Flights scrapped

As the price of fuel continues to rise, airlines are scrapping many of their winter flights, which could wreak havoc for those who have second homes in Europe.

British Airways is the latest airline to cancel flights on its winter schedule, and is planning to scrap around five per cent of flights in order to cope with the higher fuel costs.

The cuts will anger many as passengers have already booked seats onboard a number of the cancelled flights, and the reduction in the number of flights operated is likely to increase the cost of flying via British Airways.

Brits with second homes in short-haul European destinations are likely to be worst affected by the departure cuts. Full details of the new winter schedule will be announced next month.

A British Airways spokesperson said, "We're planning to implement the cuts in a way that will have the least effect on passengers.

"If, for example, we cut a flight from Heathrow, we will make sure there's an alternative departure from Gatwick, and we'll be trying not to cancel the last flight of the day from anywhere."

While British Airways plans to cut five per cent of all flights, EasyJet and Ryanair will scrap around 12 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.

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