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Delayed Flights Passenger Rights

Know Your Rights On Delayed Flights And Get Your Money Back From The Airlines

Are you perturbed by the problems due to flight delays and wish to claim financial compensation stated in EU Air Passenger Rights Regulation 261/2004 or US DOT’s Tarmac Delay Rule?

The US compensation regulations are enunciated by Department of Transportation (DOT) and European Union follows the Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 issued by European Economic Community (EEC) for financial compensation claims.

Air travel is commonly used mode of travel in EU or US. Despite all claims of efficient service by airlines, the fair and expeditious resolution of financial compensation claims by airlines is cumbersome by any standards.

When You Are Entitled To Claim For Flight Delays?

As per EC Regulation 261/2004, any flight which gets delayed beyond 3 hours on arrival is officially considered as delayed flight and the air carrier is liable to pay financial compensation to delayed travelers for the inconvenience caused.

The entitlement for financial compensation for distance up to 1500 km is 250 Euros. If the distance is between 1501 to 3500 km, 400 Euros can be claimed and for the distance beyond 3500 km, the claim entitlement goes up to 600 Euros.

Table Below Shows Whether You Are Entitled To Receive Compensation Under EU 261 Rule Or Not:

FLIGHTS EU Airline Non-EU Airline
Departed from a destination within the EU and arrived within the EU Yes Yes
Departed from a destination within the EU and arrived at an airport outside the EU Yes Yes
Departed from an airport outside the EU and arrived at a destination within the EU Yes No
Departed from outside the EU and arrived within the EU No No

The basic rights of air passengers are adequately protected through Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Department of Transportation (DOT) in the US and EC Regulation 261/2004 by European Economic Committee (EEC).

  • In the event of delays of more than 2 hours, the airlines have to provide following basic facilities to the flight passengers.
    • A minimum of 2 telephone calls, fax, emails or messages.
    • If the delay means you have stay at the airport overnight, the airline is responsible for providing you with hotel accommodation and transfer facility between the airport and place of accommodation.

Mentioned below are some useful information in respect to the entitlement of financial compensation following a delayed flight under the EU 261 Rule :

  • If your flight delay is of less than 3 hours, you are not entitled to claim compensation.
  • Depending on the distance your flight, you could receive compensation of € 250, € 400 or € 600 for a delay of more than 3 hours.
  • You are eligible to receive compensation only if and only if it was the fault of airline.
  • If flight delays due to any extraordinary circumstances such as Acts of God, you are not eligible to receive compensation.

Acts Of God

The incisive understanding of the phrase "Act of God" which figures repeatedly in the text of the regulations is essential for all the air passengers before making compensation claims.

While the normal rain or bad weather cannot be considered as an “Act of God” and thus justify delay, a massive hailstorm certainly qualifies for the same.

The airlines take undue advantage of the term “Act of God” to deny legitimate delay compensation claims which can be successfully contested with pertinent expert knowledge and historical data before appropriate authority.

It may be made clear here that Strike is always considered as an exceptional circumstances, thus you are not able to receive compensation.

These Information Will Surely Help In Getting Your Flight Delay Claims

Follow the airlines announcements carefully so that no important information about the causes of delay is missed. It is prudent to collect any evidence which will help you prove that the delay of 3 hours or more occurred when you reached the destination.

The delay is calculated from the scheduled arrival time of your booked flight. A simple snapshot of the airport departure/arrival display board, taken by your mobile phone or camera is very helpful in reinforcing your claim before the airline.

Getting information of the real reason for the flight delay (not the official stated one) by you is often very useful in getting fair compensation.

Claim Flights - Helping Stranded Passengers In Getting Their EU Claims

Stranded flight passengers can check details and will realize that it is always beneficial to make claims for financial compensation through reliable claim companies like us.

We have very methodical approach and user centric blueprint in all our processes. Passengers familiar with their consumer rights find the compensation claim processes very easy to handle.

Upon your engagement with us, we take care of all communications with the concerned airline on your behalf and keep you posted of the developments along the way. Since your winning the case is vitally important for our sustenance, we try to ensure that you receive your rightful amount of compensation expeditiously.

Our claim experts can help you win your rightful financial compensation claims. We are reputed for our forthright and hassle-free service. You can contact us to recover your flight delay claims.

Our strategy is to strictly follow the rules laid down by EC 261 Rule by European Union Commission which prevents any future legal complexities. Our word of wisdom to all air passengers facing flight delay is simple.

We facilitate free Flight Compensation Calculator, where you can check how much amount airlines owes for you. You just need to enter your flight number and travel date into our compensation calculator and you come to know the claimable compensation amount.

We additionally facilitate free claim letter template to write the letter to airlines and get money back for your delayed flight. Whereas, we work on a No Win No Base, thus you do not have to pay unless and until you receive the compensation.

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