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February Half Term Travel Update

If you are travelling over the February half term and have concerns over disruption to your travel arrangements due to adverse weather conditions, please read the following statements below:


13:30 Sunday 16th Feb 2014

Ferry trips

Although some groups experienced significant delays at the port of Dover, which was closed for 9 hours on Friday evening, all groups eventually made it across the channel and could continue on their journey. Our French and German work experience groups had to stop somewhere overnight en route but have all now reached their destinations safely.


Flight trips

All flight groups have travelled with only a couple of minor delays. 



08:00 Thursday 13th Feb 2014

Ferry & Channel Crossings 14th and 15th February 2014

The weather forecast for the channel for the 14th & 15th February is for frequent moderate to heavy rain with moderate to strong winds and moderate to high seas. Groups travelling to Dover are advised to check in as normal. Wind and sea conditions coupled with high volumes of traffic may mean that there are some delays but ferries will travel as close as possible to schedule and traffic will be dispatched on first available crossings. There is no spare capacity on any of the cross channel services to be able to consider alternative routes (and there is no spare capacity to be able to book earlier or alternative crossings.)


08:00 Thursday 13th Feb 2014

Flights and Air Departures 14th - 16th February  2014 

The weather forecast for air traffic for the 14th - 16th February 2014 is for moderate to high winds across the UK. Most flights will not be impacted and will depart as normal but there may be a few delays. Groups travelling by air are advised to check - in as normal. If your flight is delayed please contact the main Halsbury Office number as soon as possible, (in normal office hours) or the 24/7 numbers that you have been given. Once we have been informed that a flight is going to be delayed we can start to contact airport transfer coach companies and hotels to update them on likely timings.


We will continue to publish updates on this page as and when the situation changes. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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