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Flight delays due to fog: Travel insurance and fog

21/11/2011

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Passengers are being warned of flight disruptions today due to dense fog at several UK and European Airports.

Heathrow and London City Airport have both been forced to cancel more than 100 flights this morning. However, Gatwick has stated that although it is experiencing low visibility, flights are currently operating normally, Stansted is also operating as normal.

Passengers who are concerned about the status of their flights are advised to contact their airlines.

Travel insurance and flight delays due to fog

If your flight is delayed due to bad weather, such as fog, you should have cover under the travel delay section of your travel insurance policy, so long as you have checked in for your flight.

The travel delay section of your travel insurance policy is designed to offer a benefit, to help cover additional expenses, such as food and drink, incurred whilst you are waiting at the airport. It pays a fixed benefit for every 12 hours that you are delayed - check your policy schedule for the amount.

If your delay exceeds 24 hours, you have the option to abandon the holiday and make a claim for the cost, up to the limit stated in the policy.You will need to obtain a letter from your airline confirming the length of the delay.

For up to date information on the status of flights across Europe follow @eurocontrol on twitter

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