The weather around Europe has been challenging for airlines this weekend and continues for a couple of more days.

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There have been plenty of cancellations and flight delays as a result. Many airlines are offering waivers for rebooking flights later this week.

Here’s Lufthansa’s statement:

Due to the severe winter storm “Sabine” over Northern and Central Europe, Lufthansa Group flights may be affected until at least Tuesday morning (11 February). Please check lufthansa.com regularly for further information. Once you have provided us with your mobile data, we will inform you immediately by text message or e-mail about any changes to your flight. Please understand that we may not be able to provide you with a new solution immediately together with the flight information. This will be sent to you as soon as possible.

The “Deutsche Bahn” also expects disruptions and train cancellations, for this reason we do not advise an alternative planning by rail at this time. It is also not possible to exchange flight tickets for a train ticket.

A special situation is expected for the Lufthansa hub in Munich on Monday, February 10. This will not only affect an extensive suspension of air traffic until the early afternoon, but will also make it more difficult to reach the airport by car or public transport. Therefore, please inform yourself in detail before you start your journey to the airport.

Here’s from BA

Storm Ciara: disruption to flights across the UK

Summary

Like all airlines operating in to and out of the UK, we are being affected by the extreme weather conditions across parts of the UK.

Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and our highly trained team is carefully assessing every flight.
We are sorry for the disruption to your travel plans and are doing all we can to get you to your destination as quickly as we can.

We recognise the uncertainty that the bad weather may be causing customers, and have therefore introduced flexible rebooking options for all customers on domestic and European flights due to travel today or tomorrow.

More information

If you are shorthaul flying to/from London Heathrow or London Gatwick on Sunday, February 9 or Monday, February 10, and wish to change your plans, you can rebook your date of travel to another flight to the same destination to another time from Monday February 10 to Thursday February 13, 2020, inclusive.

If you are flying to/from London City on Sunday, February 9, and wish to change your plans, you can rebook your date of travel to another flight to the same destination to another time up from Monday February 10, 2020 to Thursday February 13, 2020, inclusive.

If you booked directly with British Airways please contact us to make these changes, otherwise, contact your travel agent.

Conclusion

Readers should monitor their itineraries to/from Europe for the next couple of days. These winter storms may affect long-haul flights still midweek.

All community carriers and airlines for flights ex-Europe are required to provide duty to care (accommodation, meals and phone cards) in case of long delays, and rebook affected passengers to their final destination at the earliest opportunity.

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