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The IATA formalises rescue fares to help stranded passengers

Have you ever been stranded because your airline collapsed? If so, here's some good news to round of the week - members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to offer discount 'rescue' fares to travellers who are unable to travel because their airline has gone out of bus... Read more

FCO: Help for British nationals stranded abroad

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has put together a page with advice and information for people stranded abroad, which can be found here on the FCO site. There is information for British nationals stranded in Europe, including details of ports and ferry operators. There is also inform... Read more

Ten ways to cheat death if you're stranded in the Aussie bush

An Australian woman found alive and well after being lost in the bush for 17 days has revealed how she stayed alive in the wilderness. Shannon Leah Fraser, 30, became lost after going to the Golden Hole swimming spot in Northern Queensland with her boyfriend and another friend. After she was rescue... Read more

Advice for our customers who are currently in France, or planning on travelling to France

After the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13, you may have some questions regarding travel to France and how you’re covered if you’re in the French capital. We would advise all travellers to heed the following guidelines: Travellers in France should remain vigilant and avoid public ... Read more

David Miliband advises Calais route

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has advised Britons stranded in Europe to head to Calais to catch a ferry back to England: Mr Miliband told GMTV: "This is an unprecedented situation, it is affecting the whole of northern Europe, so our priority is first, to make the most of the hole in the cl... Read more

Coaches Sent To Madrid

The UK Government has today announced that it will be sending 100 coaches to Madrid, to pick up Britons stranded there and to transfer them to Spanish ferry ports such as Santander.  Madrid has become a meeting point for British tourists from beyond Europe, as there are flights from beyond Europe to... Read more

Just so you know, the FCO is not directory enquiries

Recent enquiries received by Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff in Spain include a request for Phil Collins’ telephone number, and a man reportedly asked staff to contact his dominatrix after she had left him stranded at the airport The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is attempting to remind... Read more

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears leave thousands of Brits trapped in Austria

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears left thousands of British tourists trapped in ski resorts in the Austrian Alps last night. More than 1,000 Brits are stranded in the town of Ischgl alone, but many more are believed to be stuck in ski resorts Galtur, St Anton and Arlberg. The Tyrol region has seen... Read more

Low-cost Spanish airline Spanair collapses

TravelMole.com has today reported the collapse of Low-cost Spanish airline Spanair. The Barcelona-based airline has ceased operations leading to 647 flight cancellations and leaving more than 20,000 passengers stranded. UK low cost airlines, EasyJet and Ryanair are both offering options to passeng... Read more

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

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