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Check your Flights and Travel Plans as Snow Closes Airports

Thursday 13th January 2011

If you’re about to head off on your travels abroad, whether it’s for a long gap year expedition, or just an annual two week holiday, remember to check your flight details carefully.

If you’re about to head off on your travels abroad, whether it’s for a long gap year expedition, or just an annual two week holiday, remember to check your flight details carefully. Don’t forget to make sure your passport, other ID, and baggage, comply to the correct details provided by your specific air carrier, as they do vary. This is particularly important when you’re flying from one country to another, outside the EU. Border security, as well as airport security, is still extremely tight all over the world to help the government to combat terrorism. Extra time may also be required for more time-consuming baggage checks, and x-rays.

Airports around the country have been closing due to the adverse weather conditions. Snow has closed Edinburgh and Glasgow airport, and caused more disruption with travellers in the north east of the country too. Meanwhile drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads, and look out for ice in the morning. Some of the lowest ever temperatures have been recorded this winter already in some parts of the UK.

Michael Dukes of MeteoGroup said the Arctic conditions were caused by a combination of winds, snow cover and clear skies and the cold and low temperatures will continue to the end of the week.

 
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