Delayed flight compensation under EU261

EU261 came into effect in 2005 and outlines compensation due to passengers when they experience denied boarding, cancelled flights, delayed flights or downgrading. The regulation can be confusing enough and a lot of people don’t fully understand it or even know about it. Some people may have only heard of EU261 when Ryanair added a €2 EU261 fee to all bookings in 2009. This post will cover what you are entitled to when your flight is delayed. I will cover the remainder in the coming days. What are your rights when your flight is delayed What are your rights when you…

RevolutCard – The must have travel card

Revolut advertise themselves as the ‘Global Money App’ allowing instant transfers between currencies at mid-market rates. This allows you to save big versus the rates offered by banks. This post will concentrate on their RevolutCard which is a prepaid MasterCard designed with currency exchange in mind. I’ve used Revolut since August 2015 and have saved at least €400 using it versus my Irish debit or credit card abroad. How much does Revolut cost? Revolut have a very simple fee scheme: Cost to get a Revolut Card – €0 Each ATM Transaction – €0* Each POS Transaction -€0 Currency Exchange Fee…

Secret Flying – Finding Cheap Flights

There is a huge range of sites to use when looking for the cheapest flights. There are online travel agents such as lastminute.ie, ebookers.ie, kayak.ie, e-travel.ie, budgetair.ie, price comparison sites such as skyscanner.ie, momondo.ie, Google’s ITA Matrix Airfare Search (advanced) or Google Flights and of course directly on the airline’s websites. Sites such as SkyScanner and Google Flights have features that allow you to price up all destinations from an Airport to try and inspire you. In addition to these sites, there are sites such as Secret Flying and Holiday Pirates that post error fares and other flight bargains. I find Secret Flying the better of the two…