Airlines told they must improve how they handle cancellations – or face enforcement action
Airlines have been warned they must do everything they can to avoid further disruption or harm to passengers over the summer.
21 July 2022
Easyjet or Ryanair passenger? You can claim a refund and £100s in compensation if you're wrongly told your passport isn't valid
Some EasyJet and Ryanair passengers have wrongly been told at the departure gate that they can't board flights because their passports are invalid. If you've been incorrectly turned away but your passport is fit for travel, here's how to get a full refund and £100s in compensation on top. Plus, we confirm the passport rules for European travel.
13 May 2022
British Airways passengers previously offered vouchers for Covid cancelled flights can now claim cash refunds - here's how
British Airways passengers who feel they were wrongly handed vouchers for cancelled flights during the pandemic can now get cash refunds following a U-turn by the airline. But you need to actively request that your voucher is transferred into cash - we explain how to do this below.
30 March 2022
Regulator raps Ryanair, Virgin and others for being too slow on refunds – but says all UK airlines have now agreed to pay up
The aviation regulator has published a list of 18 airlines' performances during the coronavirus pandemic, with Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic rapped for being too slow to pay refunds
30 July 2020
Regulator to name and shame airlines over refunds – MSE survey shows Virgin and Ryanair likely to be among them
Aviation regulator the Civil Aviation Authority is this week expected to name and shame the airlines that have been the worst for refunds during the coronavirus pandemic. It comes after MSE presented the regulator with a dossier of 77,000 responses to our survey on travel refunds, which earlier this month found that Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic were the worst-rated major airlines
29 July 2020
Regulator warns airlines over delays to coronavirus refunds
Only a minority of airlines have been giving customers refunds for cancellations within acceptable timeframes, according to a review from the aviation regulator – and it's warned it'll take enforcement action if some fail to start paying up more promptly
1 July 2020
One in three Thomas Cook refund claims still to be paid
Around one in three of the first set of Thomas Cook customers to claim refunds after the holiday firm collapsed will not be paid within the aviation regulator's 60-day target
6 December 2019
Thomas Cook customers left confused by emails from claims firms
Some Thomas Cook customers who are waiting for refunds from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been left confused after receiving out-of-the-blue emails from claims firms
20 November 2019
Holiday firms Late Rooms and Super Break stop trading
The parent company of travel firms Late Rooms and Super Break has gone into administration - if you've booked a trip or you're on holiday at the moment, here's what you need to know
2 August 2019
Martin Lewis calls on Ryanair boss to refund passengers hit with name-change charges
MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has called on the chief executives of Ryanair and the Civil Aviation Authority to investigate an apparent name-change booking 'glitch' which has cost many passengers at least £115 to fix - and presented them with a dossier detailing over 160 reports of the problem
14 January 2019
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E.on Next to cut winter bills by up to 50% for some customers on low incomes – here's what's happening29 September 2023If you're an E.on Next customer, look out for a message from the firm offering you up to 50% off your bills this winter, as the supplier is launching a new support scheme.
EDF Energy to cut bills for some by £30 this winter – Martin Lewis welcomes move but says 'it's not a game-changer'29 September 2023EDF Energy will cut bills by £30 for some 260,000 of its customers who get the Government's Warm Home Discount this winter.
Martin and MSE among organisations calling for energy social tariff as millions expected to struggle with bills this winter29 September 2023The Government must urgently introduce an energy social tariff to prevent millions of households from falling into fuel poverty this winter, consumer organisations including MoneySavingExpert have said.
Train strike refund rights as Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more set for week of disruption28 September 2023Rail users in England, Scotland and Wales face disruption over the coming week as workers across multiple train operators, including Northern, Southeastern, Thameslink and more, take strike action and refuse to work overtime.
26 September 2023Interest rates on fixed mortgage deals have been edging down over the past few weeks with some five and 10-year fixes now at below 5%.
26 September 2023
11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.
21 August 2023
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