With the increased use of air transport and overpopulated airports, we are frequently waiting for a flight or, sometimes, the flight ends up canceled. But do you know that you have the right to be compensated for all the inconvenience caused by this situation?
Sound too good to be true? Sure, but it’s real, and I’ll explain to you how it works.
European law protects travelers
According to EU Regulation 261/2004, a passenger is entitled to between € 250 and € 600 in case of:
- Flight delay of more than 3 hours
- Flight cancellation
- Denied boarding due to overbooking
- Missed connection due to a delay of the first segment (if you arrived at your destination more than 3 hours later than planned)
The only requirement is that your disrupted flight needed to have happened up to six years back (depending on the country of departure)
- within the EU (on any airline)
- leaving the EU (on any airline)
- or arriving into EU (on EU airline)
But how much can you get for a disrupted flight?
The compensation amount depends on several factors, including the delay time and the distance traveled by the flight.
Check the information below or, more simple and straightforward, use the calculator on Compensair’s website:
Did you have a delayed or canceled flight? Here’s what to do.
You have two options: either submit your claim directly or leave it to Compensair. If you don’t want to have the hassle, Compensair is the way to go, and you only have to fill out the form.
If you decide to continue on your own, be aware that you might have to take several steps:
- If you decide to continue on your own, be aware that you might have to take several steps:
- Submit a claim in the way required by an airline (online form, fax, email, etc.);
- Wait for a response (which may take several months);
- Draw up again a legally justified response to airline’s payment refusal or send a claim again (if ignored);
- In the event of unjustified refusal or ignorance, you will need to apply to consumer rights protection authorities of the country of departure and/or to court.
So by this time, you must be thinking, “what’s in it for Compensair?”
Of course, they’ll gain with your request. After all, it’s a company like all others and will work hard for you. But the payment is associated with the success rate.
To submit your request, you don’t have to pay for anything.
If eligible, the company will take over the entire process — and all the hassle with it—, providing regular updates along the way. And you’ll only be charged (25%) in case of success.
Of course, “if I only get paid if you win, then I’ll give it my best!” 😉
What about you? Have you had a delayed or canceled flight? Did you ever ask the airline for compensation? How did it go? Please share your experience in the comments box below.
Up to 600€ with Compensair
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