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Brits slam travel firms as they battle to get refunds for Easter holidays cancelled due to coronavirus

REFUND FURY

FURIOUS holidaymakers yesterday hit out at travel firms as they battled to get refunds for Easter breaks.

Social media was flooded with complaints claiming budget airlines are dragging their heels over repayments.

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EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of 344 aircraft.

It waived the fees it normally charges to change flights and is offering vouchers for future travel.

But many suffering cash woes after losing their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis say they need money now.

The airline has removed the “refund” button from its website and is directing customers to a busy call centre.

But many are worried travel firms offering credit notes could go under taking their money with them.

Meanwhile, airlines and officials are still working to get tens of thousands of Brits stranded abroad home.

The first repatriation flight from Peru landed in London on Monday, with two more planned later this week.

Almost 300 Brits returned home from Mexico yesterday, the final flight repatriating 45,000 Tui holidaymakers.

Tui has now grounded its fleet of 58 jets.

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