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Any lockdown relaxation in your area ?

Old May 2nd 2020, 7:44 am
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We have holiday booked in Sicilia this summer, even thorough it’s a domestic flight, id be surprised if the flights not cancelled
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Old May 2nd 2020, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Margaret M View Post
Guess mine for the 22nd May won't be far behind then. Did they give (offer) you a refund?
There's a link in the email directing to an online form,promising refund within 20 days.O,Leary did say yesterday though it would be a few months.I heard BA and EasyJet removed their links.
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Old May 2nd 2020, 9:30 am
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There's a link in the email directing to an online form,promising refund within 20 days.O,Leary did say yesterday though it would be a few months.I heard BA and EasyJet removed their links.
OK thanks, it will be interesting to see.
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Old May 2nd 2020, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Margaret M View Post
OK thanks, it will be interesting to see.
No worries,let us know the outcome.Your flight might still be going ahead.Ryanair haven't cancelled all flights in May,AFAIK.
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Old May 2nd 2020, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by brian12 View Post
No worries,let us know the outcome.Your flight might still be going ahead.Ryanair haven't cancelled all flights in May,AFAIK.
I hope not, the theatre trip in London to celebrate grand daughters birthday has been cancelled. I'll just let it go and suffer the loss if it isn't cancelled.
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Old May 2nd 2020, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by brian12 View Post
There's a link in the email directing to an online form,promising refund within 20 days.O,Leary did say yesterday though it would be a few months.I heard BA and EasyJet removed their links.
Just sticking my nose in here in case it helps anyone reading

I had 2 EasyJet flights booked, one on 5 May Liverpool - Palermo return, and one for 17 May Liverpool - Madrid return.
For the past 3 weeks EasyJet have been sending me emails urging me to either rebook the flights for a later date, or accept a travel voucher. Brian's correct in that EasyJet and BA have removed the refund link on their websites. I didn't respond, not only because those options are pretty useless to me as I live in Australia, but also because I know they're required by law to offer you a refund if they cancel the flights.

On 30 April I finally received an email from EasyJet saying the Palermo flight on 5 May had been cancelled, and providing a link to their refund page. When I'd filled it out I got an email notification saying that my request had been received, and although they usually process refunds within 28 days it may take longer at present.

I suppose I'll get one for the Madrid flight a few days before it was due to depart as well. They seem to be leaving it until the last minute, hoping people will panic and just accept a refund or travel voucher. Sneaky buggers Good luck to everyone seeking travel refunds, and I'm looking forward to visiting Italy again when things quieten down.
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Originally Posted by brian12 View Post
There's a link in the email directing to an online form,promising refund within 20 days.O,Leary did say yesterday though it would be a few months.I heard BA and EasyJet removed their links.
Ryanair are not refunding flights. They send you vouchers and, if you refuse, offer a refund when the Coronavirus emergency is over -6 months +.
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Ryanair are not refunding flights. They send you vouchers and, if you refuse, offer a refund when the Coronavirus emergency is over -6 months +.
They will be bankrupt after 6 months. It will be back to BA and Alitalia.

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He is just (as always) trying it on...
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He is just (as always) trying it on...
I had just been reading about the Rolls Royce lay off proposals and Buffet dumping his airline shares.
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Old May 3rd 2020, 4:45 am
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Ryanair are not refunding flights. They send you vouchers and, if you refuse, offer a refund when the Coronavirus emergency is over -6 months +.
The link in my email didn't mention vouchers,only rebooking or refund.I expect a delay though.O'Leary said that on the BBC.
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It's being reported that France will, until 24 July, put in quarantine for 14 days anyone entering the country. So impossible to drive to Italy in that case
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It's being reported that France will, until 24 July, put in quarantine for 14 days anyone entering the country. So impossible to drive to Italy in that case
You could via Zeebruge or Holland but that would be a mission.Where did you read this,it seems a bit OTT.
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It seems to have been made quite clear that visiting a friend is not allowed because they are not congiunti or affetti stabili. I beg to disagree given that my friendships here are a lot more 'stable' than those with my Italian in-laws. Italy still seems to be stuck in the extended family network forgetting that some people don't have family in the same region and some don't have any family at all. I saw a FAQ section where an old lady said that she had no family so could a friend visit her and the answer was no.

I can't find an answer to my question. Alex can go and visit his nonna in a different comune, but can he drive himself there? He's old enough to have his "patentino" and his motorbike but at 16 I presume he's not allowed to sign his own auto-certificate? Do I sign it which implies I know where he is going with my permission or do I have to drive him there myself?
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Old May 3rd 2020, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by brian12 View Post
The link in my email didn't mention vouchers,only rebooking or refund.I expect a delay though.O'Leary said that on the BBC.
No mention of vouchers, but they send them anyway.
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