Flights grounded as Storm Eunice causes travel chaos

By Linsey McNeill
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Scores of flights across the UK have been cancelled today as winds of up to 90mph batter the country.

Train and ferry services are also disrupted, especially to areas where the Met Office has put red weather alerts in place including London and the southeast, parts of the east of England, south Wales and the northern coast of southwest England.

And a number of tourist attractions including the London Eye, Legoland and Kew Gardens have been forced to close.

All departures from London City Airport have been cancelled up to 16.40 this afternoon, while at London Heathrow and London Gatwick a number of flights have been grounded.

British Airways said its cancellations are mostly domestic and shorthaul flights, with only a few long-haul services disrupted.

However, Virgin Atlantic has cancelled a number of flights to US cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vegas and New York.

United Airlines has cancelled its flight to Chicago this morning and Air Canada has cancelled its flight to Toronto.

Gatwick warned of delays and flight cancellations and joined other airports including London Stansted, Bristol, Belfast and Cardiff in urging passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline.

Loganair is offering passengers booked to fly today the option to change flights for free.

KLM has cancelled 170 flights to and from its Amsterdam hub.

Stena is warning of disruption to ferry services from Holyhead, while it has cancelled all departures from Pembrokeshire and Fishguard. Irish Ferries has also cancelled its crossings.

Travel agent Miles Morgan has closed its shops until 11am this morning as the Met Office is urging people to avoid travelling and stay at home, if possible.

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