Jet2 travel advice if you've got flights booked in the winter or at Christmas

Boris Johnson has begun to lift lockdown restrictions, but it doesn’t look like travel will get back to normal anytime soon. The FCO is still advising against all but essential foreign travel, while the UK government has announced that people flying into the country will soon have to quarantine for 14 days. This will make life difficult for holidaymakers, as they will have to stay in their homes for two weeks once they get back.

People who have booked winter and Christmas holidays may now be getting concerned, as there is no indication for how long these new measures will last. So what are your options if you’re booked with Jet2?

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Jet2 is currently planning to recommence its programme on 17 June 2020, so any flights and holidays booked on or after that date are going ahead. If you’re still concerned about travelling, you do have some options.

If you have booked only a Jet2 flight

If you want to cancel a Jet2 flight on or after 17 June 2020, you will currently be subject to ordinary terms and conditions.

This means that you are not eligible for a refund. You can change the name on the flight for a fee of ?35 per person, per one way flight. You can also change the date on your booking.

You will be charged a ?35 administration fee, plus any change in price between the cost of the original fare and the new fare.

Winter flights and holidays are still expected to go ahead (Image: Daily Record)

If you have booked a Jet2 holiday

You can cancel your Jet2 package holiday at any time, but you will incur cancellation costs. If you have booked for winter or Christmas, and your departure date is more than 70 days away, Jet2 will retain your deposit. You will most likely also lose the cost of any flights, and you will be expected to pay any other costs – such as deposits for pre-booked activities and the APC sum (which is paid as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution).

Your total cancellation fee will depend on a number of factors – including the cost of your holiday – so if you want to cancel, it’s best to contact customer services or your travel agent to get more information. Package holidays are ATOL protected, so if Jet2 ends up cancelling your holiday, you will get a full refund. Jet2 is closely monitoring the ongoing situation, and its policy may change at a later date.

It said: “We understand that you may have concerns about your holiday.

The health and safety of our customers is always our number one priority, so we’re continuing to monitor the situation very closely and will adjust our programme accordingly where necessary.”

For now, you should assume that your winter or Christmas flight or holiday will go ahead.

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