Montreal is not part of Europe, therefore you can only be eligible for Montreal delayed or cancelled flight compensation if your flight departed from Europe and/or was with a European airline. Therefore, European and British regulations only apply to flights from the UK/EU and/or operated by European airlines. 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 Montreal flight was announced less than 14 days before departure. Note that the airline must also be responsible for the flight disruption.
You can also receive flight compensation if your flight was from Montreal. However, since Montreal is located in Canada, Canadian laws will apply instead of European ones. Learn more about Canadian regulations on the official website of the Canadian Transportation Agency.
Thus, if your flight to Montreal faced a delay of over 3 hours or was cancelled less than 14 days before departure, you can claim flight compensation! The amount of your flight compensation claim will be calculated based on the distance of your flight.
It's key to remember that the airline is obligated to supply you with additional help if your flight is delayed or cancelled. The price of eating food and beverages, communicating, travelling, and, if required, spending the night in a hotel are all included in this. You can redeem your vouchers at the airline's service desk in the airport. If the airline does not provide you vouchers, you can buy what you need and keep the receipts; in that case, they have to issue you a refund.
If your Montreal flight was delayed, you could be entitled to flight compensation under the EU regulations. Just know that, as Montreal is not part of Europe, you can only claim flight compensation for a flight leaving from a European airport and/or operated by a European airline. If your flight from Montreal was delayed, you could be entitled to flight compensation of up to £520 as long as you meet the following conditions:
Your arrival in Montreal was more than 3 hours later than expected
The airline is the party to blame for the delay. (The airline doesn’t have to compensate passengers for delays they were not responsible for. For more information on this, see this page's section titled "Extraordinary Circumstances".)
If your Montreal flight was cancelled, you could be eligible for up to £520 in flight compensation, a full ticket refund, or even both. For additional information on when you might be eligible for these benefits, keep reading!
If your Montreal flight was cancelled, you may be eligible for up to £520 in flight compensation per person if:
The cancellation of your Montreal flight was announced less than 14 days before departure,
The airline was responsible for the cancellation (for additional details on when the airline can legitimately refuse to compensate passengers, see the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this page).
|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|
Unfortunately, if your flight was cancelled due to an industrial action like a strike or riot (“extraordinary circumstances”), you cannot make a claim for compensation for a cancelled Montreal flight.
If your Montreal flight is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of your ticket. This is different from compensation. Montreal flight compensation is provided by the airline to passengers in the event of a cancelled flight when the airline is at fault for the cancellation and must compensate them. However, all passengers are eligible for a refund as long as they did not fly with the airline in the end. You can get a refund for your cancelled Montreal flight if:
The airline did not provide you with an alternative flight.
Although the airline offered you an alternative flight, you chose not to take it.
The airline might offer you a travel voucher instead of a cash refund. However, we highly advise against accepting any airline vouchers. Here is why:
You will have to make a new booking with the same airline moving forward. Furthermore, the airline can impose a timeframe by which you must redeem the voucher.
You might have trouble getting your money back if the airline ever files for bankruptcy. It is always better to have the money sent to your bank account right from the start!
Yes, but only under certain conditions. As Montreal is not in Europe, European regulations (EU261) only apply to flights from the EU and/or operated by European airlines (including the UK).
According to European legislation, you cannot claim flight compensation if you flew from Montreal on a non-EU/non-UK airliner. The table below has more information on this.
|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|
Even if a flight was cancelled or delayed by more than three hours, the airline can refuse to provide passengers compensation in particular cases. These circumstances — which we refer to as extraordinary circumstances — occur when a third party or unforeseen incident, rather than the airline, is to blame for the delay or cancellation.
Here are a few instances 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.
You won't have to investigate every element around your delayed or cancelled Montreal flight! Our experts will review all of your internal and external aviation data to ensure that you obtain the correct compensation for your Montreal flight.
This depends on the country from which you were flying.
For instance, if you were flying from the UK, you have up to 6 years after the initial travel date to claim flight compensation.
Depending on how reactive the airline is, passengers who submit a claim for flight compensation with Flight-Delayed.co.uk, generally receive their compensation or refund within a few weeks or months.
However, keep in mind that legal action can be required should the airline be unresponsive or refuse our initial request. In such a case, the claim process may take longer.
Regardless of how long the claim takes, our professionals will keep you updated on any changes and be ready to answer any queries you might have!
When claiming with us, a claim specialist will be assigned to your case as soon as your claim is submitted. Following that, they will examine your claim, put together all necessary paperwork, contact the airline, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit to protect your rights!
To claim flight compensation through Flight-Delayed.co.uk, you are responsible for providing us with information regarding your flight. Keep all necessary documentation for your trip, including your passport, booking number, boarding permit, and any fees acquired as a result of the delay or cancellation. The more information we have on your cancelled trip, the more our experts will be able to assist you in obtaining Montreal flight compensation!
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Montreal is one of the most attractive cities in the world and brings in over ten million tourists every year. Montreal is also the cultural capital of Canada, with more than a couple of hundred theatres and concert halls in the city but also totally different neighbourhoods, amazing you at every corner of the city. This is also its European charm that attracts people from the entire world: you get the feel of an old European city even though you are in Canada.
From Europe, Montreal is easily reachable by plane. For instance, the flight time between a European airport and Montreal YUL International airport is usually a bit more than 7 hours. From Europe, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Air Lines, Air Canada, KLM, Air France, and Lufthansa can fly you to Montreal.
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