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Just a quick question

 

Flying out this week from Belfast to Liverpool on Easyjet for a few days break.

Now thursday snow is forcast and if heavy, what happens if the flight is delayed or cancelled?

 

Easyjet try and flog you insurance up to nuclear fall out but would travel insurance be wise? I know you are protected under EU legislation if delayed by more than four hours i believe but has Easyjet the Force majeure get out clause in paying refunds/compensation?

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Weather (or other "extraordinary events beyond the sirline's control") isn't covered by the EU flight delay compensation requirements.

 

Travel insurance : once you know snow is forecast you can't take out insurance, (or they'll decline cover if they can say "you knew it would happen", in the same way you'd not be covered for, or have to declare, pre-existing medical conditions).

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Thanks for the response, mind you the UK heavy snow reports are always exaggerated and usually turn out to be a damp squib in reality. Airports have equipment and procedures to deal with adverse weather anyway

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Weather (or other "extraordinary events beyond the sirline's control") isn't covered by the EU flight delay compensation requirements.

 

Travel insurance : once you know snow is forecast you can't take out insurance, (or they'll decline cover if they can say "you knew it would happen", in the same way you'd not be covered for, or have to declare, pre-existing medical conditions).

 

Interesting question as to whether a weather forecast of 'possible' snow is a known about issue that would avoid a claim. If you have cover for say a volcanic erruption and there is usually volcanic activity in Iceland, then what happens when a volcano does errupt and ash clouds close UK airspace. There might have been warnings in Iceland that the volcano might be about to errupt, but they were not certain about it.

 

Don't know the answer, but i would have thought that unless there was a significant snow event that airport runways would not be closed. If you took out Insurance that covered delays and associated costs, i would have thought a signifcant snow event could trigger a valid claim. If you are planning on other trips this year within the UK and abroad, you could take out annual travel insurance to cover any trips during the next 12 months.


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Interesting question as to whether a weather forecast of 'possible' snow is a known about issue that would avoid a claim. If you have cover for say a volcanic erruption and there is usually volcanic activity in Iceland, then what happens when a volcano does errupt and ash clouds close UK airspace. There might have been warnings in Iceland that the volcano might be about to errupt, but they were not certain about it.

 

Interesting indeed, as insurance is all about events that 'could' happen ; where can an insurer draw the line regarding the insured's knowledge of likelihood?

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