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.
Young people, traveling abroad, often assume the NHS or British authorities will help them if they get hurt or injured abroad.
Victoria Bacon from ABTA, has told ITV Daybreak: "If something does go wrong you're going to have to pick up the cost of medical bills yourself."
– Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Mark Simmonds
Many people travel abroad without insurance and that means if they are injured or fall ill it could be very expensive, it could even be a matter of life and death.
Many don't realise that the Government will not pay their medical bills abroad or pay for repatriation.
I strongly urge everyone to take out comprehensive travel insurance so they can enjoy their holiday without risking their health or their savings.
- A quarter of Brits (24%) are now travel abroad without insurance.
- 4 out of 5 (82%) young people admit to taking part in more adventurous behaviour on holiday - yet fewer than half (45%) check that their insurance covers risky pursuits.
- 16% mistakenly believe that travel insurance is unnecessary as the UK Government will pay for their treatment if they become ill abroad.
- 17% (and a third of 15-24 year olds) wrongly assume that when travelling in Europe, they dont need insurance because they have a European Health Insurance Card.
- Almost half of Brits (47%) mistakenly believe it would cost £5,000 or less to treat a broken leg in the USA despite the actual figure being more than eight times than that.
Young Brits are putting their health and pockets at risk by failing to get adequate holiday insurance or check they are properly covered, according to new research.
Furthermore, the FCO has also found that 4 out of 5 (82%) young people admit to taking part in more adventurous behaviour on holiday - yet fewer than half (45%) check that their insurance covers risky pursuits.
There are reports this evening of traffic stretching up to 50 miles on the M25 in Surrey.
Delays are anticlockwise between J20 and J6, with travel time more than three hours.
Many of those stuck have taken to Twitter, including cage fighter Alex Reid:
I love traffic and I love the M25 more! Arrrrrrrrh! http://t.co/Lkz3Kaa8Tr
Stuck in car park known as the m25 @sloughsynchro
I hate the M25. Might as well be a car park #justsaying
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:
American Airlines says their computer system is back up. The airline will re-start flights again in about 45 minutes. (via @nbcnews)
All American Airline flights have been grounded at carrier's request.
American Airlines experiencing nationwide outage w/ their reservation system which is delaying number of flights nationwide. (via @nbcnews)
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.