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Post-Brexit flights, Crete earthquake, BA pilots’ dispute and bargain breaks

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Friday 02 August 2019 17:18
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Flying to Mallorca after a no-deal Brexit would be more complicated
Flying to Mallorca after a no-deal Brexit would be more complicated

Q We’ve booked a Jet2 flight at 6.30am to Palma on 1 November, the day after Boris says we’ll leave the EU. Should we be worried? Are we OK to book non-refundable hotels separately and will we be covered if we book by Mastercard?

Debbie H

A Of all the post-Brexit flight options, yours look the wisest choice. The UK and European Union have already agreed that flights at current levels will continue beyond a no-deal Brexit. So there is every chance that your flight will take off more or less on schedule on the first day after Britain leaves the EU. My confidence is based on this being the first flight of the day. I make no such promises about later flights, because at this stage there is zero visibility of what will happen once your Boeing touches down in Palma if the UK leaves without a deal.

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