Storm Eunice is causing flight cancellations and delays amid UK weather warnings – but what right are you to get your money back if a flight is canceled because of inclement weather
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Storm Eunice is creating a ton of disruption, not just for Brits travel plans with hundreds of flights delayed or cancelled, while Met Office issued weather warnings including red warnings.
For example British Airways canceled 80 flightswhile domestic flights, Loganair has canceled more than 30 services in the UK including London, Birmingham and Manchester due to UK high winds and adverse weather.
As a result, some airlines already offer passengers options like rebooking or refunds – but what are your monetary rights if a flight is canceled or delayed due to weather?
If your flight is delayed by more than two hours, the airline is obligated to assist you. This includes two phone calls/fax/emails, meals and refreshments to suit the length of time you’re delayed, and even a free hotel/shuttle if you have to stay overnight. .
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Unfortunately, you will not be compensated for all weather delays or cancellations. This is because airlines have to compensate if the delay is due to unusual circumstances, such as inclement weather – the case of Storm Eunice.
However, the airline should give you options such as an alternative flight or rebooking for another date.
You should also check your travel insurance policy, as this may include coverage to help you recover the cost of your canceled or delayed trip.
You can learn more on Office of the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Airlines and airports are urging Britons to check the status of their flights before leaving. It’s also important to note that there are disruptions to services like trains, so make sure you check each leg of your journey.
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For example, Network Rail has issued a statement warning travelers: “Inclement weather will affect journeys across the country. Rail companies ask you to plan your travel for another day and check before you go. You can also claim if the disruption has affected you. “
We have a broader guide explaining the latest travel rules storm Eunice after the Met Office engulfed large areas of southern England and Wales under a red weather warning that included a ‘danger to life’ warning.
This initially affected Wales and South West England, but was later extended to parts of South East England including London.
The inclement weather has also prompted Britons to be warned to stay home if possible as winds in some areas could reach 100 mph, with heavy snow expected in others.
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