I have bought a ticket from Czech Airlines from Athens to Prague. My flight was cancelled about three weeks before its due departure. The Airline offered to give the money for the tickets back or to go via Paris to Prague. According to this site I am entitled to comparable alternative means of transportation.
I am arguing with the airline that the flight via Paris cannot be considered comparable and indeed it would put a lot of strain on our daughter who is only one and a half year old. I am willing to accept a flight to Munich, for it is about the same distance from our final destination in Germany and there are direct flights from Athens.
The airline now offered us a direct flight from Thessaloniki which is a five hour drive from Athens, so I turned it down.
My question is now: am I right in claiming that an indirect flight cannot be considered comparable? And: is the airlines offer of a direct flight from Thessaloniki a sign for me being right.