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AIBU or are we all going to be trapped in the UK from next March?

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Clarissalarissa Sun 11-Mar-18 15:23:56

So, Ryanair and Thomas Cook are inserting clauses in their booking terms to say that if your flight abroad doesn't go ahead because of Brexit that's your problem. No doubt others will follow. If any deal is ever done, to allow planes to fly, it is bound to be a lot more expensive than it is now.
Is everyone planning many years of UK-only holidaying?

Brittanyspears Sun 11-Mar-18 15:26:46

As if EU countries want to lose the money tourism brings in.

blastomama Sun 11-Mar-18 15:27:27

They are just being sensible. No-one knows what is going to happen next march, there is no plan, no roadmap. The terms and conditions have to reflect that.
It doesn't mean there is going to be a problem, just that there might be.

Whatshallidonowpeople Sun 11-Mar-18 15:28:32

Yes, we will all be trapped. Now start another hysterical thread

blastomama Sun 11-Mar-18 15:30:48

Well, it's possible you would need a visa to go to Europe after Brexit, and not everyone would get one, so some people could be trapped, I suppose? I would say unlikely, but certainly possible.

PhilODox Sun 11-Mar-18 15:32:50

Of course, you're right. No-one in Britain travels outside the EU at all ATM, do they?

Oh, wait...

Clarissalarissa Sun 11-Mar-18 15:35:07

People aren't going to buy plane tickets if they think there is a real risk that all flights will be cancelled. Likewise, airlines won't commit to flights if they think that they may not go ahead. Time is running out.
The tourism industry in this country is going to suffer a massive hit. It's already suffering now, as the UK has destroyed its previously good public image.

MissBartlettsconscience Sun 11-Mar-18 15:35:13

All the agreements to use airspace are EU wide at the moment and would have to be entered into by the U.K. on its own which may take a while. Ferries might work subject to visas etc.

Clarissalarissa Sun 11-Mar-18 15:35:45

Obviously I'm talking about the EU. Where most people go for their holidays.

ohnomoresnow Sun 11-Mar-18 15:37:01


It's a load of hysterical bollocks.

Perpetuated by the frothing remoaners.

Clarissalarissa Sun 11-Mar-18 15:37:08

MissB - does that mean that flights to places other than the EU risk being cancelled too?

ohnomoresnow Sun 11-Mar-18 15:37:46

Scaremongering utter bollocks.

Behave yourself FFS!

yorkshireyummymummy Sun 11-Mar-18 15:37:59

Why do you think it’s bound to be more expensive ? What data are you basing this on?
And why are you trying to stir up and prolong brexit/remain bad feeling??

“If any deal is ever done allowing planes to fly”...............yes of course. No deal will ever be done and as soon as next March comes nobody will be allowed in or out and all uk planes will be grounded. Yes, that’s what’s going to happen. Idiot.

Clarissalarissa Sun 11-Mar-18 15:38:49

Ohno - please do explain why this is hysterical - when owners of international airlines are so worried? Have they got it wrong? Why have they got it wrong? Please explain it to us.

Backscratchesforever Sun 11-Mar-18 15:39:09

No, it will be fine, they need our tourism

Hoppinggreen Sun 11-Mar-18 15:39:41

Unlikely but as with so much else Brexit related we simply don’t know for certain.
You would like to think that with a bit of common sense it could be sorted quickly but at this stage nobody knows what will happen

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 11-Mar-18 15:39:59

Won’t be panicking just yet. Might be a good time to have a fabulous holiday in Cornwall come to think of it. Maybe U.K. holidays will sell out quickly. Better start panic buying a U.K. holiday.

Todayissunny Sun 11-Mar-18 15:41:08

Brittanyspears. The British are not the only people that brings money through tourism into the EU. I don't know what the percentage is and I an sure it is a significant amount but I am fairly sure that it is not the major source of income for tourist destinations in the EU.
If this thing with airlines does happen, EU tourists will also have the same problem with coming to Britain as tourists and the impact on the income from tourism for Britain will also not be insignificant.

Glumglowworm Sun 11-Mar-18 15:41:21

I’m a remainer but still think this is hysterical bullshit

Non EU airlines fly in EU airspace and to EU destinations all the time.

blastomama Sun 11-Mar-18 15:41:52

No, it will be fine, they need our tourism

It's really not as simple as that.

Yorkshirebetty Sun 11-Mar-18 15:41:57

I (and many others) travelled widely in Europe before the EU. No visas were required. I'm sure we'll cope again!!

ohnomoresnow Sun 11-Mar-18 15:42:35

No-one has to explain anything, it's utter bullshit, and hysterical bollocks.

Clarissalarissa Sun 11-Mar-18 15:42:41

yorkshireyummy - while we're waiting for Ohno, would you mind explaining why I am worrying unnecessarily?
I actually work in tourism, and we are already suffering a big reduction in interest from EU visitors. If the issue with flights is not sorted very soon, we will probably go out of business.
So concrete information from you would be great.

MichaelBendfaster Sun 11-Mar-18 15:44:39

I don't think we'll be trapped per se, but it might certainly get harder/more expensive to fly out to the EU27 from the UK. And travel restrictions may well increase (applying and waiting for expensive visas etc).

Clarissalarissa Sun 11-Mar-18 15:45:30

ohno - strangely, you telling people that no information is needed doesn't really help us, does it? Do you know more than the owner of Ryannair? If you do, please do put him right, because he is clearly extremely worried. As am I. You know, needing money to buy food (already a lot more expensive than it used to be), etc etc.

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