FLIGHTS can get cancelled for any number of reasons, from bad weather to political flare-ups like the current India-Pakistan crisis. And as well as ruining your holiday, flight cancellations often leave you out of pocket. So how can you get your money back if your flight has been cancelled and you're owed compensation? Here's what to do if your flight is cancelled. What are my rights if my flight is cancelled? If your flight is cancelled or delayed, you have a legal right to either a full refund within seven days or a replacement flight. You may also be able to claim compensation if your flight was delayed for three hours or more and you were flying from or to a European airport, or with an EU-based airline such as Ryanair or British Airways. However, airlines are not legally obliged to compensate customers for delays or cancellations in instances where the flight was cancelled due to reasons beyond the airlines control, such as a volcanic eruption, a strike or … [Read more...] about A complete guide to claiming compensation for cancelled flights
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RYANAIR is facing ‘enforcement action’ by The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after refusing to pay passengers compensation for flight disruptions after employee strike action. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) allege the budget airline has rejected compensation claims following disruptions to their flights. The CAA claim Ryanair has ended its agreement with AviationADR which aimed to source an alternative resolution to resolve passenger complaints. -- Advertisement -- Ryanair have gone on record to state the disruptions were due to ‘extraordinary circumstances’. However, The CAA does not accept that recent strike action qualifies for exemption. The CAA is of the opinion that passengers affected by disruptions during the strike action should be compensated by the airline. The aviation watchdog has stated that compensation payouts of at least 250 euros are mandatory according to EU law. EU legislation states that this minimum compensation must be … [Read more...] about Ryanair will face ‘enforcement action’ for denying passengers compensation for flight disruptions during strike action
Europe's worst countries for flight delays and cancellations have been revealed, and the UK features high on the list as it takes second place, with Germany topping the list. Over 175,000 departing flights in the UK have been delayed or cancelled so far in 2018, marking a whopping 86 per cent increase compared to 2017. In fact, one in four outbound flights in the UK has been disrupted, according to a new study by AirHelp. But it's not just the UK which has taken a hit, as the research revealed that 2018 has seen the worst European fight disruptions on record. There have been a number of factors including a series of cabin crew strikes which took place across Europe in September, as unions representing the staff of various airlines called for industrial action. Not to mention the volatile weather, most recently including Storm Callum which wreaked havoc on holidaymakers' travel plans. Under current EU regulations, passengers may be entitled to compensation of up to €600 per … [Read more...] about UK is high on the list as Europe’s worst countries for flight delays revealed
PUBLISHED: 14:04 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:04 07 September 2018 Martin Lewis, founder of moneysavingexpert.com Archant These simple guidelines from Moneysavingexpert’s Martin Lewis could help you claim back hundreds of pounds from cancelled or delayed flights. If you endured a frustrating wait in an airport this summer because of a flight delay or cancellation, you may be entitled to compensation. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto.Summer’s now over, and sadly there’s little you can do to repair a holiday ruined by flight delay or cancellation.Strikes like those which affected Ryanair this summer can cause difficulties, but many passengers are entitled to up to £550 per person compensation. In fact this applies even for delays as far back as 2012.This is not usually that difficult to do. I get positive feedback all the time, such as Andy who tweeted me: “@MartinSLewis Quick thanks. Followed your advice. Just received 2 x £540 for flight … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis of Moneysavingexpert.com: Can you claim back hundreds of pounds for a delayed or cancelled flight?
A couple have been told they will not be compensated after they lost two days of their holiday to flight delays. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at Birmingham Airport on Saturday, June 16 , and had been expecting a pay-out from TUI. Rebecca Poulson and Daniel Stones' plane finally took off 30 hours after their scheduled flight. The pair were flying out to celebrate Daniel’s 37th birthday on the Greek island of Kos, reports LeicestershireLive. After their flight was delayed TUI did not provide food for the passengers, to the dismay of Daniel and Rebecca, 27. The couple had nowhere to sleep but the airport floor until after 3am on the Sunday morning when they were sent to a hotel in Hinckley. They finally arrived in Kos at 6am local time on the Monday. Because the delay was due to Birmingham Airport having to close temporarily while a flight from Norway made an emergency landing, TUI explained that it is not liable to pay any compensation due to EU rules that put the … [Read more...] about TUI says no compensation for 30 hour fly delay