Posts Tagged ‘ Flight Cancellations ’

Flying to New York, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham?

Oct 29th, 2012 | By

UPDATE: 30-10-2012 07.50
The storm seems to have peaked and some taxis are out meaning many roads are passable. But there is flooding in New York and parts of New Jersey. Flights will still be suspended for most of the day.



Your Flight is Cancelled

May 6th, 2010 | By

As this happened to me three times in the last three months, I have had to deal with the the consequences. I have been lucky. I haven’t been stranded without money. I haven’t had major problems or the need to traipse around hotels and then book at exorbitant rates. I haven’t had to look after or keep happy young, easily bored children. I am not even moaning about the fact that I have had to make unecessary trips to airports or pay for hotels I couldn’t use. If you travel a lot, life can bowl the odd googly at you. But out of it, I do have one thing I want changed.
One airline texted me to say my flight was cancelled, adding at the bottom, “apologies.” They gave me at least seven hours warning which, given that the situation was out of their control, seemed reasonable. The problem is in the rebooking. To do that I either need to get on a website or ring a telephone line. My moan, no that is too strong a word, my interest is the endless time spent hanging on or tryng to get onto a website that is being bombarded by other travellers in the same position. I appreciate the airline’s problem in having to rebook people but can’t help wondering if their isn’t an easier way.



Compensation For Flight Delays

Nov 22nd, 2009 | By

Sturgeon versus Condor and Bock & Others versus Air France isn’t on your bedtime reading list but if you fly you should be aware of them. A European Court of Justice ruling on Thursday confirmed that if your flight is delayed 3 hours or more you are entitled to compensation. Although there are 73 clauses in the judgement it can be summarised fairly easily. But the interpretation wrapped around the words still requires you to probably seek expert guidance.