Claim compensation for flight delays and cancellation
Have you suffered a significant flight delay? If so, you may be entitled to flight compensation. If you have flown with a budget airline you can legally claim up to 10 X more than the ticket.
Flight delays are getting worse according to the Civil Aviation Authority. Under the new EU Regulation enforced in 2005, passengers are now able to claim for flight compensation where airlines are at fault.
The amount of flight compensation you are entitled to depends upon the length of your journey and how long you suffered the delay.
Flight delays and the law
EU Regulation 261/2004 establishes rules on flight compensation, in the case that you were denied boarding, suffered cancellation or long delays. The Regulation entitles delayed passengers, within the EU, to certain customer care requirements such as refreshments or hotel accommodation if those passengers are delayed up to four hours.
If you have been delayed for five hours or more, you are legally entitled to either a full refund of your plane ticket, re-routing to your final destination at the earliest opportunity or at your own convenience.
This choice is yours and yours alone, not the airline's.
Should you be delayed and then denied boarding against your will, you should be awarded immediate flight compensation from the airline. The Regulation establishes a minimum flight compensation rate of:
EUR 250 for flights of 1500 kilometres or less (About £220).
EUR 400 for all flights within the EU of more than 1500 km and for all other flights between 1500 - 3500 kilometres (About £350).
EUR 600 for all other flights ( About £530)