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Hi Tom

Simon Calder is a regular pontificater about airline and travel – it is not much help but gives more info into the situation. Good luck.

…..Travel editor for the Independent newspaper Simon Calder told the BBC passengers may not be entitled to compensation because the disruption was not the fault of the airlines.

“What you are entitled to, though, whatever the cause of the delay, is a duty of care from the airline; they have to provide meals and accommodation until they can get you to your destination,” he said.

“But the problem for a lot of people whose flights have been cancelled is that you don’t automatically go on the next plane, you actually go to the back of the queue and are fighting for the last remaining seats on forthcoming flights.

“So some of the people whose flights are cancelled today, for example, may not get where they’re going perhaps until the weekend.”

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