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New BBC Advice

There is a very useful column on the BBC website full of information for travellers stranded in Europe.  It's all excellent. Read more

Latest Flight News

BBC quotes Heathrow officials as saying that flights are returning to match the schedule: Officials say 90% of flights will be operating at Heathrow by 1500 today and service should be at 100% by Thursday. However, that figure includes only regularly scheduled flights, not efforts to clear up the... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Brazil

Brazil’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to grow rapidly, as the hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, and record numbers of tourists have visited over the past 10 years. From golden sands to stunning lagoons and mountain forests, even a casual walk out of the cities will... Read more

Press release: Columbus Volcano Update

Columbus Direct Give Joy To Passengers Halted By Volcano Columbus Direct have provided a little comfort to its customers whose holiday plans have been disrupted by the grounding of flights due to the Icelandic Volcano, offering both trip delay and trip abandonment compensation. While the BBC, amon... Read more

Adonis: Airports could open Tuesday

Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has suggested that UK airports might re-open on Tuesday: Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said Met Office reports of a "dramatic reduction in volcanic activity on Monday morning" meant it might be possible to open airspace on Tuesday if the reduction was sustained. ... Read more

More Successful Test Flights

News from the BBC: Plane manufacturer Airbus and holiday operator Thomson are among those who have completed successful test flights. Thomson flew six aircraft from Iceland and reported no technical difficulties or damage to the planes. Read more

UK Airports to reopen

According to the BBC all UK airports have been given permission to reopen, with the first BA flight landing just before 2200. All UK airports have been given the go-ahead to reopen, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has said. [...] BAA, which operates many of the UK's airports, said people should... Read more

Travel warning: Strikes in Germany, India and Spain

People travelling to Germany, India and Spain are strongly recommended to check with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before setting off on their journey. Germany Strike action at Frankfurt Airport is expected to cause severe delays and cancellations until Thursday, 1st March, as up to quarte... Read more

Travel Delays likely as Lufthansa cancels flights

People flying in and out of Germany will experience travel delays as Lufthansa cancels flights due to a second strike. At least three airports – Frankfurt (Germany’s busiest airport), Tegel Airport in Berlin and Munich airport are affected by the industrial action. Lufthansa has cancelled 190 fli... Read more

Flooding in the Indian states of Assam and Sikkim

Heavy rains in North East India have wreaked havoc in the states of Assam and Sikkim.  At least 21 people have been killed by the landslides and flooding caused by the torrential downpour. Five people are reported to have lost their lives in Assam where as thousands are thought to be stranded. 16 ... Read more

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