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Iceland Ash Cloud Affects Flights

The recent eruption of the Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland and resulting ash cloud has led to flight cancellations and delays in northern Europe. The full impact on travel to and through Europe is yet to be determined, but it is not expected to be as severe as the weeklong disruption from last April's Eyjafjallajokull eruption that led to the cancellation of 63,000 flights.

The Deal Experts in the Travelzoo London office have compiled a list of handy links to help monitor the Grímsvötn Ash Cloud situation and travel disruptions to and from the UK.

Additionally, many airlines with flights out of Canada to Iceland and Europe have links to provide more information on any potential disruptions, delays or cancellations.

If you have a trip planned to Europe, contact the airline, hotel or other travel provider directly and check their policy on cancellation, refunds and changes.

Check your travel insurance policy for natural disaster, force majeure and weather-related clauses to understand what is covered. Usually, this coverage will include things such as loss of travel arrangements, cost of new travel arrangements and travel delay.

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Deal Expert, New York
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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