Flight delays: How YOU can claim the compensation you are entitled to


EU law structures that if you are travelling to or from the EU and arrival to your destination is delayed by multitudinous than three hours, you are entitled to compensation.

Regulations say you are entitled up to £540, which is dependent on the duration of the journey.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) advises travellers to go directly to the airline if they thirst for to make a claim.

But before they do, they should double confirmation that they qualify for compensation.

There are four basic sound outs you need to ask yourself about your delayed flight.

1) Firstly, was the delayed cloud after December 2010?

2) Were you more than three hours time arriving at your destination?

3) Were you on an EU flight? This is defined as a aeroplane that either left or arrived at an airport within the EU — and for now, this does take in the UK.

4) Finally, was it the airline’s fault that you were delayed? According to EU law, industrial faults are considered as being the airlines’ fault, except in certain circumstances.

According to the Representation Online, evidence suggests that airlines ignore claims of compensation missives or falsely allege that it is not valid.

Claims can easily be made online. But if they are denying a requisition you believe is valid or you struggle with forms, it may be worth getting a lawyer involved.

CAA has appointed some com nies to help customers win a flight interval claim, however, they do charge a fee.

But there are some independent friends that offer a no win, no fee service.

0800 AIRFARE is one of those com nies. A spokesperson for the cast, Julian Hart, told the news website: “Last year singular we estimate 1.4 million people were affected by flight put ins of over 3 hours either leaving or returning to the UK and can claim compensation, and there are millions of suits dating back to 2011.”

He added: “However in many cases the airlines could not imagine it harder to pursue a claim, and to then have to personally pursue a permissible route can be very time consuming and expensive.

“Our service is there to acquiesce to all the hassle away. We offer a no win — no fee service with the airline being approached by the UK’s first flight delay compensation solicitor’s.

«With their case chew over’s and database of successful claims we are achieving a 99 per cent success grade of getting compensation from valid claims.»

The story comes after Specific.co.uk revealed that Europe is getting a new airline.

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