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Flying to Mexico in 3 weeks - worried

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BG2015 Thu 12-Mar-20 19:36:31

Staying in Playa Del Carmen with TUI.

My DP is convinced we won't be going.

We're holding off buying currency until a week before. TUI are stating its business as usual. No refund unless flights are cancelled.

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Skyejuly Thu 12-Mar-20 19:37:10

My sister is adamant she is still going too.

BG2015 Thu 12-Mar-20 19:54:11

I desperately want to go. It's been booked for over a year.

It's getting home that slightly worries me.

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sclough Fri 13-Mar-20 13:26:29

We go to Cuba ( hopefully) in 3 weeks. Same situation, business as usual until we hear otherwise. I too am worried that we could be stranded . Can't cancel as we loose money (over 10k) so clearly not an option. I rang my Ins Company yesterday, if we do have to stay for any reason accommodation will be covered and obviously health cover. The only thing that they don't cover is food. They did say keep all receipts but speak to them ASAP.

fuzzyduck1 Tue 24-Mar-20 12:42:48

I’d be very surprised if they will still let people fly from the uk by then.

Duchessofblandings Tue 24-Mar-20 12:44:31

Hope you’re prepared to stay there I definitely if/when return flights are cancelled.

milveycrohn Tue 24-Mar-20 12:46:10

I advise against it, in case you get trapped there.

userxx Tue 24-Mar-20 12:48:33

I'd say 99.9% it will be cancelled.

chocolatesaltyballs22 Tue 24-Mar-20 12:49:44

Of course you won't be going. TUI have cancelled all holidays up to a certain date - haven't you had any comms from them?

slimecentury Tue 24-Mar-20 13:02:28

Just don't

Michelleoftheresistance Tue 24-Mar-20 13:04:47

I thought govt said yesterday for all British nationals to come home immediately? (Which implies that borders being closed is being considered?)

Qgardens Tue 24-Mar-20 13:06:20

Look at the dates peeps

Dizzygirl00 Tue 24-Mar-20 13:15:24

Wow 🤦‍♀️

DingleberryRose Tue 24-Mar-20 13:17:14

There is no way in hell you’re going to be allowed to fly in 3 weeks!

My holiday is after that and has been cancelled.

userxx Tue 24-Mar-20 13:18:02

@Qgardens Ahhhhhhh fair enough.

BG2015 Tue 24-Mar-20 13:45:38

Folks this was posted on the 12th March.

Lot happened since then

Holiday was cancelled ages ago and refund on its way.

Chill! No one is going anywhere anytime soon.

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dingit Tue 24-Mar-20 13:57:28

I was going 7/4 (tui). A refund is starting to look doubtful. Apparently the government are passing legislation to allow them to give you vouchers for another holiday to keep the travel industry afloat.

chocolatesaltyballs22 Tue 24-Mar-20 15:20:51

So the text I got from TUI said that they were encouraging customers to rearrange, which I'm fine with. I don't want the travel industry to go under either so I will do all I can to help.

BG2015 Tue 24-Mar-20 16:04:09

Unfortunately I can only go at Easter and Easter 2021 seems a bit too far away at the moment to think about rebooking. We're just hoping that our refund may happen as it was cancelled over a week ago. My partner hasn't got a job now.

We also have another holiday booked with TUI for August which will need the balance paying in May.

It's a nightmare.

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chocolatesaltyballs22 Tue 24-Mar-20 19:27:48

Ah ok, I can see why you'd want the refund then. I would hope they'll refund if you explain the circumstances.

userxx Tue 24-Mar-20 19:58:50

@dingit Oh no, is that what they are doing. Not great is it.

BG2015 Tue 24-Mar-20 21:18:53

If you can get through to speak to someone

45 minute wait

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HisBetterHalf Sun 29-Mar-20 18:19:33

Did they say they were refunding or give an option of rescheduling also?

blackberrysoup Sun 29-Mar-20 18:24:28

I'd reschedule to next year, we've done that with our holiday so we're not losing any money. I wouldn't travel now - I was supposed to travel overseas last month and if I had I wouldn't have got back so would be away from DCs now, it's unthinkable.

dudsville Sun 29-Mar-20 18:25:16

YOu can check online whether your airlines are offering vouchers, might be a better option than wondering if your flights will go ahead and whether you'll be stranded there. We have friends who've been stranded in a few places around the world, it's ok-ish when with family and hard when on "holiday" in hotels.

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