Call for an instant quote
0845 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
02 February 2012 08:45
The airline Spanair went bust, stranding thousands of passengers who had to find alternative flights
At least 22,000 passengers have been affected after an airline went bust, stranding customers at Spanish airports.
Customers were left having to buy their own tickets to get home although they were allocated special lounges, said airports authority AENA.
The disaster will have meant floods of calls by angry and frustrated travellers to
travel insurance firms in a bid to obtain payouts.
The company, Spanair, which flies within Spain and to Europe and Africa, had to cancel all future flights at just half an hour's notice "as a measure of caution and safety."
But angry passengers were left queueing at an airport in Palma, Mallorca, last Saturday, although the situation was reported as normal at Madrid's Barajas airport and Barcelona's El Prat by AENA.
Rival airlines including Iberia, Vueling and easyJet took on the stranded passengers.
Climate change could increase the risk of holidaymakers coming into contact with dengue fever in Europe, experts have warned.
A fifth of Britons wrongly believe they cannot get sunburnt if they already have a tan, while half do not realise they can get...
Asthma sufferers are being urged to take control of their condition, rather than just seeking to relieve the symptoms during a...
Thousands of older people are being left to struggle with everyday tasks such as getting dressed and taking medication, research...
Death rates for four of the main cancers have fallen by almost a third over the course of the past two decades.
Melbourne in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand have been named the world's friendliest cities - with Johannesburg named the...
Cutting-edge medical technology is being tested which experts say could stop healthy tissue being removed when operating on breast...
A new social network is allowing older people who live in retirement accommodation to travel and spend time in homes in other...
There is hope on offer to some heart patients following a pioneering gene therapy trial which could eventually replace heart transplants....
Around one in three British people travel overseas lacking the right level of travel insurance , a survey shows.
Cancer patients who feel lonely are far more likely to encounter problems with their treatment plans, a charity has said.
Families have spoken of scenes reminiscent of a horror movie after a vomiting bug hit 70 UK holidaymakers in Spain's Balearic...
We've got a huge range of policies for all kinds of holidays.
Travel insurance products
Rothwell & Towler, Tourism House, Woodwater Park Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WS
World First is a trading name of Rothwell & Towler (2013) Ltd and is an appointed representative of Crispin Speers & Partners Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA register number 311507. Travel insurance premiums and availability of cover may vary depending on individual circumstances. If you are a consumer insured (i.e. a person buying insurance wholly or mainly for personal purposes unrelated to your employment), you have a duty to take reasonable care to answer questions fully and accurately, and that any information you volunteer is not misleading. This duty exists before the cover is placed, when renewed, or altered at any time throughout the duration of the policy. If you do not do so, your Insurer may be able to void your policy from inception. Rothwell & Towler (2013) Ltd, Registered in England No. 08294942. Registered Office: St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1PE.
© World First Travel Insurance 2014 | Terms of business | Terms and conditions | Site map
Telephone: 0845 90 80 161