Consumers unable to travel because of the pandemic have been told they can demand a cash refund for flight vouchers even if they have expired.
Rolling lockdowns and limits on travel have meant that many passengers who had flights cancelled and were given vouchers for another journey have been unable to use them.
Time limits have been applied by some airlines on how long they are valid for, prompting concern that they may expire even though people are unable to use them.
Legal observers have said, however, that airlines are obliged to issue a cash refund for a voucher no matter if it is before or after the expiry date.
People have been told that they should expect to spend their summer holidays in the UK this year, meaning it is unlikely many would be able to use their vouchers for some time into the future.
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