UK snow disrupts thousands of travellers. Where do you stand with travel insurance?
The snow caused a flurry of travel chaos across the UK at the weekend. Icy driving conditions caused dozens of traffic accidents and there were problems at Heathrow Airport too, despite reports that their snow contingency plans had worked better than in recent years.
Heathrow have invested £30 million in new snow-clearing machinery since last year’s freeze. But the airport was still only running around 58% of scheduled flights as normal, resulting in disruptions and diversions for thousands of travellers.
Last year we wrote a blog post about what your rights are regarding compensation if the snow disrupts your travel plans. It was one of our highest read posts ever. The information and advice we give in that post still applies now. So take a look and make sure you know where stand when snow strikes.