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Southern Rail strike in September

Another week, another Southern Rail problem. This time, it's strikes again, with workers saying that they're going to down tools in a 48 hour strike on 7th and 8th of September. This is thanks to the dispute over the role of guards that just won't go away, after the RMT union made their announcement. While…

Delayed flights - worst offenders and what to do

Delays at airports are nothing new, but some airlines are more guilty of them than others, which implies that they need to get their fingers out. Our pals over at Which!!! have found that nearly a quarter of flights out of airports in the United Kingdom are delayed by 15 minutes or more. When it…

Virgin Train strike in August

Another train strike is afoot, with workers on Virgin Trains East Coast to have three 24-hour strikes this month. And yes, that includes one on Bank Holiday Monday. Here's the dates for your diary - Virgin Train staff who are members of the RMT union are going to down tools from 03:00 on 19th, 26th…

Holidays to be more expensive, post Brexit

At the time of writing, the pound has fallen against the dollar, and house prices are all over the place, post Brexit. That's not a political judgement, rather, plain numbers. And there's more - the biggest travel company in the world - Tui - have said that the EU Referendum is going to make holidays…

Airports criticised for parking costs

The cost of parking is something that really sticks in the craw of most motorists, and the airports in London have been slammed over their 'sky high' (see what they did there?) charges for short stay parking. Figures show that the costs for drop-off parking are the highest in the country. Luton Airport is the…

Three scrapping roaming charges - but where?

As of September, Three are going to let their customers use their smartphones abroad overseas, without any extra costs. They've got 42 countries on their list, after the mobile operator extended their 'Feel At Home' service. Great news if you've booked a holiday this year. At the moment, you can use the 'Feel At Home'…

Union offer to suspend Southern rail strike

We all know that everything concerning Southern Rail is a complete mess at the moment, and the latest strike wasn't filling passengers with any hope. There's a glimmer of brightness though, as the five-day strike could be suspended on Thursday and Friday. That's if Southern agree to new talks, without pre-conditions, say the RMT union.…

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Eurostar staff to strike

Eurostar staff to strike

Eurostar staff are going to strike for seven days, according to the RMT union. Of course, this is going to affect a number of people who are travelling to France for their holidays this summer. Staff are downing tools from 00:01 BST on 12 August until 23.59 BST on 15 August. There's going to be…

How to... get a Southern Rail refund

The Southern Rail strike is just the latest thing that is annoying customers who use their services. Of course, pre-strike, things were just as lousy. However, if you've been wondering if you can get a refund because of the industrial action, we're here to help. Southern are issuing refunds, and for certain scenarios, you'll be…

Delta flights down over systems crash

The American airline, Delta, has suspended departing flights across the globe after they suffered a massive problem with their system. The company tweeted: "Customers should check the status of their flight before heading to the airport while the issue is being addressed." Naturally, Delta are doing their best to get everything sorted, and inbound flights…

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EasyJet launch sale

EasyJet launch sale

EasyJet have launched their winter sale, with £100 off 10,000 holidays. When are these holidays? They'll be the ones that are for 3 (or more) nights, departing until 25 March 2017. You can book cheap flights to Portugal, Amsterdam, and more. In even better news, you can use these savings on top of existing discounts.…

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Southern strike is go

Southern strike is go

Another week, another problem at Southern Rail. Beleaguered passengers are looking at more headaches, as they look at the prospect of a five-day strike, which has kicked off over working conditions. That said, Southern's service has been so notoriously poor, that most people won't be able to tell the difference during the strike. There's bickering…

Parents to pay for reserved Ryanair seats

Children on planes are a source of great fun, or/and irritation. With that in mind, Ryanair have made an announcement. The budget airline says that they've got plans to make parents travelling with their children under 12, pay for reserved seating. This will come into play from 1 September, and basically, it is a move…

Free flights for kids on British Airways

If you're flying on a holiday in the UK this year - good news! British Airways are offering free domestic flights for children until 1 November. The UK airline has joined forces with Visit Britain, and will now offer free flights to kids that are under 12 years old, if you're flying between Belfast City,…

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More Southern Rail strikes?

More Southern Rail strikes?

There's more bother regarding Southern Rail, with the threat of fresh strikes looming, concerning pay and jobs. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said they were asking their members at Govia Thameslink Railway about the impact of plans to close ticket offices. This is a separate dispute with Southern, which regards the changing of…