The Netherlands is getting snow on Wednesday and that will have consequences for all forms of traffic. NS is running fewer trains. Schiphol expects flight delays and cancelations. And ANWB expects busier than usual rush hours in the morning and evening. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country. Due to the weather, NS adjusted its timetable to run 20 percent fewer trains than usual on a working day. The trains that are running will be extended where possible. In many places trains will run every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. And routes that have trains every 10 minutes, will have trains every 15 minutes on Wednesday. The limited train schedule is in place so the NS can quickly respond to problems, and provide more accurate travel information, the railway said. Passengers can expect longer travel times and more crowded trains. KLM already canceled 21 departures and 21 arrivals for Wednesday. All these flights are within … [Read more...] about Snow: Fewer trains, canceled flights, busy rush hours expected
Delayed and cancelled flights
ACCORDING to the EU regulation 261/2004 passengers are eligible to claim up to €600 for flights delayed by at least three hours or cancelled. The compensation received for delayed, cancelled or denied boarding due to overbooking, can differ depending on the length of the delay, the distance to destination and if the final destination is in the European Union. Also, some airlines will attempt to make it harder than others to claim the compensation. -- Advertisement -- Nevertheless, passengers are entitled to receive compensation. Here is all the information you need on if, when and how to claim flight compensation. DELAYS Flights must either depart from an EU airport (despite the airline, EU or non-EU) or the airline must be European with final destination in those countries. *Passengers are eligible to claim if the flight was delayed by at least three hours and it was the airline’s fault. *Regulations do not apply for ‘extraordinary circumstances’ such … [Read more...] about TRAVEL TIPS: How to receive up to €600 for delayed and cancelled flights
Over 36 flights have been delayed and eight cancelled in Moscow airports of Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo due to unfavorable weather conditions on Saturday, according to the data provided by Yandex search engine, Trend reports referring to TASS. Seven flights from Vnukovo Airport were delayed and one cancelled at 9:00 a.m. Moscow time, another nine were delayed in Sheremetyevo, and 20 and 7 flights from Domodedovo were delayed and cancelled, respectively. The Hydrometeorological Center of Russia says up to minus 4 degrees is expected in the Russian capital throughout the day. Weather observers also warn of snowfalls, windstorm, and ice slick. In the Moscow Region, the temperature is expected to drop to minus 7 degrees. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about Poor weather conditions delay dozens of flights at Moscow airports
THOUSANDS of passengers whose flights have been delayed or cancelled after two illegal drones flew onto the runway at Gatwick airport could get their money back or a new flight. Two thousand people were left grounded last night after their flights were cancelled as a result of the security breach - just days before Christmas. But the chaos is set to continue. Gatwick airport tweeted this morning: "Flights to and from Gatwick remain suspended, due to drone activity. "Please do not travel to the airport without checking with your airline first. We 're sorry for the inconvenience today, but the safety of our passengers and staff is our no.1 priority." When flights are delayed or cancelled, under EU rules, passengers may be entitled to a refund or a new flight and sometimes compensation on top. To be covered by these rules, your flight needs to have either departed from an EU airport or be an EU airline landing at an EU airport. Here's what you need to know. My flight's been delayed. Can I … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport flight drone cancellations – can you get compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled?
Thousands of travellers have had the start of their Christmas holidays disrupted after drones spotted above London Gatwick forced the grounding of scores of planes. Passengers due to depart today have been told not to travel to the West Sussex airport without checking the status of their flights, while Gatwick warned the disruption will last long into the day, even after the it reopens. The West Sussex airport said: “All flights to and from Gatwick are suspended due to ongoing drone activity around the airport. Unfortunately, there are significant delays and cancellations to all flights today. “Please do not travel to the airport without checking the status of your flight with your airline first. We apologise to everyone affected, but the safety of all our passengers and staff is our number one priority.” In addition to those with cancelled flights at Gatwick, hundreds more passengers have been scattered across the UK after arriving planes were forced to divert. … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport drones: How to claim compensation on delayed or cancelled flights