What to do if your flight to London is cancelled because of the snow

The snow in London is causing the cancellation of many flights as runways are becoming inoperable. Some runways are opening slowly, but many flights have been cancelled.

Here’s what to do in the event of such an emergency:

  1. Keep an eye on news channels like BBC, News24, IOL etc for updates on snow
  2. Check on the website of the airline you are travelling on for any updates and your flight’s status
  3. Stay at home while the airport is closed

Once airport is open you can:

  1. go to the airport to be put on the next available flight
  2. contact the airline to rebook you
  3. contact your travel agent during their office hours to do the same

Rebookings due to cancellations of flights by airlines because of adverse weather are done free-of-charge.

Checking your flight’s status on a few of the popular airlines

(click on the names to connect to flight status sections on their sites):

Good luck out there in the rough weather, hope this info comes in handy – remember that this is a rule of thumb and individual airlines can have different rules, check with them directly to be 100% sure!

Image from Metro newspaper

Our Readers Comments

  1. my son is having a problem getting his schengen visa and is due to leave in 5 days. he has basic youth insurance policy with another insurance company. will he be covered in full for the cost of the flight if he doesn’t get his visa in time

    • Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for getting in touch.

      You will need to check with the Insurance company who you purchased the Travel Insurance from, as this is there policy.

      They should be able to answer any queries you might have.

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