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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2006, 07:28 GMT
Christmas getaway: Information
The scene at Heathrow
The scene at Heathrow
There's a second day of misery for air travellers as BA grounds all its domestic flights from Heathrow.

Heavy fog is causing problems for aircraft in and out of London's busiest airport as many people try to get away for the Christmas holidays.

And the prospects for travellers don't look to great, but BBC weather forecasters say that the situation at Gatwick which has also been affected is set to improve.

  • Breakfast will have more throughout Friday's programme - and we've put together some information below, that might help if you need to travel by air.

  • BBC Travel News

  • The airport operator BAA, confirmed on Thursday that some European flights would also be cancelled.

    The managing director of BAA Heathrow, said that travellers it was possible that some people might not be able to travel in time for Christmas.

    Information and advice for air travellers

  • Follow the links to the right of this page for links to websites

  • BA helpline number: 0800 727 800

  • If you're travelling with another airline, make sure you call them before leaving home, or speak to your travel agent
  • Don't go to the airport if your flight has been cancelled
  • Do not wrap Christmas gifts as this could cause further delays with security checks
  • Don't forget that there are still hand baggage restriction in place - read the latest update form the BAA website (via the link to the right), look for the 'security restrictions' section and follow the link which is underlined, 'tips for Christmas travellers'
  • If you want to check the weather for the city where you live, look for the drop down box, at the bottom right hand side of Breakfast website homepage


  • VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
    Stephen Bullock, BAA Heathrow
    "The cancellations will continue as long as these conditions prevail"


    Douglas Alexander, Transport Secretary
    "There's a great deal of work to try and get people home for Christmas"



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