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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

Will low oil prices really lead to lower air fares?

Will reduced oil prices lead to cheaper flights? According to new research by Travelzoo, the answer’s a resounding 'no'. Last week, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the five year low cost of oil should be passed on to the consumer via lower flight prices, sparking much debate about potenti... Read more

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

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

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

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

Cheaper to fly to New York than take the train to Brighton

The average cost of flying to a holiday destination abroad is 40% cheaper per mile than travelling by train to a UK holiday destination The average cost of flying abroad is 36p per mile, compared to 61p getting a train to a UK holiday destination The average cost per mile of hiring a car and usi... 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

French Alps air tragedy: What if I want to cancel my trip?

Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashed in the French Alps while flying between Barcelona and Düsseldorf. It is expected that all 150 passengers on board the Airbus A320 have been killed by the accident. While this is little comfort to those travelling, many travel insurance policies, and also credit car... Read more

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