Conversations about: Transport & Travel

Is the driving test starting to show its age?

by , Conversation Editor Transport & Travel 1 June 2015
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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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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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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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Saving money on train tickets – what do you do?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 16 February 2015
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Train ticket in pocket

Train ticket prices went up again in January 2015. Season ticket holders are now paying 2.5% more than last year, with other tickets rising on average by 2.2%. But there are ways to save money on train tickets… (more about train tickets...)

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Hotel bill shock: the hidden ‘extra’ you have to pay

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 10 January 2015
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Whether it's for work or a holiday getaway, stays in hotels can be expensive enough. And now it seems some hotel booking sites are being sneaky with the non-optional fees, leaving guests caught out. (more on hotel bill shock...)

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Would you pay more for a flight with a punctual airline?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 6 January 2015
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Would you pay more to fly with an airline with an excellent punctuality record? For a short-haul flight I think I probably would and a number of members said they would too... (more on prompt flights...)

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Premier Inn stops using 0871 number for customers

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 30 December 2014
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It might be one of the nation’s favourite hotel chains, but Premier Inn was charging customers too much for phone calls, until we stepped in. Have you spotted a travel firm promoting pricey numbers to customers? (more about Premier Inn...)

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