With the news of the sad collapse of Monarch Airlines no doubt still ringing in the ears of would-be holidaymakers, it’s important that you know what steps to take if you did book flights with the company.
If you’re yet to travel, take a look at the dedicated website or get in touch with your travel agent if that’s how you booked your holiday. They’ll be able to let you know if you change your booking or if you’re entitled to either compensation or a refund.
Get in touch with your travel insurance company or your credit card provider if you’re not ATOL protected. If you aren’t ATOL protected, the government is able to claim back the cost of any replacement flights from your debit or credit card supplier. You may need to provide a letter that confirms you’re not entitled to a refund through the ATOL scheme before the provider can look at your claim.
Legally, every travel company in the UK that sells flights and holidays has to have an ATOL certificate. This will protect you when booking trips with companies and makes sure you’re not stranded abroad or that you don’t lose money.
The majority of overseas air holidays booked with travel companies in the UK must be protected, but always check before you book. Always book your trip with a reputable company to ensure that you’re protected.
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