Flight delays and cancelations can put a crimp in any plans, especially when you find out it was your airline’s fault. If you’re traveling through Birmingham Airport, you’re covered under EC 261 and could receive additional compensation. Here’s everything you need to know to file a claim with your airline.

This article was updated on October 2022.

 

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.

 

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Flight Cancellation Compensation

If your flight is cancelled and you’re traveling through Frankfurt Airport, you should be covered under EU 261. If you’re at the airport, you should be entitled to care. Once you get to your final destination, contact customer service. They can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to under this powerful regulation.

  • Flights up to 1,500 km: €250
  • Flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km: €400
  • Flights over 3,500 km: €600

You can’t claim your additional compensation at their airport unless you’re canceled due to overbooking.

 

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Calculate your compensation

 

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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.

Delays

  • 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.

 

Cancellation

  • 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 Birmingham Airport

 

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About Birmingham Airport

 

 

Birmingham Airport is an international airport located 13 km outside the city’s center, serving the West Midlands conurbation, City of Coventry, Shropshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. It’s a popular hub for Flybe and a focus city for Jet2.com, Ryanair, and TUI Airways. Birmingham Airport has been open for over 80 years and was once a strategic base for wartime production efforts in World War II.

Now, Birmingham Airport is used both as a passenger and a training airport for aspiring pilots. It’s the seventh busiest airport in the UK, offering international flights throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, North America, and the Caribbean.

 

Birmingham Airport Disruption Statistics

 

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Conclusion

 

Birmingham Airport connects passengers throughout the world, and if you’re traveling in the EU and face a delay or cancelation that could have been prevented by your airline, you’re covered under EC 261. You could be eligible for up to €600, but you have to file a claim in order to get it.

 

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