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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.
20 May 2017
Holidaymakers travelling via London City Airport will benefit from a digital air traffic control tower from 2019.
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People could increase their chances of developing serious illnesses after spending just two weeks as a 'couch potato', new research suggests.
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