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Direct Air to reimburse stranded customers

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - If you're one of the thousands of travelers that were stranded when Direct Air went belly up, there's good news for you.

Direct Air grounded its flights and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2012, and it was converted to Chapter 7 in April, leading to the liquidation of the airlines assets to pay debts.

Since then, some of the travelers that were stuck in Myrtle Beach International have been reimbursed for the flights they never took.

But some are still waiting. If you are one of those travelers, you have until Sept. 25 to file a claim to get your money back.

Attorney and trustee Joseph Baldiga says between five and six thousand people are eligible to file claims for reimbursement, and they would receive about one-third of what Direct Air owes them.

A full reimbursement would likely take years as the bankruptcy case remains in federal courts.

To file a claim, click here and print out a claims form: http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmbf/pdf/DirectAir_ClaimReconciliationOrder.pdf

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