Posts Tagged ‘ The Independent ’

Do holiday companies have blacklists?

Jan 17th, 2016 | By

In particular, it has been told that both Butlin’s and Pontin’s are keeping secret “blacklists” of Irish Traveller families.

Airport wide boys?

Aug 12th, 2015 | By

Last Saturday, as we mentioned, The Independent ran a story about airport retailers and VAT. Isn’t four days a long time in travel?

The airport retail rip-off

Aug 8th, 2015 | By

Today The Independent and its alter ego, The I, have a fascinating story about the fact that some retail outlets at airports are ripping us off by not allowing a VAT reduction when we fly outside Europe.

The British Airways Strike

Mar 16th, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 18th March. BA has announced that there will be extra flights as more volunteers have come forward than they expected so do check on the link below to see if things have altered since the original flightplan was drawn up.

BA has announced the standby measures it has put in place to get passengers away during the 3 day strike planned from March20th-22nd. You can see the details and how you might be affected at
Only about 850 flights out of the 1,950 scheduled to fly will be cancelled. From Gatwick all long haul and about half of the short haul flights will fly. From Heathrow about 60% of long haul will fly but only about 30% of short haul. All affected passengers will be contacted by BA.