Why are so many flights being cancelled?

Flying from the UK feels like a lucky dip at the moment - but what reasons are airlines giving for this season’s mass batch of cancellations?


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Linda Evangelista Reveals Her Face, Jaw And Neck Were Taped Back For Vogue Cover Shoot
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