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Flight Delay Compensation Sample Letter

If your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours or if your booked flight gets cancelled without any prior notice of at least 14 days, where in case of denied boarding due to overbooking; passengers are entitled to compensation of up to 600€ under EU 261 Rule. Using our free flight delay compensation sample letter to write the letter to the airlines and get reimbursement or refund for the delayed or cancelled or overbooked flights.

We encourage passengers to use our free airline complaint letter, free downloadable from our website, while making their claims to the airlines directly at no cost. This claim letter template will be helpful since it ensures that your assertion letter is complete without missing all relevant details under the EU governing rule EC Regulation 261/2004.

Know More about EU Regulation 261/2004

The EU Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 entitles claims up to 600 Euros to all airline passengers whose flight were delayed for more than three hours or flight cancellations without prior notice or denied boarding due to overbooking.

The entitlement is applicable for all air passengers whose flight departure is from an EU airport with any airline (EU or Non-EU) and for passengers whose flight arrival is at EU airport from any airport (EU or Non-EU) with an EU based airline.

How To Claim Yourself Delayed Flights Compensation?

Step 1

You can calculate the compensation amount to claim with our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator. Flight compensation amount depends on the delay experienced, the distance of the travel and other details based on EU Regulation 261/2004.

Enter your basic flight details such as flight number, flight date and reason for delay or cancellations into out compensation calculator to calculate the amount to reimburse from the airlines.

Step 2

You need to research for the address of the airline, making sure it's the correct legal address which you can easily find on the airlines website. If you are not sure about the postal address it is better to make a phone call on their telephone numbers. Then you can write the letter to the airline, using our sample letter below.

There is no legal requirement to have proof of postage but it might be best to get this to be on the safe side.

FLIGHT COMPENSATION LETTER TEMPLATE

Your Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Your Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Name of Airline: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Street and Street No.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Postal Code and City: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Country: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 

Assertion of compensation claims according to Art. 7 Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004

Dear Sir/Madam,

I hereby claim compensation according to Art. 7 of Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 for:

1. Your Name / Street / Postal Code / City_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
2. Name of other Passengers (for example your Wife/Husband or Children) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
 

I claim compensation relating to flight (flight number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _) which I booked from (departure airport _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) to (arrival airport _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) on (booking date _ _ _ _ _ _ _).

The flight was delayed for more than _ _ _ _ _ hours OR canceled OR took place without me.

The problem was not based on exceptional circumstances or act of god. 

Due to the delay of _ _ _ _ _ hours and the flight distance of _ _ _ _ _ between the airports I have the right to be compensated by _ _ _ _ _ Euros for each passenger.

I am writing this letter to request you to pay an amount of _ _ _ _ _ Euros / Passenger for each passenger, which comes to a total amount of €/£ (_ _ _ _ ) immediately, but not later than 2 weeks from the date of this letter.

My bank account is
Bank: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IBAN: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Swift/BIC: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

If I do not receive a response from you within the aforementioned deadline, I will seek immediate legal assistance.

With best regards,

Your Name, Date and your signature

Step 3

After dispatching the letter, you need to wait for minimum 3 weeks before initiating any legal action since the payment of your compensation may be in way. If the airlines offers you a coupon towards compensation or denies the admissibility of your claim citing "extraordinary circumstances" or does not respond; then you should seek appropriate legal help. It is recommended that your lawyer or counsel has adequate expertise in EU air passenger rights.

The US or overseas citizens should note that the court where your case would be heard shall obviously not be your home town and the cost of travelling of your lawyer or yourself shall be borne by you. While the personal presence of the passenger making a compensation claim is not ordinarily required during the proceedings but in some cases, it might be necessary.

It is important to caution you here that in case you decide to claim compensation through legal proceedings on your own volition, the cost of hiring the lawyer, court costs, travel expenses, etc. shall be borne by you if the court does not award you a favourable decision.

Claim Your Compensation Through Us:

If airlines for which your flight was delayed or cancelled do not respond back to you with the claim letter, you can seek help from our claim experts, no win-no fee experts to claim on behalf of you. Our experienced claim professionals will handle your case and do all the paperwork for you. Even if we have to go to court on your behalf we do not charge you for this.

How EU air passengers can claim compensation from airlines with our help?

Step 1:

You need to enter the "Flight Number" and "Flight Date" into our "Flight Delay Compensation Calculator" where you need to enter your flight number and flight date or you can click on the link below "Check For Free"

Step 2:

Once you finish the above step, your flight information will be displayed automatically i.e. the scheduled departure and arrival times of your flight along with pertinent information about the airports (with IATA codes) from where the flight took off and landed.

In rare cases when these details are not automatically displayed, you will be required to manually enter the flight information details viz. flight date, its scheduled departure time, departure airport, scheduled arrival time, destination airport etc.

If you have any connecting flight booked under the same ticket, you can enter its details as well or else, proceed further by clicking the "Next" link. Mark the reason for flight delay or flight cancellation or if you were "bumped" due to overbooking. Once you enter all the information accurately you can proceed with "Next".

If you have any doubts to make your claim or using our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator you can see our video illustrated on "How to Claim Compensation from Airlines?" This video will demonstrate you: The Process To Claim Compensation for Delayed or Cancelled Flights.

The amount the airlines owe to you on account flight delay or cancellation or denied boarding will be evident to you now. You can also be clear of the amount you can expect if you claim through us and also compare it with respect to other claim companies.

It will not be out of place to mention here that our service charges are payable to us only if we can win you the claim and there are no upfront charges or hidden costs involved. We have the most competitive price structure and strongly advocate transparent transactions for long term sustenance in the sector.

The strong work ethics in Claim Flights persuades us to work on mission mode for our clients and "No Win No Fee Claims" means that we get paid only on being successful. Yes, this means that we only charge you once we are successful in winning the compensation claim entitlement for you.

We earn our remuneration only if your claim is successful and the airline pays you the compensation. In other words, you are totally free from any financial risk whatsoever if you claim through us.

Benefits of Claim through Us

Our claim process has been developed in a manner which is very easy to use and the information required by us doesn't take more than 3 minutes of your precious time. Since we are established professional veterans in the sector, we have access to the wealth of useful information about the reasons for flight delays or cancellations. This includes our comprehensive law database, our specialized databases (ADS-B Flight database, Weather, Strikes, Acts of God and news databases).

Our team also has expertise in approaching the airlines in the most appropriate way for winning the compensation claims for you and often we are able to get the claims settled without a court case. This obviously helps everyone by making the process faster. It is our responsibility to follow up time with the airline and minutely look into the fine details as well to get you the claim at the earliest possible time.

Claim Flights is a registered Claim Business and ensures all claims with an insurance contract. You can compare prices of Claim Flights and the competitors Airhelp and Claim4flights here.

The Process If You Do It with Us

If you let us make the passenger right claim on your behalf all you have to do is provide us with basic information (your flight number, the date of travel and your personal data) and sign a letter of authorization online). This can be done in 3 minutes and we take care of the rest.

See the details of our work compared to what you have to do if you do it yourself (our service) or claim your flight right now. It will also not be out of place to mention here that our present area of service is limited to European Union laws or jurisdiction only and the claims for the domestic flights in the US or other geographies are presently beyond the scope of our service.

You Should Read This Tips To Successfully Claim Yourself:

  • On which basis you can claim flight delay compensation? Flight delays for more than 3 hours, distance of flights and act of god information.
  • What you can claim: You can claim financial compensation for delays on arrivals, cancellations without notice, denied boarding due to overbooking. For delays on departure for more than 2 hours, airlines must offer refreshments vouchers or coupons for foods and beverages, 2 telephone calls, mails or hotel stay if there is an over night flight delays or long hours delays or re-routed flights or re-booked flights.
  • Free law case database: Research in our outstanding law database (it contains a collection of 'Act of God' decisions wait till it loads, as it is a European Regulation, foreign cases might be relevant for whole Europe): Know more information on flight delay compensation.
  • Learn what we will do if you hire us: Read how our claim process works , the service we can provide for you and how to enter claims.
  • Or read in our blogs or check out the news in our Facebook page or Twitter pages.

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