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Linsey

Linsey

A journalist and travel writer of 35 years' standing, a once-a-week yogi, terrible skier and out-of-order mum to 2 teens. My day job is associate editor of TravelMole.com.

Thomas Cook collapse

Sadly Thomas Cook has collapsed. If you’re on holiday with Thomas Cook right now, or you’ve booked a trip for the future, you’ll no doubt be pretty pissed off – and also worried about...

Ryanair strikes are cancelled

Ryanair pilots have called off strikes planned for later this month, probably because their walk-outs aren’t having any effect on the airline’s flights. Yesterday, Ryanair threatened to remove pilots’ travel perks for a year...

Is it safe to book with Thomas Cook?

Is it safe to book with Thomas Cook, or is there a danger the company will collapse before or during your holiday? You might well be wondering as Thomas Cook’s financial crisis has been...

BA pilots call off strike after public backlash

British Airways pilots have called off a strike planned for September 27  after they were heavily criticised on social media earlier this month when their 48-hour walkout forced BA to cancel hundreds of flights,...

5 booking hacks to get the cheapest airfares

It was only when I missed a flight home from Italy recently and needed to book 3 tickets at the last minute for myself, my son and his friend Joe that I realised –...

Girls’ trip: Las Vegas, USA

Vegas is vulgar, brash, superficial and seedy. But it’s also sophisticated, stylish and glam. It’s the most schizophrenic city in the US, probably in the whole wide world, a place where desperados in trackie...

EU allows UK flights to continue at least until October 2020

UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU without any changes until at least October 2020, it has been confirmed. Under an earlier deal, the EU and...

8 car hire tips and tricks

Have you ever walked away from a car rental desk feeling you’ve been scammed? I have, many times, but now I’m wise to their little tricks to squeeze more money out of you so...

What to do if your (Ryanair) flight is cancelled due to strike action

  If your Ryanair flight is cancelled the airline should offer you an alternative flight, either on its own planes or with another airline. If it isn’t able to do so, you should be...

Advice for Super Break, LateRooms customers

If you’re one of the 50,000+ people hit by the collapse of Super Break or LateRooms, the first thing to say is don’t worry, you should get a refund of any money you’ve paid...