FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

What is Flight-Plus?

Flight-Plus is the term used in the ATOL Regulations 2012 to describe the type of holiday sale where a consumer requests to book a flight with accommodation and/or car hire at the same time or within a day, but where the way in which it is sold means that it is not a package holiday. These previously fell outside of the scope of the ATOL Regulations but from 30 April 2012 became “licensable bookings”. This means that you now need an ATOL to sell this type of holiday and that the consumer will benefit from ATOL protection.


Flight-Plus

  1. What is Flight-Plus?
  2. Why was Flight-Plus being introduced?
  3. Has Flight-Plus replaced packages?
  4. Can holidays be sold as a package and Flight-Plus?
  5. Is there a Flight-Plus ATOL?
  6. At what stage of the booking process is a Flight-Plus created?
  7. Is it a Flight-Plus when a customer requests to book accommodation a week after their flight?
  8. As a Flight-Plus arranger, I am responsible for the failure of my suppliers. How do I protect myself financially against this?
  9. I understand that if the flights I sell as Flight-Plus are sold as agent for other ATOL holders, that the Air Travel Trust will make a contribution to me in the event of the ATOL holder’s failure. What is the extent of that contribution?
  10. My customer has also requested Disneyland tickets with their flight and accommodation. Do I include this with the Flight-Plus?
  11. Can Flight-Plus be sold through agents?
  12. What happens when an agent adds another component to an ATOL package?
  13. Are cruises included within Flight-Plus?
  14. If I sell a cruise as a Flight-Plus but the flight is delayed and the customer misses the cruise, who is responsible for the customer?
  15. Where the customer has booked their own international flight but has asked the travel agent to provide accommodation and an internal flight, is this a Flight-Plus?
  16. Do domestic flights require protection if included within a Flight-Plus?
  17. Do ATOL holders need to pay the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) for packages where they are being sold on as a Flight-Plus?
  18. If a customer requests additional components after a Flight-Plus has been sold, can I add these to the Flight-Plus?
  19. As a Flight-Plus arranger, I understand that I am now responsible for the insolvency of my suppliers. However, can you define where I should provide a refund rather than provide alternative flights; if the flights are more expensive can I choose to refund all monies instead?