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The new high-speed ski service will begin on Saturday 22 December

Eurostar launch TGV Alps service

Snow-loving Britons could soon gain from a new partnership between Eurostar and international high-speed train TGV, which aims to deliver passengers to Switzerland's most popular ski resorts on a weekly service from London St Pancras this winter.

Many people with asthma are unable to use their inhaler correctly, making a good travel insurance policy even more important for sufferers

Inhaler ignorance poses travel risk

Asthma sufferers should make sure they have adequate medical travel insurance, particularly as it has emerged many are unable to use their inhalers properly. Travelling with asthma makes taking out a good medical travel insurance policy an essential part of holiday preparations as those with a pre-existing health problem are more likely to encounter problems and need treatment while abroad.

British football fans have a rough time in Brazil recently

Brazil football fans threaten Scot

Police had to escort a Scottish teenage football fan to safety at a Brazilian league game after her request for the shirt of an opposition player after the final whistle upset home fans.

A Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Nigeria landed safely today after the pilot discovered a problem with the aircraft's landing gear, authorities said.

Pilot lands safely after tyre fails

The pilot of a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Nigeria managed to land safely despite experiencing a pressure issue on one of the plane's tyres. There is some discrepancy over whether the pilot declared an emergency, with the airline insisted he did not although local officials disagreed.

The ATOL Certificate offers holidaymakers financial protection

ATOL Certificates come into force

Holidaymakers will now benefit from better financial protection in the event their travel company goes bust after Aviation Minister Simon Burns launched the new ATOL Certificate scheme.

A crocodile being handled (file photo). Cargo handlers for a Melbourne flight found a loose crocodile in the hold

Croc gets loose in plane cargo

Luggage handlers emptying the hold of a Qantas Airways flight in Melbourne, Australia, got a shock when they found a that a crocodile in transit had escaped its storage box. The animal had managed to become loose after it was boarded on to a two-hour flight from Brisbane, Australia, on September 17.

'Seat hogs' were the top annoyance of European travellers asked to rate the most irritating in-flight problems

Europeans dread plane 'seat hogs'

What is the most irritating in-flight habit? 'Seat hogs' sat at the top of the list of air travel annoyances in a poll by last minute.com. Two-thirds (60%) of more than 6,600 European respondents from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK said occupying too much space on a plane was the most annoying in-flight habit.

The south of the Mexican peninsula has been hit by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake

Quake rattles Baja California Sur

An earthquake with a 6.2 magnitude rattled the south of the Mexican peninsula of Baja California on Wednesday and was felt strongly in the state's capital city of La Paz.

An automatic check-in service for passengers is being tested by BA

British Airways tests new check-in

British Airways is testing out a new automatic check-in service for passengers this month that is part of a £5 billion investment the airline says will "change the future of airline check-in as we know it today".

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