EC 261 covers airlines traveling in the EU, including those passing through Berlin Tegel. If your flight is canceled or delayed, you could be eligible to receive up to €600 in compensation, depending on the circumstances. Here’s everything you need to know to file your claim with your airline and get paid.
What are Your Passengers Rights
Your rights depend on if you’re flying on an EU-based carrier. If you are, you’re covered under all circumstances. If you’re not, you’ll be covered only if you’re leaving from or landing to Frankfurt Airport, though you can always contact customer service to see what they can do for you. Under EC 261, you could receive up to €600.
Flight Delay Compensation
If your flight is delayed, take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay! There are fewer things worse than being trapped in the airport, but it will be okay. The airline will help you get to where you need to be, and once you get there, you may be entitled to additional compensation.
- Flights up to 1,500 km: €250
- Flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km: €400
- Flights over 3,500 km: €600
Most airlines cannot issue compensation at the airport, so you’ll need to contact customer service for assistance.
Calculate Your Compensation
What to Do in Case of Delays or Cancellations?
If you face a delay or cancellation when you are at Frankfurt Airport, the great news is that you will be covered under EU 261. Here’s what you need to do.
- Take note of your delay, including when you were notified, the length of delay, and more. This will be important as the amount of compensation you receive is dependent on these factors.
- If your delay is two hours or more, connect with customer service to receive care, including meals, hotels, transportation, communication, and more.
- After you get to your final destination, claim your compensation. Provide all details to help make your case.
- If your flight was cancelled while traveling through Frankfurt Airport, write down when you were notified, why your flight was cancelled, the delay it caused, and more. Anything that will be helpful.
- Talk with customer service to get on a new flight. Don’t worry about EU 261 until you get to your final destination.
- Once the dust has settled, claim your compensation. Depending on the circumstances, you could get up to €600.
The regulations vary, but the sooner you file, the better to get the compensation you deserve.
Recently Disrupted Flights in Berlin Tegel Airport
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About Berlin Tegel Airport
Berlin Tegal was an airport based in Berlin, Germany. It was once the primary airport in Berlin but had since officially ceased operations in 2021. At one point, it was the fourth busiest airport in Germany, handling over 60 percent of all air passenger traffic. It served as a base for Eurowings, Ryanair, and easyJet, thanks to its convenient location.
Berlin Tegal airport served all types of flights, including European metropolitan, leisure, and intercontinental routes. Most traffic has since been transferred to Berlin Brandenburg Airport, though helicopter operations will remain on the northern side of Berlin Tegal Airport until 2029.
Berlin Tegel Airport Flight Disruption Statistics
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Berlin Tegal airport is in the EU, and because of it, it’s covered under EC 261. Depending on how long your flight is, among other qualifications, you could receive up to €600 per passenger in additional compensation. You must file a claim with your aline to be eligible, even if your flight qualifies. This page was updated in 2023.