Assessment of legal validity
You may be entitled to receive up to £503.00 per person.
TUI Airways’ network, delays and cancellations:
Formerly known as Thomson Airways, the airline’s route network, consisting of 57 airplanes, services a total of 96 different destination. Not only is it the 3rd largest UK airline, it is also the world's largest charter airline having transported 11.2 million passengers in 2018. However, by the end of 2017 Thomson changed its legal name to TUI Airlines UK in order to merge with its parent company and sister companies. The company's punctuality tends to differ often, with an arrival rate per hour of 68.22% in 2018. So you can expect some delays and cancellations when flying with TUI.
TUI Airways is a very famous company in the United Kingdom and Europe and therefore needs no introduction. However, not all passengers are aware of the fact that if your TUI flight has been delayed, cancelled or overbooked, you may very well be entitled to compensation. Although different criteria apply for flight delays and cancellations, your passenger rights are protected by Regulation (EC) No 261/2004. In most cases, you’ll be able to claim if you’ve arrived at your final destination with a delay greater than 3 hours or 2 for cancellations. And, as established by the previously mentioned regulation, you can claim your compensation up to 6 years after the date of the flight in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The following conditions must be met in order for you to be able to submit a claim for compensation:
TUI Airways, also known as TUI Fly, should provide you with proper care in the event of a long delay or flight cancellation. This may include the following
If you do not receive the corresponding assistance and/or care, and therefore you incur in extra expenses, you have the right to be reimbursed. Remember to keep your itemised invoices and receipts. The request for reimbursement may also be attached to your claim for compensation.
As determined by EC Regulation 261/2004, the total amount you may receive in compensation is defined by the flight’s itinerary and the distance between the airport of departure and arrival. Connecting flights are taken into account when assessing your situation. In other words, your whole booking is covered by the regulation. Consequently, it’s the distance between your initial airport of departure and your final destination what will determine the total amount of money that you may receive in compensation for your delayed, overbooked or cancelled flight. Connecting flights are covered as long as they have been booked under the same reference. Put differently, if they are part of the same ticket or itinerary.
There are 3 different totals established in the regulation, and all TUI flights are subject to the legislation:
Please remember that if your flight travelled a distance greater than 3,500 kilometres and it was delayed more than 3 hours but fewer than 4, then the total amount of compensation is reduced by 50%. The regulation defines the total amounts in euros and they are €250, €400 and €600.
These are our most relevant recommendations and things to keep in mind when your flight has been disrupted:
Enter the date and flight number of your TUI flight in our claim calculator to know if you can claim compensation for your delay or cancellation. You will also discover the total amount of compensation you may be entitled to in a minute.
Very often, airlines make the process of claiming as complicated as possible in order to simply avoid compensating their passengers. They also overuse the argument that a disruption was caused by an extraordinary circumstance. Therefore, and more often than not, one sees passengers lose hope and accept the airline’s rejection as the truth.
Fortunately, we have the adequate tools and databases to ensure that your rights are enforced and to fact-check the airlines. We will even take the them to court when necessary and all of the legal costs will be covered by our 25% win-fee. If you wish so, we can take care of everything and help you enforce your rights!
Regulation EC 261/2004 specifies that passengers may receive compensation if the delay, cancellation or denied boarding was caused by an incident under the responsibility of the airline. It means that the airline will have to pay compensation unless it can prove that the disruption was caused by an extraordinary circumstance. Examples of extraordinary circumstances include adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, political unrest, a threat to the safety of the flight or passengers, a passenger falling ill, etc.
If you’re uncertain if your flight delay or cancellation qualifies for compensation, once you’ve submitted your claim our team of experts will analyse the circumstances and assess your situation. If your claim has already been rejected by TUI, you can still submit your claim and our team will verify and corroborate the airline’s arguments. Very often, they assess the situation wrongly and reject perfectly valid claims; so don’t give up that easily and don’t worry, we’re here to help you!
Simply put, yes. How and why the name change came to be, as well as the whole story of how the airline was created is rather long and complicated. It’s safe to say, however, that the name change corresponds to the fact that TUI AG is the biggest leisure company in the world and they felt like the airline itself should also fall under the TUI name and brand. TUI stands from Tourism Union International and the company is an Anglo-German consortium headquartered in Hannover, Germany. The company has the largest holiday fleet in Europe but it does not limit itself to flying. TUI AG owns and operates:
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