MSE News: Monarch worries? Your rights if the worst happens

Social media has been rife with rumours about the airline Monarch's financial health - your rights explained...
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  • richardw
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  • peachyprice
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    Not very responsible of MSE Towers to add to the speculation by starting this thread.
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  • richardw
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    edited 28 September 2016 at 12:02PM
    If or maybe or possibly 'it' happens, or even if 'it' doesn't happen, if you were thinking of booking a flight or holiday during the next few months and you've seen an attractive price with others, now could perhaps be the time to book that just in case 'it' happens, and even if 'it' doesn't happen you've got something at an attractive price.

    But then again who really knows? Not me. That war there might start, that person might get elected, the pound may go up or down against that currency of the country you want to go.
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  • robwin
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    Hey guys. I've booked the return leg of a journey only with Monarch (flying out with another airline) so we won't have ATOL protection as I know that only applies to flights originating in the UK.

    Does anyone know off the top of their head if Section 75 protection would still apply? I've booked on a credit card obvs. I can't imagine it would have a similar restriction to the ATOL protection.

  • Gloomendoom
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    My travel insurance covers airline failure

    Does yours?
  • robwin
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    Thanks, it does, yes, which negates my point a bit! Although I only bought the policy today so hope they wouldn't say we knew about the insolvency. Still only a rumour!
  • Pollycat
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    robwin wrote: »
    Still only a rumour!
    I don't think it's 'still only a rumour'.
    There have been various statements about Monarch's current status.
    It all depends on what happens in the next 12 days.
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