Travel Alert February 2020: Wind Storm Impacts Northwestern Europe

If northwestern Europe is in your travel plans over the next couple of days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to a powerful storm.

Travel Alert February 2020: Wind Storm Impacts Northwestern Europe

Strong wind gusts of up to 118 miles per hour and torrential downpours of up to four inches of rain have been impacting portions of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and France — resulting in delays and cancellations of flights, power outages, and flooding…

…which means that ground transportation will also be adversely affected by this storm.

Images of the effects of the wind storm have been posted on Twitter — such as:

 

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to northwestern Europe over the next couple of days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this wind storm which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.

Here are nine airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of the strong wind storm:

Summary

Additional airlines may issue travel waivers as a result of this strong wind storm as it sweeps across northwestern Europe; and existing travel waivers may be extended.

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

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