Thomas Cook, the 178-year-old tour operator, has collapsed, leaving hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers stranded abroad.
If you've booked your holiday from the UK, you should be protected by the Civil Aviation Authority’s ATOL scheme (which stands for Air Travel Organiser’s Licence). This should support you if you're currently abroad, and reimburse the cost of replacing parts of your ATOL protected holiday.
We appreciate that anyone already abroad may face some unexpected expenses as they try to get home.
If you’re caught up in this, we realise these days can be incredibly difficult and stressful for you. The last thing you want to deal with is unplanned costs like ATM withdrawal fees and costs on foreign currency card spending.
So if you’re a Monese customer and you’re affected by this, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of travel (like a booking confirmation email or boarding pass from Thomas Cook), and we’ll upgrade you to Monese Premium for a month, for free, which will give you unlimited allowances and zero fees on any ATM withdrawals, foreign currency card spend and much more.
If you’ve got any future flight bookings with Thomas Cook, that are now cancelled and not ATOL protected, you may still be able to make a claim via Monese – we can request a chargeback on your behalf. Just email us at email@example.com so we can investigate this for you.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has also set up an official support page for more information, which you can find here.
We wish everyone out there a safe and speedy return, and our support team is on standby if you have any further questions.
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