FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

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?

The Air Travel Trust in its published payment policy and has undertaken to meet claims from ATOL holders for flights where the supplier in a Flight-Plus was an ATOL holder and the Flight-Plus arranger was acting as agent. The Air Travel Trust has set an annual cap to each Flight-Plus arranger’s claims at 2% of their annual licensable revenue (subject to a minimum £50,000 and maximum £2.5 million). Flight-Plus arrangers will also be required to pay the ATT a £25.00 administration charge for each passenger included in the booking that is subject to the claim. Details of the policy can be seen here.


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?