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Simon Calder @SimonCalder Away somewhere, paying my way

Travelling the world so you don't have to, for @Independent, @EveningStandard & @theipaper. EscapePodcast: https://t.co/bnjePchcvz. Travel question? Feel free to DM me

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@sense_reason @Debbie24300 @SkyNewsBreak I'm afraid no automatic right to cancel without penalty. https://t.co/d84V7UKAmLTravel and the coronavirus I have tried to answer all the key questions, but let me know if you have others. And re… https://t.co/Ofuu6Vd8Yq @foxyboy60 Be really careful at the airport – avoiding queues wherever possible, washing hands thoroughly after the… https://t.co/SbTsdLtJocLas Palmas airport turned into a dormitory again last night night, when Britain's biggest holiday company apparentl… https://t.co/Uohuqj2yeu
2/25
2020
Covid-19: if there is such a thing as an overabundance of caution, I think we may have reached it. No point decidin… https://t.co/4jcqoqtEoBCanaries sandstorm: thousands still stranded. No cash compensation, but airlines have a strict duty to provide disr… https://t.co/5ODM27XACX
2/24
2020
@GSimba Isolation covers 10 small towns in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo,… https://t.co/mFmq2wjQVL @NikkiChads01 Compared with all the other risks, the chances of being anywhere near someone with this unpleasant vi… https://t.co/ukm0CkrL9xAt Gran Canaria (airport worst hit by sandstorm) easyJet is telling passengers it won't provide hotels: ”We’ve been… https://t.co/82lugpL4XfCanaries: flight chaos caused by sandstorm https://t.co/IlIrWoahyU
2/23
2020
@franwatkins Plane in Tenerife, only a 20 minute hop from Gran Canaria, but the big problem with Canaries flights i… https://t.co/jlAwGCdegH @darrenhopkinson Airlines must provide meals/accommodation and get you out of there as soon as possible. Dozens of… https://t.co/vMYiswpwje @Stevros1988 Only works from St Pancras, and only on the 3.31pm (which has a swift seven-minute connection at Sheffield to Leeds). @Matthew40366745 The Foreign Office warns visitor to Prague of "Pick-pocketing on flights from the UK" "Bogus plain… https://t.co/0YDkv9BuZR
2/22
2020
Covid-19 and its dramatic impact on aviation https://t.co/DLBpuE8Qt7Pink Cadillac? More likely a Mercedes E-Class will be taking you to the airport for your Virgin Atlantic Upper Clas… https://t.co/TxNbeZ9yPIYour favourite European restaurants: looking like a very close four-way tie so far between France, Italy, Portugal… https://t.co/S6lyDdPqWm
2/21
2020
@Pruadvisory This 48 Hours in Amsterdam article celebrated its fourth birthday yesterday, but I think it still does… https://t.co/IZpDaeew0l @W1LBA Turn up with a passport that meets these conditions: The Turkish government advise that your passport should… https://t.co/4AVDODjIaV @husbandmalc Just turn up, but note the official advice: "The Turkish government advise that your passport should b… https://t.co/9g8xpeX4xM @grandetoro1949 And then the rest of the country https://t.co/eHTc4iNOHD https://t.co/p47NNPz6hw @grandetoro1949 Explore Valletta, one of the most astonishing places in the Mediterranean https://t.co/r6clRS7pqg @joe_g_jogjig Thank you for asking https://t.co/uFyNPMDa5YTime for a travel question for you, if I may. https://t.co/IJNBDxQwh5Russia: Foreign Office warning of "radiation spikes" in southern Moscow https://t.co/vCh6Eq2utkTurkey: e-visas scrapped for British visitors from 2 March 2020. The move will save 2 million+ UK tourists this yea… https://t.co/sxidTMARmdFrance: https://t.co/gjRN4cC358
2/20
2020
France demain? Bonne chance? https://t.co/fGIQC6UCoOHeathrow airport in disarray again: United's flight from Washington has diverted to Gatwick, along with British Air… https://t.co/4bQw83cgAuRussia (which has just banned Chinese tourists because of the coronavirus) wants to attract more visitors. So from… https://t.co/FEQVwsoLYG
2/19
2020
@domandkittysmum British Airways should immediately have arranged a flight via Paris/Frankfurt/Amsterdam/Dubai etc… https://t.co/xnoR4syi6u @our_gert From the facts as you present them, you are due a full refund within two weeks.EU air passengers’ rights rules stipulate any airline cancelling a flight for any reason must book travellers on th… https://t.co/ekNPJiUuCv @michell06274882 Until 1.1.21: Your passport is valid for travel anywhere in the European Union, including the Cana… https://t.co/fIqlSf4i5OViruses on cruise ships are FAR more prevalent in winter I've analysed big outbreaks over the last decade Worst mon… https://t.co/lBJrQen61s
2/18
2020
@Mrsljn Yes, easyJet must recompense travel and meal costs.easyJet: "We've cancelled your flight to the Canaries. Next available: Thursday" Family (unaware of easyJet's duty… https://t.co/beIv73ytAQ @garyhorner_gh @SJBretty @bbc5live Yes, if you gave easyJet a reasonable opportunity to provide alternative transpo… https://t.co/LF5fiZeuINStranded, confused and fed up. No, not me: 10s of 1,000s of passengers, after 100s of flight cancellations due to S… https://t.co/nKFsKUjLH9Travellers: it's a wild world out there, with widespread disruption for the zillionth day in a row. Good luck every… https://t.co/lCXl4vbIIXHeathrow IT failure: system now fixed but disruption continues, with more than 80 British Airways flights cancelled… https://t.co/sTtC1vwq5C
2/17
2020
@JennyNielsenNPT @HeathrowAirport Thank you very much. https://t.co/krSUM4xZsW @jackmilly2010 Heathrow airport.Heathrow chaos, 2240 update. IT failure now fixed, but tens of thousands hit by cancellations and long delays. Also… https://t.co/zNuDt1mnkl @JennyNielsenNPT @HeathrowAirport Hi Jenny, Simon Calder from The Independent here. May we use one of your Heathrow… https://t.co/4boSRYNDjBHeathrow: Europe's busiest airport is unravelling due to another IT failure https://t.co/krSUM4xZsW @samanthawylie If I may, your account asserts that easyJet failed to offer a full range of options, then when you b… https://t.co/3YcUpYpNwk @samanthawylie As easyJet knows, it must book you a ticket as soon as possible on a rival airline – on the same day… https://t.co/HarxlQmGcWStorm Dennis: more travel disruption https://t.co/BAiGCq9QPV @PurpleHayes1969 Yes, and if there are no seats on easyJet it must buy you a ticket on another airline as soon as p… https://t.co/9OCZ7ziVVP @noemifyo @annaboulter @easyJet @MartinSLewis It's not an insurance issue; easyJet must pay for the first available… https://t.co/70CR5uK4CN
2/16
2020
@iwains @easyJet The tour operator should have paid for new flights but as it is, claim fares back from easyJet and… https://t.co/T3CCkhxCx7 @easyJet @Denise84403680 "If there are flights available within 24 hours with easyJet then you will not be reimburs… https://t.co/7OEInfn7KI @MEB987 Good choice. Hope they have a fabulous trip.easyJet cancellations latest https://t.co/PHPyIHaDu8 @maryestall @easyJet @Girlguiding easyJet must book them on any other airline that can get them to their destinatio… https://t.co/0z6Dv6M6Ca @Raviii_Verma Yes. easyJet is responsible for getting you home, on a rival airline if it cannot get you home on the… https://t.co/tbAFh8tB45More easyJet cancellations for Sunday: Luton 26 (including the first four Geneva flights) Southend 8 (Geneva, Alica… https://t.co/QAcmCIGIPl @chairmanofthe12 If it's a package holiday (whether with easyJet Holidays or another tour operator) involving a fli… https://t.co/ANXj71PMg2easyJet has just cancelled more than 60 Gatwick departures/arrivals on Sunday morning, including ski flights to Gen… https://t.co/koXP8jsvE7 @donvonbonn1 @dicky_burgess @easyJet An airline that cancels a flight has a strict duty of care to provide replacem… https://t.co/yEknqlT3XFAiming for the Alps? Trains more reliable than planes. https://t.co/Qt9a4IVCpn @dicky_burgess easyJet must book you on the first available flight, whatever the airline and the fare. The only exc… https://t.co/K6B6tzBjUU @BenPBradshaw @easyJet Sorry to hear it. Fortunately European air passengers’ rights rules are on her side: easyJet… https://t.co/Ynxa6RPIlz @BenPBradshaw @easyJet Good morning, Ben. Pre-emptive cancellations to try to keep the rest of the operation on tra… https://t.co/Y9wSXEDGSrStorm Dennis has triggered half-term holiday chaos. Hundreds of winter sun and ski flights for Saturday were abrupt… https://t.co/6VVP40LKGy
2/15
2020
@JoMidgley72 @CircuitousThe Having investigated similar cases in the wake of severe weather disruption (easyJet can… https://t.co/XZjftaVkru @MEB987 Sorry to hear it. Loads of good deals elsewhere if that helps? Look at https://t.co/gMnYN20s13 for late-not… https://t.co/KVQCOgRLsBTravelling this weekend? Good luck 50 Heathrow flights already cancelled on Saturday afternoon/evening (in addition… https://t.co/iUmvrhrhTTLondon-Sydney nonstop: huge row between Qantas and the pilots' union over "Project Sunrise" Airline threatens to re… https://t.co/ltRElGStmw @GawpStaffs Yes.jetBlue's founder has a new plan https://t.co/nN7ueGz1mc
2/14
2020
Seat recline: should you always ask the person behind if they mind or just exercise your right to recline? https://t.co/5ytfvZleSuNorwegian lost almost £4 per passenger in 2019, but vows it will shrink to success in 2020 – cutting flights by one… https://t.co/XPvQVMPvDL @HiddenPooh A letter from her GP should allow a claim under BA's Ts and Cs section 3e: "Your rights if you are prev… https://t.co/w0ItJ2TGM9
2/13
2020
@JBAEdmonds @sundayhandbag No, the timings are haphazard; on Saturday morning almost nothing arrives early enough a… https://t.co/LlgHthvend @Colcestrian @seatsixtyone With the exception of Ireland, the same rule applies to visits to all of them: Bulgaria,… https://t.co/ibcDNcjIwZTravelling to the EU (or Norway, Switzerland, Iceland or plucky Liechtenstein) from 1.1.21? The government has just… https://t.co/DnYZjJwr8G @HortLouise On a package holiday that's now unfortunately not going ahead, my reading of the law is that they get f… https://t.co/as6tMZKocuBritish Airways today launched a new route from Heathrow to Newquay I tried to book a trip on the first flight but… https://t.co/xldkP4Kpl7 @McWhirterAlex @trustaviation @AviationVincent Alex, I'll copy the press release for you. PSO stipulates any of the… https://t.co/cZkZAffFOUCovid-19 and cruising holidays Booked a proper package (flights and cruise in a single transaction)? Significant ch… https://t.co/7xb7aHsWEM @AlanSlevin1 That seems an odd demand. The chances of being anywhere near someone with this unpleasant virus, in Th… https://t.co/rRNgcqBDlwNewquay-Heathrow air war intensifies Flybe abandons the flagship link from Cornwall to Europe's busiest airport in… https://t.co/yUMmrrr4sP
2/12
2020
Arrivederci, Air Italy. Two notable aspects: 1 A soft landing: booked passengers all promised full refunds or alter… https://t.co/RNyNmjKJv9 @andywatson22 @CanadianUK @JaniceCharette Hi, unfortunately Canada's eTA appears to be designed to deter visitors a… https://t.co/cUePXkBGjNEurope's busiest airports: at present rates of growth, Paris CDG will be neck-and-neck with London Heathrow by the… https://t.co/t3j0peDlX9HS2 rail project: what, why, when and how much? https://t.co/crIDelxwX9
2/11
2020
Coronavirus and travel: an expert view https://t.co/xWKRjTvV2e @mccooltweet @British_Airways @WhichMoney All due to BA’s archaic pricing structure. No need to pay it. Tell me the… https://t.co/dZvyBowZnFThe morning's consignment of coronavirus/travel questions https://t.co/u0yFe6ZiluUK travel: the nightmare continues on trains and planes. West Coast main line flooded at Carlisle, trains in rural… https://t.co/XFiDa7GqE2
2/10
2020
@AFinCB @kristemple No obligation to pay cash compensation. Unavoidable duty of care to provide hotel and meals, an… https://t.co/GRS2OTsib0Travel chaos: 10pm update After... Some rail passengers were told “We will be held here at Luton for the foreseeabl… https://t.co/bW5ZN9VI61 @kristemple Fortunately, whatever Ryanair says the European air passengers’ rights rules are on their side Ryanair… https://t.co/ZZ5RfJTRTiPlease be advised that @Port_of_Dover has now re-opened for ferry movements. A big thank you to all the Port’s cu… https://t.co/ydnuYEVDhn
Retweeted by Simon CalderThat British Airways Geneva-Gatwick (not quite)-Lyon marathon: I've been hearing from the passengers ... https://t.co/ntDTZFMnT5British Airways flight 2749 from Geneva to Gatwick wasn't much fun today. Took off almost three hours late, hung ar… https://t.co/FsD4fJVLRZ @billyboy_baker Yes. 40 people have been tested positive for the virus. 17 are Chinese nationals; the remainder liv… https://t.co/QXfNAzUMy7 @Binibeca_rental easyJet must provide a flight as soon as possible on ANY airline (including British Airways or KLM… https://t.co/3YJ78dSa0r
2/9
2020

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