How do I know if my flights are affected? Check your airline's website (e.g. aerlingus.com or ryanair.com). In the event of a strike or cancellation, it should quickly post the relevant flight disruption information, including a list of affected flights. It should also contact you by email or SMS. What are my rights if my flight is cancelled? If your flight is cancelled for any reason, and regardless of when you are notified, your airline must offer you the choice between: 1) Re-routing as soon as possible, subject to availability, free of charge. 2) Re-routing at a later date. 3) A full refund. How do I arrange a re-routing or refund? In the event of a cancellation or delay, airlines are obliged to inform passengers of their options. If this happens at the airport, staff will usually be on hand to talk you through the various scenarios. Otherwise, the quickest option is to check your carrier's website. It should include the steps to process your own refunds or bookings. … [Read more...] about What are my rights if my flights are cancelled?
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Liverpool fans could be due around £500 in compensation for their cancelled flights to Kiev for the Champions League final. Hundreds of Reds fans were unable to watch the match with Real Madrid after flights were cancelled. World Choice Sports cancelled two flights after failing to secure landing slots at Boryspil airport while Myriad Travel also had to cancel due to licensing issues, reports the Liverpool Echo. Following the cancellation stranded fans were promised refunds by both travel agents. On Sunday World Choice Sports provided an update on its Facebook page regarding refunds and said it was “currently processing” them. The update read: “We are currently processing refunds for clients with cancelled flights. “You will receive an email confirmation once your refund has been processed. “We expect all refunds to be processed by the end of this week. You will be refunded in full. Thank you for patience.” Read More Liverpool sign Fabinho … [Read more...] about How Liverpool fans can get money back for flights to Champions League final
It’s around now that the big summer trip starts beckoning. The UK sunshine has faltered after much promise, the end of term is fast approaching and the rest of the office is starting to point out that they won’t be in next month’s meeting. It’s time for a holiday. There’s only one issue – the cash. So what do you do? While here in the UK rail bosses have reluctantly admitted that there are cheaper ways to travel (by splitting your journey into different tickets, as we already knew), we thought it was high time to go the whole hog and explore the options for totally free holidays that can do a little better than a damp trip to Birmingham New Street. Be a leader The standard advice for those after a free holiday is to get involved in a working one. There are certainly plenty of varied and compelling options out there, ranging from well-established TEFL programmes for the budding English teachers among you, to volunteering on organic … [Read more...] about How to travel the world for free
Nick Trend 9 April 2018 • 11:06am There were some reasons to be cheerful over Easter – at least as far as our campaign for Safer, Fairer, Better Travel goes. Regular readers of Telegraph Travel will know that one of our readers’ major concerns and greatest causes for complaint is the way that car hire is sold and administered – especially at the pick-up point. Last weekend, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority – announced that it had completed its year-long investigation into online companies that sell car hire in this country. The CMA’s enforcement work was launched as a result of its review of car rental price comparison sites, which found many were advertising very low headline prices to customers by not including all costs. This, it said, left people paying more than expected at the checkout, without all the information about what they were paying … [Read more...] about Will new rules spell the end of hidden car hire charges?
Flights at Stansted Airport are getting back to normal after more than 100 arrivals and departures were cancelled on Good Friday. An electrical fault started a fire on a shuttle bus parked outside the terminal at around 4.20pm. It took the emergency services 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control. No-one was hurt, but thick black smoke spread across the airport. Brad Miller, Stansted’s chief operating officer, told BBC Breakfast: “The wind direction meant the smoke was blowing into and across the terminal. Inside it went very dark. “Obviously the first thing our people though was: ‘Where is the safest place we can get them to within the terminal?’ That happened to be airside.” Read more More than 100 flights cancelled or diverted after bus fire at Stansted As soon as the decision was taken to take people straight through the security search area, the “airside” area was no longer sterile. Passengers boarding flights at the … [Read more...] about Stansted Airport latest: Flights getting back to normal after bus fire sparks Good Friday chaos