I got £700 in free cash thanks to Martin Lewis’ holiday tip… three easy rules helped us win big

One SAVVY saver told how she got £700 in free cash after following Martin Lewis’ holiday tip.

MoneySavingExpert fan Alison made money by following three simple rules after her flight was cancelled.

Martin Lewis from Money Saving Expert offers advice on getting compensation from canceled flights


Martin Lewis from Money Saving Expert offers advice on getting compensation from canceled flightsCredit: PA

It comes as travel giants like British Airways plan to cut 16,000 flights, while EasyJet has been forced to cancel thousands of flights over the past month.

However, MoneySavingExpert has three useful rules for checking if Britons with flight cancellations can withdraw money – something Alison has followed.

She told Martin Lewis’ team: “Just wanted to say a huge thank you.

“Our all-inclusive Easter break to Porto was canceled by EasyJet the night before our holiday.

“Thanks to your persistent advice (and use of your links), we just received £700 in compensation.”

The first rule is that only UK or EU regulated flights are eligible for compensation.

MSE explains: “A UK or EU flight is where the flight departs from a UK/EU airport, regardless of the airline OR where the UK/EU airline lands at the UK airport /EU.

“Under these rules, EU airports also include airports in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.”

The second rule is that Britons can claim compensation from 2017.

And the third – and most important – is that Britons have the right to a refund or to book a new flight, regardless of the reason for the cancellation.

When a flight is cancelled, no matter how long before it takes off, you have the choice between a refund for the canceled flight or an alternative flight to your destination.

This applies regardless of the time before the flight when you are notified of the cancellation and regardless of the cause of the cancellation.

It comes after Martin warned that travelers could be arrested if they don’t check the expiration dates on their passports and GHIC/EHIC medical cards.

If it’s been a while since you’ve traveled and you’re not sure if all of your documents are still valid, it’s important to double-check them before you start your summer vacation.

The new rules come after the UK leaves the EU, regarding how many months a passport needs to be able to travel.

Previously, Britons only needed a valid passport to travel to countries across Europe.

However, the new rules are now in place, so make sure you check them out so you don’t get caught up at the airport.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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