ICYMI: Airspace closures rock Qatar Airways while man gets sent car part after losing baggage

  A Qatar Airways flight on the ground at Doha Airport. Image credit:  Juanedc / Flickr

A Qatar Airways flight on the ground at Doha Airport. Image credit: Juanedc/Flickr

It’s been a while since the last edition of ‘In case you missed it,’ my weekly round-up of the major travel news from around the internet.

This week saw a shocking result in the United Kingdom general election affecting the strength of the Great British pound, the severing of political ties to Qatar by several Middle Eastern countries impacting their national airline, and a man whose bags were lost on two occasions by WOW Air receive a car part from the carrier by mistake.

Here are the top travel stories for the week commencing 5 June 2017.

The National: UAE closes airspace to all flights to Qatar as Gulf crisis intensifies

Travel + Leisure: WOW Air sends man car part after losing his bag twice

  WOW Air had a nightmare as they sent a car part to a customer after losing their bag. Image credit:  Eric Johnstone / Flickr

WOW Air had a nightmare as they sent a car part to a customer after losing their bag. Image credit: Eric Johnstone/Flickr

Mirror: What the 2017 general election result means for the pound

Mirror: More than 1,300 people a day forced to claim on travel insurance last year, with one bill exceeding £100,000

AOL: Brits arrested in Spain ‘for encouraging fake illness claims’

Fox News: A power outage disrupts travel at Orlando International Airport

Travel Weekly: Manchester Airport sets up shop in Birmingham to promote long-haul network

Travel Weekly: Teletext Holidays unveiled as Sheffield United shirt sponsor

Daily Express: Trains could soon travel from London to Edinburgh in less than an hour

Independent: Venice bans new hotels as tourist crackdown continues

  Authorities are cracking down on tourism in Venice by preventing people from turning buildings into hotels and B&Bs, but will be taking applications on a case-by-case basis.

Authorities are cracking down on tourism in Venice by preventing people from turning buildings into hotels and B&Bs, but will be taking applications on a case-by-case basis.

Independent: Madrid bans manspreading on public transport

Travel Weekly: British Airways IT meltdown resulted in 670 flights being cancelled

Travel Weekly: Husband and wife Thomson pilots mark wedding anniversary with Ibiza flight

Sky News: Laptop ban extension could impact air travel, airlines warn