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Delays expected on Bank Holiday flights

26 January 2009 10:10

Delays expected on Bank Holiday flights

Wide-spread engineering works taking place this weekend are likely to play a huge part in potentially scuppering people's Bank Holiday travel plans.

Holidaymakers who had prepared for a weekend away should make sure they have taken out travel insurance in case traffic problems cause them to miss their flight or the expected high winds prevent them from flying.

Network Rail has already been fined £14 million recently for the overrunning of its New Year engineering works and London's Liverpool Street main line station will be closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Its chief executive Ian Coucher said the work is being completed to improve the railway for passengers.

Richard Branson's Virgin will also be running no trains to or from Euston over the whole long weekend, while the RAC expect road delays.

Although wind is expected over the weekend the sun is also tipped to shine, so if a holiday is cancelled then Brits still have the chance of potentially getting a tan.

Missed flights aren't the only thing that can spoil a holiday, last month Naomi Campbell was handcuffed after she became irate when her suitcase went missing containing clothes she was to be paid to wear.