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Coronavirus travel rights

We've the latest on the testing and self-isolation rules for travellers visiting popular destinations abroad, plus full refund and insurance rights for overseas and UK travel.

4 July 2022

Martin Lewis: Flight cancelled in the last few weeks? You're likely due £100s in compensation on top of a refund or new flight

MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis is alerting customers of British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair and others who’ve recently had, or will face, cancellations that they may be entitled to claim £100s per person in compensation on top of refunds and a new flight.

12 May 2022

Flybe takes to the skies again - here's how the airline stacks up in terms of price and rewards

Flybe has begun flying again under new ownership. The regional airline relaunched this month after collapsing in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic. It will now operate the majority of its flights from Birmingham and Belfast, as well as offering selected routes from London Heathrow.

20 April 2022

Airline passengers to be compensated for delays of 1hr+ on UK domestic flights under new Government plans - here's what's happening

The plans also include strengthening consumers' rights to complain when the airline won't help in the first instance.

31 January 2022

British Airways glitch sparks anger as customers unable to convert Avios frequent flyer miles into Nectar points

Swathes of frustrated British Airways customers have been unable to convert their Avios frequent flyer points into Nectar rewards because of a glitch with the airline's systems, which has resulted in an outpouring of anger online.

8 December 2021

British Airways passenger wins cash refund in court after being 'pushed' to accept vouchers for Covid cancelled flights

A MoneySaver has successfully taken British Airways to the small claims court and been awarded £300 after disputing the airline's decision to issue vouchers instead of a cash refund for flights cancelled due to the pandemic.

26 November 2021

Easyjet to increase hand luggage costs for most

Easyjet passengers with standard tickets can once more take larger bags into the cabin. However, while this may be more convenient for some, you'll need to pay for the privilege - and for most it will cost more than double the budget airline's previous charge to put the same luggage into the hold.

8 November 2021

Autumn Budget 2021: Cuts announced to alcohol and air passenger duties, while the levy on fuel is frozen for the 12th year in a row

Sizeable cuts to alcohol and air passenger duties were announced by Rishi Sunak in today's Autumn Budget 2021, while the Chancellor froze the levy on fuel for the 12th year in a row.

27 October 2021

American Express is shaking up its British Airways Avios credit cards from September - here's what it means for you

Card provider American Express is making a number of changes to its two British Airways rewards credit cards from 1 September. The shake-up will see annual fees hiked for some, while for others the spending threshold to earn a 'free' companion flight is falling - although they will now only be able to use this on economy class tickets. Here's what's happening.

31 August 2021

Canada and Switzerland to move to the 'green' travel list in the latest 'traffic light' update - but Montenegro and Thailand will turn 'red'

Seven destinations, including Canada and Switzerland, will be added to the 'green' traffic light list from next week, the UK government has announced. The system is used to govern the action holidaymakers must take when they return to the UK from overseas.

26 August 2021