As airlines begin to slowly restart more of their operations, Britons may start to plan their future holidays. But with many travellers still waiting on refunds on airlines, it could take a while for customers to rebuild their confidence in the travel and tourism sector. In fact, many Britons have ditched the idea of going abroad this year in favour of a domestic holiday.
With more Britons looking to go away in the UK and people in other countries also sticking closer to home, airlines could see a sudden spike in domestic flights
But how can you make sure to get a refund for a domestic flight?
Founder of Money Saving Expert.com, Martin Lewis has now revealed on ITV’s This Morning how customers can get a refund for a domestic flight.
Taking questions on the programme with presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Martin revealed some useful advice for domestic flights in the US.
“Again, the flights are still on, there’s nothing wrong with the flight.
“So who you need to look at for this – that’s what your travel insurance is for.
“You have travel insurance in place when you book these as long as that was before coronavirus started.”
The caller then responded saying that she got travel insurance at the beginning of March.
Martin explained that she was lucky as she was “just in time”.
He continued: “What you would look to do is – you’re obviously going to have to wait as there’s obviously a chance those flights could be cancelled and you might get your money back.
“But the way America is more open than we are I’m not sure they will be cancelled.
“But I’d be talking to your travel insurer now.
“It is likely the one responsible.
“And look, there’s no firm answers here but I would suggest that’s what travel insurance is for.
“You can’t take those flights, you paid for them, you’re not due a refund but you can’t take them because of the first flight [being cancelled], that knock-on effect should be something covered by your travel insurance depending on the policy.
“If it doesn’t treat you fairly then you have a right to take it to the financial ombudsman if it rejects your claim.”
Published at Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:09:00 +0000