“It was so nasty, so disgusting.”
A big online travel agent has apologised after failing to tell a British couple, one of whom is disabled, that their flight from Italy had been cancelled. Teresa Davies and her partner had booked return flights from the UK to Reggio Calabria in southern Italy six months ahead, through Kiwi.com. They were due to fly
A Ryanair passenger got around the airline’s new hand luggage policy in ingenious, if unfashionable, style. Lee Cimino, 30, booked flights to Belfast for a weekend away, only to discover the budget airline’s new baggage policy came into force two days beforehand. From 1 November, Ryanair reduced its free hand luggage amount from two bags
Living in a foreign country can be a life-changing experience, but as Dorothy said: “there’s no place like home.” Fortunately, for British expats living in the US, home could be as close as a seven-hour flight away (if you’re living on the East Coast). It might be quick, but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap: flights can add up to thousands of
If you want to hit the top-tier frequent flyer status on American Airlines, you’ll have to spend more money.
Christmas may be just around the corner, but beat the January blues early by booking your New Year break now. Here are 10 of the best holidays to get you through the post-festive lull. St Moritz, Switzerland Swanky ski favourite St Moritz is set to transform into an artistic hub over the winter months, as
Next week staff on the Piccadilly, Central and Waterloo & City lines will stage a coordinated strike, disrupting hundreds of thousands of commuter journeys across the capital. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has said workers are walking out following a breakdown in industrial relations. Here’s everything you need to know.
Seventeen cruise ships are expected to hit the market next year, with demand for cruises expected to rise.
The highest of India’s major cities, Bengaluru, still commonly referred to as Bangalore, is the state capital of Karnataka. Sporting a mild climate, this cosmopolitan and progressive city is widely recognized as one of the biggest tech hubs of India.
“Empty legs” or “ferry flights” are the bane of a holiday company’s life. Over the past week, thousands of vacant aircraft seats have flown from airports across Britain to alluring Mediterranean destinations. Tour operators organise flights to provide lift for their holidays through the summer. But at the start of the season, there is no-one
We’ve all done it – booked an impossibly cheap flight, only to discover the original price didn’t include the myriad extras we might need. By the time bags, seat reservation and something to eat are added on, the total cost – while still good-value – is far steeper than first advertised. These extra charges, comprising
More than half of Brits will travel abroad next year despite economic uncertainty over Brexit, and over 70 per cent will travel to Europe, according to a new survey. The survey of 5,114 consumers, conducted annually by YouGov in partnership with foreign currency supplier First Rate Exchange Services and the Institute of Travel and Tourism, found that while
8 Hours Ago In the stress and rush of travel, civility can be hard to find. After seeing “whiny jerks” in the boarding line and other boorish behaviors, Focus Brands COO Kat Cole sent several tweets on “simple rules to travel by.” She says her tips work not only at airports, but at the workplace
A paraplegic man is suing Luton airport after his self-propelling wheelchair was left behind on a flight in August 2017. Justin Levene, 29, arrived at the airport only to find his custom-made wheelchair wasn’t waiting for him. The international wheelchair athlete, trainer and mentor to disabled athletes told the BBC that he’d asked to be
“Two weeks for being drunk and disorderly” – that was one of the slogans for the now-defunct Club 18-30. The hedonists’ haven was killed off this week by Thomas Cook (the travel firm, not the Victorian temperance campaigner who founded it). The Club’s final curtain came down in Magaluf on Tuesday, when the last banana boat
Number 10 has played down the idea that booze could be banned at airports before 10am, amid the government’s review into alcohol licensing laws at airports. The government today put in motion a “call for evidence” to review whether airports should match the rules that govern high street pubs and restaurants, which restrict alcohol sales
On 1 November, the search and rescue team for the recent Lion Air crash, which saw the plane go down off the coast of Indonesia with 189 people on board, found one of the aircraft’s black boxes. Watch more These devices (known as “crash-survivable memory units” in the official jargon) can hold vital information, but the batteries
Ryanair passengers are getting to grips with the airline’s second change in cabin-baggage policy this year. Starting on 1 November, Europe’s biggest low-cost airline has cut the volume of hand luggage travellers can take to the departure gate by two-thirds. Passengers who choose not to pay extra for either Priority Boarding or to check baggage in are now restricted to