Posts Tagged ‘ Department for Transport ’

Time for a change in the law

Oct 7th, 2021 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

The Department for Transport should draft a short, crisp bill remedying the situation.

Joined-up travel thinking

Jul 18th, 2021 | By
cartoon of a traveller

Why did it take over 36 hours to harmonise travel advice on going to Bulgaria and Croatia?

Holiday vouchers are safer

Jul 19th, 2020 | By

The Department for Transport announced that the government would protect refund credit notes offered if packages are cancelled as a result of COVID-19.

Rail compensation

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By
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In future, the DfT says, as part of any new franchise agreement, delay compensation will be liable if the train is fifteen minutes or more late. Existing franchise holders which do not already offer “Delay Repay” will be encouraged to adopt the scheme.

Rail woes

Oct 19th, 2016 | By
Southern Rail

If the Transport Select Committee questions whether the Department for Transport is suitable to run a railway franchise, shouldn’t we ask whether a parliamentary committee is fit for purpose if it only criticises but offers no solutions?

Charge all electronic devices before you fly

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

Last week we told you about the new rules regarding carrying electronic devices on planes. Yesterday the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, announced that they could apply to ANY flight into or out of the UK.

Government announces ATOL Reforms

Jun 23rd, 2011 | By

One of the worst kept secrets was finally let out of the bag today when the Department of Transport published its thoughts on the future of ATOL, the scheme which protects holidaymakers from their suppliers going bust and leaving them stranded either before or during their holiday.

Your Local Airport and You

May 17th, 2009 | By

June 1st is the closing date for the public to make their views known to the government about what they think of their local airport; its standards and its services. You can do that by a couple of ways. You can either e-mail or write to the Department of transport or you can complete the survey that Co-op travel has running on its website, The Co-op has run one survey in the last couple of weeks to assess the service at British airports. the
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