According to European regulations (EU261), if a flight was delayed by more than 3 hours, passengers are entitled to flight compensation from the airline.
Flight compensation is only available if the following conditions are met:
Your flight originated in Europe or was operated by a European airline (further details in the table below).
The airline was responsible for the delay. In other words, the delay was not caused by a third party or an unexpected event (see the “Extraordinary circumstances” section of this page).
If your Expedia flight was cancelled, you have several options. In certain circumstances, you may be eligible for flight compensation, a full monetary refund of your ticket, or both. Continue reading for more information!
According to the EU261, you can claim flight compensation for a cancelled Expedia flight if all of the following conditions are met:
Your flight originated in Europe or was operated by a European airline.
Your flight was cancelled by the airline less than 14 days in advance.
The airline was responsible for the cancellation, not a third party or an unforeseen event (see the section of this page dedicated to extraordinary circumstances).
You are eligible for a flight refund regardless of the airline or your flight itinerary as soon as your flight was cancelled and:
You declined the airline's offer of an alternative flight.
The airline did not offer you an alternative flight at all.
Was your flight booked with Expedia cancelled?
Claim flight compensation and ask for a refund with the help of Flight-Delayed.co.uk
We strongly advise you not to accept airline vouchers. Accepting a voucher obligates you to fly with the same airline again. The airline may also impose a deadline for redeeming the voucher. Furthermore, if the airline goes bankrupt, you may have difficulty retrieving your money.
The compensation amount depends on the distance of your flight. You will receive it per passenger.
For flights shorter than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.
For flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.
For flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.
For flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 —but if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.
Unfortunately, they can. Even if your flight was delayed by more than three hours or cancelled at the last minute, the airline may deny you compensation based on extraordinary circumstances. These are situations in which the not the airline, but rather a third party or an unforeseen event, is to be blamed for the disruption.
Here are some common examples of 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.
Airlines may incorrectly use the excuse of extraordinary circumstances!
Make a claim with Flight-Delayed and we will compare data to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve!
Both are possible. However, when it comes to claiming flight compensation, we recommend that passengers work with a strong legal partner.
Once you have submitted all of the necessary information about your flight on our website, an expert will take over and ensure that your claim is handled correctly. At Flight-Delayed.co.uk, we analyze your claim, ensure that all necessary documents are prepared, contact the airline, and, if needed, take your claim to court to ensure that you receive your flight compensation! All of this, no win, no fee.
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