Thousands of passengers at Gatwick Airport faced flight cancellations today due to ongoing drone activity around the airfield. Flights are still continuing to be suspended at the busy airport, leaving passengers stranded and forced to make alternative travel arrangements. Can I claim compensation?Passengers who have had their flight cancelled or delayed as a result of the drone activity may be entitled to compensation under EU regulations.It is advised that passengers check the website of their airline to see if they are offering any information to those affected by the disruption, although airlines are only entitled to pay compensation if they are at fault.In order to be covered for compensation under the EU rules, your flight must have either departed from, or be landing at an EU airport. The Civil Aviation Authority is offering the following advice to passengers currently experiencing disruption at Gatwick Airport:"Under EU261 regulations, passengers that no longer wish to take … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport chaos: how to claim compensation if your flight was cancelled
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THOUSANDS of passengers whose flights have been delayed or cancelled after two illegal drones flew onto the runway at Gatwick airport could get their money back or a new flight. Two thousand people were left grounded last night after their flights were cancelled as a result of the security breach - just days before Christmas. But the chaos is set to continue. Gatwick airport tweeted this morning: "Flights to and from Gatwick remain suspended, due to drone activity. "Please do not travel to the airport without checking with your airline first. We 're sorry for the inconvenience today, but the safety of our passengers and staff is our no.1 priority." When flights are delayed or cancelled, under EU rules, passengers may be entitled to a refund or a new flight and sometimes compensation on top. To be covered by these rules, your flight needs to have either departed from an EU airport or be an EU airline landing at an EU airport. Here's what you need to know. My flight's been delayed. Can I … [Read more...] about Gatwick Airport flight drone cancellations – can you get compensation if your flight is delayed or cancelled?
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
With winter on its way, it's likely the upcoming cold, wet and snowy months will mean flights will be grounded due to poor weather . This can be frustrating for holidaymakers and passengers on business trip - as delays or cancellations cuts trips breaks. So are passengers entitled to compensation if their flight is cancelled due to windy, or extreme weather? We explain your rights. If a flight is cancelled you have two options First of all, your airline has a responsibility to refund your ticket or redirect you to your destination at the earliest opportunity. Your airline has a responsibility to refund you for your ticket, or find an alternative way to your destination (this is known as re-routing). You must have a confirmed booking and have checked in on time, unless the flight was cancelled before check in opened. Great, but can I get compensation if my flight is delayed or cancelled due to weather? The short answer is, no. Exteme weather is deemed to be an "extraordinary … [Read more...] about Can I get compensation if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
Jetting off on your summer holidays should be a time of rest and relaxation. But as anyone who has ever had a delayed or cancelled flight knows, things don't always go to plan. Whilst you may not be able to claim back hours spent at the airport waiting for that 'delayed' sign to switch to 'now boarding', you may be able to claim back some cash. So, here's everything you need to know about your rights if your flight is delayed or cancelled, and how you can go about claiming compensation. Am I entitled to compensation if my flight is delayed? Travellers who have booked flights that have departed from a European destination or with a European airline are protected under the Denied Boarding Regulation. What you are entitled to will depend on how long you are delayed for and the length of your flight. If your flight is delayed for more than two hours, you're entitled to two free phone calls, faxes or emails Appropriate free meals and beverages free hotel accommodation and … [Read more...] about How to claim compensation if your flight is cancelled