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Less than one third of air passengers are claiming for flight delay compensation

New research from money.co.uk has shown that 30% of air passengers aren’t claiming for compensation after flight delays. The study has claimed that 70% of people surveyed about their flying habits admitted they didn’t know they could claim compensation - and plenty of people though the maximum amou... Read more

What’s life like as an air traffic controller?

For most of us, air traffic control is a bit of a mystery. People we don’t know sit in a tower at the airport or in a control centre, guiding planes from their parking spaces and throughout their flight. But what’s the job like? Is it stressful? What kind of people make the best controllers - and is... Read more

Greek air traffic controllers to cause further flight disruption

Another period of Greek industrial action started again last night resulting in airlines warning passengers of potential delays and disruption. Air traffic controllers went on a strike from midnight last night and is expected to last 48 hours. British Airways and easyJet said flights to and from Gr... Read more

10 weird, wonderful and disgusting things about air travel

What happens if someone passes away on a flight? Why do planes really have ashtrays? What happens to bags pompously labelled with 'FRAGILE' stickers, and will tipping get you any freebies? Despite the fact flying is commonplace these days and people tend to use planes as glorified coaches, there's ... Read more

New handy tool takes the guesswork out of baggage allowances

When you’re packing for your holiday and you’re unsure of your airline’s baggage allowance, it can mean hours of trawling through a company’s website, looking for answers. Things can get especially tricky if you’re trying to take a bike abroad, a buggy, or other types bulky sports equipment. Howeve... Read more

Chemmy Alcott hits new heights at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

When we were invited along to watch Olympic champion Chemmy Alcott abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit with her husband, alpine skier Dougie Crawford, we immediately said yes.  Chemmy's not content to enjoy a slower pace of live now she's retired, and after tackling The Arctic Circle Race, she's tu... Read more

Double misery for travellers heading to France this week

If you're travelling to France this week, there's a chance you could fall foul of French air traffic controller strikes and new passport checks. The Telegraph reports that up to half of the flights between France and Britain could be cancelled as the SNCTA, France’s largest air traffic controllers’... Read more

New research reveals the world's safest airlines

If you're a nervous flier, you'll love this. German-based company The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre has analysed all serious incidents suffered by airlines since 1983, and has produced this year's Safety Index. That's right - they've listed the safest (and unsafest!) airlines to fly wit... Read more

10 of the world's worst air passengers

From urinating on fellow passengers (nice) to showing displeasure at being denied a drink, here are ten people who should probably think very carefully before booking their next flight. Very carefully indeed. Mark Hodson, editor of 101 Holidays, spoke to Skyscanner about the ten worst episodes of i... Read more

Shocking new survey reveals how much passengers are spending before and during their flights

How much do you think the average person spends at the airport, and on their flight? After the revelation that airport shops have been claiming millions in VAT savings, Loveholidays.com has done a fair bit of research into airport buying habits - and they've discovered that the average airport pass... Read more

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