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The holiday hassles of a teenager travelling solo

by , Guest Author Transport & Travel 28 July 2014
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Self-service airport check-ins

There’s a new generation of travellers flying the skies solo – teenagers, of which our guest author Kyle is one. But it isn’t always a smooth journey - here are some of the worst holiday hassles he’s encountered. (read more about holidady hassles...)

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Holiday Hassles – this isn’t what it looked like in the brochure!

by , Campaigns Assistant Transport & Travel 21 July 2014
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Holiday hassles illustrations

We recently launched our campaign to stop holiday hassles. Through your comments we've already collected more than 3,000 stories ranging from a holiday hindrance to holiday hell... (more on hotel hassles...)

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Brief cases: couple wins £1,162 in cruise confusion

by , Which? Lawyer Transport & Travel 17 July 2014
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Cruise Ship

Which? members John and Eileen Andrews won back £1,162 with help from our legal experts when their 14-night cruise was cancelled without their knowledge. (more about cruise problems...)

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Air your getaway gripes and put a stop to holiday hassles

by , Advocacy Officer Transport & Travel 12 July 2014
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Holiday hassles illustrations

Despite the grey skies and heavy rain, summer is upon us and many take the opportunity to take a well-earned break. But many of you have told us that your holidays have not been quite as hassle-free as you hoped… (more about holiday hassles...)

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Is Easyjet’s ‘cabin bag guarantee’ really guaranteed?

by , Assistant Travel Editor Transport & Travel 8 July 2014
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easyJet plane

When is a guarantee not a guarantee? In the case of Easyjet’s cabin bag guarantee, it’s when the airport departure gate staff ignore it. Has Easyjet put your cabin baggage in the hold? (more about Easyjet's baggage guarantee...)

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Are you ready for a cashless bus service?

by , Transport & Travel 4 July 2014
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London bendy bus

You’re already running late for work when the bus finally turns up later than it was due. The route is chock-a-block and then the person getting on in front of you fishes out the coppers to pay for their journey. (more about cashless buses...)

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Buying flights? Beware of ATOL fakers

by , Assistant Travel Editor Transport & Travel 4 July 2014
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airlines surcharges BEUC

When you're shopping for holiday flights, always make sure to check the provider is ATOL protected. But be careful - we've found some websites that are displaying the ATOL logo despite not being protected. (more about holiday scams...)

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What’s your biggest airport bugbear?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 28 June 2014
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Airport queue

What’s your biggest gripe when you're at an airport? We surveyed more than 1,000 Which? members to tell us what frustrates them most before they fly off for their holidays... (more about airport frustrations...)

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Meet-and-greet airport parking – safe and secure?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 22 June 2014
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Meet and greet parking

How safe is your car when you leave it in the hands of an airport meet-and-greet parking company? You’d hope that your pride and joy is driven safely while you’re away. But that’s not always what we found… (more about meet-and-greet parking...)

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Together we can end rip-off car hire charges

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 14 June 2014
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Car rental sign in airport

Today we launch our new car hire campaign, alongside the Spanish consumer group OCU. Together we’re calling on car hire companies to end all unexpected extra charges and play fair with their fuel policies. (more about car hire...)

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What’s the longest you’ve been delayed at the airport?

by , Consumer Rights Producer Transport & Travel 13 June 2014
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Woman frustrated in airport waiting room

There’s no doubt we'll all have experienced a delayed flight. But what happens when your flight is delayed due to ‘extraordinary circumstances’? A recent court ruling could shake things up… (more about our flight delays..)

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Do car hire companies drive you round the bend?

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 2 June 2014
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Car hire

A holiday should be a relaxing time away from the stresses of everyday life. But for some their holiday starts with unexpected stress and expense at the hire car collection desk. Sound familiar? (more about car hire...)

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Women-only parking spots? No thanks

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 1 June 2014
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Woman looking bored in car

Is the ability to manoeuvre a vehicle into a parking space really determined by gender? City planners in Seoul, South Korea, seem to think so. (more about parking...)

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