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I had a two leg flight a few days ago. The flight was cancelled due to "operational issues", and I was automatically booked onto a new flight the day after. So, the delay to the final destination was about 24 hours. I'm pretty sure I'm entitled to a compensation for that.

The flight was from Paris (CDG) via Amsterdam (AMS) to Kristiansand (KRS) with KLM.

The next day, just before boarding, the flight got delayed (CDG to AMS). I was unable to get on the next plane (AMS to KRS) due to this, so I had to wait for 5 hours in transit for the next plane (AMS to KRS). I was automatically booked onto that next flight.

Am I entitled to two compensations, (1) one for the first cancellation and (2) one for the delay?

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  • What are the compensation amounts you are trying to get?
    – pts
    Oct 26, 2023 at 19:36

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Am I entitled to two compensations, (1) one for the first cancellation and (2) one for the delay?

Most likely: yes. The law (link) is somewhat vague on the topic so this will have to be decided in court. Turns out someone already tried that in court for a very similar case and actually won double compensation (link)

This being said: the airline is very likely to reject your claim especially since it's not cut and dry. You will have to figure out a strategy to collect it which most likely will involve a 3rd party EU 261 collector, a suitable oversight government agency, a small claims court, full court case, etc.

If it shows up in front of a judge you have a good chance of winning since there is a clear precedent. However, they will not make this easy for you.

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