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Lufthansa offers rainy day cover

If the skies darken, you may be able to claim insurance

Washed out on your summer break? There may be a silver lining in the grey clouds that darken your holiday pictures.

Lufthansa is offering passengers compensation for rainy days on holiday, the latest travel company to do so.

People who book flights with them from Germany can claim 20 euro for every rainy day, for up to ten days.

Last month, Pierre et Vacances and FranceLoc, two French holiday groups, offered customers a similar deal.

The Lufthansa 'sunshine rate' is available until 18 August and is valid on flights departing between 1 September to 31 October to 36 destinations.

Washed out travellers should send their travel vouchers, boarding passes and a list of rainy days to the insurer once they return.

If www., a German weather website, records rainfall of at least five millimetres at your destination on the specified days then you should be eligible for compensation.

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