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What to do if you are stranded abroad due to your flight being cancelled or similar airline cancellations

Stranded at an airport abroad due to flight cancellations

Stranded at an airport abroad due to flight cancellations

As the volcanic eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull in April 2010 showed us, mass travel chaos that can last for days as a result of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances is not at all unlikely (albeit a rare occurrence).

So what should you do if you happen to get stranded abroad as a result of flight cancellations?

You could do like Peter Griffin and purchase Volcano insurance 🙂

Alternatively, here’s a list of quick tips that could save you time and potentially money too (the hassle is yours to keep but that too can be limited).


The dreaded travel insurance

Damaged luggage

Ready to hit the bars! Source: Air Travel Luggage Consultant Weblog

I’ll start the tips section with a topic that’s all too familiar to anyone who has ever had a mishap during travels; the big I, Travel Insurance!

There are as many travel insurance policies and combinations out there as there are opportunities to make use of them or completely invalidate them.

Despite the plethora of options however, here are some things you should keep in mind when planning a trip somewhere, regardless of whether it is abroad or in your very own country.