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Airlines under pressure to ditch rip-off ‘no show’ clause

Passengers who have been stranded abroad or forced to pay out for a new ticket because of ‘no show’ clauses could sue airlines, following pressure by Which? Travel. The Civil...

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Holidaymakers warned to stay safe against rise of tropical diseases in Europe

Visitors to Mediterranean beaches have been warned to take precautions against mosquito bites this summer. Diseases previously only found in the tropics are now infecting tourists and locals in European...

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Ryanair and the worst airlines in the UK revealed

Ryanair has once again been rated the worst airline in the UK by passengers. This is the sixth year running Ryanair has finished bottom of the Which? Travel annual airline...

Airline double standards over violent, drunken passengers

The number of disruptive incidents on flights has doubled, with Ryanair worst affected

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Airlines accused of breaking law with rip-off ‘no-show’ clauses

Which? is warning airlines that they are breaking consumer law by imposing rip-off 'no-show' clauses - which they use to penalise passengers when they miss the first leg of their journey.

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Airlines that cancel flights must pay to get passengers home

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has written to the major airlines today reminding them they have to pay to get passengers home on a rival airline, if they cancel their own flights. EU law says that passengers with cancelled flights are entitled to: “re-routing under comparable transport conditions, to their final destination at the earliest opportunity”

Airlines that let you cancel for free within 24 hours

In the US, by law, all airlines have to either allow passengers to hold their flight for 24 hours before paying, or cancel if they've already paid. This isn't always the case in the UK.

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Ryanair website crashes again

Ryanair's attempt to fix the problems with its website appears not to have worked. Both last night and this afternoon it has been replaced by a picture of famous landmarks and the message 'our site is down for maintenance'.

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The world’s safest places revealed

Parts of the Middle East and North Africa are safer by a range of measures than some more popular holiday destinations. Jordan has a lower risk of crime than France, Italy, the US and Thailand. Morocco has less crime and a lower risk of terrorism than most of Europe and the US. Neither country has high risk of natural disaster or significant health risks.

Ryanair in 12-hour online shut-down

Online bookings and check-in with Ryanair will close for 12 hours from 5pm GMT on Wednesday. The airline has said that it needs to shut down its website and mobile phone app for a computer systems upgrade.

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