You have rights when you’re traveling through Dubai International Airport. Under EC 261, you could receive compensation up to €600 per passenger. The amount will vary based on a number of factors, and here’s all you need to know to file a claim with your airline and get your compensation.

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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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 Dubai Airport

 

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About Dubai Airport

 

 

Dubai International Airport is located in the AL Garhoud district, which is 4.6 km east of the city. It is a hub for FedEx Express, Emirates, and flydubai. Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport based on international passenger traffic and the 19th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic as a whole.

Dubai International Airport is also one of the busiest cargo airports in the world, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777, and has the highest average passengers per flight. It has three terminals to handle all passenger and cargo services with two runways.

Dubai Airport Disruption Statistics

 

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Conclusion

 

You are covered under EC 261 if you face preventable flight delays or cancellations when traveling through Dubai International Airport. The amount will depend on the length of your flight, where you’re traveling to, and more. Because of that, it’s important to understand your rights before filing directly with your airline.

 

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