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#1 Tim

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:20 PM

The recent demise of Excel may lead to a number of people thinking twice about booking flights to Crete, or elsewhere, as the normal insurance cover does not cover Airline Failure’.
According to a UK money advice and tips website, some insurance against this may now be available. Google Money Saving Expert to find the site. And do check whether your proposed flight would be covered. I have not gone into the fine print but it does appear they may differentiate between scheduled flights and charters

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:25 PM

I think depending how you pay helps too.

If you pay by credit card and the value is over £100, you can claim the money back from the card company.

If you pay by debit card you are unable to reclaim any money.

This may only apply to the UK.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:21 PM

If it's a Visa debit card there is apparently a way that you can try to claim some or all of the money back.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:59 PM

Can you claim the tax back at least?

I know this is always possible if you don't use the restricted non-refundable tickets a lot of airlines sell.
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