410, 2021

Is Flight Delay Compensation Worth It?

We've all had our flights delayed or canceled at one point or another. It can ruin the traveling experience and may even affect future flights. You may have to then go in and reschedule a missed connecting flight. However, you might be entitled to financial compensation should this occur. But is the process of receiving that delayed compensation worth it? In 2004, the European Union passed the EU261 law which protects travelers from airline abuse. This law entitles travelers to financial compensation anytime there is a canceled or delayed flight that the airline is responsible for. Because of this law, [...]

1709, 2021

5 Best Apps that Help Travelers Claim Flight Compensation

If your flight was delayed or canceled, it can seem as though you have nowhere to turn. Your time has been wasted, your day of travel has been ruined, and you have a massive corporate airline staring you down daring you to do something. You might be protected by EU261 which guarantees you compensation for this lost time, but what good is it if you're alone against the airline? The legal process of receiving your due compensation can be long and grueling. Luckily, you're not alone. There are countless apps available to help you get the compensation you deserve for [...]

909, 2021

Flight Compensation After Brexit

Traveling can be a hassle. Something is bound to go wrong at some point, but will that situation lead to financial compensation? Let's take a look at what UK passengers can expect while traveling in a post-Brexit world. Protection Under EU261 Back in 2004, the EU passed a law protecting the rights of travelers from abuse by airlines. Under this law, passengers can be financially compensated for any flights that were canceled or delayed, leading to the passenger missing a connecting flight. In order to qualify for this protection, your flight must either be leaving from or arriving in a [...]

1312, 2020

Why Do Flights Get Delayed?

Even seasoned travelers know that delays can happen frequently in air travel. As more and more people book flights, airport capacity struggles to keep up with this untended growth. As a result, flight delays and cancellations continue to swell. Of course, there are many reasons why flights are commonly delayed. Below, we’ll take a look at the top reasons why flights do get delayed, airport capacity problems notwithstanding. We’ll also take a look at whether or not you could be eligible for flight compensation should your flight be delayed for these common reasons. Why do flights get delayed? Let’s take [...]

1211, 2020

How Do Connecting Flights Work?

Flying direct is every passenger’s dream scenario. Unfortunately, taking a direct flight is not always an option depending on your travel plans. Even when there are direct 12+ hour flights and it is possible to fly non-stop, the added expense can make the flight out of reach for the average traveler. Taking a connecting flight between two or more places is often the only option. Of course, connecting flights can be a great source of confusion. How do connecting flights work? Can I get a connecting flight between two different airlines? These are some of the questions you’ll have answered [...]

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 [...]

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