If your flight from Munich was delayed by more than three hours or cancelled with less than 14 days to departure, you might be eligible for flight compensation. The amount of compensation is determined by the distance of your flight and quoted per passenger.
|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|
Regardless of the airline, if the following conditions apply for your flight, you could qualify for up to £520 in flight compensation for a delayed flight from Munich:
Your flight from Munich was delayed by more than 3 hours, and,
The airline was at fault. Unfortunately, passengers are not entitled to compensation from the airline if a third party or an unforeseen event contributed to the delay (for more details, see "extraordinary circumstances").
You can be qualified for a full refund of your ticket cost, up to £520 in flight compensation, or even both if your flight from Munich was cancelled. Keep reading for more information on when you can qualify for these benefits!
If the following criteria were satisfied and your flight from Munich was cancelled, you might get up to £520 in flight compensation per passenger:
Less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date, the flight was cancelled, AND,
The airline was to blame (for additional details on when an airline has the right to withhold compensation from passengers, see this page's "Extraordinary Circumstances" section).
|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|
Instead of a cash refund, the airline may try to give you a travel voucher. The following are the reasons we advise against accepting travel vouchers:
You must continue using the same airline if you accept a travel voucher. The airline may also establish a time frame by which you must redeem the voucher.
You can encounter difficulties getting your money back if the airline declares bankruptcy.
The requirements for claiming a flight refund or compensation are slightly different if you were flying to Munich.
If your flight to Munich was cancelled or delayed, you might be entitled to flight compensation if you were flying from a European nation or the United Kingdom.
If you fly on a European airline from a country outside of the EU to Munich, your eligibility still holds.
You won't be covered by European law governing flight compensation if you took a non-EU/UK airline to Munich and your flight departed from a non-EU country. The following table has more details.
|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|
Extraordinary circumstances are situations where the airline is not at fault for the flight's delay or cancellation. If any of the following apply to the delay or cancellation of your Amsterdam flight (please note that this list is not exhaustive), you are unlikely to be qualified for flight compensation:
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 European Union Regulation on Air Passenger Rights (EU261) applies to all flights entering Munich. Generally, under German legislation, you have 2 years from the date of the flight to make a compensation claim for a flight to or from Munich.
You have 6 years to file a claim for a flight refund or compensation from Munich if you travel to or from the United Kingdom. Scotland is an exception since you have 5 years there to file a compensation claim.
When passengers submit claims through Flight-Delayed.co.uk, they frequently get their money within a few weeks or months.
However, if the airline is uncooperative or the case needs to be taken to court, the waiting period can be extended.
However, you don't have to keep track of developments when you submit a claim to Flight-Delayed.co.uk. After you have provided all the necessary papers via our effective online system, we will handle everything, including, if necessary, defending your legal rights in court. Any vital changes that impact your claim are communicated to you, and we are available to address any questions you may have.
On our website, once you have entered all the necessary flight-related information, an expert will take over to guarantee that your claim is processed correctly. To ensure that you obtain your flight compensation, Flight-Delayed.co.uk reviews your claim, completes legal documentation, contacts the airline, and, if required, takes your claim to court. For your convenience, all tasks are carried out on a "no win, no fee" basis.
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The main international airport servicing Munich is Munich International - Franz Josef Strauß Airport (MUC). It boasts the densest network of domestic flights and great connectivity choices compared to other German airports. A quick minimum connection time and top-notch services and amenities are additional benefits. As the second base for Lufthansa and a Star Alliance hub, it is one of the busiest airports in Europe and the second busiest in Germany. Air Dolomiti, Condor, EuroWings, and TUI all have the city as one of their priority cities.
Munich is the priciest city in Germany, yet it's also very charming; perhaps it's this contrast that attracts tourists. Munich is home to the nation's 200-year-old bacchanalia, Oktoberfest, but it's also incredibly modern; it's the unofficial hub of publishing and technology in Europe. The city, which borders the Bavarian Alps and sits next to the River Isar, is awash in natural beauty, but its streets are also packed with man-made wonders like expensive retail stores and sparkling BMWs. Many go to Munich for both progressiveness and provinciality.
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