Ryanair cancelled flights: Irish German Dutch Belgian Swedish pilot strike full list | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights today (10 August) due to pilot strike action, with 396 routes affected in five countries. Pilot unions in Ireland announced their plan to strike for the fifth time in as many weeks. This was shortly followed by Belgium and Sweden, with Germany and the Netherlands joining on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Express.co.uk reveal the full list of strikes to plague travellers across Europe today flying with Ryanair. Ireland – 20 flights cancelled Irish pilots have been on strike for five weeks…

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Flights: Head lice warning for passengers travelling on planes | Travel News | Travel

Flights could be spreading head lice through the seat cushions, according to experts. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has found an increase in head lice cases in the last five years, with 45 per cent of parents admitting they had caught them. Passengers travelling by plane could find their heads full of unwanted visitors by the time they land. Dr Sharon Wong, Consultant Dermatologist with the British Skin Foundation explained that while they don’t “fly or jump”, they can live for up to 48 hours on a human. This…

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Flights: How likely are you to survive a plane crash? This is how to boost your chances | Travel News | Travel

Dying in a plane crash is one of the biggest fears for many of those travelling by air. But this week, when a plane crashed in Mexico, none of the 103 people on board died (even though most of them were injured).  So, how unusual is this? Well, according to a review by the US National Transportation Safety which looked at national aviation accidents from 1983-1999, more than 95 per cent of those on board survived the crash, even in 55 per cent of the most serious accidents. Experts say…

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1,000 bags pile up in Ryanair flights chaos stansted airport | Travel News | Travel

The budget airline also cut flights on Saturday and yesterday. European services, including those to Dublin, Cork, Barcelona and Budapest, were called off, leaving passengers stranded. A handwritten notice in the luggage area reads: “For Ryanair cancelled flights. Please collect your baggage from Reclaim Four. Please rebook your flights online or on Ryanair app.” The rows of abandoned luggage include baby buggies, rucksacks and plastic bags. Passengers were still looking for their luggage after at least five more flights were cancelled yesterday. Ryanair said: “Due to thunderstorms in Stansted on…

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Ryanair strikes 600 cancelled flights to Spain Portugal and Belgium | Travel News | Travel

Thousands of Brits will have their travel disrupted, as the mass walkout comes at peak holiday season, with schools having just broken up for the summer. Meanwhile, Italian cabin crews will strike today, but the budget airline says flights will not be affected. Ryanair said those travelling have been contacted and “90 percent of affected passengers have been transferred” to another flight. The Irish company said: “Ryanair has added extra Customer Service staff to help re-accommodate/refund these customers over the next seven days. “Any Ryanair customers travelling to/from Belgium, Portugal…

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British Airways cancelled flights: Heathrow Airport passengers face technical problems | Travel News | Travel

British Airways passengers are facing huge delays and cancelled flights due to a system failure at Heathrow Airport. The airline tweeted: “We are experiencing disruption to our flights as a result of an issue with some of our IT systems. “We are working hard to urgently resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption to some customers’ travel plans.” Passengers are being advised to book overnight accommodation as Heathrow Terminal Five was affected due to the computer failure. Four long-haul flights have been cancelled so far. Many were complaining…

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