UK lawmakers to vote on no-deal Brexit after May's crushing defeat Britain's parliament is preparing for another crucial vote on Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union in 16 days without an agreement, after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the government is speeding up preparations for a no-deal Brexit. British authorities announced they would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods if the UK left the bloc without this agreement. Lawmakers are expected to reject a no-deal exit in a vote this evening and are then due to vote on Thursday whether to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. READ: British MPs reject Brexit deal by 391 to 242 despite May securing changes to backstop 'Tell us what you want,' Europe’s leaders tell Britain After the UK parliament rejected a negotiated withdrawal agreement for the second time, Europe’s leaders were unanimous: Britain must tell the European Union what it wants from an … [Read more...] about No-deal Brexit vote, EU sceptical about delayed divorce, and Boeing in turmoil
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FLIGHTS can get cancelled for any number of reasons, from bad weather to political flare-ups like the current India-Pakistan crisis. And as well as ruining your holiday, flight cancellations often leave you out of pocket. So how can you get your money back if your flight has been cancelled and you're owed compensation? Here's what to do if your flight is cancelled. What are my rights if my flight is cancelled? If your flight is cancelled or delayed, you have a legal right to either a full refund within seven days or a replacement flight. You may also be able to claim compensation if your flight was delayed for three hours or more and you were flying from or to a European airport, or with an EU-based airline such as Ryanair or British Airways. However, airlines are not legally obliged to compensate customers for delays or cancellations in instances where the flight was cancelled due to reasons beyond the airlines control, such as a volcanic eruption, a strike or … [Read more...] about A complete guide to claiming compensation for cancelled flights
THE EU has given a green light to Brits getting visa-free travel to the continent - even after a no-deal Brexit. Here's what else you need to know as the UK enters the final countdown... How will Brexit affect UK travel? On February 1, EU ambassadors agreed to allow UK citizens visa-free travel to Europe, with or without a withdrawal agreement. They said Brits travelling to the borderless Schengen area should be granted this for a temporary stay - defined as 90 in any 180 days. European Parliament - who supported visa-free travel even after Brexit - are now set to pass the agreement into legislation. But Brits will have to pay around £6 to visit Europe after Brexit, say EU chiefs. The plan, drawn up by Jean-Claude Juncker and Commission pals, applies to anyone aged 18 to 70, with a pass lasting three years. The charge for a visa waiver will apply whether or not the UK leaves Brussels with a deal. However they won't come into force until 2021. Travellers pay £6 and consent to … [Read more...] about How will Brexit affect UK travel? From visas to mobile phone roaming traffic delays at the Eurotunnel
Flights which are delayed can cause a right headache for passengers keen to get away. If travellers find out their flight is delayed then it’s important they equip themselves with the right information. This is the latest travel advice. “If your flight is delayed or cancelled, head over to the airline’s counter and make sure to ask them for a leaflet with all the relevant information,” Michael Reay at travel search platform HolidayPirates said. “Every airline in Europe is obliged to provide you with all the relevant information regarding cancellations and delays.” EU flights You will be able to claim the money if your plane is three hours late on arrival under EU rule 261/2004. Arrival time counts as when the plane doors open at the airport. However, as these are EU rules you will only be eligible if you come from an airport in the EU. According to flight delay compensation site airFair, “Regulation 261/2004 establishes rules on compensation … [Read more...] about Flights: What should you do if your flight is delayed? Are you owed compensation?
ACCORDING to the EU regulation 261/2004 passengers are eligible to claim up to €600 for flights delayed by at least three hours or cancelled. The compensation received for delayed, cancelled or denied boarding due to overbooking, can differ depending on the length of the delay, the distance to destination and if the final destination is in the European Union. Also, some airlines will attempt to make it harder than others to claim the compensation. -- Advertisement -- Nevertheless, passengers are entitled to receive compensation. Here is all the information you need on if, when and how to claim flight compensation. DELAYS Flights must either depart from an EU airport (despite the airline, EU or non-EU) or the airline must be European with final destination in those countries. *Passengers are eligible to claim if the flight was delayed by at least three hours and it was the airline’s fault. *Regulations do not apply for ‘extraordinary circumstances’ such … [Read more...] about TRAVEL TIPS: How to receive up to €600 for delayed and cancelled flights