Travel

Overcrowded trains and the Consumer Rights Act

Hardly a day goes by without the media reporting endless problems with train cancellations and delays, and overcrowded trains is no exception. The end of August marks the end of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and suffice to say, there are never enough trains laid on to...

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Train cancellations, delays and compensation – part 2

I wrote about train delays, cancellations and how to seek compensation where I was promised a full refund, and this is part 2 of the saga I had with Trainline I should know by now at my age that I was being somewhat naive and optimistic to expect such efficiency in...

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Unsatisfactory meals and compensation claims

Unsatisfactory meals and compensation claims falls within the Consumer Rights Act 2015. BACKGROUND The scenario we are looking at in this instance is a 3 course Christmas Day dinner that was priced at over £50 for a starter, main course and a dessert. You would expect...

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Should I pay in my home currency when I travel abroad?

'Should I pay in my home currency when I travel abroad?' is a question that many people ask themselves, hence sharing my experience with you. This neatly links in with Dynamic Currency Conversion, which is one of many pitfalls to watch out for when you travel away...

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Dynamic Currency Conversion – what you need to know

Dynamic currency conversion is used to describe the process (or con in my language) by which credit / debit card holders, when making a payment abroad, have the cost of a transaction converted to their home currency at the point of sale. This neatly links in to...

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