Past Flight Delays and Cancellations could entitle you to an extra payday

21 Jul 20

Past Flight Delays and Cancellations could entitle you to an extra payday



Now when it comes to things going wrong with my flights I’ve experienced nearly all of it including the good, the bad and the ugly. I once landed on the other side of the world in New Zealand with no sign of my or my family’s luggage, only for it to be found 3 months later in Calcutta. I also once turned up to an airport in Rome to find my terminal had burned down the night before. Things don’t always go as smooth sailing as we would like it to be. In an ideal world your flight is on time, your bags are safe and sound and ideally the two seats next to you are free and you can put your feet up. However, things don’t always pan out that way. With the huge number of travellers, tight schedules and demanding logistics airlines and airports have a lot to handle and sometimes that can result in a nightmare of a trip for us travellers.

Flight cancellations and severe delays are not only stressful at the time, but they can also cost us a lot of money. With financial concerns hitting us all right now, it’s important to know what your legal rights are. Sometimes it can be exceedingly difficult to find out what your flight rights are or how to get the compensation you are entitled to. Flight cancellations and delays can in fact earn you an extra payday so making sure you claim compensation for such events is definitely worth the time, especially when Flight Patrol takes all the hassle out of it for you. So, what are your flight rights? If your flight is delayed by 2 hours you are entitled firstly to food and drink. Following European Court Justice Law, if your flight left the UK, EU, Switzerland or Norway and used a European airline then you are entitled to compensation if your flight landed 3 hours late or was cancelled due to the airline’s fault. If your flight is more than 5 hours late, you do not have to take the flight and will be given a full refund. If you take the flight like most of us do when we’re headed on holiday or going home: then you are entitled to up to 600 Euros in compensation (if it was the airlines fault and depending on the distance). So do follow up, even if you need some time to de-stress from the whole situation, do make sure you get back what you are legally entitled to.

But what if you weren’t aware of your rights, or it was too difficult to get any help when you asked at the airport? This has happened to most of us but luckily, the flight compensation process allows you to claim back as far as 6 years. That means if you have had any issues with your flights since 2014 then you could potentially have some money sitting around just waiting for you to claim so go digging through your old emails and bookings and get those old flight numbers and details out so that you can make a claim for the money you deserve. We are all feeling the money pinch at the moment. Financial worry is a major concern to us all this year, so why not see what you are entitled to? It could mean your next holiday paid for or a much needed lifeline right now.

At Flight Patrol we work hard so you don’t have to. We pride ourselves in helping travellers claim the compensation they deserve whilst making the entire process easier and pain free. It can be extremely stressful dealing with flight delays and even worse, cancellations. Too often, by the time we get home, it’s the last thing we want to think about. But, it is important to always find out what you are entitled to and we at Flight Patrol are always here to help.

If you would like to take the hassle out of your flight claim, simply claim through us by entering your flight details on our website and we will take care of the rest for you.

We know your travel rights so you don’t have to.

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Author: Gaia Fenn @Flightpatrol