Monarch Airlines latest: Martin Lewis reveals how to reclaim money for YOUR flights


For the 95 per cent of you that participate in booked directly with Monarch, you’re not going to get any money back

Martin Lewis

Potentate Airlines has ceased trading, throwing the plans of 300,000 travellers into disarray. 

To the ground 100,000 Monarch customers are currently stranded abroad, as the Civil Aviation Power works to solve the “unprecedented” aviation crisis. 

Many travellers are uneasy about whether they will be able to reclaim money they be enduring lost on their booked flights. 

Martin Lewis has spoken on ITV’s This Morning to contribute his expert on advice for affecting customers.

The money saving expert guessed: “For the 95 per cent of you that have booked directly with Master, you’re not going to get any money back from them. 

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“Trekking insurance also is not a particularly good option here unless you cause abandonment cover which is very rare.”

Despite having hopeless your money to Monarch, Martin said there are still a few clearance to claim back some cash. 

Martin explained: “If you’re not covered by ATOL buffer as your flight isn’t a package holiday, and your travel insurance won’t pay out as you don’t beget the rare ‘travel abandonment’ cover; there are three further kind protections to try.

“The first is Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1979. That affirms that if you pay for something – or even part-pay – on a credit card and it costs between £100 and £30,000, then the probity card company is jointly liable. 

“In travel, it only works when you volume direct, but that’s fine for those who paid Monarch on a credit practical joker, as long as the cost is over £100.”

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Martin advised those people to contact their credit card company and ask to make a ‘Section 75’ exact for costs not received.  

For other passengers, he added: “For all debit cards and commendation cards you can use a less well-known protection called ‘chargeback’ (though with reliability cards, if you paid over £100, Section 75 is better). 

“With this, you ask your take action provider to ask Monarch’s for your money back as you have not received the maintenance. 

“While it’s not a legal protection like Section 75, this is a marrow protection in Visa, Mastercard and American Express’ rules and it can swiftly facilitate people get their money back. 

“In fact, it was this route that we recommended in the Lowcostholidays issue, which got the most success.”

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One Monarch customer who has been affected by the administration crisis is Gabriella Curry, who is currently hold ones ground at Gatwick Airport £700 out of pocket. 

She told This Morning: “I was expected to be flying out this morning, we should have landed by now. 

“We managed to rouse some computers inside Gatwick and we’ve found some alternative offs so hopefully we can fly out this afternoon with another airline.

“We booked on a tribute card and travel insurance and ATOL protected so hopefully one way or another we should get some cabbage back.”

Gabriella was supposed to be flying to Croatia for her 30th birthday. 

She’s one of hundreds of thousands of Britons who are cladding cancelled flights, with Monarch the largest UK airline ever to break off from trading. 

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