I booked flights worth £500 on my credit card and the flights have been cancelled. I can claim this back under the Section 75 protection. But the cost of booking a comparable replacement flight has gone up to £700 – will my card company give me the difference?
MB, via telephone
Flight cancellations are a frustrating experience, but the fact you booked on a credit card means you have armed yourself with Section 75 protection.
This law means that when you spend between £100 and £30,000 on goods or services using your credit card, you can claim the cost back from the card company if the merchant, in this case the airline, fails to deliver. Even if you only partially paid for the flights on your…