Travel insurance: BA cancels all domestic flights

Thursday, 21 December 2006

British Airways has cancelled 350 domestic and short haul flights at Heathrow Airport in London due to severe fog, leaving many Christmas travellers stranded.

Thousands of passengers have been told they can't fly today because of the second day of heavy fog, resulting in poor visibility for pilots and extra precautions needing to be taken for safety's sake.

The number of flights in and out of the airport has been cut by 40 per cent with other airports following similar air traffic control measures in Coventry, Manchester and Cardiff.

Patrick Spink, a spokesman for British Airways, said: "On a scale like this, it's pretty rare and hasn't happened in several years.

"The last fog cancellation was back in November, but not on this scale.''

Cheap travel insurance becomes increasingly important in the current foggy climate because it may cover you for a hotel stay or refreshments if your flights are cancelled.
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