Our Updated Travel Plans for 2020


When January arrived this year I was so excited for the months ahead. We had so much to look forward to, including a few holidays, special days out and time as a family. If you read my blog regularly then you would have seen the blogpost sharing all our plans for our summer holiday to Turkey. But of course, with the current circumstances and everything happening all over the world, it's looking likely that most of these plans are going to be cancelled. Of course we completely understand why it's going to happen, but that doesn't stop us feeling devastated!

I am sure there are many thousands out there who are in the same position as us though - especially with it currently being the Easter holidays when lots do travel. But what can be done in regards to these flight cancellations? Whether you spent years saving for that trip, or booked it at the last minute, you should of course be entitled to a refund, right? This is usually sorted through the company you booked your holiday with, but if you're unsure whether you're entitled to anything more Flightright can help. Their free compensation calculator can help you to find out whether you are entitled to compensation (and will then help you claim it with the help of their team of legal experts).

We currently haven't heard from our holiday company as our trip isn't until the very end of May, but I will definitely be checking back with Flightright regularly, as we're sure it isn't going to be happening. I understand we may be able to move our holiday to later in the year if this is the case, but I think we've decided now that if we can't go this year we're going to be asking for a full refund (we chose those dates specifically for the price, so can't travel any other time!).

As I said at the beginning of this post, we are absolutely gutted to not be going on this holiday, especially as it was going to be our first proper holiday in the sun as a family of five. But we have been looking into alternatives for later in the year. Possibly to somewhere a little closer to home and sprinkled with a little bit of magic and a mouse... Disneyland Paris of course! Not only would it bring some much needed joy after such a rollercoaster of a year, but it will definitely make up for not getting our big family holiday.

We aren't going to be booking anything just yet, but have everything crossed that the world becomes a little bit more normal as quickly as possible. I know a holiday being cancelled isn't the end of the world (especially with everything else going on), but when you've saved hard and have three excited children to let down, it is a bit rubbish isn't it?

Have you had to update your travel plans for 2020?
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