An Essential Guide for Late Flight Compensation

by Kritesh Anand Guest Blogger

It is a true fact that everyone wishes to reach their destination on time. But sometimes, due to a technical error, bad weather condition, strike, security risk or some other extraordinary situation, flights get delayed. It is a most common problem during the winter season as flights usually get late because of the fog and bad weather conditions. But there is nothing to worry about the delayed flights. If you are travelling in an EU based airline, then remember you can avail lots of benefits if your flight gets delayed. The airlines in EU make sure to take care of the passengers by offering them late flight compensation. If your EU based airline is late, you should claim for the compensation. So, here is an essential guide for you that would help you in claiming the compensation for late or delayed flight.


Below are the essential points that would help you to know more about the late flight compensation process:


1.      The fault for delay should be the fault of airline:

You are eligible to claim for the compensation only and only if the delay to your journey is from the side of the airline company itself. If the delay has been caused because of the strikes or intense weather conditions, then you are not entitled to apply for the compensation under EU law.


2.      The delay should be of three hours or more:

In order to get qualified for the late flight compensation, make sure that your flight has been delayed for three hours or more than that. Also, note that the rule of three hours is only applicable on the time of arrival, not on the time of departure.


3.      There is no connection of your ticket price to the compensation amount:

The price of your ticket is not at all related to the amount of compensation you receive. For example, if you have booked the flight ticket via some budget airline, you are expected to receive more compensation amount than that of the price of your ticket itself. The compensation amount starts from the 250 Euros and ends to a limit of 600 Euros. 



4.      The rules only apply on the legal jurisdiction of European Union:

Compensation laws are totally different in the European Union as compared to that of the outside of European Union. You are entitled to claim for the late flight compensation only under the following conditions:

a)      If you are departing from an EU airport.

b)      If you are arriving at an EU airport only via EU-based airline.

Also, remember that if you are departing from EU airport but you are travelling via a non-EU based airline, then you cannot claim for the compensation amount under European Union law.


Likewise, you can claim for compensation when your flight gets delayed, some compensation laws also apply if your flight gets cancelled. So, this guide can help you in knowing the procedure, rules, and laws if you have faced the situation of delayed flight so that you could claim for late flight compensation on time.

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