind for your break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
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
....“We’re disappointed in these results as they don’t accurately reflect the experience of the majority of our passengers. Which? polled just 435 of its subscribers who had travelled through London Luton airport between May 2016 and May 2017 – the most intensive phase of the airport’s redevelopment,” the airport said. ...
New Uber CEO meets staff as emotional Travis Kalanick gets standing ovation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:45:55 PM
....Khosrowshahi was picked ahead of the former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt and Meg Whitman, the chief executive of HP Enterprise, following a two-month search. He joined from Expedia which, according to a statement from Uber’s board, “he built into one of the world’s leading travel and technology companies”. ...
Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
.... But we have just been stacking shelves all day,” one person on the scheme told the Guardian. More than one work experience participant in Bolton said that their local jobcentre had provided a bus pass to cover travel expenses and suitable clothing – of black trousers and a polo shirt. ...
Trump's corporate tax plan will probably not create a job boom, report finds image
....Trump and Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, have been pushing hard for the plan. The president travels to Missouri on Wednesday to promote the plan and Ryan has taken to the road to venues including Boeing’s headquarters, where Ryan pledged to make the cuts by the end of the year. ...
Lack of skilled EU workers 'could choke UK growth post-Brexit' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 11:01:46 PM
....Meanwhile, German industrialists have criticised the UK government’s negotiating stance. “The British government is lacking a clear direction of travel,” said Dieter Kempf, head of the German employers’ association BDI. ...
British trains 'up to four times slower outside the south-east' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 08:35:07 AM
....Trains connecting Britain’s major towns and cities are up to four times slower outside the south-east, according to research. Press Association analysis of the quickest possible trains on 19 routes found that services from London travel at average speeds of 65-93mph, compared with 20-60mph elsewhere. ...
Uber chooses Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
. Uber has chosen Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel company Expedia, to be its new boss, ending a contentious search that has been marred by boardroom spats and leaks. ...
Cutting tuition fees in half would be fairer than abolishing them | Letters image
....Thomas Heatherwick’s “expensive, inefficient and faulty” London bus (Profile, last week) features an unpleasantly cramped upper deck, with low headroom and mean little windows. The buses it replaced had a spacious upper deck with tall windows, which made travelling a pleasure. ...
All aboard the north’s rail powerhouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:59:39 PM
.... What we’re trying to achieve is genuinely transformational: to have 1. 3 million northerners within an hour’s rail travel from four of the north’s major cities. ...
Students struggling with finances in 'desperate state', claims union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:50:08 PM
....32, according to research by the National Union of Students Extra (NUS Extra). The survey also finds that many students are struggling to get together enough money to cover basic costs such as travel and textbooks. ...
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
....”. Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, said: “This regulation is enforced on our behalf by security contractors at Manchester airport and those who are attempting to conceal alcohol may be denied travel and we have asked them to ensure our policies are enforced correctly. ...
Semi-automated truck convoys get green light for UK trials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:01:33 PM
....The government has given the go-ahead for the first trials of convoys of semi-automated trucks on UK motorways. Up to three wirelessly connected HGVs will travel in convoy, with acceleration, braking and steering controlled by the lead vehicle, a concept named platooning. ...
Software update leaves Samsung TVs unusable, plus identity theft soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:42:04 PM
....Beware Admiral’s policy when it comes to speed awareness courses. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Weak pound is hitting spending rather than boosting UK trade | Larry Elliott image
....The downside to a weak pound is immediately apparent because imports get dearer and foreign holidays get more expensive. With sterling at its lowest level for eight years, there have been plenty of horror stories of travellers from the UK being gouged by foreign exchange bureaux. ...
Provident Financial in race to fix technical problems and retain staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 01:16:12 PM
....40. The company, which makes short-term loans at high interest rates to people in financial difficulty, blamed new software it uses to arrange home visits by its “customer experience managers” (CEMs), who travel the country selling loans and collecting debts. ...
Apple puts brakes on self-driving car project, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:27:47 AM
....As recently as August that year, the company had been explicitly focused on building its own vehicle, and only releasing its creations to the public when they were capable of full automation, also known as “level-five” automation. That is the tier of competence at which a car can travel from A to B without ever needing human intervention, which engineers at the firm said was crucial for safety. ...
Our holiday was derailed after InterRail tickets were a no-show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....InterRail’s website promises “100% guaranteed on-time delivery”, but in your case the company seemed intent on wriggling out of its commitment. At one point it stated, erroneously, that the tickets had been delivered to your Berlin lodgings while you were travelling and suggested you ask whoever signed for them to send them on. ...
Poor and over​priced funfair rides could be closed under new rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 05:36:42 PM
....Local authorities will be able to shut down poor and overpriced funfair rides under proposals being considered by the competition watchdog. Millions of people who visit the UK’s travelling funfairs will also have a wider choice of rides and attractions on their doorstep if the Competition and Markets Authority accepts the new rules from fairground operators. ...
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
....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. The report, written by WPI Economics on behalf of the airports, found that almost half of passengers booking in the year ahead were likely to change their travel plans if there was any doubt over the status of flights. ...
'I use food banks' – workers on the impact of the pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
....Roddy, forest manager, Scotland. As I’m crew for an airline and have to travel for work, the fall in the pound has made it more expensive to eat when I’m away. ...
McDonald's workers to coordinate strike with allies around world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 04:06:40 PM
.... Unite has won significant victories, including a $15 an hour minimum wage and legislation outlawing zero-hours contracts, in New Zealand. A delegation of workers from Belgium will also be travelling to London to support the UK strike. ...
House prices: Northants leads Midlands 'mini-boom', says Rightmove image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:01:02 AM
....Years of rapid price increases have made London and the south unaffordable to many buyers, prompting them to look further afield. It takes less than an hour to travel from Northampton or Bedford to central London by train, while cities such as Birmingham and Norwich have buzzing business scenes. ...
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
.... “You see people stood up just all the time all the time and you just think ‘why is it so bad?” she said. “I travel to Leeds quite a lot, so when I go over to Leeds it’s a Northern [service] that is just gross. ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
....After three years at university Vic Froggett has started in her first job and is adjusting to the succession of new bills she has to pay. But as well as the increased cost of rent, travel and council tax, in the background is her mountain of debt – student loans of £40,000. ...
Travel insurance: Guide to find the best policy for older holidaymakers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Many older people gamble by travelling without any insurance, but this can end in financial disaster, with medical bills potentially running into hundreds of thousands of pounds. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
.... Advance fares mean there are many cheaper tickets available, according to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), an industry body. Mark Smith, the former UK rail manager behind The Man In Seat 61, the authoritative European train travel website, found his sample of long-distance services showed the UK was often cheaper, if booked ahead. ...
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
.... The industry line that higher fares are helping to sustain record investment looks dangerously complacent when a host of upgrades around the country have been cancelled. Are spiralling fares inevitable, or is there another way? There are seven main ways in which the cost of rail travel could be reduced. ...
A free railcard or a £2,000 overdraft? How to pick the best student account image
.... These cost £30 a year so the giveaway is worth up to £120. It gives students a third off standard anytime, off-peak, standard advanced and first class advanced fares (do any students travel first class?). ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... In other words the summer holidays, when many of us jet off for a break from the demands of work and discover the sunny retreat is more stressful than the office. Abta, the travel agents’ association, received nearly 13,000 complaints about botched holidays over 12 months last year. ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
. Stock markets in Europe have fallen after the Barcelona attack, with shares in airline, hotel and travel companies among the hardest hit. ...
Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:16:40 PM
....2m overseas visits in June, an increase of 4% on the previous year, the ONS figures show. Tourists and business travellers spent about £4. ...
Global super-rich agreeing to rent luxury London homes without visiting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 02:39:09 PM
....He said the client who took the £25,000 a week, or £1. 3m a year, Regent’s Park home was not able to travel to London for viewings and would not have wanted their identity known by the letting agent. ...
Slow house price growth and steep rail fare increases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 02:37:41 PM
....Fitness First is last when it comes to cancelling gym membership. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...

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