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German train passengers get €53 million for delays

Today 08:03 GMT

The amount of compensation Germany's biggest rail operator paid for train delays increased from €38.6 million ($43.6 million) in 2017 to more than €53 million last year.

State-owned DB is not the only train company that allows customers to apply for compensation according to the German system. But it pays out the lion's share of compensation each year because it operates nearly all intercity routes, which also tend to experience the most delays.

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Source: BBC

Flybmi collapse leaves passengers stranded

Today 03:19 GMT

Passengers stranded across Europe have told of their frustration after the UK regional airline Flybmi collapsed, cancelling all its flights.

One of Flybmi's routes, which connected Stansted and City of Derry airports, was subsidised by the government to boost trade and travel between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Several people use the flights for work and Derry Strabane Council said it was in emergency talks with the Department of Transport to seek a replacement airline for the route.

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Source: The Guradian

'Hidden city' travel: why airlines are cracking down on a discount trick

Monday 05:08 GMT

Airlines are cracking down on a ticketing loophole that can knock thousands of pounds off the cost of travel – but the fight back is only giving more publicity to the advantages of “hidden city” travel.

As Lufthansa’s decision to appeal the case makes clear, airlines are now willing to put those dueling positions to test again, this time in a Berlin court.

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Source: The Guradian

Regional airline Flybmi collapses blaming Brexit uncertainty

Sunday 22:44 GMT

The British airline Flybmi has gone bust, cancelling all flights with immediate effect and blaming Brexit as the main cause of its collapse.

“Current trading and future prospects have been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and lack of confidence around bmi’s ability to continue flying between destinations in Europe,” the airline said in a statement.


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