Hundreds of travellers stranded at Heathrow as more than 400 flights cancelled

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Hundreds of travellers stranded at Heathrow as more than 400 flights cancelled
Hundreds of travellers stranded at Heathrow as more than 400 flights cancelled



More than 400 flights were cancelled at Heathrow Airport yesterday and hundreds of travellers spent the night on the floor as they waited for flights to be rescheduled.

The Independent reports that last night British Airways apologised to passengers trapped on planes in appalling weather at the airport as they waited for a slot to take off and hundreds of other travellers had their flights cancelled.

Today the airline said it was doing everything it could to help passengers whose flights had been disrupted by bad weather at the airport.

A spokesman told the Independent: 'We are also offering customers who no longer wish to travel today and tomorrow the option to rebook their flight to a later date.

'Due to the severe weather yesterday, there will be knock-on disruption to flights today and we would strongly advise customers to check the very latest status of their flight via ba.com before coming to the airport.

'Only customers with a confirmed booking on a flight which is operating should come to the airport.

'We are keeping our schedule under constant review and will adjust it further if we need to. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.'

Hundreds of travellers stranded at Heathrow as more than 400 flights cancelled
Hundreds of travellers stranded at Heathrow as more than 400 flights cancelled



Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph reports that 100 flights have already been cancelled at Heathrow Airport on Saturday and hundreds more are suffering delays.

Gatwick Airport said it was operating as normal but warned there may be some minor disruption to flights.

At Manchester Airport, a small number of domestic flights we cancelled due to the conditions at Heathrow.

BA said that priority on Saturday was being given to long-haul flights.

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