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Government orders UK airlines to cancel flights earlier rather than later to avoid further travel chaos? Here are your cancellation rights

Easyjet and Tui have become the latest airlines to cancel flights at the last minute leaving passengers in the lurch during the school half-term holidays. If your flight is cancelled, you're due an alternative or a full refund. Plus, if it's less than 14 days before departure you could be owed £100s in compensation on top - here's all you need to know.

30 June 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

Warning: Holiday booking scams jump by a third - here's how to avoid them

Holidaymakers should watch out as new data from Lloyds Bank shows travel-related scams have increased by a third over the year to March, with fraudsters targeting those booking package holidays, flights, hotels and caravans. Here’s how to try and avoid them - and what to do if you've been scammed.

29 April 2022

Friday is the cheapest day to fly, research suggests – with flights to Milan the best value for money

Friday is the cheapest day to travel by plane, research conducted by Skyscanner has revealed. Out of the seven days of the week holidaymakers could save 9% by travelling out of the UK on this day.

6 April 2022

Airlines to be investigated for refusing cash refunds where passengers couldn't travel due to Covid-19 restrictions

Airlines will be investigated by the competition watchdog over whether they broke consumer law by failing to offer cash refunds for flights that passengers couldn't legally take due to Government restrictions during the pandemic

16 December 2020

Travel disruption as Storm Ciara hits: your rights

All you need to know if affected by road, rail or flight disruption as the country is hit by Storm Ciara.

10 February 2020

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

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 responds to MSE dossier of name-change complaints – and insists 'there is no glitch'

Ryanair has written to MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis insisting there is "no technical problem" which is resulting in passengers' names being automatically changed on bookings, despite us submitting a dossier detailing more than 160 reports of the issue

22 January 2019