If your flight from Greece was cancelled or delayed by more than three hours before departure, you might be eligible for flight compensation. Per passenger, and according to the distance of the flight, compensation is granted.
Regardless of the airline, if the following conditions are met for your flight, you can be eligible for up to £520 in flight compensation for a delayed flight departing Greece:
Your flight from Greece was over 3 hours late,
The airline was responsible for the delay. If the delay was brought on by an unforeseen event or by a third party, passengers would not be entitled to compensation from the airline (for further details, see this page's section on "extraordinary circumstances").
If your flight to Greece was cancelled, you could be entitled to up to £520 in flight compensation, the full cost of your ticket reimbursed, or even both. Continue reading for more information on when you may qualify for these perks.
You might be entitled to up to £520 in flight compensation per passenger if your flight from Greece was cancelled provided that:
Your flight was cancelled with less than 14 days to go before the departure
The airline was at fault (for more information on when an airline has legal backing to deny passengers compensation, read this page's "Extraordinary Circumstances" section).
You must meet the criteria given below to be qualified for a full refund of your flight ticket:
The airline did not provide you with an alternate flight.
Although the airline offered you another flight, you opted not to take it.
Accepting a travel voucher rather than a refund is not recommended. Due to this:
If you accept a travel voucher, you must schedule a new flight with the same airline. The airline usually sets a deadline for redeeming the voucher as well.
If the airline declares bankruptcy, you might not be able to get your voucher back in cash; in this scenario, you would lose your money.
If you were flying to Greece, there are a few important distinctions in the procedures for claiming a flight refund or compensation.
If your flight to Greece was delayed or cancelled and departed from a European country or the UK, you are likely eligible for flight compensation.
You may also be eligible for flight compensation if you departed from outside of the EU but took a flight on a British or European airline.
If you flew Greece with a non-EU/UK airline and your flight had its origin in a non-EU country, you won't be subject to European legislation governing flight compensation. For more information on this, see the table below:
|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|
An airline may rightfully decide not to compensate passengers in certain situations, even if a flight was cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours. These scenarios—which we refer to as extraordinary circumstances—occur when a third party or unforeseeable event, rather than the airline, is to blame for the delay or cancellation.
The following list contains a few 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.
If you were flying to or from Greece, you have at least 5 years to submit a claim, according to the country’s regulations.
In some cases, however, you might have even more time to submit a claim. For example, passengers flying to or from the UK (except Scottland), have 6 years to submit their flight compensation claim.
When passengers register claims through Flight-Delayed.co.uk, they frequently get their payment within a few weeks or months. However, if the airline is uncooperative or the case needs to go to court, the waiting period can be extended.
But you don't have to keep track of developments when you submit a claim to Flight-Delayed.co.uk. After you have submitted all the required paperwork via our effective online system, we will handle everything, including, if necessary, defending your legal rights in court. Any important changes that may have an impact on your claim are communicated to you, and we are available to address any questions you may have.
You only need to upload the requisite documents to our website to submit your claim with us. Then, our experts take care of everything on your behalf, including evaluating your claim, drafting legal documentation, speaking with the airline's legal representation, and, if necessary, taking your claim to court.
The International Airport of Athens (ATH), located close to the city centre of Athens, is the biggest and busiest international airport in Greece. All Greek airports are connected to this one, and it also receives direct flights from many major European cities as well as some smaller ones. There are additional international air connections between Athens and the United States, Canada, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. There are domestic, international, and low-cost carriers operating at ATH, like Sky Express, Emirates, and TAROM. The airport also serves as the base for Aegean Airlines.
The bulk of foreign visitors land in Greece via Athens International Airport; from there, they usually board a subsequent flight for a visit to one of the Greek islands by airplane or go to one of Athens' ports for a trip by ferry. It's helpful to know that most airports in Greece don't have direct connections; instead, getting from one location to the next typically requires a connecting flight at Athens Airport, as well as a bus, rail, private transfer, or boat.
The approximately 3,000 islands and islets that make up Greece are dispersed over the eastern Mediterranean, 227 of which are inhabited. While a handful are in the Ionian Sea (west of the mainland), the majority are located in the Aegean Sea (south and east of mainland Greece). The persistence of authentic customs and the abundance of cultural and historical landmarks are other characteristics that make Greece a desirable travel destination at any time. Greece also boasts breathtakingly beautiful natural features, from snow-capped mountains to sunny island beaches.
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