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2107, 2020

EU Flight Compensation Extraordinary Circumstances Explained

Each year, an estimated 30 million European air passengers deal with flight delays and cancellations. Of that number, only around nine percent know about their right to compensation. In accordance with Regulation EU 261/2004, there are now common rules regarding compensation and assistance to air passengers in the event that they are denied boarding, flight cancellations, and delays of up to 3 or more hours. The regulations set out a series of entitlements to passengers when a flight goes awry through no fault of their own. You can file a claim for EU261 Compensation if: You were flying into an [...]

2506, 2020

What Is EU Flight Compensation Time Limit?

Let’s pretend that two years ago you took a flight that was cancelled without meeting regulations set forth by EU 261. At the time, you weren’t aware of your rights as a passenger. In time, you learned of your rights. Now you know what rights are as a passenger you have and are seeking compensation. Can you still file a claim? What is the EU flight compensation time limit? Believe it or not, you probably can still claim any due cancelled or delayed flight compensation, but there is a time limit. How far back you can claim that compensation varies [...]

2905, 2020

How to claim EU flight compensation on your own?

You show up early for a flight only to look up at the board and find it is either cancelled or delayed. What now? Millions of air passengers face this exact dilemma every year. As a passenger, it can leave you feeling totally powerless. Luckily, you do have some rights when it comes to less than desirable flight outcomes. Thanks to EU Regulation 261/2004, you can claim an amount up to 600€ for flights that have been delayed or cancelled. The best part of all, you don’t need a lawyer or outside help to claim EU flight compensation on your [...]

405, 2020

EU261 and Covid-19 Explained

These are unprecedented times. The COVID-19 outbreak has derailed plans, shaken the world economy, and left many travellers feeling out of sorts. Air carriers have also been hit hard due to strict containment measures enacted by public authorities, including lockdowns, shelter in place orders, quarantine zones, and travel restrictions. Generally, these measures need to be taken to ensure public safety, but they can leave travellers to deal with cancelled or redirected flights, many of which may not be able to be rebooked. To help guide airlines and travellers the EU commission has issued a guideline to help with interpreting regulation [...]

1804, 2020

Am I Eligible for a Missed Connecting Flight Compensation?

Traveling can be a nightmare and when you have a connecting flight, the slightest delay can be the end of the world. Worrying about making your connecting flight is one of the biggest factors of travel stress and rightfully so. Your second flight won't wait for you if your first one is delayed or cancelled so any news about a pushed back departure time on your first flight is hard to hear about. Luckily, you might be eligible for compensation for your missed connecting flight. There are, however, numerous factors that you must consider before you can know if you're [...]

2102, 2020

Am I Eligible for Denied Boarding Compensation?

Sometimes airlines make mistakes when booking a flight that can lead to having too many people on one flight. When an incident such as this occurs, the flight crew will as if there are any passengers on board who are willing to give up their seat for vouchers or minor compensation. If you're one of the unlucky few who aren't able to board the flight, you might be entitled to compensation from the airline. Unfortunately for many, the amount of criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for denied boarding compensation can be a lot. The language [...]

2101, 2020

EU Flight Compensation Rules

Throughout the years, flying has developed into a very hectic experience and has drawn more complaints for many of the passengers. There is much more stringent security which increases the wait and the elevation in fuel costs inflates ticket prices. Many people are facing disrupted flights or delays and cancellations as well as overbooked flights when they reach the airport for their trip. Most travelers do not have any knowledge that there are specific rights that advocate for travelers to protect them and give them compensation for a variety of unfortunate situations that they may find themselves in.   When are you entitled to EU flight [...]

1301, 2020

Am I Eligible for Airline Strike Compensation?

Traveling can be stressful as it is, even without disruptions and delays. When an airline staff goes on strike, many passengers are affected and in need of reimbursement from someone for any missed flights or lost luggage. But how do you know if you're eligible for a flight compensation? Many factors go into deciding who can receive compensation and each situation that arises will be different. The language behind whether or not you'll be reimbursed by an airline can get difficult to understand. Certain circumstances involving strikes will be covered or reimbursed by an airline whereas many situations are not. [...]

2511, 2019

How to get compensation for a delayed flight?

The process of flying can be difficult. You have to pack, plan your trip, get to the airport and go through the check in and security process. What can make things more difficult is if your flight is delayed or cancelled. Luckily depending on why the flight was delayed or cancelled you may be entitled to compensation from the airline. What is delayed flight compensation explained here. When Am I Entitled to Compensation? When a flight is delayed or cancelled you may be entitled to financial recompense in certain events. If your flight is delayed 2 or more hours, if [...]

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