Air Italy has gone into liquidation!

Milan, February 11th 2020: Air Italy becomes the latest airline to go into liquidation. A shareholder’s meeting decided to ground the ailing airline that has suffered €380 million in liabilities in the last 2 years. The company has stated that passengers with flights up to the 25th of February will be honoured with alternate flights…

What Can Airport Baggage Scanners See?

What Can Airport Baggage Scanners See?

Airport scanners – Big Brother or Big Mother? Security concerns have made air travel a pretty invasive affair, but the security process is actually designed to protect us, the passengers. It is critical to the safety of all who fly that hold luggage, hand luggage and each passenger’s physical person are all checked by scanners…

Storm Ciara (Sabine) – cancelled and delayed flights across Western Europe

Storm Ciara, Sabine in the German speaking countries, has severely affected flights in many countries. Heavy rainfalls and winds of over 160kmph have cancelled and delayed flights with Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands hit hardest. Passengers flying to or from the following airports should contact their airlines immediately: Airport Cancelled Percentage Munich International (MUC) 149 29%…

Numerous airlines cancel flights to China over Coronavirus fears

Airlines from several countries have confirmed that they are suspending flights to China over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. All passengers flight to, from or via China are urged to check their carrier’s websites for update details. Air Astsna – Kazakhstan Air Canada – Canada Air India – India Austrian Airlines – Austria Azerbaijan Airlines…

How to count flight delay?

Delayed Flights and Compensation  A delayed flight is an annoyance at the best of times, while at the worst it can mean missing a connecting flight, part of your holiday, or an important event. Most people know that they are entitled to compensation if a flight is delayed, but how do you work out the…

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Italy – 24 hour National Aviation Strike January 14th

Strikes to continue in 2020 Members of ENAV, the national air traffic operator, have announced a 24 hour national strike on the 14th of January, extending to 48 hours in Liguria, including Genoa, La Spezia, Savona, Imperia. Strikes by Air Italy and Alitalia have also been announced for the same day at the following airports…

Passenger Rights Comparison - Canada, EU and USA

Passenger Rights Comparison – Canada, EU and USA

Although the European Union is less than half the size of the United States it boasts nearly 200 million more inhabitants. Despite these differences, flight passenger numbers for the EU and the US are nearly the same, but passenger habits and the types of flights are quite different, and this is reflected in the passenger…

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Friday the 13th Strikes Again! More strikes at Italian airports.

Friday the 13th of December will be very unlucky for the thousands of people whose flights have been cancelled due 24-hour air transport sector strikes. As part of ongoing strikes staff of Alitalia and Air Italy will be staging a walkout between 10am and 6pm, but it will affect flights from as early as Thursday…

Food in plane

Can you take food on a plane?

With all the restrictions on security at airports sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what foodstuffs you can bring on a plane. In general, you can bring anything that is not on the list of banned items onboard your flight nor anything controlled or illegal in the country of depart or arrival. Is there are…