Save money on airport parking: if you’re heading off on your holidays, don’t pay the ‘drive in’ price
I was interested in a report in the Independent newspaper the other day which said it was cheaper to park a light plane at the airport for 24 hours than to leave a car in a short stay car park. So, I know short stay car parks are only meant for an hour or so, but even if you use a medium or long stay car park, you could pay a fortune if you don’t book ahead. What are your options?
If you’re caught up in the travel chaos and your flight is delayed or cancelled, what are your rights?
If your flight is delayed or cancelled due to snow, fog or volcanic ash, what compensation can you claim?
Thousands of passengers saw their festive travel plans disrupted due to appalling weather in 2010. For some it meant that flights were cancelled. For others it meant long delays or hours in the car to get to airports. It’s not just the airlines that have been affected as Eurostar has also cancelled a number of departures. What are your rights if your plans are delayed and who – if anyone – will pay extra expenses that you’ve incurred?
If you claim on your travel insurance, could it affect your household policy premiums?
If you make a claim on your travel insurance policy for lost items, the company may claim from your household insurer.
On Saturday, BBC Radio 4 Money Box featured an interesting story about someone who’d claimed £200 for glasses he’d lost on holiday, only to be told by his travel insurer that he should supply details of his household insurer. The reason is that his travel insurer was going to try and claim some of the money back from his contents insurance provider. If you’re scratching your head about how this could happen, you’re not alone…!