Travel & leisure

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‘A nightmare’: British Muslims left stranded by Saudi hajj booking system
Hundreds who paid for travel through Motawif system say they missed flights after their bookings ‘failed’

Aina J Khan

27, Jun, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Union accuses Labour of ‘direct attack’ on airline staff by not backing their pay demand
Comments by shadow minister David Lammy aimed at showing party is fit for government provoke angry response from Unite boss

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

26, Jun, 2022 @8:14 PM

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British Muslim travel agencies in uproar over Saudi hajj changes
Saudi Arabia tells pilgrims to use new online system and to seek refunds from any agencies they have already paid

Aina J Khan Community affairs correspondent

26, Jun, 2022 @3:52 PM

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Rail workers and what they earn: who are the real fat cats?
As government says striking rail workers are well paid, we look at industry salaries from cleaning staff to chief executives

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @4:36 PM

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Heathrow faces summer of disruption as BA staff vote to strike
BA accused of using ‘fire and rehire’ tactics during lockdown to slash 10% off Unite and GMB workers’ pay

Julia Kollewe

23, Jun, 2022 @2:22 PM

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Second day of rail strikes start after talks collapse in acrimony
Just one in five trains set to run as RMT accuses UK government of ‘wrecking negotiations’ and TSSA union accepts 7.1% offer

Julia Kollewe and Gwyn Topham

23, Jun, 2022 @8:21 AM

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Rail strikes: city centres quieter as people heed advice to avoid travel
RMT praises ‘fantastic’ turnout at picket lines but government plays down impact of action

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @6:44 PM

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Network Rail to begin formal process to lay off up to 1,800 staff
RMT union told formal consultations on modernisation plans to begin on 1 July to save over £100m annually

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @4:27 PM

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‘We’re going to walk 25km’: London tourists bemused by rail strikes
Thousands of people visiting the capital are forced to change their plans as they struggle to get around

Alex Lawson

21, Jun, 2022 @2:09 PM

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‘Couldn’t come at a worse time’: business owners bemoan transport chaos
London is expected to bear brunt of dip in trade caused by strikes but effects are likely to be felt across UK

Sarah Butler

20, Jun, 2022 @4:33 PM

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Mallorca restaurants bring in dress code to curb antisocial tourism
Move by 11 establishments prompted by problem of groups ‘only looking to get drunk in the streets’

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

20, Jun, 2022 @3:26 PM

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‘Baggage mountain’ leads to Heathrow cancellations, as easyJet cuts schedule
Airline reduces services after Gatwick and Amsterdam caps, while Heathrow hit by luggage backlog

Kalyeena Makortoff and Gwyn Topham

20, Jun, 2022 @3:22 PM

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