Europe’s most disrupted flights have been revealed, with the route from Mykonos to Gatwick most likely to be delayed. Three out of four flights from the Greek island to Gatwick were delayed during the period of 1 January to 10 October 2018, according to new research from Airhelp. The route from Lisbon to Rome Ciampino
A couple whose disruptive behaviour diverted a Jet2 flight has been fined more than £3,000. Flight LS1507 from London Stansted to Gran Canaria on 6 July 2017 had to land in Faro, Portugal, instead, after Ronald St Ville, 55, and Pauline Gordon, 65, started using foul language and hitting one another. After cabin crew conferred
A massive cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing two people briefed on the preliminary results of the investigation.
Unlike many places in Mexico, Puebla is not a Mesoamerican city; it was a new city, built by the Spanish alongside the Pre-Columbian town of Cholula. A river divided it, with the Spanish on one side and the indigenous population across the water. Nowadays, while the divide and the river no longer exist, the famous
A hard Brexit would be “devastating” for holidaymakers, according to Sir Richard Branson. Speaking at the launch of the new Virgin Departure Beach in Barbados, the Virgin founder said that if a hard Brexit were to take place, “it would be disastrous for all of us”. Chief among the issues for travellers would be the price of
A new boutique aparthotel features rooms designed to mimic the experience of being in the womb to help guests have a good night’s sleep. The Zed Rooms, opening in Shoreditch, London, are serviced apartments designed by experts to encourage REM-rich slumber. Each apartment has two rooms – the Woom Room and the Loom Room. The
Snagging a great airfare doesn’t mean you’ll have a great seat on your flight.
The Highland Council has raised the possibility of introducing a tourist tax. A “transient visitor levy” could raise between £5m and £10m a year, according to a new report from the council. Councillors will vote on whether there should be a public consultation on the tax next week. Tourism is the most valuable industry in
The opening of London‘s crisis-hit Crossrail is to be delayed indefinitely while an additional £1.7bn may be needed to complete the project, transport bosses have said. The capital’s flagship east-west Elizabeth Line underground rail link had been due to open this month but was pushed back to Autumn 2019 after delays were announced over the summer.
Airlines are at risk of breaking consumer law by cancelling a passenger’s entire itinerary if they fail to check in for one flight, a consumer group has claimed. Most carriers will automatically cancel all sectors of an air ticket if the first leg or an intermediate flight is not taken. Travellers may be obliged to
Airlines canceled more than 1,400 flights over the weekend, as severe weather from Virginia to Florida snarled air travel, with disruptions likely to spill over into the work week.
New Zealand Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane say that a body has been found and the search for the young traveller from Essex is now at an end. A 26-year-old man currently being held by police has been charged with killing Grace. As her family and friends grieve for her loss, the
Rail travellers are anxiously awaiting the introduction of new train timetables, which take effect across Britain on Sunday morning. The rail industry has warned of possible “pockets of disruption” when new schedules take effect. Timetables are adjusted twice annually, in May and December. The most recent schedule change, on 20 May this year, was unprecedented in
How do you choose a flight? For me, it is purely a combination of fare and schedule. Those variables generate the airline and the aircraft type. But occasionally there is a choice of different planes – as a reader, Tony M, discovered: “For a 10-hour economy flight on Etihad I have a choice of different
This might just be the dream job for keen travellers who want to see the world while getting paid – an anonymous family has advertised a post for a “lifestyle” photographer to accompany them on their travels around the world and document their trips. The request was shared on Perflocal, which pairs snappers with those
Frequent flyers who like to pick their seats may need to shell out more miles for their next award ticket.
Travellers for Paris this weekend will encounter a city under siege, with key tourist attractions – including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre – closed “due to exceptional circumstances” on Saturday. French authorities are deploying 90,000 police and security forces across the country ahead of more anti-government riots and violence this weekend by the gilets