Flight chaos caused by dense fog across the UK underlines the importance of getting cancellation insurance, according to price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com.
The website, which offers consumers the opportunity to search for best value financial services including insurance, has warned that many passengers may not have delays to their journeys covered by their holiday insurance, leading to an "unhappy Christmas for some".
Richard Mason, sales director at Moneysupermarket.com, said: "To be honest cancellation is the last thing on most people's minds when it comes to their holiday.
"People usually take out insurance for lost baggage and theft and obviously most importantly personal injury cover."
According to Mr Mason, any policies that do cover cancellations to flights are likely to only offer a "derisory" sum of around £100.
However, he added that under EU law, flight operators are required to offer alternative flights or reasonable compensation to those who have their journeys disturbed by travel troubles.
Passengers looking to head to warmer climes should find their journeys are only slightly delayed with flights details on the BAA website revealing that flights to destinations such as Tenerife, Larnaca and Malaga are still being scheduled.
Article ID: 34, Posted: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 11:36:47 GMT