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Flight rights

Curious about your rights as an air passenger?

Read our brief, easy-to-understand overview below

Was your flight delayed, cancelled, or were you denied boarding? Chin up, EU Regulation 261/2004 allows you to claim compensations and reimbursements for all these types of disruptions! Compensations range from €250 all the way up to €600 per person, not including additional reimbursement for expenses! The relevant regulations including 261/2004 are valid in all countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and above all, aim to provide a high level of protection for passengers – it even ensures that passengers are provided food, accommodation and transport upon request if the flight departs two or more hours later than scheduled. If airlines fail to comply, reimbursement and/or compensation can be legally enforced. Scroll down to find out how this relates to your claim below!

Curious about your rights as an air passenger?

Read our brief, easy-to-understand overview below

 

Was your flight delayed, cancelled, or were you denied boarding? Chin up, EU Regulation 261/2004 allows you to claim compensations and reimbursements for all these types of disruptions! Compensations range from €250 all the way up to €600 per person, not including additional reimbursement for expenses!
The relevant regulations including 261/2004 are valid in all countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) and above all, aim to provide a high level of protection for passengers – it even ensures that passengers are provided food, accommodation and transport upon request if the flight departs two or more hours later than scheduled. If airlines fail to comply, reimbursement and/or compensation can be legally enforced. Find out how this relates to your claim below!

Check your eligibility

Find out whether your flight claim meets the requirements below

Check your eligibility

Find out whether your flight claim meets the requirements below

Your flight needs to:

Depart, arrive or connect in the EU, if operated by an EU-based airline, or else depart from the EU if operated by an airline based outside of the EU. The regulation covers the whole journey, regardless of any stopovers.

Delays

If your flight's arrival was three or more hours late, you have the right for compensation, the amount depending on your itinerary and flight distance. If the departure was two or more hours late, you may be compensated for your extra expenses like food, transport and accommodation, depending on the length of your flight.

Cancellations

You are eligible in all cases, except if your flight was cancelled more than a week before the departure date and you were offered re-routing by the airline close to your original departure and arrival times. The exact amount of compensation depends on your itinerary and total flight distance (regardless of stopovers).

Denied boarding

You have the right to be reimbursed for the full cost of your ticket, and to be compensated same as for cancellations. In addition, you also have the right to be reimbursed for your receipts of extra expenses such as food, transport and accommodation. However, if you volunteered to stay when asked by the airline, you are only due reimbursement for your original ticket price, and only if you did not accept a substitute flight.

Extraordinary circumstances

Scenarios where airlines cannot prevent the occurrence of a delay or cancellation by taking reasonable measures are called extraordinary circumstances. In such cases, the disruption falls outside of their responsibility and no compensation is due – however, reimbursement can still be claimed for extra expenses such as food, transport and accommodation induced by the disruption at the place of departure.

Examples of extraordinary circumstances

A few common types are air traffic control strikes, airport system failures, and bad weather. However, only specific types of bad weather may be considered special circumstances, for example lightning strikes pose no threat to the safety of the flight and although quite “special”, they do not fall into this category. Crew strikes, delays from previous flights and most technical defects cannot be considered special circumstances either.

Extraordinary circumstances

Scenarios where airlines cannot prevent the occurrence of a delay or cancellation by taking reasonable measures are called extraordinary circumstances. In such cases, the disruption falls outside of their responsibility and no compensation is due – however, reimbursement can still be claimed for extra expenses such as food, transport and accommodation induced ny the disruption at the place of departure.

Examples of extraordinary circumstances

A few common types are air traffic control strikes, airport system failures, and bad weather. However, only specific types of bad weather may be considered special circumstances, for example lightning strikes pose no threat to the safety of the flight and although quite “special”, they do not fall into this category. Crew strikes, delays from previous flights and most technical defects cannot be considered special circumstances either.

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