May we recommend that if you book flights on line that you only pay by credit card. Booking flights directly through an ATOL/ABTA Bonded travel agent should provide better security in the event that the flight operator goes into administration.
It is also advisable to pay a surcharge on your travel insurance that covers financial failure of an airline or travel agent.
So what is covered?
This policy covers the insolvency before or after departure of any travel arrangements booked in the UK, not forming part of an inclusive holiday and not bonded or insured already.
These would include:
· Scheduled & Charter airlines
· Car ferries
· Villas abroad & cottages in the UK
· Railway journeys (including the Eurostar)
· Coach journeys
· Cruises not bonded
· Car hire
· Caravan sites / campsites / mobile homes
· Camper rental
· Euro tunnel
· Theme parks such as Disneyland Paris.
You are not covered for the following:
The insolvency of the Travel Agent, Tour Operator, the booking agent (unless listed) or consolidator, therefore it is the travel agents’ commercial decision to book with them and thus their responsibility.