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Was Ryanair proper to dam us from our flight? What’s the costume code for Dubai? Are there cut price flights to Rhodes? The Vacation Guru tackles travellers’ questions…





The Vacation Guru is right here to reply travellers’ questions. 

This week he tackles queries about Ryanair asking for photograph ID, last-minute offers to Rhodes and the costume code in Dubai. 

Q. My daughter lives in Edinburgh and we regularly fly there with easyJet or BA. Now we have by no means been requested to supply photograph ID, however lately I booked with Ryanair from Stansted. On the gate, we have been requested for photograph ID. My husband didn’t have any and was refused boarding. What are our rights? 


Claire Fowl, through electronic mail

A. Legally, you do not want photograph ID to journey inside the UK. Considerably bafflingly, although, airways have the correct to request it, says the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which oversees UK flights. Neither the CAA nor the Dwelling Workplace may make clear the legislation when requested. The CAA merely states: ‘For those who flip up with the improper kind of ID you will be unable to fly and you’re unlikely to get your a reimbursement.’ In the meantime, Ryanair says its phrases and situations are that photograph ID is required for all home flights. Examine with airways earlier than reserving.

A reader was blocked from a domestic Ryanair flight because of a lack of photo ID

A reader was blocked from a home Ryanair flight due to a scarcity of photograph ID 

Q. I used to be on an easyJet flight from Malaga to Gatwick in April that was delayed by four-and-a-half hours. I’m due compensation below the EU 261 regulation on air journey, however it isn’t being supplied. I travelled with others who all obtained compensation inside a number of days of claims. But easyJet says I used to be not on the flight. Are you able to assist? 


Amy Grey, through electronic mail

A. There appears to have been an administrative error. EasyJet is wanting into it however, as a ‘gesture of goodwill’, will compensate you £343 now. Search ‘air passenger rights’ on

Q. I need to go to America however have visited Cuba – what are the foundations?


Ann Townsend, through electronic mail

A. You can not apply for an ESTA (Digital System for Journey Authorisation) visa waiver you probably have travelled to, or been in, Cuba since January 12, 2021. Apply for a US vacationer visa, which prices £145 (

Q. My spouse and I are travelling to Dubai. Are you able to advise on costume codes?


Thomas Anderson, through electronic mail

A reader enquired about the dress code for Dubai (stock image)

A reader enquired concerning the costume code for Dubai (inventory picture)

A. Swimwear is appropriate on the seaside or by the pool. The recommendation is to ‘costume conservatively’ elsewhere, whereas headscarves are required for ladies at mosques, the place it is best to ‘put on loose-fitting and conservative clothes, so keep away from shorts and hold ankles coated – ladies also needs to cowl their heads and arms earlier than getting into’, says

Q. Are there any last-minute bargains in Rhodes?


Jo Newton, London

A. Sure. It’s secure to go now because the wildfires on the island are below management, and tourism is essential to the economic system. Once we checked, Tui had 38 per cent off week-long journeys to Amfitriti Lodge and Studios from £487pp self-catering with flights from Gatwick, later within the month, ( In the meantime, Jet2 Holidays had seven nights at Karpathios Studios from £453pp self-catering with Manchester flights: £100 off. Examine each companies’ newest offers.

Q. How will the brand new EU Entry/Exit System (EES) have an effect on cruises calling at European ports?


Chris Bradbury, through electronic mail

A. The Authorities says you will have to have your facial picture and fingerprints taken upon first arrival within the EU, as soon as the system is ready up subsequent yr, which replaces the necessity to stamp passports. The associated fee for entry/registration is £6, overlaying three years. Nevertheless it’s free for these aged below 18 or over 70. See ‘new necessities to journey to Europe’ at



For those who want recommendation, the Vacation Guru is right here to reply your questions. Electronic mail us at

Are last-minute bargains to Rhodes on offer? The Holiday Guru says Tui and Jet2 do have some

Are last-minute bargains to Rhodes on supply? The Vacation Guru says Tui and Jet2 do have some 


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