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31 October 2012 09:32
Flights to the US have been cancelled as America's east coast braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy (AP)
Passengers are facing travel chaos as America's east coast braces itself for Hurricane Sandy. BA and Virgin Atlantic flights to New York, Washington and Boston have been cancelled, with journeys to Baltimore and Philadelphia also affected.
A state of emergency has been declared along the east coast ahead of the arrival of Sandy, which is expected to bring winds of 75mph and has been nicknamed "Frankenstorm" by US media. The disruption highlights the importance of taking out
travel insurance, with those who were planning to travel on Monday being given the chance to rebook or get a refund.
It is feared the disruption may last for several days. Virgin Atlantic has already cancelled flights to New York on Tuesday morning, with a spokesman insisting the "number one priority" was the safety of passengers and crew. He said the airline was liaising with local authorities to assess the situation and minimise disruption for travellers.
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
14 March 2017
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
11 March 2017
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.
08 March 2017
Strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATCs) are leading to delays and cancellations across the UK.
10 March 2017
Waiting times for kidney transplant patients have fallen significantly, health officials have said.
09 March 2017
A Dutch snowboarder has been fatally injured in the second avalanche to hit the French Alps in 24 hours.