All TAROM flights are covered under the European and British air passenger rights regulations. Under certain conditions, you may be entitled to TAROM compensation of up to £520 per passenger and a full refund of the ticket price for your TAROM cancelled flight.
Was your TAROM flight delayed? If you arrived at your final destination at least 3 hours behind schedule, then you are likely to be entitled to compensation of up to £520 per passenger.
Was your TAROM flight cancelled? If you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline, you can claim a full monetary refund. Plus, if the TAROM flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to departure, you might also be entitled to cancelled TAROM flight compensation.
Regardless of why your flight is disrupted, airlines are required to provide special assistance to passengers, known as the "right to care." This assistance includes things like food and drinks vouchers, communication services, and, if needed, help with accommodations and transportation. If the airline's service desk is not providing you with these, you can buy the necessary items yourself, and TAROM will have to reimburse you for reasonable expenses.
Important Note: If your flight experienced delays or cancellations due to "extraordinary circumstances," you may not be eligible for flight compensation, as the airline must bear responsibility for the flight disruption in order to provide compensation and refund to affected passengers.
The amount of compensation depends on the flight distance.
|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|
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your TAROM flight's cancellation, you may be entitled to a ticket refund, compensation of up to £520, or both.
You might be eligible for flight compensation if your flight was cancelled less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date.
You must also consider extraordinary circumstances, such as a natural disaster that prevents the flight from taking off — if these extraordinary circumstances apply to your flight, you may be ineligible for compensation.
If your flight was cancelled and you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline, you are eligible for a TAROM ticket refund. If you were not offered an alternative flight, you can also benefit from a ticket refund.
|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|
Accepting a travel voucher in lieu of a refund is not recommended. This is due to two major factors:
When you accept a travel voucher, you are obligated to fly with the same airline again. Furthermore, the airline will usually set a time limit for redeeming the voucher.
If the airline declares bankruptcy, you may be unable to convert your voucher into a cash refund, resulting in the loss of your money.
Although TAROM primarily operates within the European Union, the airline also flies to Africa and the Middle East.
TAROM is a Romanian airline, so its headquarters are in Europe. As a result, EU261 applies to all TAROM flight delays or cancellations.
However, the situation may be different if you were flying with a non-EU/non-UK airline. See the table below for more information.
|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|
We call extraordinary circumstances situations in which the airline is not the party at fault for a flight delay or a flight cancellation. If any of the following conditions apply to your TAROM flight delay or cancellation (this list is not exhaustive), you may be ineligible 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.
Airlines can claim that extraordinary circumstances occurred when they did not! They do so to avoid having to pay out flight compensation to passengers.
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You have 6 years to file a claim for TAROM flight compensation or TAROM flight refund if you flew to or from the United Kingdom. Scotland is an exception, as you have five years to file a claim there.
Different national laws will apply if your itinerary does not include the United Kingdom.
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TAROM is Romania's flag carrier and the country's oldest currently operating airline, based in Otopeni near Bucharest. It is currently Romania's first and largest airline in terms of international destinations and international flights, as well as the third-largest in terms of fleet size and passengers carried.
TAROM’s destinations include: regional flights within Romania, flights within Europe and a few destinations in Africa and the Middle East.