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 [...]

1410, 2020

What to Do in the Airport When You Arrive?

You’ve got your bags all packed, all of your documents, and you’re ready to go on your trip. Your taxi has just shown up and is ready to take you to the airport. But the question arises what should be done first once you arrive at the airport? Before we get into all of the fun things that you can do once you’re inside and past all the checkpoints, let’s get the basics down first. 1. Check In Your Bags Once you arrive at the airport the very first thing you’re going to need to do is make sure that [...]

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 [...]

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