• Holidays

    Watch out for huge mobile bills on cruises: Some firms charging 3 a minute 'maritime roaming fees'

    Holidaymakers sailing on ferries and cruise ships in Europe this summer are being warned they could face a big phone bill if they use their mobiles on board.Normally, travellers in the EU should be charged no more than 5p a minute to make a call, 2p to send a text and 5p to download one megabyte of data - that's enough to look at ten web pages.But on a passenger ship, people face higher charges. Relaxing trip? Cruise passengers could be in for a nasty shock when they get their mobile billThis is because ferry and cruise firms, such as ...

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    Travel trouble? Here are the appsthat can ease the hassle - and save money at the same time

    Find a new flight in minutes and watch as the plane arrivesSkyscanner: FreeThe era of traipsing around travel shops in search of the best flight deal is long gone. App 'appy: In a crisis, they could even spare you the kind of flight-desk anguish faced by Steve Martin in the hit Hollywood comedy Planes, Trains and AutomobilesThese days search engines on the internet such as Skyscanner will do the legwork on your behalf.Information about thousands of flights that can be booked in an instant is only a few taps away on a smartphone app often saving you hundreds of pounds ...

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    How to claim flight delay or cancellation compensation - and the circumstances in which you qualify for redress

    If your flight has been delayed by at least three hours or cancelled then you have the right to compensation under European law.Under EU Regulation 261/2004, passengers are entitled to up to 600 ( 509) in compensation when their flight lands at their destination more than three hours late.But airlines don't always have to pay out and can avoid doing so if the delay is caused by an extraordinary circumstance, such as bad weather or crew strikes. If your flight has been delayed or cancelled you should be able to claim compensationPreviously, airlines routinely refused to pay out for delays ...

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