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Easiest Way To Claim Flight Cancellation Compensation Is Through Claim Flights

Flight cancellation can put any passenger in distress, which leads entire travel plans suffer and the consequences could be serious; may be an important opportunity or appointment is in unwarranted jeopardy due to the flight cancellations.

To compensate these cancelled flights problems both US (Department of Transportation (DOT)) and European laws take serious note on cancellations of flights by air carriers (which is still unscrupulously recurrent) and have carefully provided an adequate financial compensation to air passengers.

We at Claim Flights have strived hard to make the claim process very simple for all air passengers. Passengers of all nationalities, including US citizens, can avail our efficient services for making their claims if they have suffered due to cancelled flights during their travel within or out of European Union (refer the table below to know your eligibility).

The Following Table Shows Whether You Are Entitled To Claim Compensation For Flight Cancellations Or Not:

Arrival and Departure EU Airline Non-EU Airline
1. Departing from a destination within the EU and arriving within the EU Yes Yes
2. Departing from a destination within the EU and arriving at an airport outside the EU Yes Yes
3. Departing from an airport outside the EU and arriving at a destination within the EU Yes No
4. Departing from outside the EU and arriving outside the EU No No

Your Rights To Claim Compensation For Cancelled Flights

As per the EC Regulation 261/2004 if you are travelling from an EU Airport with an European or Non-European airline, or if you are travelling from any other airport (Non-EU) to the EU airport with an EU registered airline then you have a right to claim compensation in case you have experienced flight cancellations without any prior notification of 2 weeks.

For Flight Ticket Cancellation Passengers Can Choose Any Of The Following Options

  1. Can ask full refund of flight ticket cost, (OR)
  2. Alternate flight to final destination with a same air carrier on another flight at the same date (OR)
  3. Alternate flight to final destination with a same air carrier on another flight at a later date.

Note :If you choose 2nd option then the airline should provide following facilities to you:

  1. Foods & Beverages;
  2. Two telephone calls, emails, fax messages;
  3. Reasonable hotel accommodation where a stay of one or more nights becomes necessary.
  4. Transport facility between the airport and place of accommodation.

These are deemed responsibilities of the airlines to ensure that your journey is safe and comfortable.

If you were offered an alternate flight but it was delayed on departure or arrival then also you can claim flight delay compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004.

To claim compensation you can see the following cases to know how much amount you are entitled to from the airline.

  • If your flight was cancelled less than 7 days before departure:
Flight Distance Departure & Arrival Flight Delay Hours Compensation
<1,500 km Departure - at least 1 hour earlier & Arrival - up to 2 hours later 125 €
Arrival - at least 2 hours later 250 €
1,500 km - 3,500 km Departure - at least 1 hour earlier & Arrival - up to 3 hours later 200 €
Arrival - at least 3 hours later 400 €
3,500+ km Departure - at least 1 hour earlier & Arrival - up to 4 hours later 300 €
Arrival - at least 4 hours later 600 €
  • If your flight was cancelled between 7 and 14 days before departure:
Flight Distance Departure & Arrival Flight Delay Hours Compensation
<1,500 km Departure - from 2+ hours earlier & Arrival - up to 2 hours later 125 €
Departure - from 2+ hours earlier & Arrival - 2+ hours later 250 €
Arrival - 4+ hours later 250 €
1,500 km - 3,500 km Departure - from 2+ hours earlier & Arrival - up to 3 hours later 400 €
Departure - from 2+ hours earlier & Arrival - 3 to 4 hours later 400 €
Arrival - 4+ hours later 400 €
3,500+ km Departure - at least 1 hour earlier & Arrival - up to 4 hours later 300 €
Arrival - at least 4 hours later 600 €
  • You Were Informed About Your Flight Cancellation 14 Days Before Flight Departure Date:

If you were informed in advance i.e. 14 days before your scheduled flight then you cannot claim for your flight.

Cancelled Flights EU Air Passenger Rights (EC Regulation 261/2004)

The basic definition of cancelled flights is if you have a confirmed reservation in any flight which was unable to take-off at the scheduled flight time. You can ask refund of your flight ticket cost or alternate flight to your arrival airport. However, if you are provided a re-routing option for your cancelled flight by the airline and the delay does not exceed 2 hours, the compensation amount could be reduced by 50%.

The claim can be made for any flight delay of more than 3 hours in reaching the destination. The compensation amount payable by airlines for delays more than 3 hours is distance dependent and presently stands at 250€ for distances up to 1500 km; 400€ for distances between 1501 to 3500 km and 600€ for distances beyond 3500 km but only if one airport (either arrival or departure) is not in the EU.

Any passenger can make a claim if the information about the cancellation of flight was not given at least 14 days before the scheduled time of departure. If you were given the information about cancellation between 7 and 14 days of schedule departure and were offered alternative/rerouting which allowed you to depart not earlier than 2 hours of your original scheduled departure and reach destination not later than 4 hours of original schedule; the entitlement for compensation is denied.

Further, if the information for cancellation is given within 7 days and you are offered alternative flight/rerouting which allows you to depart not earlier than 1 hour of your original scheduled departure and reach destination not later than 2 hours of original schedule; the entitlement for compensation is denied

The regulation also dwells on several other rules which have not been included here to avoid complexities for the ordinary passenger e.g. your flight is cancelled and moved to later date etc.

The passengers who wish to check for the compensation claims entitlement for their cancelled flight and skip the details can simply use our customer friendly Cancelled Flight Compensation Calculator. Once you enter basic flight details required therein like flight number and flight date, you will know how much amount you are entitled to claim from the airlines.

Our Claim Process In Case Of Cancelled Flights

Once you visit our website, you can easily make your claim by using our compensation calculator by entering correct details like flight date, flight number etc. Please note that presently we undertake claims for all flights in the EU zone only for passengers of all nationalities, including US citizens, and not domestic American flights.

The entire process does not ask you to make any upfront payments and your case will be immediately assigned to a skilled expert in our team to handle it on your behalf. You can always turn to the assigned personnel for any queries thereon.

You are sure to find the entire process pretty simple and forthright which enables you to make your claim without much fuss. We at Claim Flights are always available to assist you in case you face any difficulties or require support. Our entire operations are developed with the objective to come up with best approach to file claims, our user friendly interface with smart features.

We look forward to an opportunity to make claim on your behalf and extend our best expert services which are effectively helpful to win you the rightful compensation for your flight cancellation claims.

Claim Flights Cancellation Compensation On A No Win - No Fee Base

The sweetest part of the deal while you use our services is that there are no upfront fees or charges whatsoever. We strictly work on “No Win – No Fee” policy. Our extensive flight database and historical case records enables you to add substantial evidence to your claim for compensation which is understandably never easily accepted by the airlines.

Our claim professionals will help you at every stage of claim filing and shall candidly apprise you of any of your queries related to the cancelled flight. The astute understanding and deft application of air passenger rights espoused in EU Regulation 261/2004, which is our strongest forte, holds the key for your expeditious as well as rightful claim settlement for cancelled flights.

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