A flight I was flying on 24th December was delayed in 3 steps, initially 1 hour, then an additional 55 min followed by an additional 15 min.
The last delay occurred 5 minutes before the departure time post the 55 min delay.
Was I entitled to anything for this or not?
This was for flight AI 951 from Hyderabad to Dubai
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When I received the notification for the 2nd delay, I asked if refreshments would be provided (to avoid buying the insanely priced airport food) and was told to wait near the gate where they will announce the refreshments. 1 hr 40 min into the delay they said they won't provide anything since the delay is less than 2 hours, and I couldn't really go and buy anything at this time since it would have been only 15 min before departure.
When the additional 15 min delay was announced, they said that there is not enough time to arrange for refreshments and hence will not be providing them.
The primary reason I ask is if I should or should not expect refreshments to appear in such situations in the future… It wasn't pleasant being hungry for so long.