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Some flights resume

Parts of European airspace re-opened this morning and the first new flights started to take off: Planes have been departing from Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and Frankfurt - though many flights are cancelled. There are hopes that many routes within Europe will be able to resume operations on Tuesday... Read more

Scottish Airspace To Reopen

Scottish airspace is due to reopen from 0700 BST on Tuesday, according to the air traffic control body NATS: In a statement, Nats added: "Assuming there are no further significant ash emissions, we are now looking at a continuously improving situation. "This is a dynamic and changing situation a... Read more

Ryanair Cancels Flights

Ryanair have announced the cancellation of all flights between the UK and Ireland until Friday: In addition, Ryanair has decided to cancel all of its flights between Ireland and the UK until 1300hrs on Friday 23rd April in order to use these UK and Irish based aircraft to operate extra flights fr... Read more

The top ten best bits in Airplane

Made in 1980 and never quite surpassed as one of the greatest films of all time, Airplane! is 34 this year. And it's still comedy gold. Seeing as we know a fair bit about travel and the mishaps it can bring (shameless plug - our travel insurance is top banana, should the worst happen), we thought w... Read more

Ryanair fined €550k for poor customer service

Ryanair, the budget airline, has been fined €550k by the Italian competition watchdog AGCM after huge numbers of customers complained about the company's premium rate phone line. According to The Australian, people found it 'difficult and unreasonably expensive' to find alternative flights, claim r... Read more

The ten most annoying things backpackers do and say

Backpacking is great. We're all for it. In fact, if you have the time and the resources, book your ticket today; we'll guarantee it'll be the best money you'll ever spend. If you've spent much time on the road, you'll be aware that backpackers are a mixed bag. On the whole, they're a lot of fun and... Read more

The stupidest reasons people have ever been thrown off planes

When you hear stories of people ejected from flights, you can't help but think the worst; knives, drunk and disorderly behaviour, swearing, biting. These eight unfortunate people were booted off flights - but did the cabin crew have their priorities straight? You decide. The enthused singer Let's ... Read more

No weigh! Uzbekistan Airways set to find out how heavy you and your bags are

If you've ever felt self-conscious about your weight before a holiday, you'll do well to avoid flying with Uzbekistan Airways. The airline has recently made headlines after announcing that passengers will be directed to a 'special weighing machine' at the departure gate, and each person will be wei... Read more

The craziest reasons for planes turning around

What kind of events would cause a pilot to turn a plane around? We've had a trawl though the murky depths of the internet, and we've uncovered the strangest reasons flights have been forced to turn around. Top tip - if you're related to someone important, you can pretty much rule the skies. Mind t... Read more

Stay alert for Heathrow's ghostly visitors this summer

You'd probably think that Heathrow is the last place to see a ghost - but you'd be wrong. Yes, it's the world's third-busiest airport and more than 70 million passengers pass through every year, but if you catch yourself feeling ill-at-ease or walking through a cold spot, stay alert. It's probably ... Read more

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