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“Significant possibility” of terrorism in air crash.

How will your travel be affected? Following Saturday’s air disaster in the Sinai Desert the UK and Irish governments have decided today to cancel all flights to and from the UK to the Egyptian resort indefinitely. This is because air …

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Keep calm and carry on! Advice for travelling with kids.

Keep calm and carry on! Advice for travelling with kids. Are we there yet? If anything spells out what it's like to travel with kids it's those four little words. It says it all: I'm bored, I want to be …

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New US security measures. Where you stand if your laptop won’t power up.

We love gadgets. But now, if you are travelling to the USA from Heathrow or Manchester (and other long haul airport hubs around the world) with electronic gadgets you will be required to switch them on at airport security or …

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Where you stand if the UK Border Agency walkout affects your travel plans

Where you stand if the UK Border Agency walkout affects your travel plans This Wednesday (30th November), thousands of UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff will be absent from the UK’s ports and airports as part of a nationwide public sector …

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Aftershock. World First advice for travellers in Pacific region following earthquake in Japan.

It’s heartbreaking watching the news today. As we stare open mouthed at our televisions it’s hard to imagine the magnitude of what has happened in Japan and what is about to happen in the rest of the Pacific. Tidal wave alerts are in force in Russia, Hawaii, The Philippines, Indonesia, Alaska, Central America and even South America.

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Flying high. The cost of long haul takes off again.

BA announces further price rises to fuel surcharges. Once again the cost of flying is set to go up according to today’s news story from the BBC. In response to the recent rise in oil prices and aviation fuel, BA …

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What are your rights when airport staff go on strike?

  What are your rights when airport staff go on strike? The recent strike of Spain’s air traffic controllers has left around 20,000 Brits stranded. Airport terminals across Spain are swollen with disgruntled travellers as the after effects of the …

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Insurers, risk and pre-existing medical conditions

Insurers, risk and pre-existing medical conditions Actuaries are a conservative bunch. It's said that they're the ones that found accounting and insurance a little too exciting. They spend their days among tables and charts that they use to calculate the …

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British Airways cabin crew announce more strikes

British Airways cabin crew to strike again. It seems like British Airways' long-running dispute with its cabin crew is some way from being resolved. A series of strikes was announced by the Unite union to begin on 18th May until 24th …

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Travel, ash and strikes

I seem to have done nothing but write about volcanic ash recently. It caused unprecedented problems 3 weeks ago shutting airports in Northern Europe. People were stranded across the world unable to get back home and to work. International sports …

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