"While we fully stand by our commitments under EU regulation 261, regardless of our concerns about the justness of its design, Flybe nevertheless wants to make sure our passengers have insurance to help pay for any additional costs they may face due to authorities closing airspace and scuppering their travel plans.”
The option to purchase this separate Volcanic Ash policy is available with all online bookings made between today and May 10th 2010 and, for £6.99 per person, will reimburse the policyholder for any holiday costs already paid if the flight is cancelled prior to departure or delayed for more than 24 hours due to airspace being closed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority or overseas equivalent."
[Edited 2010-04-28 04:21:58]
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
Airportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2464 times:
Didnt think it would be long until somebody tried to capitalize on the idea, seeing as there was talk of this possibly being a 'regular' occurance in the area should the volcano(es) start to act up again.
Maybe they should charge less. My thought is this: 10.50 might be alot for people who maybe are looking for the lowest possible fares. If they charge, say $1-5, more people might bight at it and it would possibly bring in extra revenue, since I doubt this will happen that often.
Think of it as ancillary fees (baggage/pillows/food) etc. It could go into a fund the airline sets aside, earning interest perhaps, and if the volcano does go biserk, they will be ahead of the game.