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Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

Holidaymakers could be facing further travel chaos after it emerged that airport operator, BAA, has voted for strike action. The results of the ballot are expected later today and Unite members who include fire-fighters, security staff and ground staff at airports, are in a dispute over pay. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, [...]

August 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Passenger numbers in record slump at UK airports

Passenger numbers in record slump at UK airports

Figures published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have revealed a severe decline in passenger numbers across UK airports in 2009. According to the CAA, the UK’s airports handled 7.4% fewer passengers in 2009 than in 2008 - marking the biggest drop since records began just after World War II. It was also the first [...]

March 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Be sure to insure winter break, warns moneysupermarket.com

Be sure to insure winter break, warns moneysupermarket.com

Brits travelling abroad this month have been encouraged to take out travel insurance by moneysupermarket.com. The price comparison site said insurance for winter breaks is available for as little as £10 per week. “Whether you’re seeking sunshine in Spain or snow on the slopes, travel insurance is an essential item when planning any holiday and [...]

February 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Eurostar sales rise despite Christmas travel disruption

Eurostar sales rise despite Christmas travel disruption

Eurostar, the Cross-Channel rail service, has reported a rise in ticket sales and passenger numbers for the 2009 year. The train service that links the UK to France and Belgium said sales totalled £675.5 million - a rise of 1.7% compared with 2008. The service carried 1.2% more passengers in the year, with total traffic [...]

January 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Beware the myth of ‘commission free’ exchange rates

Beware the myth of ‘commission free’ exchange rates

British holidaymakers are being misled into believing that a ‘commission free’ exchange means they are getting the best deal for their holiday money. Online currency provider FairFX said many Brits are unaware that the exchange rate is just as important as the commission fee in determining how much of a foreign currency they’re getting for [...]

April 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Post Office and Nationwide cards best for international travel

Post Office and Nationwide cards best for international travel

International travellers are best to opt for the Post Office Platinum credit card, according to research by moneysupermarket.com. Debit card holders, meanwhile, are advised to choose the Nationwide FlexAccount. The price comparison website said the Post Office’s card offers free purchase protection, no overseas charges, and zero percent on purchases for three months. “This is [...]

April 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More