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Airline COVID-19 Refund Policies

Europe is flying again On 15th June 2020 the skies of Europe opened up. EU countries reopened their land borders with neighbouring fellow EU members. With only a few exceptions, most notably the border with Spain and Portugal, we can safely say that post-COVID European airlines are now back in business. This will come as…

New normal for flying

It’s been 3 months since my last flight and my feet were getting very itchy. Luckily lockdown is coming to an end in most of Europe with governments reopening their countries for tourism and normal traffic in stages. After these long weeks of uncertainty, we all need a break, and I’m sure that lots of…

7 ways airlines are evading ticket refunds

Huge airlines, small tricks, a big problem. Don’t let the airlines bamboozle you out of your money back for a canceled flight. Even during a pandemic, refunds are a basic right for all passengers. Who is affected by this problem? The aviation industry literally came to a halt in March this year and has not…

Consumers win the refund battle today

Consumers win the refund battle today as the European Commission takes a clear stance on airline refunds siding with the passengers. Despite a major push from airline lobbyists and various EU member states, the European Commission has reiterated the importance of consumer rights and upholding their right to cash refunds for canceled flights. Airlines had…

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…

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…

Strike - Italy

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…

Strikes italy

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…

Strike - france

Major flight disturbances expected on December 5th in all French Airports

Nationwide strikes will bring traffic to a halt in France on Thursday the 5th of December. As part of continuing protests against pension reform unions across the country have called on members to strike. Most effected with be rail travel with national rail company SNCF cancelling 90% of services and Parisian transport system RAPT with…