If you booked your flight within the UK and it is part of a, your money is protected if:
In these cases, your money is protected by law under the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) scheme.
ATOL will also provide protection where:
For more information, see.
If your ticket money isn't otherwise protected, you can protect yourself financially by:
If your money isn't protected, you'll be an 'unsecured creditor' of the bankrupt airline company. This means that you won't get paid until after all the secured creditors (those with a charge/mortgage) have been paid.
You'll need to contact the bankruptcy administrators to register your interest in getting your share of any money that is left over after the secured creditors get their money.
You can get contact details for the administrator fromin England and Wales, or the in Northern Ireland.
Some airlines offer 'repatriation fares' for stranded passengers. These are usually available only by phoning the airline directly.