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FLIGHTS and holidays are yet again to suffer a major setback this month as the UK's second lockdown comes into force on Thursday. Travel for leisure will no longer be permitted - but how are the major airlines responding?

PUBLISHED: 18:28, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:30, Mon, Nov 2, 2020

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British Airways and easyJet have said they will refund holidaymakers for holidaymakers unable to travel during lockdown. However, Ryanair and Wizz Air have both said they will not. This is what you need to know about the carriers' current stance on refunding passengers.

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British Airways

BA is continuing to allow travellers to cancel or rearrange their getaways.

A British Airways spokesman told Express.co.uk: "We note the Prime Minister's announcement of a new national lockdown for England to slow the spread of Covid-19.

"Like other businesses, we are assessing the new information and we will keep our customers updated on any changes to their travel plans."

The airline's Book with Confidence policy was implemented prior to the lockdown announcement.

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flights british airways ba refunds ryanair refund easyjet holidays wizz air news latestFlights: This is what you need to know about the carriers' current stance on refunding passengers (Image: Getty Images)

flights british airways ba refunds ryanair refund easyjet holidays wizz air news latestFlights: BA is continuing to allow travellers to cancel or rearrange their getaways (Image: Getty Images)

Jet-setters can change the dates and destination of their booking without incurring a change fee, although they will need to pay any difference in price.

If they decide they no longer want to travel, they can cancel their booking and BA will give you a voucher to the same value for a future booking.

Both options apply to bookings made from March 3, 2020, onwards for journeys that are due to have been completed by August 31, 2021.

BA has urged travellers not to contact the company. The website explained: "If your flight is cancelled, please rest assured that we'll contact you. We’re currently experiencing extremely high call volumes. Please don’t call or message unless you’re travelling in the next 72 hours so we can help those needing urgent rebooking."

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