Today's ruling the EU court on the duty of care owed to passengers by airlines is significant. Our guide to how it could affect you.
The airlines like Ryanair argued it was an "act of God" but today an "act of court" dramatically clarified passengers rights.
Ryanair should have compensated passengers whose flights were cancelled because of volcanic ash in 2010, the EU's top court has found.
Air passengers will today be given the first indication of how fares will change over the next five years at the capital's three main airports.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will outline its initial proposals for how much airlines will be charged for using London's three main airports between 2014 and 2019.
The plans will have an impact on fares at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports - the only three airports that are regulated by the CAA.
A final decision is due in January next year.
It is reported that American Airlines flights will resume shortly after issues with their reservations system:
All American Airline flights have been grounded at carrier's request.From @CNBC on Twitter:
American Airlines have grounded all their flights across America after experiencing problems with their reservation systems, CNBC report.
The company had been experiencing a 'system-wide outage' in their reservation system which had been delaying check-in and flights.
Police officers investigating a crash on the M42 motorway where a lorry fell from a flyover on to the M6 Toll, are appealing for witnesses.
The lorry was travelling on the M42 northbound at around 6:30pm yesterday evening (April 8), when it is believed it collided with a car travelling the same way.
The lorry then jack-knifed across all three lanes and veered over the edge of the flyover on to the M6 Toll northbound, approximately 30ft below.
The 55-year-old driver was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he is being treated for leg and ankle injuries.
The 49-year-old driver of the Ford Mondeo was not injured in the collision.
The M42 northbound was closed for collision examiners to attend the scene, and the M6 Toll was also closed to traffic.
The M6 Toll opened at 6am this morning following resurfacing.
An HGV driver had an 'amazing escape' after his lorry left the flyover on the M42 and crashed onto the M6 toll near Coleshill in Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the 50-year-old lorry driver, along with other road users, had an "amazing escape". The lorry driver was treated for serious lower leg fractures, and was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
A lorry driver and other road users on the M6 Toll had an ‘amazing’ escape according to ambulance crews, after a lorry left a flyover on the M42 and crashed onto the M6 Toll near Coleshill.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near T1 on the M6 Toll just before 6:30pm.
The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, along with ground teams were sent to the scene.
– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
Ambulance crews responded to a road traffic collision following reports of a lorry coming off a flyover on the M42 and landing on the northbound M6 Toll road.
Crews treated the lorry driver – a man in his 50s – for serious lower leg fractures, neck and back pain and facial lacerations.
The driver managed to crawl out of his cab where he was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment.
The government is reportedly planning to agree to a new toll road on the M4 in South Wales, but this is part of a multibillion-pound scheme of road upgrades in the UK.
According to the Times, the other upgrades include:
- A1 between Newcastle and Berwick-Upon-Tweed to be converted to a dual carriageway
- Widening of the A47 in Norfolk
- A303 to be turned into a continuous dual-carriageway
Terminal One of Manchester Airport has been evacuated due to a bomb scare, according to local media sources.
ABTA, the travel trade association for tour operators, is estimating that 1.7 million British holidaymakers will head overseas for the Easter weekend.
Spain, Egypt and Tunisia are the most favoured destinations as travelers chase the sun.
Some 600,000 are expected to leave from Heathrow, 214,000 from Gatwick, 110,000 from Stansted and 55,000 from Luton.
A strike at French ports which looked set to disrupt cross-Channel ferry services has been called off.
It will come as a relief to authorities as record numbers are expected to travel abroad for Easter weekend – and escape the UK’s freezing temperatures.
P&O Ferries had warned its passengers to expect long delays but at 2am a deal was struck following late-night talks.