Cruise ship passengers stage ‘mutiny’ after luxury tour goes to Great Yarmouth

Some passengers reportedly refused to even step off the vessel (Picture: Rex) Disgruntled cruise ship passengers staged a ‘mutiny’ after their mystery voyage ended up stopping at Great Yarmouth and a Dutch port likened to a council estate. Some travellers refused to even step off the Balmoral ship after forking out up to £1,400 for an 11-night stay. According to The Sun, others got into heated rows with staff aboard the 710-room vessel about the lacklustre itinerary. One guest told the paper: ‘It’s mutiny on here.’ Having set off from…

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Thomas Cook share prices plummet as travel firm faces collapse

Thomas Cook share prices went into freefall after it emerged the firm was seeking £200million in extra funding (Picture: Getty Images) Thomas Cook share prices went into freefall this morning after it emerged the company is on the brink of collapse. Shares in the 178-year-old tour operator, which employs 21,000 people across 16 countries, dropped as much as 20 per cent. The slump followed an announcement to the market warning that the firm’s request for £200million in extra funding could see shareholders’ investment wiped out. ‘The recapitalisation is expected to…

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Passengers text loved ones goodbye as plane plummets 29,000ft in 7 minutes

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Plane passengers scrambled to text their loved ones goodbye when their aircraft plummeted almost 30,000ft in just seven minutes. The petrified travellers were halfway between their flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale when their rapid decent started. Delta Air Lines said the sudden loss of altitude was the result of a ‘cabin pressurisation irregularity en route’. One passenger, Harris DeWoskin told WFTS that ‘chaos sort of ensued’ when the oxygen masks dropped.…

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Passengers text loved ones goodbye as plane plummets 29,000ft in 7 minutes

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Plane passengers scrambled to text their loved ones goodbye when their aircraft plummeted almost 30,000ft in just seven minutes. The petrified travellers were halfway between their flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale when their rapid decent started. Delta Air Lines said the sudden loss of altitude was the result of a ‘cabin pressurisation irregularity en route’. One passenger, Harris DeWoskin told WFTS that ‘chaos sort of ensued’ when the oxygen masks dropped.…

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Ryanair strike dates: Why are Ryanair striking and how long will it go on for?

Ryanair staff are striking again (Picture: REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo) There are due to be another series of Ryanair strikes. The plans to strike were announced by the BALPA (British Airline Pilots Association) union following further strikes from 22-23 August. If you’re worried about how this will impact your travel plans, then read on, because we’ve got what you need to know about why Ryanair staff are striking and how long this action is set to go on for. What are the September 2019 Ryanair strike dates? There is a two-day…

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Tourist knocks gondalier’s hat off and headbutts him over selfie

The tourist, in blue, grew into a rage at the gondolier – allegedly over selfie (Picture: Dixe el Duse) An angry tourist has been caught headbutting one of Venice’s iconic gondoliers in anger over a selfie. The altercation happened near the Bareteri Bridge which crosses one of the city’s famous canals. A video of the incident shows the tourist in a blue polo shirt shouting at the Venetian boatman before knocking his distinctive straw hat off his head. He then squares up to the gondolier as his traditional flat-bottomed rowing…

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Stranded Ryanair passenger forced to pay £700 to continue with business trip

Mat McCallum missed his flight to Slovakia when Ryanair’s system went down – preventing him from checking in luggage (Picture: Shutterstock,) A business owner who missed a work flight when Ryanair’s luggage belt broke had to fork out around £700 to fly to a different country then drive to his destination. Mat Mccallum arrived at London’s Stansted Airport early with three colleagues for an 8.30am flight to Bratislava, Slovakia. The 39-year-old, from Nottingham, was the last of the group to drop his luggage off – which happened at the exact…

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BA chief exec slammed for taking ‘£530,000 pay rise’ while cutting pilot salaries

British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz has called for talks with union bosses to continue in order to bring an end to the pilots’ strike (Picture: PA) The chief executive of British Airways has been slammed for increasing his salary ‘by £530,000’ while asking pilots to ‘return to the negotiating table’ after they begun a two day strike over pay. Earlier today on Good Morning Britain, British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz was asked how he could justify his own pay increase from £830,000 last year to £1.36 million, which…

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British Airways cancel almost 100% of flights in pilot strike

British Airways has told passengers that if they have a flight booked on Monday and Tuesday, it is likely they will not be able to travel as planned (Picture: PA) British Airways says it has had to cancel ‘nearly 100%’ of flights after pilots began a 48 hour strike over pay today. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa), are taking their first ever industrial action against the airline, grounding hundreds of flights. Up to 145,000 passengers will be affected by the flight cancellations, with BA usually operating up…

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