In case you have to suffer a delayed flight (more than 3 hours), you may be due 250 up to 600 Euro in compensation from the airline. Based on the EU Regulations the airline itself has to be responsible for the disruption. The minimum entitlement is 250 Euro per flight passenger.
Based on the EU Regulation, an air passenger compensation for flight delays is calculated based on the flight distance. Flights that are delayed at least 3 hours are entitled to a compensation payment. For your flight delay on a short distance which is up to 1500 km you are able to receive a compensation payment of 250 Euro. A delayed flight on medium distance which is between 1500 km and 3500 km can be compensated with 400 Euro. Passengers who suffer long distance flight delays (over 3500 km) are due 600 Euro compensation payment.
For a short distance flight (up to 1500 km) your compensation is 250 Euro. A delayed flight on medium distance (1500 km - 3500 km) is compensated with 400 Euro. Long distance flight delays (over 3500 km) are compensated with 600 Euro. It's possible to claim on flights as far back as 3 years. For your claim to be eligible for a compensation payment, your flight has to depart within the EU or, if it lands in an EU country the airline has to have its headquarters in the EU.
Delays are calculated based on the actual arrival time, not on the time of departure! The time of arrival is defined as the moment when the plane reaches its final destination and at least one of its doors is open. This is based on the assumption that this is the moment when air passengers are actually permitted to disembark the aircraft.
If one has suffered a delayed flight in context of a business travel it will be the passenger itself who receives the compensation payment, not the employer or any third person who actually booked and/or paid the trip. That means it is always the person who indeed suffered the inconvenience of experiencing the flight delay that is eligible to receive the compensation payment.
The first step to do is to ensure that you are actually eligible for a compensation payment. This can sometimes be a complicated and stressful procedure. You need to get access to specific flight databases, you need to compare your case with similar situations and you must check whether your individual case is regulated by the European flight passenger law. That means for a private person without the legal expertise it can be quite complicated to claim for a compensation.
By use of our free online calculator you are quickly able to prove whether you are entitled to a claim against the airline. FairintheAir takes care of everything else: Within a few minutes our software analyses thousands of flights, gets fast access to meteorological date and checks whether the submitted case is regulated under EU air passenger law or not.
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In the case you are qualified for compensation for your delayed flight you should directly instruct us to start asserting your flight rights. In close cooperation with specialized lawyers and experts we are capable to work fast and success-oriented.
We have a lot of experience in dealing with airlines. We don't get the run-around. We get you your compensation! If necessary FairintheAir pursues your case through the courts. In this case we carry the full financial risk. Should we – against all expectations - fail to succeed with your case, we bear all costs.
If you have experienced a delay at departure you are entitled to get benefits, no matter whether the airline is responsible for the flight delay or not.
As so-called extraordinary circumstances apply:
In these cases airlines are not legally bound to pay compensation.