Flight delays due to fog: Travel insurance fog

Added 21/11/2011

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This morning, passengers are facing a second day of flight disruptions due to dense fog at UK and European Airports.

European flight management agency Eurocontrol was reporting severe delays because of the weather across Europe - especially at airports in Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna, Oslo, Paris and Zurich

The worst affected airports in the UK have been Heathrow and London City Airport, being forced to cancel more than 100 flights this morning. Gatwick and Stansted have stated that although they are experiencing poor visibility they are operating without disruption.

A weather warning for dense fog also has been issued for Yorkshire and Humberside, the East and West Midlands, the East of England and the South East.Passengers who are concerned about the status of their flights are advised to contact their airlines.

Travel insurance cover for delays caused by fog

If you do suffer a flight delay due to adverse weather, such as fog, you should have cover under the travel delay section of your travel insurance.

The travel delay section of your travel insurance policy is designed to offer a fixed 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.You also have the option to abandon your holiday and make a claim for the cost, up to the limit stated in the policy.

Please note: In order to make a claim you must have checked in for your flight and you will need to provide evidence of the delay. Obtain a letter from your airline stating the scheduled departure time along with the actual departure time of your flight.

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

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