BA resumes flights to Boston - but thousands of Britons are stranded

BA resumes flights to Boston - but thousands of Britons are strandedPA


Now that the worst of Hurricane Sandy is believed to be over, British Airways has resumed flights to Boston as normal, with the first flight scheduled to leave at 11.20am today.

However, the Daily Mail reports that tens of thousands of holidaymakers have been left stranded on both sides of the Atlantic after dozens of flights were cancelled yesterday.

It could take days before Britons who are stuck in the US can get back home to the UK, as flights back to London and Manchester have been cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic are currently reviewing their planned cancellations for today.

A BA spokesperson told the Daily Mail: "Customer safety with regards to Hurricane Sandy remains our highest priority and following advice from US authorities we have deiced to cancel 11 return flights to and from the East Coast of the USA on Tuesday.

"We are doing all we can to help customers whose flights have been cancelled and will look to use larger aircraft on some routes when the full flying schedule resumes to help get customers to their correct destination as quickly as we can."

In a statement, BA said: "The cancellations include some flights to New York JFK, Newark, Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Customers should continue to check ba.com for the very latest information."

BA's other US flights are operating normally.

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