Flight delay compensation could soften the blow of a spoilt holiday or missed business opportunity
Flight delay compensation may be the last thing on your mind if you have been kept waiting at the airport. You may have been awaiting a flight that is destined to take you on a long- awaited holiday or even to an important business meeting. You may be more concerned with getting to your destination immediately. You may shrug and think that that’s just life. Or you may be worried about getting involved in a protracted law suit that will cost you time and money and cause you stress. Too often, we sit back and accept delays and significant inconveniences as a matter of fact. However, if you have been in this situation over the last six years then you are entirely justified in asking the airline for a payment for your time and trouble. In fact, you have a right to do so under EU rules.
Find out fast if you could be eligible for delayed flight compensation today
We are often approached by clients who have been given the run-around by one airline or another. The truth is that no business wants to pay out money it doesn’t have to. Some airlines do not like to admit responsibility for causing delays, let alone paying out compensation because of them. If you try to approach them yourself, you may find that you are fobbed off and it is easy to lose the will to fight the case to a satisfactory conclusion. The good news is that we are here to help. Our organisation is a specialist legal firm with a great deal of experience in this field. We pride ourselves on offering our clients a timely, professional and efficient service when it comes to claiming compensation for all types of issues relating to flight cancellations, delays or overbookings. Come to us and we will represent you effectively to make sure you receive the flight delay compensation you deserve.
You may be wondering under what circumstances you could make a claim and what evidence you will need to support it. In simple terms, if your flight has been delayed for longer than three hours, you can usually claim a sum of money in flight compensation. The amount you will be awarded if successful is dependent upon the distance of the flight. For journeys of 1,500km or less, you are able to ask for up to €250. You can claim €400 for flights of over 1,500km within the EU, or between 1,500km and 3,500km to a destination outside of the EU. Finally, if your flight distance was over 3,500km, you may be entitled to a sum of €600 in compensation. The evidence you need to keep to support your claim is simple enough: all you require is your booking confirmation, a copy of your tickets and your boarding pass.
Compensation is not available if your flight has been delayed for what are termed ‘extraordinary circumstances’. These types of scenarios may occur when a plane is prevented from take-off due to extreme weather conditions, for example. It may be that there was a strike at the airport. Another valid reason for a plane not leaving at its intended hour would be because of a security risk. No-one would argue that there are some situations when you would rather suffer a hold-up than risk your life. However, it is not uncommon for airlines to stretch a point when it comes to citing extraordinary circumstances. In a recent court judgement, for instance, a judge argued that a failure to carry out routine maintenance was not sufficient grounds for refusing to pay compensation after a significant flight delay. That’s why it is always important to have expert advice and guidance to hand when seeking compensation after a delayed flight. We have the experience you need to put forward the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Many people feel that the amounts of compensation awarded are small and it’s not worthwhile making a fuss. But the truth is that if you have suffered a delay and it could have been prevented, then the European Union says that you are entitled to a sum of money to reimburse you for your time and additional expense. We’ll do all the hard work behind the scenes to claim what’s rightfully yours. Get in touch with us today via the contact form on our website; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6AE. We aim to make the process of claiming flight delay compensation easy. All you have to do is take the first step and you could be on your way to a sum of money that will compensate you for the inconvenience of a lengthy wait at the airport.