It takes a lot to stop Aeroflot: that was my assumption as I calculated the risk of making a move that, ordinarily, I urge against. So I went ahead and booked separate tickets on British Airways and the Russian airline, and hoped that the connection would work. For a Russian adventure last weekend, BA wanted
Strong winds have brought travel disruption to western Britain and Ireland, with dozens of ferries and flights cancelled. The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, saying: “A spell of heavy rain will affect southwestern parts of Wales during this afternoon and evening, bringing a further 20-40 mm of rain.
Virgin Atlantic’s Christmas flights could be disrupted if a proposed pilots’ strike goes ahead. The Professional Pilots Union (PPU) is preparing to ballot its members, around 400 of Virgin Atlantic’s 800 pilots, on whether to take industrial action after the airline refused to include it in negotiations of a staff benefits review. The airline only
I never tire of Rome. No matter how many times I visit, there’s always something new to discover – be it a museum, a fresco, a funky bar or a tempting gelateria. The hotel scene is changing too and visitors now have far more choice than ever before, with cosy B&Bs, sleek suites and trendy
A cynic takes apart the Heathrow Airport Christmas ad at their peril. This is the third winter in which Europe’s busiest airport has sought to counter the darkening skies with a heartwarming message involving animatronic bears that share transportational DNA with Paddington. In 2016, the message across the ursine universe was: “Coming home – the
A Flybe flight that nosedived at a rate of 4,300 feet a minute was down to an incorrect autopilot setting, according to an incident report this morning. The aircraft dropped 500 feet in 18 seconds, according to the report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), falling to 928 feet. During the steep descent, the
Ryanair has sacked the six cabin crew who staged a photo of themselves sleeping on the floor at Malaga Airport last month. The airline employees from Porto were stranded in Spain on 13 October by Storm Leslie in Portugal. The image of them sleeping on the floor quickly went viral, with many citing it as
Wynn Resorts shares declined more than 12 percent during after-hours trading as the company missed estimates in its quarterly earnings.
Elegantly wrapped around its spectacular harbour and posing against the backdrop of over 100 secluded beaches, Sydney is undoubtedly Australia’s most photogenic city. With buzzing markets, scenic coastal walks and world-class museums, it’s no wonder that newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to jet off to New South Wales’ sunny capital earlier this year.
Separately, Heathrow Express and Transport for London trains between the airport and London Paddington are heavily disrupted because of Network Rail carrying out “urgent repairs to the track between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington”. It appears that there is a broken rail between Ealing Broadway and West Ealing, and while engineers are working to repair
Spain’s tourism minister has met with UK tour operators to discuss contingency plans to ensure millions of British tourists can still visit her country in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Reyes Maroto is holding talks this week with the heads of some of Britain’s biggest travel companies, including Thomas Cook, to draw up proposals in case the UK crashes
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.