How to insist on your travel rights

An estimated 20,000 British holidaymakers were stranded in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh by the UK government's unprecedented ban on flights from the airport. Operations started up again 48 hours later, but restrictions on flights mean the repatriation of passengers has been much slower than hoped. Some of the people stuck in the resort have said they have received no help from their travel firms – often, they say, because they are travelling independently rather than on a package holiday.

Is easyJet still flying from Luton to Istanbul this summer?

Q. I have been trying to book flights from Luton to Istanbul with easyJet for the summer but they have still not gone on sale. easyJet is offering flights to Istanbul only up to March. Is it feasible that it'll quietly axe such a seemingly prosperous business and tourist route for summer 2014? Dom Wood

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