• From The BBC:

    Holidaymakers who lost money when the XL travel group collapsed a year ago face a deadline of Friday to claim their refunds.XL, once the UK’s third largest package holiday group, fell into administration in September 2008, leaving tens of thousands of travellers stranded. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is paying refunds to those who missed out on package holidays as a result. Some have faced delays in receiving their payments owing to “legal issues”. UpdateThe rules state that anyone eligible for a refund must make a claim within a year of the collapse of the company. “The CAA will not accept claims arising from the failure of the XL Leisure Group after 11 September 2009. If you have still to submit a claim, you should ensure you do so before this deadline,” said a CAA spokeswoman. An estimated 240,000 customers had advance bookings with XL. Some 65,102 claims had been made to the CAA by the start of this month, of which 55,324 (85%) have been paid or turned down because of ineligi…

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