My daughter is returning from Europe LIS-LHR-ORD and was just notified that her return flight on the 21st (that's tomorrow) has been cancelled and that BA is offering her flights on the 24th instead. (Apparently the next available.)
While she won't mind a couple of extra days bopping around Lisbon, is there any way to get BA on the hook for room and board for 3 nights in a hotel? What are the rules in Europe/UK about this?
She's traveling economy, and, knowing her, she's got the cheapest of cheap seats (she's very price efficient), so there's not a lot of wiggle room in her ticket bucket. I don't have all the details, but could probably get them if necessary.
Note: she does have a commitment back in the states this weekend that she'll be very sorry to miss, so she'll work on getting something sooner to make it back on time. If that falls through, she's also got travel insurance (I guess that's what it's for), but it seems that it would be more appropriate for BA to pay for accommodations, at least, since this is the return leg, not the outgoing leg of the journey.
Interestingly, Flightview Free (the app I use to stalk all my kids when they travel ;), just notified me that the LIS-LHR flight was cancelled, but still indicates that the LHR-ORD flight is still scheduled. I know that there is no guarantee that this 2nd leg is still on the books, but I've armed my daughter with that knowledge. If it's still scheduled, she'll definitely push BA to get her to LHR any way possible in order to make that 2nd leg flight.