Hand luggage could be the next airline cash cow

August 8th, 2017

Back in the halcyon days of airline travel, travellers would pay for a plane ticket and be able to travel with as much luggage as they could carry and requests seat allocations at no extra cost. Nowadays, we are used to paying extra for what were seen as part of the service. It’s not uncommon […]

Car hire repairs scandal

August 6th, 2017

Europcar is facing an ever growing compensation bill for the scandal for overcharging customers for repairs to their hire cars. The Daily Telegraph was the first UK newspaper to report the scandal by writing about disclosures from a Europcar manager that staff were paid an extra £4 for spotting damage. Staff at car hire companies […]

Heatwave Lucifer hits Europe

August 5th, 2017

Large parts of Europe will be sweltering in temperatures in excess of 100F (40C) this weekend. The heatwave has been nicknamed “Lucifer”, reaching peak temperatures in Greece, Croatia, Italy France and Spain. The European weather station “Meteoalarm” iss issuing red status alarms for 10 countries. Fears of forest fires, drought and heat fatigue for the […]

How early should you arrive for flight check-in

August 4th, 2017

The chaos at European airports continues to get worse with people missing flights due to delays at passport control and security staff strikes. Yesterday we wrote about the delays caused by new EU regulations requiring member states to check all passports from outside the Schengen area against a number of databases including Interpol. Airlines are […]

Shameful airport queues for British holidaymakers

August 3rd, 2017

British holidaymakers are having to wait hours in queues for passport control at European airports this summer due to tighter border controls. There have been reports of people fainting at airports popular with British holidaymakers while waiting in long lines for up to 4 hours just to get through passport control. The airline association, Airlines for Europe (A4E), […]

UK and France to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040

July 28th, 2017

The UK and French governments have pledged to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the damage that they are doing to people’s health and the planet. “There is no alternative to embracing new technology,” he said. […]

Would you like to have your luggage collected from your door before travelling?

July 25th, 2017

Government proposals outlined by a strategy document for the Department for Transport could see the UK adopting systems used in Hong Kong and Japan allowing travellers to drop of their luggage in city centres. These schemes in Hong Kong and Japan are used to save space on public transport. This service is different to the […]

New routes to Athens and Stockholm from Bristol with Easyjet

July 13th, 2017

Good news for travellers around the South West of Britain as Easyjet starts operating two new routes out of Bristol Airport. The routes will be to Athens the capital of Greece and Stockholm the capital of Sweden. When will the new routes start flying? The Easyjet flights from Bristol to Athens will start on 6 […]

You say driverless – I say self-driving cars

June 14th, 2017

There has been much talk recently about driverless or self driving cars. Whichever, description you prefer to use, there’s no doubt that this new technology will be a game changer for many industries. The background to self drive Self drive car rental is a term used today by the car hire / car rental industry. […]

What could BREXIT mean for UK travellers

June 19th, 2016

If the UK votes for BREXIT next week it could result in more costly holidays and less financial protection for travellers. Here are some of the reasons why we think BREXIT is a bad choice for UK travellers… Higher irfares if we BREXIT The rise and expansion of low cost airlines has been helped by […]