Questions tagged [compensation]

Compensation refers to the act of providing a person with money or other things of economic value in exchange for the costs of injuries or difficulties that they have incurred.

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Eu 261 query on multi flight ticket during BA pilots strike

We purchased a multi flight BA ticket, Manchester to Heathrow, Heathrow to Seattle for 20 Aug 2019 flying back from Los Angeles to Heathrow then connection to Manchester departing LA on 9 September. ...
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What to do after a claim for compensation is rejected

I had a flight with an airline company with one stop. The first flight was delayed more than 3 hours because of the crew cabin of the airline company, two of them have left the airplane and the ground ...
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Airport worker at UK airport caused us to miss our flight

This happened at Stansted airport yesterday which currently has diversion routes on the way to some of its gates. Our gate was 34. Travelling with a baby we decided to take the lift instead of an ...
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Compensation from hotel

The hotel charged me twice on my credit card. But said that it is denied. In fact it is paid. I showed them the message that I received on my cell phone. Still I was denied check in. This causes ...
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How do I know if my flight was cancelled/delayed due to “extraordinary circumstances”, as defined in EC 261/2004?

EU Regulation 261/2004 mentions "extraordinary circumstances" several times as a condition under which airlines are not obligated to pay out compensation: (12) The trouble and inconvenience to ...
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What is the EU 261/2004 appeals process when an airline denies claim?

When one puts in a claim for compensation under EU 261/2004 and the airline refuses to pay out (e.g. stating exceptional circumstances) what recourse does the traveller have? Is there a higher ...
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Are we entitled to compensation for this knock on delay? And are there any rules governing redirections?

So we were flying with a budget airline from Stuttgart to Naples. The flight was delayed by approximately 1.5 hours at the start. 20 minutes away from Naples we were told we were getting rerouted to ...
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Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft

My flight from Oslo to Rome was delayed by 4 hours and 40 minutes. I submitted a request to Norwegian Air Shuttle requesting a compensation of 400 Euros under EU 261/2004. Their reasoning for why ...
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EU compensation - fire alarm at the Flight Crew's hotel

I was on-board an afternoon flight from the EU, into the United States earlier last month. This flight was delayed by about 3 hours, 30 minutes. As this flight was delayed for over 3 hours, ...
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Am I eligible to some compensation if Eva Air changed the destination of my flight (was Hakodate, and became Sapporo)?

Am I eligible to some compensation if Eva Air changed the destination of my flight (was TPE -> HKD Hakodate Airport via flight BR138, and became TPE-> Sapporo (New Chitose Airport a.k.a. CTS) via ...
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Flight delay compensation under EC 261/2004 for a multi-leg trip on European carrier

I booked a Nairobi – Amsterdam – London flight with a European carrier. This was booked under one booking, made under one transaction, with one reference number. The first flight (Nairobi – Amsterdam)...
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Compensation from Deutsche Bahn [duplicate]

We decided to travel to Croatia using ferry, train and coach from the UK. We had booked our train tickets through DB and actually had three trains on that ticket. We successfully caught our first ...
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Which non-EU/EFTA countries offer EC261 compensation?

It is stated on the EU website that EC261 compensation is only offered if: the flight starts in the EU/EFTA, or the flight is on an EU/EFTA airline. However, in practice, several countries have ...
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EC261 compensation for wrongful denied boarding - does the handling agent or the airline pay?

EC261 compensation is always processed and paid by the airline, including when it's due to wrongful denied boarding. However, will the airline pay from its own pocket, or will the handling agent ...
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Does EU compensation apply to flights where the departure airport closes check-in counters during protests?

(Fortunately I am not among the affected passengers) There are protests being held in Hong Kong International Airport right now. In response, The Airport Authority closed all check-in counters before ...
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Flight to a different airport from the one booked

I flew from the Boston to London yesterday. As originally booked, flight was VS158, BOS-LHR, operated by Virgin Atlantic, booked directly with Virgin Atlantic. Due to the planned strike in Heathrow, ...
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EU 261 - Flight Compensation - Declined due to delays from previous flights

Last week 10 minutes before my departure (in the EU) my flight (Ryanair) was cancelled (Without giving me any reason for the cancellation). No help was provided by Ryanair except I should go to the ...
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Compensation for cancelled flights in EU, one booking, multiple legs

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flights. I booked a Lufthansa ticket to fly from Leipzig to Valencia via Frankfurt, and from Valencia to Leipzig via Frankfurt. About 5 ...
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Email about missed connecting flight compensation 5 months after flight, is there a point?

5 months ago, I flew from Moscow to London with a connection in Amsterdam. My flight was late by nearly 3 hours and my connection was missed. I was put into a hotel overnight and flew the next day. At ...
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Greyhound bus arrives very late, do I have any recourse? [duplicate]

I know from the website that greyhound just say that they don't guarantee the time of their bus and though luck if it happens: The bus was late. Am I entitled to a refund? No. While Greyhound ...
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Delay of 15 hours in Air India Flight from New York to Delhi [duplicate]

I am supposed to travel by Air India International flight from New York to Delhi on 7th July (Departure time 12:05 pm) but i have received a mail from them saying that now the flight has been ...
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EU flight compensation distance for connecting flight

I recently had a flight from Valencia to London, going through Düsseldorf, cancelled. According to EU regulations there are different levels of compensation for flights below and above 1500 km in ...
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Do airlines compensate passengers if they allowed them boarding with invalid visa?

I got a multiple entry visa to Peru for 1 year valid from 20th May 2018 till 19th May 2019. I booked a ticket to Peru via Emirates Airlines to travel from 3rd May till 11th May. The airlines officer ...
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Compensation for late arrival of flight

I am trying to book a train or bus from one of the London terminals to Edinburgh on 2nd July. I will be arriving at LHR by flight from Bangalore in Air India airline. I will have checked in luggage. ...
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First leg delayed, skipped delayed last leg - Can I claim compensation? [closed]

I was recently flying from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Prague (PRG) with a connection in Warsaw (WAW), with LOT Polish Airlines (single booking). The NRT->WAW flight was delayed by 6h30m. Hence we missed ...
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Sources of information about flight times and delays [duplicate]

I booked travel from Perth Australia (QF648 2350 11 April 2019) via Melbourne Australia to Christchurch New Zealand (QF133 0715 12 April 2019) but there was a delay in Perth. Because I was going to ...
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Flight compensation with agent

I had recently traveled to London from Warsaw with LOT Polish Airlines and had connecting flight in Zurich (both flights were on same ticket sharing same booking reference number). Flight was delayed ...
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Airline (Air Caraibes) refuses to compensate for baggage delay - what are my options?

Context On the 19th January 2019, I flew from ORY (Paris Orly - France) to PTP (Pointe à Pitre - French Caribbean) with Air Caraibes. The flight got delayed (2h42 according to the company) and once ...
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How to see a record of amendments to flight schedules? [duplicate]

My flight from Delhi to London with Virgin Atlantic was delayed by more than 5 hours on Thursday 18th April. I am trying to get the official takeoff and landing time for this flight but can't find it ...
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Eligibility for a compensation under EC/261

I am a resident of EU. Recently, my Air France flight from Mumbai to Paris was cancelled. The ticket was booked by Air France but the flight was operated by Jet Airways. Air France gave a new flight ...
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Does Air Canada owe me compensation for breaking objects in checked baggage?

I flew on Air Canada from California to Toronto. I packed a glass wine bottle with WineHero, then packed them in a VinniBag for more protection. Yet the wine bottles still broke when I landed in ...
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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

This was Alaska Airlines flight from SJC to LAX. We ran later than we usually do on our way to flights and so we ended up reaching the gate 2 min before the scheduled departure time. On our way from ...
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Denied boarding although I have proper visa and documentation. To whom should I make a complaint?

I was traveling from Germany to Ireland, with UK tourist visa. I am a Turkish citizen and I am allowed to do so. (Visa waiver programme) I checked in to the flight, and made my boarding pass signed ...
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Lost luggage in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with Vueling Airlines

I just had a bad experience today. This is my first trip to Europe with my parents and we arrived from Roma to Amsterdam this morning using Vueling Airlines. After I arrived at the luggage hall we ...
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Airline lies about reasons for technical problems to avoid compensation

Our flight from Europe to South America with a European Airline was cancelled on the 4-5 hours prior to departure due to "technical problems" and we had to take the next flight 24 hours later. ...
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Can you ask for a compensation if the delay was due to the de-icing process?

I was talking to a friend recently and he referred he was in a delayed flight from Brussels a couple of weeks ago due to de-icing. Basically the plane already had an initial delay to which summed up ...
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Do I have the right of being re-routed or compensated if I am discovered in No-Fly list?

This question comes immediately after reading this hot network question. I have currently no reason to think, neither I have ever checked, to be I am on US No-Fly list, which, according to the linked ...
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Flight re-scheduled two weeks before planned departure [duplicate]

We are traveling from Spain to Canada via Portugal. The flight we purchased was to depart on March 14th from Spain, with a 2-hour stopover in Lisbon. The last leg of the flight is Lisbon to Toronto. ...
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How does EU flight delay compensation work for multi-leg trips?

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flight. We booked tickets from Venice to Lima with Air Canada. We had two layovers, first in Brussels and second in Montreal. Our first two ...
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Given 10 Euro compensation for missed flight which was later cancelled

I was going back from Moscow - Amsterdam and had a connecting flight to London. The Moscow flight departed 1 hour 30 minutes late and arrived 1 hour 41 minutes late. I missed my connecting flight and ...
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We have confirmation for a room but hotel shows Expedia cancelled it

This happened to me and my daughter Saturday night. We were at a basketball tournament, all the teams including daughter's had reservations at the same hotel. I booked with Expedia, and received a ...
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How exactly is the delay time calculated for the purposes of EU air travel compensation?

According to EU regulations, passengers are entitled to compensation if their flight is delayed by at least three hours in relation to the originally scheduled arrival time. But how exactly is the ...
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Schedule change within 24 hours of flight

Today in the morning at 10am I received a message regarding a schedule change of my flight from Krabi to Bangkok today: Instead of arriving at 10:45, the flight is now scheduled to arrive at 02:10. (...
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Chances for getting recompensation for bad/no treatment and getting sick due to delayed/cancelled flight

Flight delayed for 7 hours (3 of them inside the plane) due to missing crew members, then cancelled due to "bad weather" (probably not true as a later flight, same airline+destination left the airport ...
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EC261 refund right with respect to one leg

In the case of the flight cancellation, EC261 requires airlines to give passengers the choice of: re-routing later rerouting at the passenger's convenience a refund of the ticket In case of ...
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Compensation for United Airlines 5-hour flight delay

Due to errors with the navigational and autopilot system, my flight from Shanghai to Chicago was delayed by over 5 hours. Nearly all passengers missed flights and received new boarding passes for ...
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Baby seat-belt wasn't provided on takeoff - worth complaining? [closed]

On AirFrance flight form Paris to Montreal yesterday the AirFrance crew forgot to provide the baby seat belt before takeoff. Moreover, no cabin check was performed in our segment before takeoff so we ...
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Compensation for Delayed Train Due to London Underground Issue

My question is quite specific, and I hope it's on topic here because I'm really unsure where to ask it! If it isn't on topic, as well as marking it as such I would ask that you please help me out by ...
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Can I use a “Gutschein” from Deutsche Bahn more than once?

I cancelled a trip with Deutsche Bahn and they gave me a "Gutschein" (German word for coupon or voucher) with the value of the trip. If I use this Gutschein to buy something of less value, can I use ...
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Can I claim EU flight delay compensation if I rebook the outward ticket to another date?

My flight A will be delayed by 48h. According to EU regulations it seems I'll be able to claim concatenation for the delay. https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en....