Getting a refund up to two years back

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Getting a refund from the airline is possible in retroactive up to two years after the delay of your flight occurred. This is something very few passengers are aware of. You only need the flight number, date of the flight and your booking confirmation in order to get your money back in the case of a flight delay, cancellation, denied boarding or re-routing.

Few people are aware that they can be compensated for their delayed flights at all. But even fewer know that it's also possible to do so retroactively. For most problems like lost luggage, the timeframe within which you can be compensated is much tighter, but for flight delays and such, filing a claim is possible up to two years after you encountered the flight delay.

The amounts for compensation are set:

  • for flights of 1 500 kilometres or less EUR 250 (± £ 200)
  • for intra-Community flights of more than 1 500 kilometres and for all other flights between 1 500 and 3 500 EUR 400 (± £ 340);
  • for other flights that do not fall under categories (a) or ± (b) EUR 600 (± £ 500)
Did you suffer from flight delays in the past few years, or did your relatives or friends encounter a flight delay? Please ensure proper compensation! It's the perfect way to earn some extra money for your next vacation. The above-mentioned amounts are per person.Another tip is to ask for a refund if you missed your flight. Regardless of the reason of you having missed the flight, if you did not end up flying, the airline will not have paid taxes for you. These tax rates can reach up to 25% of your ticket, and you can rightfully request to be refunded this amount from the airline. Always check the Terms and Conditions applicable on your ticket, as you may be required to pay an administration fee for requesting a tax refund.