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FREEZING: Find out if your flight has been affected by the cold blast

The UK has been hit with freezing temperatures and flurries of snow this morning.

Snow in Britain inevitably causes flight delays and cancellations, meaning UK travellers are displaced at UK airports.

Airlines such as BA have already issued warnings about potential issues.

A statement on the British Airways websites reads: “We are expecting adverse weather conditions across parts of the UK and Europe from Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March and at various times of the week it is likely to affect some of our short-haul and domestic flights.”

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Siberian winds are set to sweep Britain from the east and bring even more snowThe UK is braced for another big freeze from the 26thwx charts
The UK is braced for another big freeze from the 26th

How can I find out if my flight is affected?

To find out if your flight is running on time go to Skyscanner’s arrival and departure board, which is updated in real time.

The website claims to have “all the live, accurate flight information you need” from airports around the UK.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

Your airline should get in contact with you to inform you that your flight has been delayed or cancelled.

If your flight is cancelled due to snow then you should be offered a refund or booked on an alternative flight.

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Lorries are parked on the A66 during a blizzard in Durham

Can I claim compensation?

Airlines are not legally obliged to provide compensation if the flight was cancelled “due to reasons beyond the airlines control”, according to the EU flight compensation rules.

This include things such as a volcanic eruption, a strike or extreme weather – including snow.

However new technology developed by FlightDelayRepay means customers can now claim for weather-related delays.

Not only that, but they can send instant payments straight into a passenger’s PayPal account without them having to lift a finger, saving them time-consuming compensation claims that can take months to settle.

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