Conversations about: Transport & Travel

Holiday firms: give us a break from sneaky fees and bad service

by , Chief Executive Transport & Travel 27 July 2015
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Suitcases and plane

Holidaymakers are an easy target for unscrupulous businesses, says Which? chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith. It’s high time the travel industry cleaned up its act. (more about pleas to the travel industry ...)

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Should the country where you live affect the price you pay?

by , Senior EU Public Affairs Officer Transport & Travel 22 July 2015
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Car hire sign

Should it cost you more to hire a car online depending on the country you live in? Or how about booking tickets to a visitor attraction such as Disneyland – should your home nation be a factor in the price you pay? (more about online pricing in the EU ...)

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Are misleading fuel consumption claims costing you money?

by , Head of tech and cars Transport & Travel 18 July 2015
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petrol pump

Imagine this. In your hallway sits a huge box containing a new TV. You’re excited; it’s the 50-inch model you’ve had your eye on for ages. But when you open the box, it’s no bigger than your old 32-inch set. (more about misleading fuel claims ...)

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Don’t pay for your European health card – it’s free!

by , Consumer Rights Producer Transport & Travel 13 July 2015
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Did you know you can get free or low-cost medical treatment in Europe – just by picking up a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Sound simple? It is as long as you avoid copycat websites. (more about fake health card websites ...)

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Is the driving test starting to show its age?

by , Conversation Editor Transport & Travel 1 June 2015
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driving test

The compulsory driving test celebrates its 80th birthday today. When introduced it led to an immediate drop in the number of road deaths. But is it still a good test for how safe you are to drive on today's busy roads? (more about driving tests ...)

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Did the ad for your holiday fail to match the reality?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 23 May 2015
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Picture of dream holiday against stormy sky

It’s easier than ever to find out about hotels and holiday resorts. But while the descriptions in brochures and online often sound great, plenty of us have horror stories about places that weren’t quite as described. (more about holiday horror stories ...)

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Three-hour flight takes off without toilet paper

by , Consumer Rights Producer Transport & Travel 9 May 2015
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Ryanair aircraft

Ryanair calls itself a ‘no-frills airline’ so you’d probably expect to do without a few luxuries in return for getting a cheap fare. But what about toilet rolls? And on a three-hour flight? (more about Ryanair flight ...)

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‘I went to court when my car didn’t meet its mileage claims’

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 5 May 2015
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Filling petrol tank

Our post on Convo last month about differences between claimed and actual car mileage prompted you to tell us your own stories. It's a problem many of you have clearly faced, but how far would you go for a solution? (more about mileage claims ...)

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How much would you pay for extra legroom on flights?

by , Conversation Editor Transport & Travel 4 May 2015
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Woman sleeping on a plane

Have you ever paid more to get extra legroom when flying economy? Did you think the comfort was worth the cost or just another way for the airline to get more money out of you? (more about legroom on planes...)

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How many miles can your car really do on a full tank?

by , Senior EU Public Affairs Officer Transport & Travel 23 April 2015
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Car fuel dial

Like many motorists you probably have a good idea of how many miles your car can do on a full tank of petrol. But do you know if it is anywhere near what the manufacturer claims? (more about Car MPG campaign)

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Do you buy travel insurance add-ons?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 18 April 2015
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Pink suitcase with travel insurance label

When you’re planning your holiday, do you have ‘flight cancellation insurance’ on your checklist alongside your passport and your holiday money? If so, are such travel insurance add-ons worth it? (more about

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Do cinema ticket prices ruin your film-going experience?

by , Guest Author Transport & Travel 15 April 2015
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A row of red seats in a cinema

Are you put off going to the cinema due to the cost? Elicka is. She’s a student currently doing work experience at Which? – read why she won’t be watching the latest release on the silver screen. (more about going to the cinema...)

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What’s the best way to buy a car?

by , Car Researcher Transport & Travel 19 March 2015
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A lot of parked cars

From cash to contract hire, there’s more than one way to buy a new car. Some methods even give you the chance to have a new car every few years, but which option is right for you? (more about buying a car...)

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Can you trust travel insurers?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 28 February 2015
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We rely on our travel insurance to be there for when things don't go our way, especially when we're abroad and don't know the ropes. So why are so many consumers failing to get the cover they need? (more on travel insurance...)

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