FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

What happens when an agent adds another component to an ATOL package?

If an agent provides a customer with overseas accommodation or car hire in addition to a flight inclusive package (if requested at the same time or within a day), this will be classed as Flight-Plus and require protection under the agent’s ATOL. ATOL holders may not be aware of this happening and thus they should continue to issue an ATOL Certificate for the package. However, the agent will not be required to pass this on to the customer, but will be obliged by the ATOL Standard Terms to pass on the Confirmation for the package.

If an agent adds another tourist service such as attraction tickets or airport transfers to the package, this would not be classed as a Flight-Plus and is simply sold in addition to the package.


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?