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PremierLeague-News.Com - Can you cancel flights if they're on the red list? Which airlines offer refunds? Here's the polices from Jet2, Britist Airways, TUI and more
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hoping for a holiday abroad this summer? The Government has said foreign flights might be on the cards after May 17 - but what are airlines saying? And what happens if you book a flight that can't go ahead due to Covid-19 rules? We know that there'll be a traffic light system in place, ranking the safety of holiday destinations, and we know there will be different quarantine and testing rules for each of the three categories. Most holidaymakers will be aiming to head for 'green' countries, which would mean they wouldn't have to self isolate after getting home. But with the categories not published until May, will you be able to change or cancel your flight if your destination isn't green? Our colleagues at The Mirror have looked at a number of different airlines policies for restarting, booking and cancellation. Here's the key information for travellers: easyJet (Image: PA) Flights and holidays won't restart with easyJet until at least May 17. The airline offers some flexibility in terms of the traffic light system. It says if you have a holiday booked this summer that is impacted by a lockdown travel ban or mandatory hotel quarantine (which would be the case with red list destinations), they offer a number of options even if flights are going ahead. Passengers can: Amend to a new flight at a later date Receive a flight voucher Request a full refund This applies to flights and holidays departing up to and including September 30. You can find out more on easyjet.com. The best bank holiday deals and discounts B&Q - Get £10 off when you spend £10 online at B&Q over bank holiday weekend. Currys PC World - Epic Bank Holiday sale featuring 40% off laptops, coffee machines, vacuum cleaners and more. Argos - £50 off TVs as part of the bank holiday weekend sale Amazon - Bank holiday sale on Fitbits, toys, trainers and smart home devices This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it.Learn more Jet2 Jet2 are being a bit more cautious, and won't resume flights and holidays until June 24. The holiday firm has said it will automatically refund customers who've had trips cancelled because of this, and then get in touch regarding bookings for later in the year. As for the traffic light system and where they'll be flying to, the company said: " We’re now waiting for the UK Government and its Global Travel Taskforce to confirm which destinations fall into the green, amber or red categories of the new traffic light system – and the travel requirements for each country to be finalised." You can get more information on jet2holidays.com. TUI (Image: PA) TUI is looking to restart holidays from May 17 at the earliest, and it won't be offering any flights or packages to destinations that are on the red list. TUI Airways will only be flying from four airports – Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol – between 17 and 27 May. For green and amber destinations, TUI has pledged; Free amends on holidays if before departure you find out you'll need to quarantine on your return to the UK Free amends on holidays if you're unable to travel due to new testing or vaccination requirements The company currently offers a free change policy on all bookings up to the end of August, so you can amend your holiday up to 14 days before your departure.
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. Affected passengers are being offered a full refund, or the option to rebook for a later date with a 'booking incentive'. You can find out more on tui.co.uk.
Ryanair Ryanair has continued to offer some flights during the pandemic but is likely to start running more over the summer. Ryanair says: "We know your plans may change, so we've dropped our flight change fees for all new bookings made before 30 June 2021, for travel before 31 October 2021. "You can now make up to two flight changes for travel by 31 October 2021. This gives you complete flexibility and peace of mind." This applied to bookings made after June 10 last year, and means you could alter your flight for free if your destination is on the red list. Ryaniar also recently announced that it would be offering half price PCR tests for passengers who will require these for travelling. You can find out more on ryanair.com.
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British Airways BA has offered a reduced service throughout the pandemic. However, the airline has temporarily paused its package holidays, and is looking to resume them from May 17 at the earliest, dependent on government guidance for travel. It currently offers a 'book with confidence' policy which offers holidaymakers the options to change their booking date and destination or even cancel it completely. This applies to bookings made on/after March 3, 2020, for journeys that are due to have been completed by 30 April 2022. You can find out more on britishairways.com.
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