Flights: Updates on Cancellations and Refunds from Jet2, TUI, Ryanair and easyJet June 21 | Travel News | Trip
In a devastating blow, last week the government made the decision to push back its plans for ‘Freedom Day’ which would see a number of UK Covid restrictions relaxed. While this has not had a direct impact on overseas travel, it has raised some concerns for the next traffic light review which is scheduled on or around June 24.
A number of airlines have already been forced to cancel flights or vacations following the latest greenlist review.
For vacationers who had planned to take off during the summer, the government’s latest announcement could worry their future plans.
What are the latest updates from Jet2, TUI, Ryanair and easyJet?
Jet2 has made the decision to postpone its flight and vacation schedule, with the exception of flights to Jersey, until July 1.
The Leeds-based carrier had initially hoped to resume vacation from June 24, but bosses said there just wasn’t “enough certainty”.
In an updated statement on its website, Jet2 explained, “We are really looking forward to restarting our vacation and flight program from July 1, 2021.
“Our Jersey program will restart on June 24, 2021.
“We take the time to prepare everything at our airports, on board our planes and at our resorts to give you the safest and most seamless vacation experience possible.”
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While the airline is hoping the current rollout of the vaccination will lead to “more positive news” for travel, it notes that some bookings may be subject to cancellations in the future under the “traffic lights system.” circulation “.
For vacationers with plans to travel to a Red List country, Jet2 says it will cancel the vacation and automatically issue a full refund.
For Amber and Green List countries departing no later than June 30, with the exception of Jersey holidays, Jet2 will automatically cancel reservations and provide a full refund “within 14 days”.
He adds: “We will be reviewing the status of Orange List destinations following the next UK government review which is expected to take place on or around June 24, 2021.
“We expect the government to revise the status of destinations on the green list around June 24, 2021. If your destination is then on the UK government’s green list, we look forward to taking you on vacation.”
Jet2 ensures that all customers affected by any change or cancellation will be contacted directly.
“Please visit our website 14 days before your departure when we have all the latest official information,” he continued.
“Until then, there’s no need to take any action – and we recommend that you only start organizing things like COVID-19 testing closer to your travel time, as travel requirements here and abroad may change. “
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Last week, TUI announced a new round of vacation cancellations, citing “the lingering uncertainty”.
A range of travel plans have now been on hold until July 11.
Holidays in Zakynthos are canceled until June 28 inclusive. Holidays in Aruba, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece – Crete (Chania), Kavala, Kefalonia, Mykonos, Preveza, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Italy, Jamaica, Malta, Spain – Mainland Spain, Formentera, Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, La Palma and all TUI Lakes & Mountains destinations are now canceled until July 4.
Meanwhile, vacations to Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey are canceled until July 11.
“All customers affected by these cancellations will be contacted directly and may request a full cash refund, or move to a later date or alternative vacation and receive a booking incentive,” TUI explained.
“If we need to cancel future holidays due to updated government guidelines, we will contact you directly and endeavor to give customers at least seven days notice.
“We would like to thank our customers for their understanding at this time. “
Ryanair has continued to operate flights throughout the pandemic and has gradually increased its service offering since May.
The airline recently announced no major cancellations following the June 21 pushback.
However, the airline gives customers more flexibility when it comes to changing their travel plans.
The Irish carrier has extended its free flight change policy for bookings made before September 30, 2021, for travel before December 31, 2021.
“Our Zero Change Fee promotion applies to bookings made after June 10, 2020,” says Ryanair’s website.
“Flight changes must take place at least seven days before the originally scheduled departure dates to qualify for the promotion.”
The airline is also currently asking for more transparency from the government on upcoming changes to the list of traffic lights.
Airline boss Michael O’Leary has confirmed that the airline is suing the government, with backing from easyJet, TUI and British Airways group IAG.
According to reports, Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group are calling for transparency over the decision of countries to move to the “safe” list every three weeks, and have taken legal action against the government.
Mr O’Leary said: “We are trying to force the government to at least either a) be more transparent [over the traffic light system], b) publish what exactly are the thresholds at which international travel will be allowed to resume. Or c) get an injunction against the government in general on the backs of vaccines that say the longer lockdown restricts people’s freedom of movement. “
He added: “I think [the UK] will be embarrassed by the Europeans.
easyJet has been forced to cancel flights and vacations due to changing traffic light rules in recent months.
The airline operates under the government’s traffic light system, which means Red List vacations are canceled, while Amber List vacations can only take place if customers are prepared to follow the rules. trip up.
“Holidays to ‘orange’ destinations can happen if you are happy to travel and follow government-defined return steps,” he says.
Green List holidays, which so far only include Gibraltar and Iceland, can also take place.
Currently, easyJet’s promise of protection means that customers have a money back guarantee if their vacation or flight is canceled. They will be allowed to book travel at a later date, request credit for future travel, or request a full refund.
Customers can also change their travel plans up to two hours before departure.
According to the company’s website: “Transfer your flight free of charge this summer, any time up to 2 hours before your departure to all flights currently on sale and to any destination in our network.
“Applies to changes made until September 30, 2021 inclusive. Only if the new rate is higher will you be required to pay the difference.”