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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.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.