Jet2com - Flight Cancellations
Important information about Jet2com
Jet2’s history goes back more than 30 years, when it began as Channel Express, an operator of commercial aircraft. The company’s first leisure flight took place in early 2003, at which point it changed its name to Jet2. In that initial year, the airline carried over 350,000 passengers. By late 2004, this figure reached one million, then rocketed to 20 million in 2010. In 2016, the airline carried over 6.5 million passengers.
In 2017, Jet2’s first flights from and to London Stansted and Birmingham took place. Now, the airline operates from a number of airports across the North, the Midlands and the South of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It operates mainly in Europe, but also flies to New York. Within Europe, destinations include popular holiday resorts such as Bodrum in Turkey, the Greek island of Corfu, Ibiza in the Balearics, Cyprus, Portugal’s Algarve and the Spanish hubs of Malaga and Alicante. Jet2 also goes to places that are renowned for short breaks, like the cities of Copenhagen, Krakow, Lyon, Vienna, Split, Prague, Budapest and Reykjavik.
Jet2’s tagline is ‘friendly low fares’, so the airline does aim to please its passengers. Despite this, Jet2 passengers are at times subject to flight delays, overbooking and even cancellation. According to EU law, passengers can claim compensation from the airline for this. Read on to find out how to do this, and the rules that apply when claiming.
Backing up your claim
To give your claim the best chance of success, check with the airline regarding exactly what caused the delay. Collect any evidence you can, such as flight documents, photos and receipts, keep any paperwork given to you by the airline. A successful outcome can depend heavily on evidence – particularly if the flight took place (or didn’t, as the case may have been) a few years back.
Ask the airline staff what you can claim for – both there and then and later on – and make a note of any details you’re given, plus staff names, times and dates. If you can, take contact details of the airline’s other passengers in the same situation.
You may be able to claim as much as €600. This varies according to the distance you flew, or should have flown, with different rates applying to short, medium and long haul flights, as follows.
What you can claim at the airport
For short haul flights, you can claim from 2 hours’ delay or more. The airline should cover the cost of food and drinks, and of 2 phone calls, emails or faxes. For medium haul flights, the delay time from which you can claim increases to 3 hours, and then 4 hours for long haul flights.
For longer delays of 5 hours plus, you have a right to refuse to board a flight that is delayed by over 5 hours, in which case the airline must refund you or offer alternative transportation.
In the case of a flight being delayed until the next day, the airline must provide overnight accommodation, as well as transfers to and from the airport. Make sure you get any promised services put down in writing and keep a copy. Sometimes, it is not always possible for the airline to provide all of their passengers accommodation in the case of a widespread disruption. If you find yourself paying for your own accommodation, keep all of your receipts and this should be reimbursed by the airline.
How Flight Patrol can help
Claiming flight delay compensation from Jet2 is easier when you know how. Our experience means we can secure what passengers are entitled to, with a minimum amount of fuss. We will claim on your behalf, we have an experienced team of claims experts and we will secure your compensation without causing you any stress or hassle.
If you claim yourself, you could find that it takes a lot of time. You may even struggle to get anywhere, simply because you have little experience in dealing with such claims. The process could therefore be stressful and energy-sapping, as well as time-consuming, and you may need to do a lot of research to make any headway at all. Your chances of success will sadly be limited by the fact that you are not familiar with this process. Passengers complain that the process takes up time, requires experience, is stressful and has a low chance of success.
If we claim on your behalf, we can reach a conclusion professionally, simply and swiftly. We can offer a highly experienced team, a stress-free experience and, most importantly, a high chance of success with your claim.
Your rights when delayed with Jet2com
- According to EU law up to €600 compensation
- Regardless of the ticket price
- Flights up to 6 years old
- When the flight was delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled or overbooked
Tips and Tricks when delayed with Jet2com
- Confirm the reason for the delay with the airline
- Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, vouchers etc
- Insist on your basic rights and services at the airport
- Exchange contact information with other passengers
How to claim against Jet2com
- Enter your flight details into our calculator
- Enter details of replacement flights (if any)
- Enter details of fellow passengers
- Leave the rest to us!
Up to 1500km
(e.g. London - Edinburgh)
Up to 3500km
(e.g. London - Athens)
(e.g. London - Tokyo)
Don’t take any excuses! Vouchers for food or hotels don’t negate the airline’s responsibility to pay your compensation