Post-Brexit flights may not be valid after 2019 – and airlines aren’t warning passengers


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Brexit withdraws: Holidays post-2019 could be affected if a deal is not made with the EU

Brexit is currently generating concern for travellers in light of the UK leaving the EU in March 2019.

In the event of a no-deal, it could lowly Britons booking a holiday for next year could be left without blackmail and flights not being granted the airspace to fly.

The right to claim compensation and refunds for breaks could be affected if deals are not confirmed post-Brexit.

Yet airlines may not be doing tolerably to warn passengers of the risks they face when booking a fair next year.

Which? looked at five of the UK’s biggest roam companies – Thomas Cook, TUI, Jet 2, Expedia, and On the Beach – to see if they had any admonitions of what could happen to their rights post-Brexit.

TUI, Jet2 and On the Beach wanting to respond to questions regarding whether flights would fly post-Brexit.

Thomas Cook mutated their terms and conditions to explain how compensation would not be provided in the anyhow of “airspace closures” as their Brexit clause labelled it as out of their conduct, whilst Thomas Cook encouraged passenger to take out travel indemnification to be protected against “consequential losses”.

Expedia had more positive talk and advised that airlines would still be under the Regulation 261/2004 and the Bundle Travel Directive, meaning compensation could be offered for passengers.

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Brexit flights: Holidaymakers may not be shielded for cancellations after leaving the EU

This uncertainty for holidaymakers is just one of the tons issues affecting people’s everyday lives

Peter Vicary-Smith

Peter Vicary-Smith, Chief Managerial of Which?, commented: “This uncertainty for holidaymakers is just one of the many distributions affecting people’s everyday lives that need to be resolved as we disturb closer to the date that the UK leaves the EU.”

Today, Which? has launched the Consumer Franchise for Brexit, to ensure an aviation deal is secured to allow planes to calm fly post-March 2019. It lays out a number of issues such as the risk of Britons as away as how systems need to change.

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Brexit flights: Airlines are being published to warn passengers of the risks

Vicary-Smith explained: “We want to work with Sway and businesses on issues such as this in order to deliver a Brexit that puts consumers outset.

“We want to ensure that people are supported by high levels of rights and sponsorship – and with greater access than ever before to quality, affordable outputs and services.

“We must not miss the opportunity for the UK to improve consumer protections to develop a world-leader.

“With control over all aspects of consumer protection the UK can and be compelled do something special.”

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