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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

British Airways flights delayed by 'technical issue' – what you need to know

Scores of British Airways flights have been delayed by a technical issue this morning, the airline has said

21 November 2019

BA passengers disrupted by baggage system chaos – here's what to do if you're affected

Some British Airways passengers travelling from Heathrow were forced to queue for hours due to a baggage system fault – some arrived at their destinations without their luggage

18 July 2019

Tonnes of toiletries dumped at UK airport security – here's what you CAN take in your hand luggage

Tonnes of standard-sized aerosols and perfumes had to be dumped at UK airports last year because passengers tried to take them through security

9 July 2019

Airports hike 'kiss and fly' drop-off charges – how to beat them

Eight major airports across the UK have upped the cost of dropping off passengers over the last year, a MoneySavingExpert investigation reveals - and one now charges a whopping £7 for a 10-minute drop-off. But at most airports it's possible to beat the fees and drop off for free if you know where to go - we've full airport-by-airport help below

1 July 2019

Flybe cancels dozens of flights

Flybe has cancelled dozens of flights to and from UK airports today, blaming "operational issues"

3 April 2019

Ryanair doubles name-change grace period to 48 hours

Ryanair passengers who want to amend their bookings will have a 48-hour window to make changes for free, as part of a 'customer care improvement' package announced by the airline today

14 February 2019

Ryanair increases baggage fees

Ryanair has raised the cost of flying with a 10kg bag by hiking hold luggage and priority boarding prices, after twice cutting its cabin baggage allowance last year

14 January 2019

Three million pay extra for passports after leaving it late to renew

More than three million applications for pricier premium and fast-track passport renewals have been made in the past five years, costing travellers an extra £130 million, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal

20 November 2018