Since Algeria is not part of Europe, therefore you can only be eligible for Algeria delayed or cancelled flight compensation if your flight departed from Europe and/or was with a European airline. It is only possible to get delayed or cancelled flight compensation if your flight was delayed by more than 3 hours upon arrival or if the cancellation of your Algeria flight was announced less than 14 days before departure. Note that the airline must also be responsible for the flight disruption.
The amount of compensation for flight delays and cancellation in Algeria depends on the distance of your flight:
|Distance of your flight||Compensation|
|Flights shorter than 1,500 km||Get £220 per passenger|
|Flight between 1,500 and 3,500 km||Get £350 per passenger|
|Flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU||Get £350 per passenger|
|Flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU||Get £520 per passenger|
Keep in mind that if your flight is delayed or cancelled, the airline owes you special assistance called the 'right to care'. This includes food and beverage vouchers, communication, transportation and if needed hotels. You can claim those vouchers directly at the airline’s service desk at the airport. If the airline doesn’t provide you with vouchers, you can buy what you need and keep the receipts — the airline will have to reimburse you.
If your Algeria flight was delayed, you could be entitled to flight compensation under the EU regulations. Be careful, as Algeria is not part of Europe, you can only claim flight compensation for flights leaving from a European airport and/or operated by a European airline.
Moreover, Algeria delayed flight compensation depends on:
The length of the delay: your Algeria must have arrived to destination with more than 3 hours of delay
The responsibility of the airline: you can only claim Algeria flight compensation if the airline was responsible for the delay. Extraordinary circumstances like extreme weather or strikes at the airport exempt the airline from providing compensation to passengers.
The compensation amount varies depending on the flight distance: the longer your flight, the higher the compensation.
|Cancellation notice||Alternative flight||Compensation|
|Fewer than 7 days in advance||Departs 1h+ earlier or arrived 2h+ later||Yes|
|7-14 days in advance||Departs 2h+ earlier or arrived 4h+ later||Yes|
|Fewer than 14 days in advance||No alternative flight offered||Yes + refund|
If your flight to Algeria is cancelled, you may be entitled to compensation and a refund of your ticket. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the circumstances of the cancellation.
You are only entitled to claim compensation if your flight meet the following conditions:
- Your flight is cancelled within 14 days before the scheduled departure time, AND,
- Your flight is cancelled due to circumstances that is avoidable by the airline.
If the cancellation was due to “Extraordinary Circumstances” beyond the airline's control, you may not be eligible for compensation.
If your flight to Algeria has been cancelled, you have the right to a refund of your ticket. The airline should offer you the choice between a refund or an alternative flight to your destination. If the airline didn’t offer you an alternative flight, you will still be entitled to a full ticket refund.
If your flight to Algeria was cancelled and the airline has offered you a voucher, it's important to know that you are not obligated to accept it. You have the right to choose between a voucher or a cash refund, as per your preference.
However, we recommend you to choose the refund option instead of the voucher, here is why:
Vouchers often come with a list of limitations, including the airline, a time limit, or even the destination.
If you choose a voucher, you lose your right to claim compensation.
If the airline goes bankrupt, it will be extremely difficult for you to get your money back.
If your flight from Algeria to the UK/EU is delayed or cancelled, you may be entitled to flight compensation.
You are entitled to compensation if your delayed or cancelled flight meet one of the following conditions:
Departs from a UK/EU airport with any airlines, OR,
Departs from a non-UK/EU airport, but arrives at a UK/EU destination with a UK/EU airline.
Therefore, if your flight from Algeria to the UK/EU with a UK/EU airline is disrupted, you may be entitled to compensation. However, if you are not flying with a UK/EU airline, your flight departing from Algeria will not be compensated.
Here are some examples of the conditions:
|Type of flight||Example||Compensation|
|Flying with a British carrier||Tokyo to London with British Airways||Yes|
|Flying with a EU carrier||Amsterdam to London with KLM||Yes|
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier from the UK||London to Tokyo with Japan Airlines||Yes|
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier to the UK||Tokyo to London with Japan Airlines||No|
In some cases, airlines may claim that the delay or cancellation was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond their control. These circumstances may include severe weather, political unrest, or strikes. If the airline can prove that the delay or cancellation was caused by such circumstances, they may be exempt from paying compensation.
List of common extraordinary circumstances:
Bad weather conditions, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry (for example, a strike of air traffic control workers at a specific airport).
However, a strike of the airline's crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!
Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.
Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.
An ill or unruly passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
The time limit for claiming compensation varies by country and depends on where your flight carrier is based as well as the country involved in your itinerary. For example, if you are flying from Algiers to London with Air France, you can have 5 years based on French law, but 6 years based on British law. For other European countries, the time limit usually last from 1 to 3 years.
If you are unsure whether your case is still within the legal time frame to claim for compensation, you can check for your flight right now with our free, no-obligation claim calculator!
The amount of time it takes to receive flight compensation for a disrupted flight to Algeria can vary. In general, the process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. However, with more complicated cases or when the airline is not responding, it can possibly take up to a few years.
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Algeria is a fascinating country that offers a rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. If you're planning a trip to Algeria, you'll likely be flying into one of the major airports in the country. The busiest airports in Algeria are Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG), Oran Es Senia Airport (ORN), and Constantine Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport (CZL).
Several major airlines operate flights to Algeria from Europe and other parts of the world. Some of the most popular airlines that fly to Algeria include Air Algerie, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Air France, and British Airways. Airlines like Ryanair, Wizz Air, and easyJet also offer flights to Algeria from select destinations.
Air France and Lufthansa are two popular European airlines that operate flights to Algeria from several cities in Europe. Air France offers direct flights from Paris to Algiers, as well as connections from other European cities such as Lyon, Marseille, and Nice. Lufthansa, on the other hand, offers direct flights from Frankfurt to Algiers, as well as connections from other German cities such as Munich and Berlin.
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