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Virgin Trains strike imminent

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are going to be staging a 24-hour strike next week. As you'd expect, this is a quarrel about jobs and working conditions. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are going to down tools on October 3rd. There was going to be a strike in August, but it…

Monarch say they're not in trouble

When someone announces that they're not in trouble, chances are there's at least some trouble afoot. Monarch Airlines are responding to the "negative speculation" that they're in financial bother, and insist that they are in fact "trading well". The budget airline issued a statement in response to speculation, and said that the market is indeed…

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More strikes at Southern

More strikes at Southern

The service on Southern has been laughable for some time now, thanks in part to a number of strikes from disgruntled staff, and of course, the company's complete inability to get things done. And again, Southern Railway workers are going to strike again, piling on the misery for those who depend on the service. There'll…

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EU roaming charges, scrapped

EU roaming charges, scrapped

Remember when the European Commission said they were getting rid of roaming charges, and then introduced some nonsense 90 day limit? Well, they were yelled at by all and sundry, and went back to have a rethink. Now, they've given in to the pressure, and said that mobile roaming charges are going to be scrapped…

EasyJet pilots ‘overwhelmingly’ to strike

Pilots who work for EasyJet have voted 'overwhelmingly' in favour of a strike, even though the budget airline made a last ditch attempt to try and avoid industrial action. Pilots union BALPA said that the strike ballot closed with 96% of pilots agreeing to strike, which came about after complaints about EasyJet's shift patterns, which…

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Google launch Trips

Google launch Trips

Google have got a new thing on the go, called Trips. For any hippies reading, this is nothing to do with ego-dissolving hallucinogens, sadly. Basically, it is a new app that will act as a planner and travel guide for trips you take abroad, or wherever. The app is free, and available on Android and…

Blanket airline bans for drunk passengers?

There's been an increase in the number of air rage incidents on UK airlines. According to one report, these incidents have quadrupled, which is bad news for all concerned. In 2015, there were 386 dangerous incidents, compared to the 114 the year before, and the 85 the year before that. These stats come from the…

Free first class upgrade with British Airways

Ever fancied flying first class, but don't really want to stump up the money for it? Well, if you fly with British Airways, that could be happening for you. If you travel with Club World, you can get a free upgrade one-way with the airline. There's criteria that needs to be fulfilled, of course. There…

Free WiFi and 5G for all... in the EU

If you're reading this from a country that is staying in the EU, good news! Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has announced plans to install free WiFi in public spaces across the whole of the Union, as well as getting rid of roaming fees, and enabling 5G for everyone. This is going to…

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Strike cancels flights

Strike cancels flights

EasyJet and RyanAir have cancelled a number of flights, in response to a strike with French air traffic controllers. Ryanair have said that they have been "forced" to cancel 22 flights last night, and another 72 on Thursday. Meanwhile, EasyJet have had to axe 64 flights scheduled for today. British Airways have also cancelled flights.…

Cheaper to fly, than travel by train?

If you're travelling from one bit of the UK to another, most people won't think of flying, because that's for Fancy Dans only. So you end up sat on a train for hours, with a thin sandwich bought at a WH Smiths', and a spotty phone signal to drive you mad. However, in some cases,…

Hurry! FlyBe sale ends today!

Flybe is doing a huge offer, which they're calling the One Million Seats sale on a host of European holiday and city break destinations. You can get one-way flights from £24.99, which is not to be sniffed at. The flights themselves will be doing their thing from 4th October until 25th March, 2017, so you'll…

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EasyJet pilots to strike?

EasyJet pilots to strike?

There seems to be a lot of strikes on at the moment, and depending on what side of the fence you're on, you're either thinking 'Gah! All these bloody workshy people!', or 'Why are so many companies treating their staff so badly?' Obviously, there's a third option of 'not arsed, mate'. Either way, there's news…

EU to rethink free mobile roaming

We've spoken about the EU scrapping mobile roaming charges, and obviously, getting rid of these extra costs is a good thing. However, days after the initiative launched, the EU have pulled the plug on it all, while they have a rethink. The European Commission's blueprint draft has been withdrawn after commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, gave…

Southern Rail to reinstate services

The thundering mess that is Southern Rail is trundling back into action, and reckon that passengers will notice less delays and cancellations over the next few weeks. Southern Rail customers, feel free to snort in derision any time you feel like it. The train company is planning to reinstate over a hundred services - a…