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Any Wise Owls Able To Help A Friend Of Mine?

Getting to Cyprus From Uk at Easter - Airline Blown Out.
4 years ago, January 17th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #126774  
Another forum I'm on has a mate with a problem

I have just found out that the flight I have booked to fly to Cyprus at Easter has been cancelled, and the route no longer exists. The airline have also informed me that because it is Easter and therefore busy, we cannot transfer to any other route as they are all full.
I've paid a deposit on a villa that we are now unable to use as the only flights available are at the wrong time and four times the price of the flights originally booked.
Can anyone offer any advice re getting the deposit back? Obviously I don't expect the owner of the villa to pay it back, it's not his fault.
I feel the airline should take some responsibility, or do I pursue it with my insurance company?
Gutted, so looking forward to a break

She booked flights via credit card so may have some comeback there but the villa has been paid direct with the owner.

Anyone know if there is an alternative, flying from the UK to Turkey or Greece then a ferry option? Reply to this

4 years ago, January 18th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #126793  
There is a big difference between a booked flight, and an issue ticket. If ticket is issued, there is a binding contract and airlines need to find you an altrenative. If there is only a booking, sadly there is nolegal contract for compensation if airline cancel a route.

Go on wikipedia.com and type the airport name.....for info, they have 2 different international airports in Cyprus, one on each side of the island....you may find alternativeairlines flying there. Reply to this

4 years ago, January 18th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #126801  
You could try flying to Cyprus via either Greece or Turkey, depending on what side of the island you are visiting. When we went to Northern Cyprus we flew via Instanbul with Turkish airlines.

Have you tried the package holiday flights? You might get a route with them. It wouldn't refund your flight necessarily, but you would get the villa. Reply to this

4 years ago, January 18th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #126830  
Where you fly from and where to in Cyprus and which day are you heading? I just had a quick look on skyscanner and from London (around Easter) they fly to three different airports in Cyprus. But the prices vary a great deal of course..

As for the refund, I am not to sure about all of that. Reply to this

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