Flybe 's collapse is spelling chaos for passengers who had flights booked with the airline.
Unless they've booked a package holiday, holidaymakers are having to find their own alternative flights – which can be costly, especially if you're due to travel within the next couple of weeks.
The silver lining is that when an airline goes bust, often other airlines and companies will step in with 'rescue fares' for affected passengers, with a budget-friendly alternative.
A rescue fare is usually a fixed rate for affected passengers, on the same routes which were offered by the airline that has gone bust. You'll often need to provide proof of your original booking to claim.
We take a look at all of the airlines offering rescue fares for Flybe passengers – and as the airline offered a lot of domestic routes, there are also rail companies stepping in to help.
Check out the full list below…
We've also got a Flybe passengers advice guide including the first steps to take and how you could get some of your money back.
Airlines with Flybe rescue fares
British Airways: The airline is offering rescue fares of £50 (plus taxes, fees and charges). This includes a checked-in bag of up to 23kg. You can find out more here . The airline also said it will help bring any stranded members of Flybe staff home for free.
easyJet: The airline is offering a fare of £65 including a 15kg hold bag for affected passengers up until the end of May. You'll need to present your original Flybe booking reference – call easyJet's customer service on +44 (0) 330 365 5030. The airline is also offering free flights for Flybe staff on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March to help them get home.
Eastern Airways: The airline is offering a walk-up rescue fare of £60 including a bag for affected passengers travelling on the Thursday 5th March. It is only bookable at airports and subject to availability. You can see their routes here .
Ryanair: The carrier has rescue fares from £19.99 for five routes, on travel dates until the end of April. The routes are: Liverpool-Knock, Bournemouth-Dublin, Belfast-London Stansted, Bristol-Dublin, and Belfast-Manchester. You can book the fares on the Ryanair website but you'll need to do so by midnight on Sunday 8th March.
According to the Rail Delivery Group, Britain’s train operators have agreed to provide free travel to Flybe staff and customers unable to travel over the next week.
Passengers will need to show proof of their booking – such as a boarding card or flight confirmation – while Flybe staff will need to show proof of employment.
These need to be presented to station staff who will be able to assist in getting you to your destination.
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