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12 September 2011 13:46
Parts of Manhattan flooded after tropical storm Irene slammed into New York
Thousands of Britons stranded along the US east coast following flight cancellations in the wake of hurricane Irene have been left facing potential
travel insurance claims.
Several operators had to cancel flights from New York over the weekend as the hurricane stuck causing widespread destruction.
As the city started its recovery and clean-up efforts early this week, UK airlines introduced additional services to bring stranded travellers home.
An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 Britons were likely to have been in New York at the weekend, according to travel group Abta.
British Airways (BA) added another UK-bound flight to its regular three services between London and Newark in New Jersey.
An additional flight was introduced from the JF Kennedy airport in New York to London to carry passengers whose flights were cancelled at the weekend. BA operates seven regular services on this route.
Virgin Atlantic, which has five daily flights each to New York and Newark from London, introduced extra services to JFK airport on Tuesday and Wednesday.
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
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14 October 2016
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13 October 2016
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12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
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04 October 2016
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08 October 2016
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07 October 2016
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