TUI – Windge Fluester http://windgefluester.net/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:02:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://windgefluester.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png TUI – Windge Fluester http://windgefluester.net/ 32 32 The biggest summer vacation ripoffs – and the cheap flights to buy instead https://windgefluester.net/the-biggest-summer-vacation-ripoffs-and-the-cheap-flights-to-buy-instead/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:02:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/the-biggest-summer-vacation-ripoffs-and-the-cheap-flights-to-buy-instead/ There are some general tips for getting cheaper flights. Inevitably, the less convenient early morning or late evening flights often offer the best value. You might also consider flying to smaller airports a little further from your final destination, or trying a multi-center vacation and familiarizing yourself with local transportation. Research is key: flying to […]]]>

There are some general tips for getting cheaper flights. Inevitably, the less convenient early morning or late evening flights often offer the best value. You might also consider flying to smaller airports a little further from your final destination, or trying a multi-center vacation and familiarizing yourself with local transportation.

Research is key: flying to a city rather than a classic Mediterranean island, for example, but finding a sleepy seaside village just an hour away by train could save you hundreds of pounds, not to mention help detour crowds. And if you’re open to a new destination, try using the “search anywhere” tool on popular flight comparison websites like Skyscanner to find bargain options.

Below are five top summer vacations that won’t break the bank. Given the high number of cancellations, we have avoided listing easyJet routes, but passengers should be aware that other carriers are also cutting flights this summer.

Note that the flight prices shown are for specific dates, but we’ve selected routes where decent value options are available throughout the summer.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Flightsreturn: £80 return (August 4-11; departing from London City Airport with Swiss Airlines)

If the price of your classic seaside holiday has eluded you, why not try Switzerland’s second city, which recently dubbed itself a “resort town”, trading on its lake, mild weather (temperatures hover around the mid-20s at the height of summer) and proximity to the Alps.

The city is attached to the idea. From July to the end of August, every tourist will receive a free Geneva Resort Pass, which offers free or discounted access to more than 100 activities, from vineyards to wild swimming, as well as a free and unlimited travel card to be used during the length of their stay. travel. Meanwhile, Swiss Air flights from London City Airport (which recently topped The Telegraph’s ranking of the best UK flights [and worst] airports) are reasonably priced during the summer holidays, regularly costing less than £100.

In terms of accommodations, splurge at one of the large hotels located on the lake – the 26-suite Woodward is particularly spectacular. More affordable (and still just a 10-minute walk from the lake) is the Tiffany Hotel, an ode to Art Nouveau in Geneva’s bohemian quarter. Doubles from £168.

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Airlines use post-Brexit loophole to bring in foreign workers https://windgefluester.net/airlines-use-post-brexit-loophole-to-bring-in-foreign-workers/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/airlines-use-post-brexit-loophole-to-bring-in-foreign-workers/ British Airways, easyJet and TUI are using an employment loophole to operate flights with EU crew without UK work visas as they grapple with staff shortages. Airlines are borrowing EU-registered planes under so-called wet-lease arrangements as they grapple with some of the worst staff shortages on record. The practice means they can circumvent post-Brexit immigration […]]]>

British Airways, easyJet and TUI are using an employment loophole to operate flights with EU crew without UK work visas as they grapple with staff shortages.

Airlines are borrowing EU-registered planes under so-called wet-lease arrangements as they grapple with some of the worst staff shortages on record.

The practice means they can circumvent post-Brexit immigration rules that would otherwise prevent airlines from flying EU personnel without a UK work visa.

British Airways has borrowed four planes from Finnair and four from sister airline Iberia instead of using one of the 18 UK-registered Airbus planes the flag carrier has in storage, industry sources say.

EasyJet has ‘wet leased’ eight planes to operate from Gatwick and one from Bristol from SmartLynx Airlines of Latvia.

TUI is using five of SmartLynx’s jets for services from Gatwick, Manchester and Doncaster airports, as well as two planes from Lithuanian airline Avion Express for flights from Gatwick.

Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, has so far resisted demands from airlines, airports and ground handling companies to allow an influx of foreign workers to ease a staffing crisis that has caused misery in UK airports this year.

Bosses want the government to consider offering temporary visas similar to those issued to fruit pickers, musicians and religious figures to fill labor gaps.

Mr Shapps, however, insisted that ‘more immigration’ is not the answer to the difficulties of the aviation industry.

Airline executives are said to have warned Department for Transport officials in a call last Friday that carriers would use an increasing number of foreign-flagged planes with only a small number of UK-registered planes if ministers do not did not relax immigration laws.

It is estimated that more than 2.5 million passengers will fly to and from the UK on the three airlines’ foreign-registered and foreign-crewed aircraft.

Airlines have said that “wet lease” is standard industry practice. There is no indication that he breaks any of the UK immigration laws.

An airline source said it was not a viable way to bring European labor to the UK as it is much more expensive and ‘just a back-up measure when the industry has short-term capacity needs”.

Another disagreed, saying it wasn’t always more expensive – instead, it depended on supply and demand for surplus planes among rival airlines.

A British Airways spokesman said: “To provide our customers with access to as many destinations as possible, our partner airlines are operating select European flights for us as we continue to rebuild our operation.”

EasyJet and TUI declined to comment.

Mr Shapps is, however, considering easing rules that prevent airlines from cutting their schedules at capacity-limited airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick, where take-off and landing slots are in high demand and worth tens of millions of dollars. books each.

The Transport Secretary has previously criticized carriers for selling seats on flights they were unable to operate.

DfT officials issued an emergency consultation over the weekend on the “70:30 rules” this summer. This would mean airlines must operate 70% of their flights at airports with limited capacity or return slots to an industry coordinator.

The airlines received the consultation last Friday and have until Monday to respond, according to an industry source.

Gatwick last week limited the number of flights that can take off and land at the airport for the first time in its history to deal with same-day cancellations by airlines.

It puts in place a cap of 825 in July and 850 in August, meaning up to 4,000 flights will have to be cut, disrupting the summer holidays of hundreds of thousands of Britons.

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I paid £4,000 more for premium seats on the TUI flight but was told I had to move because my son had AUTISM – I’m furious https://windgefluester.net/i-paid-4000-more-for-premium-seats-on-the-tui-flight-but-was-told-i-had-to-move-because-my-son-had-autism-im-furious/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:05:08 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/i-paid-4000-more-for-premium-seats-on-the-tui-flight-but-was-told-i-had-to-move-because-my-son-had-autism-im-furious/ A mum claims she was told she couldn’t sit in premium economy class on a nine-hour TUI flight because her five-year-old son has autism. Amanda Brown shelled out an extra £4,410 for speedy boarding and extra legroom, but was told to move because she was ‘fussy’. 5 Billy’s mum Amanda Brown claims her son sat […]]]>

A mum claims she was told she couldn’t sit in premium economy class on a nine-hour TUI flight because her five-year-old son has autism.

Amanda Brown shelled out an extra £4,410 for speedy boarding and extra legroom, but was told to move because she was ‘fussy’.

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Billy’s mum Amanda Brown claims her son sat quietly on his iPad the entire flightCredit: Supplied – Amanda Brown
Five-year-old child with autism playing in the sea while vacationing in Jamaica

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Five-year-old child with autism playing in the sea while vacationing in JamaicaCredit: Supplied – Amanda Brown

The 31-year-old was traveling from Gatwick to Jamaica with 17 friends and family for her honeymoon on May 30.

His parents decided to upgrade the group to premium economy class for £245 pp to make life easier for five-year-old Billy, who has non-verbal autism and a blue badge.

But on boarding, Amanda asked the cabin crew where she could change the youngster as the nearest lavatory was too small, and she says she was told she would have to upgrade to the cheaper seats.

The carer, from Croydon, south London, said: “It’s outrageous.

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“We paid extra charges for premium seats, but felt like we didn’t belong.

“Many comments have been made about the inconveniences of having my son there – and he was the best-behaved boy on the whole plane. I am furious.

“I was so upset and in tears. We were being discriminated against.

“They made us feel like shit and singled us out for having a disabled child.”

Amanda and her group refused to budge from their seats – which were wider, had a steeper recline, children’s TV channels, food and drink, lounge access and came with priority boarding – but claimed that they were treated differently from other passengers for the remainder of the flight.

She added that little Billy was no problem at all, sitting quietly on his iPad for the full nine hours.

“He was so good,” she said.

“I’m filing a complaint. The way we were treated is enough to make me boycott TUI for good.”

The holiday giant said it takes the allegations “very seriously”.

I was so upset and in tears. We were discriminated against.

Amanda Brown

Amanda said the argument erupted over her questions about the toilet, but things got worse when they landed in Montego Bay.

Billy’s ‘special needs pram’ was nowhere to be found, despite being promised it would be waiting at the plane’s doors, she said.

“I had no choice but to keep walking and my son started having a bad temper tantrum and biting and scratching my arms,” ​​Amanda said.

“We then had a long wait at passport control. Billy got so upset he was almost sick.

“After another 30 minutes the buggy was finally there and I put Billy in it and he immediately felt better.”

Amanda said her band lodged a complaint about how they were treated but were disappointed by the lack of a quick response.

TUI says they never received it, but the family eventually received an email thanking them for raising the issues and apologizing for the “level of service” they received.

A TUI spokesperson said: “We take allegations of this nature very seriously.

“We encourage the customer to contact us directly so that we can investigate further.”

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They added that during the flight, crew members received complaints from other passengers about the noise level of some children in premium economy class and that parents were changing children’s nappies on the seats.

What is non-verbal autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an incurable and lifelong developmental condition that affects the way people perceive the world and interact with others.

It affects around one in 100 people in the UK and is three to four times more common in boys than girls.

Many people with ASD have difficulty understanding other people’s feelings and emotions and may have difficulty carrying on conversations.

When they are young, their language development may take longer and they may struggle to use facial expressions, instead using gestures to communicate.

They may also have difficulty connecting with other people and maintaining eye contact with unfamiliar people.

Many children with ASD like to follow a routine, and changes to it can cause distress.

High-functioning autism is an informal term that some people use to describe people with autism spectrum disorder.

Non-verbal, or non-speaking, autism is a subset of autism where the person does not learn to speak, and sometimes does not point or gesture.

Amanda, 31, and her son Billy

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Amanda, 31, and her son BillyCredit: Supplied – Amanda Brown
The young person has non-verbal autism

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The young person has non-verbal autismCredit: Supplied – Amanda Brown
Little Billy and his brother sitting in premium economy class on their TUI flight

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Little Billy and his brother sitting in premium economy class on their TUI flightCredit: Supplied – Amanda Brown
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Police call on TUI to ‘get away from hell’ after plane was diverted to another airport https://windgefluester.net/police-call-on-tui-to-get-away-from-hell-after-plane-was-diverted-to-another-airport/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 03:30:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/police-call-on-tui-to-get-away-from-hell-after-plane-was-diverted-to-another-airport/ A TUI passenger has told how holidaymakers endured a ‘flight from hell’ after their plane ‘bounced’ off the runway and was diverted to another airport. Police were then called as passengers became ‘abusive’ while waiting for the grounded plane. The passengers were on a flight from Cape Verde to Bristol – but found themselves in […]]]>

A TUI passenger has told how holidaymakers endured a ‘flight from hell’ after their plane ‘bounced’ off the runway and was diverted to another airport.

Police were then called as passengers became ‘abusive’ while waiting for the grounded plane.

The passengers were on a flight from Cape Verde to Bristol – but found themselves in a 12-hour delay ordeal, Birmingham Live reports.

The plane was initially delayed for several hours before takeoff.

The flight then descended to 800ft before ascending once more, but passengers on board said they landed on the Bristol runway before departing.

Passengers were also stuck on the plane for two hours on the Birmingham runway as passengers became furious and airport police were called.

The plane was inspected to see if it could return to Bristol on June 8. But the long wait has led people to complain. A man was escorted off the plane.

When a pregnant woman needed medical attention, paramedics treated her on board. The passengers were then told they would not be returning to Bristol and left the plane to be taken back to Bristol by bus.

TUI said the plane was diverted from Bristol due to “weather conditions”, but passenger James Hendy disputes this.

The 39-year-old, from Oldbury, said: “It had nothing to do with the weather. There was no adverse weather. It was clear. And if so, why did we bounced off the ground?

“It was classified as a security issue. And we were 12 hours late in Bristol as we landed in Birmingham. Unacceptable. Escape from hell – yes.

“A three hour delay to Sal, then diverted to Birmingham from Bristol. Police came to the flight to evacuate a member of the public and a woman in need of medical attention.

“Two hours on a plane to Birmingham, then two hours in the terminal waiting for luggage to catch the bus back to Bristol for another two hours. And TUI only offer compensation for a three hour delay.”

Another passenger said: “We absolutely bounced off the runway into the sky causing a system error. Before landing the captain said it would be bouncy due to the length of the tarmac. We took a shortcut, I flew in and out of full Bristol and thought ‘where are we going?’

“We descended and the plane honestly felt like it had smashed the tarmac, then we climbed back up into the air. The captain said that was normal and he was going to try again.

“We made a big turn and then he announced that a system error had occurred,” she added. “Honestly, it was scary. I landed in Canada in ice and snow, but it was ‘bouncing, bouncing’.”

A TUI spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that TOM245 from Sal, Cape Verde, to Bristol was diverted to Birmingham on June 7 due to weather conditions at Bristol Airport. Our crew offered all the possible support during the flight before everyone is safely disembarked.

“We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers on board. The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is always our top priority and we would like to thank passengers for their patience and understanding.”

It is understood that all customers have been proactively contacted with a link on how to claim their compensation which is calculated based on flight delay time.

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TUI boss issues statement apologizing for airport delays – Read his statement in full https://windgefluester.net/tui-boss-issues-statement-apologizing-for-airport-delays-read-his-statement-in-full/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:04:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/tui-boss-issues-statement-apologizing-for-airport-delays-read-his-statement-in-full/ The travel industry has been hit by prolonged delays and cancellations – particularly during school holidays – due to what are believed to be understaffing and a surge in travel demand following the pandemic. of Covid-19. Last week, a number of people found themselves stranded abroad after their return flights were cancelled. Register to our […]]]>

The travel industry has been hit by prolonged delays and cancellations – particularly during school holidays – due to what are believed to be understaffing and a surge in travel demand following the pandemic. of Covid-19.

Last week, a number of people found themselves stranded abroad after their return flights were cancelled.

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TUI‘s chief executive released a statement apologizing for the delays

British airline passengers have been hit with disruption for months due to a lack of staff after letting thousands of people go during the coronavirus pandemic.

Airlines, airports and ground handling companies have repeatedly called for sector-specific financial support during the Covid-19 crisis as government travel restrictions have suppressed demand.

They are now struggling to recruit new employees and get their security checks processed. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has rejected calls to open the door to more ‘cheap’ foreign workers in a bid to relieve pressure on the aviation sector.

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And now TUI boss Andrew Flintham has penned an open letter to customers, apologizing for the delays and cancellations and saying the industry is a “complex ecosystem”.

Here is his statement in full:

Over the past few weeks you will have read in the news, or seen on social media, that the travel industry as a whole has been affected by delays and cancellations. I know our customers work hard for their valuable time, which is why we always do everything in our power to provide a fantastic vacation.

TUI holidays rely on a complex ecosystem of services. This includes our own pilots and cabin crew, as well as operational partners who cover things like check-in, baggage and catering. At the same time, we work closely with the air traffic control and airport security teams. Our planes cannot fly when the ecosystem is not functioning as it should.

During the first weekend of the May semester, the ecosystem experienced capacity issues that impacted some of our customers. In some cases, customers have experienced delays and, in rare cases, cancellations. These customers had a bad experience – for that, and the distress caused by the cancellations, I apologize.

I want to assure you that we have learned from what happened and are working closely with our partners to resolve the issues that caused the delays and cancellations. I also want to reassure you that such situations are rare – this week the vast majority of our flights operated as normal and over 200,000 customers took off to enjoy their TUI holidays as planned. Our teams have been helping affected customers find alternative holidays and process any refunds due. And I can assure you that TUI will never leave you stranded abroad.

I hope this gives you the confidence to look forward to your holiday with TUI this summer, or the next time you travel with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Airlines at Heathrow Airport that will allow you to change your flight for free, including British Airways and Tui https://windgefluester.net/airlines-at-heathrow-airport-that-will-allow-you-to-change-your-flight-for-free-including-british-airways-and-tui/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:36:34 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/airlines-at-heathrow-airport-that-will-allow-you-to-change-your-flight-for-free-including-british-airways-and-tui/ With the approach of the summer school holidays, many are preparing to fly to a sunny destination. With sunscreen on hand and a pina colada calling your name, you don’t want to let anything get in the way of sitting on the beach and soaking up the rays. But sometimes life can get in the […]]]>

With the approach of the summer school holidays, many are preparing to fly to a sunny destination. With sunscreen on hand and a pina colada calling your name, you don’t want to let anything get in the way of sitting on the beach and soaking up the rays.

But sometimes life can get in the way and with the pandemic still ongoing, you might find yourself testing positive days before your flight. You can usually change your flight if you find yourself in a sticky situation, but not all airlines make the process easy. Some charge you a fee to change flights, and that doesn’t count the difference you would have to pay in fares, if any.

However, others are waiving this fee so you can change your flight time or destination at no additional cost, allowing you a hassle-free trip. If you decide not to fly at all, there are also options to claim a voucher to spend on another flight in the future.

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British Airways

The mid-range airline has put in place a temporary offer that if you booked a flight before June 7, 2022 for travel that would have taken place before September 30, 2022, you won’t have to pay anything extra for change your flight details. . On their website they state: “You can change your dates, destination or even cancel if you need to, with no change booking fee, although a fare difference may still apply.”

If, on the contrary, you wish to cancel your reservation entirely, you can claim a voucher for the value of your trip which you can use until September 30, 2023. You must complete a form to request the voucher, which you will then receive by email.

Air France

This French airline allows flexibility if you have purchased tickets for the summer. You can postpone the departure of your trip without paying any additional costs. Likewise, if you no longer wish to travel, you can request a voucher to be used later. Vouchers are valid for one year after the date of issue.

Aer Lingus

The Irish airline waived its fee until September 30, 2022 saying: “Change your flight for free as often as you like up to 7 days before departure. This includes changing your travel dates and/or of your destination, once it is in the same region (Europe or North America).” However, note that if you purchased extras with your flight, they will not be automatically carried over.

Tui Airlines

This package travel provider will also allow you to change your flights for free, “for holidays departing no later than October 31, 2022”. If you test positive for Covid-19, you can change flights until the day of departure. This also applies if a lockdown has prevented you from traveling or if vaccination or testing requirements have changed.

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TUI: Helen Murano and Christian Baier appointed to the supervisory board of TUI AG https://windgefluester.net/tui-helen-murano-and-christian-baier-appointed-to-the-supervisory-board-of-tui-ag/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 12:42:25 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/tui-helen-murano-and-christian-baier-appointed-to-the-supervisory-board-of-tui-ag/ ​The local court in Hanover has appointed Helen Murano (55) and Christian Baier (45) as members of the supervisory board of TUI AG with retroactive effect from 31 May 2022. Both succeed Alexei Mordashov and Vladimir Lukin, who resigned from their mandates on the supervisory board of TUI AG. early March. Christian Baier will also […]]]>

The local court in Hanover has appointed Helen Murano (55) and Christian Baier (45) as members of the supervisory board of TUI AG with retroactive effect from 31 May 2022. Both succeed Alexei Mordashov and Vladimir Lukin, who resigned from their mandates on the supervisory board of TUI AG. early March. Christian Baier will also become a member of the audit committee.

About the TUI Group

TUI Group is one of the world’s leading tourism groups and operates worldwide. The group is headquartered in Germany. TUI shares are listed on the FTSE 250, an index of the London Stock Exchange, on the regulated market of the Hanover Stock Exchange and on the Open Market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 27 million customers, including 21 million in European national companies.

The entire tourism value chain is covered under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 16 cruise ships, from MS Europa and MS Europa 2 in luxury class and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and cruise ships at Marella Cruises in Great Britain. The group also includes leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms across Europe, five airlines with over 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. In addition to extending its core business to hotels, cruises through successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on expanding digital platforms. The Group is transforming into a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the heart of our corporate culture. The TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, focuses on the positive effects of tourism, on education and training and on strengthening environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus supports holiday destinations in their development.

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Cancellation policies of TUI, Ryanair, easyJet, BA and Jet2 https://windgefluester.net/cancellation-policies-of-tui-ryanair-easyjet-ba-and-jet2/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:44:09 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/cancellation-policies-of-tui-ryanair-easyjet-ba-and-jet2/ With summer upon us and countries dropping or relaxing their coronavirus travel rules, many Britons will be on the wane in the coming months. Many holidaymakers are eager to return to their favorite destinations, including Spain and Turkey, for guaranteed sunshine and a change of scenery. But many passengers have faced delays and cancellations in […]]]>

With summer upon us and countries dropping or relaxing their coronavirus travel rules, many Britons will be on the wane in the coming months. Many holidaymakers are eager to return to their favorite destinations, including Spain and Turkey, for guaranteed sunshine and a change of scenery.

But many passengers have faced delays and cancellations in recent weeks as the industry grapples with increased flight demand and staff shortages. UK airports have seen long queues, while some travelers have had their flights canceled altogether.

There are growing concerns about how the industry will cope over the summer and fears that there will be more cancellations and delays. If you’ve booked a vacation, you may be considering your options and thinking about canceling it yourself to avoid further disappointment and disruption.

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Here are the cancellation conditions for TUI, Ryanair, easyJet, BA and Jet2. It is important to check the terms and conditions of each airline for more details.

TUI

Holiday cancellation costs with TUI vary depending on the time remaining before your departure. If you are traveling on a TUI flight as part of a package, here are the cancellation costs:

  • 70 days or more before travel: loss of entire deposit
  • 69 – 63 days before travel: 30% of total booking price
  • 62 to 49 days before the trip: 50% of the total price of the reservation
  • 48 to 29 days before the trip: 70% of the total price of the reservation
  • 28 to 15 days before the trip: 90% of the total price of the reservation
  • 14 – 0 days before travel: 100% of total booking price

Cancellation costs are different if you have only booked a flight or a hotel, you can find out more here.

Usually tickets for TUI flights only are non-refundable, although as part of their Covid flexibility policy you can make free changes to your holiday if you depart on or before 31 October 2022, if you cannot not travel for Covid related reasons.

Ryanair

All Ryanair flights can be changed but cannot be cancelled. Dates, times and routes or flights can be changed up to two and a half hours before flight departure time, using the My Bookings page in your Ryanair account.

EasyJet

If you cancel your flight more than 24 hours after booking, you will not be refunded your fare. You can change your flight by paying the flight change fee plus the fare difference for your new flight.

British Airways

If you have made a reservation before June 8, 2022 for travel to be taken before September 30, 2022, you can change your dates, your destination or even cancel if necessary, without any change booking fees – although you may pay a fare different. If you wish to cancel your reservation, you can claim a voucher for the value of your reservation, valid for travel until September 30, 2023.

If your booking falls outside of these dates, standard delay, cancellation and refund options apply. You can log into the Manage My Booking section on the British Airways website to see what options are available to you.

Jet2

You can cancel your flights using the Manage My Booking page, but all scheduled Jet2.com flights are non-refundable. You can change the dates of your flight for a £35 administration fee and you may be charged for any fare difference. However, you cannot change your departure or destination airport once the reservation has been made.

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TUI cuts prices for Walt Disney World vacations from Manchester by up to 46% for last minute breaks https://windgefluester.net/tui-cuts-prices-for-walt-disney-world-vacations-from-manchester-by-up-to-46-for-last-minute-breaks/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:42:59 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/tui-cuts-prices-for-walt-disney-world-vacations-from-manchester-by-up-to-46-for-last-minute-breaks/ As Walt Disney World in Florida currently celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the House of Mouse has more to offer vacationers than ever. Travel agency TUI slashed prices for stays at dozens of Orlando hotels in June and early July, allowing travelers to fly there from Manchester Airport for nearly half the price. Meanwhile, a host […]]]>

As Walt Disney World in Florida currently celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the House of Mouse has more to offer vacationers than ever. Travel agency TUI slashed prices for stays at dozens of Orlando hotels in June and early July, allowing travelers to fly there from Manchester Airport for nearly half the price.

Meanwhile, a host of other discounts mean there’s savings to be had by booking directly with Disney, even during the summer school holidays.

TUI‘s late-booking stays in Florida can be booked up to a month in advance and include flights and weeklong stays at popular Disney resorts such as the French-themed Port Orleans Riverside (discounted from 46 % to £1,016 pp) and the more family-friendly Pop Century (£834 pp) and All Stars Music Resort (now £939 pp, 35% off).

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Even Disney’s most expensive hotels have been slashed in sale, with the Caribbean Beach Resort slashed 40% to £1,133pp, while Sarotoga Springs has fallen to £1,774pp for a week’s break, or a saving of 33%.

Bargain hunters on select offers can also save an additional £150 using discount code 834WJM2CM for departures until July 31, although a minimum spend of £800 applies.

Interest in Walt Disney World vacations has grown this year as vacationers flock to Orlando to attend fiftieth anniversary celebrations at the company’s four parks – Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and the iconic Magic Kingdom which started it all.

Several new high-profile additions to the parks have recently been unveiled or will soon be – including extensions to the Star Wars area at Hollywood Studios, including the immersive hotel for anyone who’s ever wanted to pretend to be a bounty hunter, a rebranding of Epcot’s Universe of Energy ride to incorporate Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and a Tron-themed roller coaster.



A masked family walks past Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

For travelers eager to experience all of these things but unable to travel early enough to take advantage of TUI’s discounts, the Disney Travel Company itself has unveiled discounts and bonuses for customers booking by August 31 for travel between August 8 July and September 30 of this year.

Deals include 20% off room reservations and a host of extras including Memory Maker photo packages, a theme park debut and Disney Genie, the system that replaced Fastpasses at the park.

By booking directly with Disney Travel Company, a family of four can enjoy a week in a Disney All-Star Music Resort room from £1,374 pp including flights.

Traveling early will always get the best deals, and while staying at Disney’s own hotels isn’t a deal breaker, prices drop even further for other options, including hotels on International Drive and owned hotels. at Universal Studios.

The cheapest option is £536 pp for a flight from Manchester to Melbourne Orlando Airport and a week’s stay at the CoCo Key Hotel and Waterpark, well below the usual standard UK flight cost United with Florida.

Meanwhile, fans of all things Harry Potter can stay at a range of Universal resort hotels with seven nights at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort including the flight now £840 pp traveling in early July, a discount by 48%.

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‘No regrets’: Ruby Tui relishes Black Ferns debut after tough change of seven https://windgefluester.net/no-regrets-ruby-tui-relishes-black-ferns-debut-after-tough-change-of-seven/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://windgefluester.net/no-regrets-ruby-tui-relishes-black-ferns-debut-after-tough-change-of-seven/ Pacific Four Series: Black Ferns vs Australia. Where: Tauranga Estate, Tauranga. When: Monday, June 6, 2:45 p.m. Live: Spark Sport, live updates on Things. Arbitrator: Sara Cox (England). Ruby Tui was torn about leaving a stellar sevens career behind her but seeing her name in the Black Ferns squad vindicated her decision to move ahead […]]]>

Pacific Four Series: Black Ferns vs Australia. Where: Tauranga Estate, Tauranga. When: Monday, June 6, 2:45 p.m. Live: Spark Sport, live updates on Things. Arbitrator: Sara Cox (England).

Ruby Tui was torn about leaving a stellar sevens career behind her but seeing her name in the Black Ferns squad vindicated her decision to move ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup.

The 30-year-old will make her Test debut in the 15-man match when the Black Ferns host Australia in Tauranga in the Pacific Four Series first round on Monday.

Ruby Tui, right, with Portia Woodman after winning sevens gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

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Ruby Tui, right, with Portia Woodman after winning sevens gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

She won everything at seven, from individual honors to Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games last year, but opted for a new challenge in a special season when New Zealand hosts the Women’s World Cup for the first time.

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As one of Wayne Smith’s first-team debutants seven as the Black Ferns’ Director of Rugby, Tui is nonetheless one of the team’s most recognizable figures due to her accomplishments at seven but also due to a colorful and fun personality that went viral in an interview at the Tokyo Olympics.

Even Snoop Dogg saw Tui and the Black Ferns sevens perform their haka in Tokyo.

Tui said leaving her seven sisters wasn’t a choice she didn’t make lightly, but that she was ‘over the moon’ after being selected on the right wing to face the Wallaroos during of the Black Ferns’ first test at home in almost three years.

“It was quite surreal. There were a few tears. It was a moment I will never forget,” Tui said.

“I took months to decide [to leave sevens], with lots of face-to-face with people. I went to all my mentors for advice.

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The Black Ferns roster has been announced for June’s Pacific Four Series.

“I was really torn, but when my name came up on that screen, there were no regrets.”

Tui was picked into the squad after impressing for the Chiefs, who won the inaugural Aupiki Super Rugby in March and could return to seven after the 15-man World Cup in October and November.

For now, she’s adjusting to life as a 15-year-old player.

“I went from a 45-minute max workout to three hours, bro,” she said.

“For the first time in my life, I am also hungry. I’m like, ‘Where are the cookies?’

“I miss girls at seven, obviously, but I’ve been there so long that nothing changes when I go back.

“But I just clicked on it – at seven, when you carry, you almost have to clean your own ruck.

“In 15 seconds you have all these beautiful forwards coming in and cleaning up for you.

Kelsey Teneti played for Waikato in the Farah Palmer Cup last year.

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Kelsey Teneti played for Waikato in the Farah Palmer Cup last year.

“It was really difficult at first, but during the transition it was amazing.”

The other three starters are Gisborne duo Kelsey Teneti (centre) and Kaipo Olsen-Baker (No 8) and Canterbury lock Chelsea Bremner.

Bremner will start on the blind flank alongside his sister, three-Test free forward Alana, while on the bench are uncapped props Angel Mulu and Tanya Kalounivale and rookie free forward Tafito Lafaele.

The Tauranga Test will be a special occasion for Waikato center Teneti, 19, and Olsen-Baker, 20, who will form a Gisborne trio in the starting squad with one-Test full-back Renee Holmes, and the couple also grew up together as best friends. .

Kaipo Olsen-Baker shone for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby Aupiki.

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Kaipo Olsen-Baker shone for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby Aupiki.

“I started crying for her,” Teneti, a seven-man contract called up as injury cover, said of Olsen-Baker, who was selected after his form for the Hurricanes at Aupiki.

“I had no idea I was going to be nominated because I was just happy to be here,” Teneti said.

“Then my name came up.”

Forward loose to a Test Kendra Reynolds, Head of Women’s Rugby Development for Bay of Plenty, will also take her first steps on familiar ground at the Tauranga Estate.

“The whole world saw me cry when I was chosen for my first match,” she said.

“That next moment came much sooner than I ever imagined.

“I cringed for a long time for this moment.

“To make it home, where I feel so good, with my whānau in the stands, and the province behind me and the other bay [of Plenty] girls, it’s an honor.

IN ONE LOOK

Black ferns: Renee Holmes, Ruby Tui, Kelsey Teneti, Chelsea Semple, Ayesha Leti-I’iga, Ruahei Demant (c), Kendra Cocksedge; Kaipo Olsen-Baker, Kendra Reynolds, Alana Bremner, Chelsea Bremner, Maiakawanakaulani Roos, Amy Rule, Georgia Ponsonby, Krystal Murray. Reservations: Luka Connor, Angel Mulu, Tanya Kalounivale, Joanah Ngan-Woo, Tafito Lafaele, Arihiana Marino-Tauhinu, Hazel Tubic, Cheyelle Robins-Reti.

Australia: Lori Cramer, Mahalia Murphy, Georgina Friedrichs, Pauline Piliae-Rasabale, Ivania Wong, Trilleen Pomare, Iliseva Batibasaga; Grace Hamilton, Shannon Parry (c), Emily Chancellor, Kaitlan Leaney, Michaela Leonard, Bridie O’Gorman, Adiana Talakai, Liz Patu. Reservations: Ashley Marsters, Madison Schuck, Asoiva Karpani, Annabelle Codey, Piper Duck, Layne Morgan, Cecilia Smith, Arabella McKenzie.

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