Poor Brexit negotiations could cause the British public their money and their holiday

UK is set to leave the European Union on the 29th of March next year.
As the monumental date draws closer, British holiday-makers, who have booked airtravel in and out the EU after this date, are being urged to contact their travel agents and flight providers.

Today, consumer think-tank, Which? has publicly called on all British airlines to clearly communicate whether or not refunds will be offered to customers who book flights before they are grounded.

Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary has repeatedly advised the British public that flights to and from the EU may be brought to a halt after Prime Minister Theresa May signs her name to the final documents as part of Article 50.

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Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary Image Credit: Press Association

Mr O’Leary is worried that Mrs May and her government must establish an aviation deal with the existing members of the European countries as part of Brexit negotiations.

O’Leary has been a long-term critic of Theresa May. In Skynews interview in September last year, he accused the PM of:

“Faffing around with India, Brussels is where trade deals need to be done”

Despite the very real fear that flights will be cancelled, TUI, Jet2 and On the Beach have not offered any reassurance that cancelled flights will be reimbursed.

Which? did note that Thomas Cook have amended their terms and conditions to stipulate that no refunds will be given if changes to aviation markets cause flights to be cancelled.

The public have been worried for weeks regarding the reliability of tourism companies and their approach to Brexit. One Twitter using the name ChicoMioLoco tweeted:

Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary has repeatedly advised the British public that flights to and from the EU may be brought to a halt after Prime Minister Theresa May signs her name to the final documents as part of Article 50.
Mr O’Leary is worried that Mrs May and her government must establish an aviation deal with the existing members of the European countries as part of Brexit negotiations.

Consumer think-tank, Which? has publicly called on all British airlines to clearly communicate whether or not refunds will be offered to customers who book flights before they are grounded.

Tourism Management student Samantha Long believes that although flights will not be cancelled, it is very likely that flights will change routes which will cause disruptions.
Her fellow-student, Tessa Campbell believes Brexit could cause the holiday-makers emotional stress as well as financial. She states that crowds and extra delays are probable while waiting in customs at EU airports.

Tessa also stated:
“Communication isn’t flowing’ between tourism companies and the public”.

However Tessa believes travel angencies are stuck between a rock and a hard place, because “UK government isn’t giving much away” to help them.
Tessa, along with a large number of UK citizens, thinks that “they should be as transparent as possible” in order not to implicate British holiday-makers who wish to visit EU destinations.

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