What to do if you’re holidaying in the path of Hurricane Irma

As a friend of mine is currently holidaying in Florida we have been closely watching the news and weather as you can imagine it’s a very worrying time.

Things have escalated somewhat today in that they have now been contacted by their travel company offering them an early flight home and it seems that Virgin Atlantic, whom they are traveling with are not alone.

British Airways and Thomson are also urging passengers to make contact with them to make early return arrangements.

Virgin Atlantic customers are asked to call either their travel agent or Virgin Atlantic directly on 0344 209 8711 for more information.

Virgin are also allowing travellers to some affected destinations the chance to rebook.

“The safety and comfort of our customers is our top priority,” a spokeswoman said, “and any customers booked to travel to, from or through Antigua, Havana and Miami between today and September 11 may rebook their flights to an alternative date or alternative destination travelling on or before October 14 (subject to availability), or receive a full refund.”

Thomson are advising passengers to “closely follow instructions from the holiday reps and the hotel management in the resort at all times, and should customers have any questions, they speak to their holiday rep in the hotel or call us on our 24/7 holiday line on +44 3333 365 147 (or +353 1 5133401 for Irish customers).  E-mail or text us as follows: e-mail:  24-7@thomson.co.uk, text 8234.”

We will continue to update this post with any holiday advice we are passed on from travel companies.

Virgin Atlantic – Officials in Florida have declared a state of emergency, and we expect our Orlando and Miami operations to be impacted from Saturday 9 September.

We strongly advise customers currently in Florida to rebook to travel back to the UK on 7 or 8 September.


British Airways – Urging Passengers to make contact with them to discuss travel arrangements.

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Thomas Cook – 

For Thomas Cook Airlines UK flight updates please click here.

For Condor flight updates please click here.


Thomson Flights – Advised Passengers to “closely follow instructions from the holiday reps and the hotel management in the resort at all times”
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