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✈ Claim Back Children’s Flight Tax £££ !!

As you may know, tax on under 12’s flights was abolished on May 1st this year!

This is great news for those thinking of jetting off this year, however, if you’ve already booked your flights for after that date, never fear…

If you have already booked your flights for after May 1st you can claim for a rebate – we’d definitely recommend doing this so you’re not left out of pocket!

Receiving your rebate is is easy peasy, if you have booked your flights through British Airways, Thomson, First Choice, Virgin Atlantic or American Airlines then these airlines are offering passengers automatic refunds.

If you have booked through a different airline then they may be expecting you to ring up and request for the rebate personally. Don’t let this put you off. You can do it easily online or by ringing up customer services. Your money will then be refunded back to your original card used to make the booking within 28 days!

From March this year, children under 16 will also be exempt from the tax which would mean a family of four would save £26 on flights to Europe and £142 on a flight to the US so well worth looking into if you haven’t already inquired about what you could be owed.

Here’s how to claim for some popular airlines:

Aer Lingus

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Air France

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Travel agent: Contact the agent directly for a refund.

American Airline

Airline: Customers need to contact reservations to re-issue their ticket without the APD. Refunds will be made to the original form of payment.

Travel agent: Contact the agent to ask it to submit a refund application.

BMI Regional

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment. Anyone affected who hasn’t had one should call 0330 333 7998.

Travel agent: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment. Anyone affected who hasn’t had one should call 0330 333 7998.

British Airways

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment if booked via BA.com.

Travel agent: If the agent’s name appears on your statement, apply via the travel agent.

Easyjet

Airline: Easyjet says an automatic refund would have triggered when customers entered advance passenger information. If they couldn’t do that, see Easyjet for how to reclaim. It will contact customers to refund to card used to pay for booking within 28 days of request.

Emirates:

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Travel agent: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Flybe

Airline: See Flybe’s website to fill in a claims form.

Travel agent: You need to contact the agent to request a refund.

Jet2.com

Airline: Emailed affected customers with instructions on how to claim: Log in online, then go to ‘manage my booking’, enter passport details and message will appear letting you know refund will be automatically put back on the card used to pay.

Travel agent: Jet2 says if the travel agent has given it customer contact details then refunds will be automatic. Otherwise, you’ll need to contact the travel agent directly.

KLM

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Travel agent: Contact the agent directly for a refund.

Lufthansa

Airline: Request refund via customer services. It’s then automatically refunded via the original payment method used.

Travel agent: Contact the agent after you’ve completed your journey.

Monarch

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Travel agent: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Ryanair

Airline: You need to apply to reclaim the APD by filling in a form. It will be refunded back to the original payment method used, once all flights have been taken.

Travel agent: You need to apply to reclaim the APD by filling in a form. It will be refunded back to the original payment method used, once all flights have been taken.

Thomas Cook

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment.

Travel agent: Contact the agent directly for a refund.

Thomson

Airline: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment, alternative card or via cheque.

Travel agent: Refunds are automatic and made to the original form of payment, alternative card or via cheque.

United Airlines

Airline: More than 1,000 customers originally identified as being affected were given refunds processed on their original form of payment. Those who paid APD need to contact United Airlines to request a refund back to the original payment method after travel completed.

Travel agent: Contact the agent after you’ve completed your journey.

Virgin Atlantic

Airline: Automatically refunded onto the card paid with.

Travel agent: Automatically refunded onto the card paid with.

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