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What are my rights regarding Coronavirus/Covid-19?
If your flight is cancelled because of the Coronavirus
You are entitled to:
A full refund of your ticket
An alternative flight (when flights are rescheduled).
If you’re stranded at the airport because of a cancellation you’re entitled to care. That includes:
- Meals and refreshments.
- Access to communication.
- Accommodation when necessary.
At this point in time, we cannot accept claims for compensation for flight cancellations caused directly by Coronavirus, as the airlines must prioritise the health and safety of their passengers and crew first and foremost.
This includes flights to and from any areas affected by a travel warning or ban.What if I don’t want to fly?
If you decide not to travel due to the Coronavirus you should contact your airline to find out what their refund policy is, or to see if they have specific guidelines covering the outbreak.Was this information helpful?
Will I still have to pay if the case is lost in court?
AirHelp works on a “no win, no fee”basis. So if we don’t win the case in court, we won’t charge you any fee for our services — that’s part of AirHelp’s promise.Was this information helpful?
Am I entitled to compensation?
If you recently experienced a delayed, canceled, or overbooked flight, you may be eligible for compensation. However, the laws differ quite a bit based on where you’re flying. Here’s a breakdown:
If you’re flying within the US
Flights within the US are only eligible for compensation if they are overbooked and you were denied boarding, and the rerouted flight they put you on gets you to your destination one hour late or more.
If you’re flying to or from Europe
Flights to or from Europe are eligible for compensation if they are delayed, canceled, or overbooked due to a situation the airline could control. Situations that the airlines couldn’t control (such as bad weather) are exempt from compensation.
If you’re flying to or from Brazil
Flights to or from Brazil may be eligible for compensation when they are delayed or canceled. This is especially true if the airline doesn’t provide care or treat passengers fairly.Was this information helpful?
Why does it take so long to get compensation?
While we put all our efforts into making the claim process as short as possible, the process does involve some third parties who we need to coordinate with, such as airlines and aviation authorities. Some have quick processing and response times, others take a bit longer. Rest assured we push them to respond as fast as they can.
Additionally, during busy holiday seasons, the claims volume is much higher, which can affect the processing times for all parties involved.Was this information helpful?
How much am I entitled to?
How much you’re entitled to will depend on the regulations of the country or countries where you were flying.
In Europe, you can get up to $700, depending on the distance flown, and how long you were delayed. You can learn more here.
In Brazil, it can vary greatly depending on each individual case, but you can get up to $1,300 in compensation for what’s known as “moral damages”. You can learn more here.Was this information helpful?