Ryanair boss predicts ALL restrictions on flights to Spain, Portugal and Greece removed by summer

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has predicted a removal of all restrictions on flights to Spain, Portugal and Greece, declaring ‘the vaccines are coming, people are going on holiday’.  O’Leary said that whilst it is ‘certainly foolhardy’ to book a getaway in April or May, he believes ‘Europe will catch up’ in June, July and August … Read more

ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Airport law ends ‘macho man’ Keir’s flights of fancy 

ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Airport law ends ‘macho man’ Keir’s flights of fancy By Anna Mikhailova For The Mail On Sunday Published: 23:31 GMT, 27 March 2021 | Updated: 00:07 GMT, 28 March 2021 It would be no surprise if tomorrow’s introduction of a new law aimed at stopping people going to an airport without ‘good reason’ … Read more

Covid Argentina: Flights from Brazil, Mexico and Chile restricted

Argentina will be suspending flights from Mexico, Brazil and Chile as of Saturday as part of a plan to prevent different strains of the coronavirus from entering the country. The South American nation announced the move Thursday as it prepares itself for a second wave of infections.    The government said in a statement that the … Read more

Virgin Atlantic to trial vaccine passport app trial on Heathrow to Barbados flights

Virgin Atlantic has become the latest airline to announce a trial of so-called vaccine passports. Customers on flights to Barbados from April 16 will be invited to use the Travel Pass app to verify they meet the Caribbean island’s entry requirements for pre-departure coronavirus testing. Future versions of the app – developed by airline trade … Read more

Long-haul flights face duty rise making passengers on higher-polluting plane journeys pay more 

Long-haul flights face duty rise under plans to make passengers on higher-polluting plane journeys pay more The Treasury is considering introducing higher taxes for long-haul flights  Holidaymakers would see increased flight tax to Australia, New Zealand & Peru  Would help cut taxes for domestic flights, currently charged at £26 for return By Daniel Martin and … Read more

Summer holidays at risk: BA axes flights amid fears ALL of Europe could be added to ‘red list’

Foreign holidays have been dealt a fresh blow after British Airways scrapped more summer flights. Passengers were left dismayed by the latest round of cancellations that include trips in July and August – after overseas travel is scheduled to resume on May 17.  Europe is grappling with surging cases and yesterday a UK health minister … Read more

‘Sikh Michael O’Leary’ offering cut-price flights to India

British-Asian businessman who calls himself ‘the Sikh Michael O’Leary’ to launch Ryanair-style airline offering cut-price flights to India as soon as July By Harriet Dennys, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 March 2021 A British-Asian businessman who calls himself ‘the Sikh Michael O’Leary’ will launch a … Read more

The real-life Con Air: Marilyn Hartman, 69, snuck onto 30 flights without a ticket or passport

Many people say the enjoyment went out of flying long ago, but Marilyn Hartman hasn’t let the nightmare of airports and airlines dampen her passion for aviation. She doesn’t worry about having all her documents and passport with her because she doesn’t carry any. And she doesn’t fret about the cost of the ticket because … Read more

Vaccine passports needed for international flights but not U.S domestic services, says Delta CEO 

Some type of vaccine passport for overseas flights will be required, but not for U.S domestic flights, according to the CEO of the world’s second-biggest airline, Delta. Ed Bastian says in an exclusive interview airing tonight, Tuesday, on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: ‘I don’t see that happening in the U.S, but I think … Read more

Shapps hints costs of foreign flights could rise to cut levy on domestic trips

Grant Shapps today hailed plans to cut Air Passenger Duty for domestic flights – but hinted that foreign travel costs might have to rise as a result. The Transport Secretary said the current system where return journeys within the UK could face a higher levy than trips abroad was ‘bizarre’. In a round of broadcast … Read more