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Government launches half-price 'rail sale' – how it works and how to get cheaper fares

The 'rail sale' will offer travellers around 50% off more than one million train tickets on journeys across England, Wales and parts of Scotland.

21 April 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

Thousands of former Thomas Cook customers urged to claim refunds for cancelled holidays - here's how

Former customers of the now defunct travel firm Thomas Cook have been urged to submit refund claims for holidays they lost out on when the company went under in 2019. The Government's Official Receiver - which is administering the winding down of Thomas Cook - set-up a claims portal in November 2021, but it says thousands of eligible holidaymakers still need to submit refund requests.

19 April 2022

Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms on the brink of collapse - here's all you need to know and how it affects you

Teletext Holidays has stopped taking new bookings, while sister company Alpharooms says existing trips will not be fulfilled. The move comes after both firms' membership to the Travel Trust Association (TTA) - a trade body that ensures travel companies abide by industry regulations - ended on 29 October.

19 April 2022

Exclusive: More than half a million people missed out on cheapest passport rates because they applied by post – here's how to cut costs

Over three million Brits saved on their passport applications by applying online instead of by post last year – but more than half a million missed out, (MSE) can reveal.

4 April 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

Passenger locator forms and Covid tests to be scrapped for ALL UK arrivals later this week

All remaining coronavirus-related travel restrictions will be scrapped for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals to the the UK later this week, transport secretary Grant Shapps has today (14 March) announced.

14 March 2022

RAC says drivers collectively paid £156 million more than they should have for petrol in December - here's how you can cut fuel costs

UK drivers collectively paid £156 million more than they should have for petrol in December, equating to roughly £5 million a day, according to motoring group the RAC, which has accused retailers of overcharging.

6 January 2022

Rail prices to rise by the largest amount in nearly a decade - here are all the details

Train passengers in England and Wales will be hit with the largest fare rise in nearly a decade, with ticket prices increasing by up to 3.8% from 1 March. It is the biggest jump since January 2013. Meanwhile, fares in Scotland will rise by 3.8% from 24 January.

6 January 2022

France to ban UK holidaymakers, causing chaos for Christmas travel plans - here are your refund rights

Only those with a "compelling" reason will now be able to enter the country but this doesn't include travel for tourist or business reasons. This applies whether you're vaccinated or not.

16 December 2021