Many people are quite worried about what is going to happen with Brexit and especially will their flight delay and cancellation rights are affected by it. Now, if the withdrawal agreement is approved by the EU and UK, it has been agreed that consumer rights will remain unchanged until the terms of the future relationship between the UK and the EU are decided.
In a no-deal Brexit scenario there could be potential disruption to flights, but the government announced in September 2019 flights will continue to run smoothly after the UK leaves the EU, whatever the circumstances. In a no-deal scenario, passports would need to have at least six months left on them for travel to the EU – the government is already advising people to renew them as soon as possible. If you are traveling to a Schengen country after the UK officially leaves the EU, you need to check whether your passport will be valid for your trip. The 26 Schengen countries are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. If you renewed your old passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to you’re current passport’s expiry date. These may not count towards travel to Schengen countries.
The Department for Transport has said it will extend the UK’s air traffic rights for EU airlines until October 2020, so air services between the UK and the EU can continue to operate as usual, regardless of whether a new Brexit deal is agreed upon.
If flight disruption resulting from Brexit is regarded as an extraordinary circumstance, you won’t be entitled to compensation or a refund on admin fees or accommodation losses, but you should try to get a refund on your ticket. The government advises you to check your travel insurer whether you would be covered for flight delays as a result of Brexit disruption.