A pensioner is more than £800 out of pocket after missing a British Airways flight from Heathrow airport to Cape Town.Dawn Ackerman was booked on flight BA59 on 15 October 2019, but while she missed the flight, the airline didn't remove her hold luggage before departing.
Greece is bracing itself for a repeat of the migrant crisis that struck the region in 2015, with the United Nations reporting that monthly sea arrivals rose to more than 10,000 in September, the highest figure since 2016.
Fifty days after the collapse of Thomas Cook, all the package holidaymakers booked with the firm who applied for refunds on the first possible day are still being promised full refunds by 6 December.Yet the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has declined to say if anyone who paid for a Thomas Cook holiday with a card or cheque has yet been reimbursed.
MSC Cruises has announced its commitment to become the first global cruise line to go “carbon neutral”, and will begin offsetting all emissions by January 1 2020.
The Faroe Islands will close to the public for three days next year, in a bid to preserve its fragile ecosystem and protect itself from the effects of overtourism.
An American Airlines flight had a bumpy finish when it slid off the runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the US.The Embraer ERJ145 had just landed after travelling from Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro, North Carolina, on 11 November.
Black Friday travel deals don’t always stack up, according to new research from Which?.The consumer champion is warning people to think twice before buying after analysing data from 2018, which shows that some holiday and flight deals were at best exaggerated, at worst non-existent.
The tweet from a waiting passenger, Juliette Gash, was polite. She was at Clontarf Road, a quiet station on the DART railway that runs around Dublin Bay, and awaiting the 9.20 train to Dun Laoghaire.“No delay reported on app but sign says delayed? Thanks.”
Final preparations are under way for Qantas’ London-Sydney nonstop test flight, which is happening the same week as the airline announces its commitment to becoming more sustainable and cutting carbon emissions.On Thursday 14 November Qantas is making its second ever direct flight between the two cities – the first happened 30 years ago.
Some cities dye their rivers green (looking at you, Chicago), others light up the sky with emerald fireworks, but across the globe, St Patrick’s Day is universally celebrated with a drink or two.
Jamaica is arguably best known for its white sandy beaches and reggae music, but the island is also deservedly famous for its cuisine. Be sure to try local specialties such as ackee and saltfish, Ital cuisine (a natural diet free from meat, additives and chemicals), curried goat and patties – be it at corner shops, beach shacks or the fine dining restaurants that dot the island. And if, heaven forbid, you don’t develop a taste for spiced Jamaican fare, there’s an array of international dining options in the main tourist towns as well as the all-inclusive resorts.
Australia’s capital city rarely enjoys the limelight. Here’s why you should give it a whirl on your next trip to Oz, along with its beautiful surroundings.The Independent’s hotel recommendations are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and book, but we never allow this to affect our coverage.
When airlines started charging for checking in luggage, passengers were incentivised to make the most of their free hand baggage allowance.Now, aircraft are flying fuller than ever. Predictably, for many flights there is not enough room in the overhead bins for everyone’s hand luggage.
British Airways has been accused of emitting 18,000 tonnes of excess carbon dioxide each year in a practice used to help airlines save money, according to a BBC Panorama investigation which airs tonight.
A travel blogger is the latest in a long line to fall foul of public opinion after posting an “inappropriate” picture of Auschwitz on social media.Instagrammer Atuk Apil put up a picture of a rubber duck outside the concentration camp memorial in Poland, where an estimated 1,100,000 people, most of them Jewish, were killed under the Nazi regime.
Aside from being a fun day out for the family, the UK’s vast array of dry ski slopes and indoor snow centres provide the perfect opportunity for a pre-season warm up or to sample skiing or snowboarding for the first time.
Quiet rural lanes make Cuba an excellent cycling destination for those who want to get under the skin of this intriguing country. Imaginative Traveller offers a circular, small group tour departing from capital Havana. Heading west, the route takes in the lakeside biosphere reserve of Comunidad Las Terrazas, the Unesco-listed town of Vinales and the white beaches of Cayo Jutias. There’s a chance to visit a tobacco farm, tour orchid gardens and learn more about the island’s turbulent history at Havana’s Museum of the Revolution.
Lewis and Harris, at the far northwest of Britain, is by far the UK’s biggest offshore island – but for the number of homes it fails to make the top five isles. And the most populous island is one that many people do not even recognise: Portsea in Hampshire.In a groundbreaking piece of research, Ordnance Survey has teamed up with the University of Sheffield to explore Great Britain’s largest islands: the 82 that are bigger than 5 square kilometres (2 square miles).
Three in 10 travellers between Glasgow and London now go by rail. Virgin Trains, which runs services on the West Coast main line between the two cities, says that passenger numbers top 717,000 a year, up from 244,000 a decade ago.In the 12 months to July 2019, 29 per cent of passengers on the route took the train rather than flying on what is the UK’s second-busiest domestic air route, after the link between Edinburgh and London.
British Airways emits 18,000 tonnes of additional carbon dioxide each year by indulging in a practice designed to save money, a new BBC Panorama investigation claims.A BA insider told the programme that the airline uses “fuel tankering”, which involves filling aircraft with extra fuel to avoid having to refuel in destinations where prices are higher.
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“Virgin!” the cry goes up, and hundreds of heads with a combined age of thousands of years swivel (slowly) to eyeball the interloper.
Ryanair has been named the dirtiest UK airline, according to a new study.A Which? Travel survey found that fewer than half of Ryanair passengers (42 per cent) rated the airline for cleanliness onboard, which the consumer champion found was “significantly worse” than other airlines included in the survey.