Get them to book the Wednesday ones. It'll be over by then.Nope. But they have insurance.
Just texted me, they're going to try to get out asap instead. Probably 2-3 weeks time though.
The hotel can be cancelled up to 24hrs in advance (they booked that Lastminute.com secret hotel trick that I've mentioned here a few times - same hotel as we always use!). Only the car and Airport parking to claim off the insurance anyway, so its no big deal.
Mind, there's Dreamliner return flights from Manchester for £260 each on Wednesday, for anyone who fancies a punt!!!!!