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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

Summer flight delays and cancellations on the rise

For many people, summer holiday is not a necessity, but a must. Whether it’s a beach holiday, a road trip, an adrenaline-filled adventure, or an exotic vacation in the Far East, summer seems like the perfect time to get away from the hectic rush of everyday life to relax, unwind and replenish energy... 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

Easter flight delays: Columbus Direct offers customers free lounge access

We can’t wait for the upcoming Easter holidays - and we bet that you can’t, either. Will you be planning on exploring a new city, making the most of the last few days of skiing, or sunning yourself on a beach? Either way, the Easter break is a great opportunity to unwind. Whether you’re heading awa... Read more

Enjoy free lounge access if your flight’s delayed

There’s nothing worse than sitting around the airport when your flight’s delayed. The crowds, the lack of space and the uncertainty of when your flight’s due can lead to rocketing stress levels - and we think that’s unacceptable. So, if you buy a travel insurance policy with Columbus Direct, we’ll ... Read more

Three in-flight arguments which escalated quickly

Aircraft are, as a rule, cramped, warm and uncomfortable, unless you're Obama, or a millionaire who can afford something a little bit nicer than an easyJet flight to Rome. So, it may come as no surprise that when tempers flare up and the close quarters get too much for some people, the results can ... Read more

Claim compensation for your delayed summer flight

According to new research by flightright.co.uk, as many as one in five flights leaving the UK were delayed this summer - but passengers can still claim compensation from the airlines they travelled with. Flights from Gatwick to Spain were the worst affected, and people travelling to Barcelona affec... Read more

I don't bee-lieve it! Bee causes flight delays after getting 'trapped in instruments'

Passengers flying from Dublin to Southampton had an un-beelievable journey at the weekend when their plane had to turn back after ten minutes - due to a hapless bee getting stuck in the aircraft's instruments. Ten minutes into the flight, the crew noticed that the aircraft was struggling to give re... Read more

Flight attendants reveal their secret confessions

Are you a nightmare passenger? You're probably not - we're not accusing you or anything - but let's face it. Some people are. It's nearly always the airline staff who take the brunt of moronic behaviour. And believe us when we say they've seen it all, from vomiting due to too much booze to shouting... Read more

How you can claim if your flight is delayed or cancelled during the summer holidays

Barring illness abroad or losing their passport, a traveller’s worst nightmare is arriving at the airport and seeing signs saying 'Delayed' or, even worse, 'Cancelled'. Not great at any time, but potentially horrendous if you're facing endless hours in a sweaty, overcrowded airport this summer. Her... Read more

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