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Airport Delays are Getting Worse

Most people have, at some point in their lives, experienced delays at the airport. That horrible moment when you are waiting in the airport lounge, all excited and ready to go, only to have your boarding time come and go, and the screen to say ‘delayed’ or even more infuriating, simply ‘wait in lounge’.

Now recent research by the Civil Aviation Authority has found that British holidaymakers are facing longer and more frequent delays at the airport. The research studied ten airports, and found that the average delay from 2011 of one minute had increased to twelve minutes! Furthermore, less than 80% of scheduled flights actually left on time.

Britain’s top airports, including Heathrow, Stansted, London City and Gatwick all reported worse delays than in 2011. In fact the only airport to improve flight times was Luton, but only by 1%.

This news is extremely annoying, if you have paid money for a flight – no matter how good the deal was, you expect that the service will ‘do what it says on the tin’, namely, to get you to your chosen destination, and to do it around the times specified.

Wherever you are travelling to this year, make sure you invest in quality travel insurance. Holidaysafe offers comprehensive and affordable cover to suit any trip or budget, plus they can offer help and advice if you face a holiday disaster. Furthermore, Holidaysafe’s Premier Plus Single Trip policy can offer up to £300 if your travel is delayed! Visit for a quote or more information.  

Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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