Reimbursement and Compensation: Indian Airlines
"We apologize for the inconvenience" is a typical response from airlines when a flight is delayed or cancelled. But for European departures at least you might also be able to claim flight delay or Indian Airlines cancellation compensation under a law known as EC 261. You could be owed as much as $650 (€600) per person.
Click below to find out how much Indian Airlines flight compensation you're owed and how we can help you get it.
No win, no fee
Indian Airlines Flight Cancellation Compensation
While Indian Airlines isn't a European airline, whenever they fly in Europe they comply with European regulations. That is good news for any passenger affected by a flight cancellation, as a last-minute cancellation of a European departure may entitle them to a fair Indian Airlines compensation payout.
With any Indian Airlines flight cancellation, you'll be offered an alternative flight to your destination, or a full refund if that's what you'd prefer. But in addition, if your flight was cancelled less than 14 days before you were due to depart a European airport, EU laws say passengers may be entitled to up to $650 per person in compensation.
If Indian Airlines was able to offer you an alternative flight that would land at a very similar time to your original, they won't have to pay you compensation. They would also be exempt from paying compensation if there were extraordinary circumstances which made the cancellation necessary. That means anything that is beyond the airline's control, for example, bad weather, a medical emergency, or some form of disruptive event affecting the airport.
Because there are these exceptions, the easiest way to check if you're owed Indian Airlines cancelled flight compensation is to use our free compensation calculator.
Indian Airlines Flight Delay Compensation
If you've been on a late flight departing from a European airport, it's worth checking if you're owed Indian Airlines flight delay compensation. That's because under EU law, flights that are delayed by 3 hours or more might be eligible for up to $650 per person in compensation from their airline.
It doesn't matter where you were flying to — what does matter is your arrival time. For compensation, it is the time that you arrived in your destination that's significant, not the time that you took off. So even if you technically departed on time, if you arrived at your destination more than 3 hours late, you may be eligible for compensation.
One important exclusion is for those Indian Airlines flight delays that are caused by extraordinary circumstances. This refers to situations that are outside of the airline's control. Common examples are delays caused by bad weather or an air traffic control strike. Because the airline cannot prevent these delays, they shouldn't have to pay compensation for them.
But if the delay is due to something they can control — such as a strike by Indian Airlines staff, or a maintenance issue, then you're entitled to submit a flight delay compensation Indian Airlines claim.
What's Covered Under EU Air Passenger Rights?
Europe's air passenger rights, EC 261, are among the most comprehensive in the world. They are designed to ensure airlines like Indian Airlines take appropriate care of their passengers and compensate passengers fairly when their journeys are disrupted by flight delays, cancellations, or overbookings.
All passengers on a flight departing from a European airport are covered by EC 261. However, as Indian Airlines is not a European airline, they do not need to pay EC 261 compensation when they are flying outside of Europe, or even on flights to Europe if the departure airport is outside the EU.
Which Indian Airlines Flights are Covered by EC 261?
|Covered by EC 261
|Flights departing EU airports
|Flights arriving at EU airports
How Much Indian Airlines Flight Compensation?
Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261
All paying passengers are treated equally by EC 261. It doesn't matter where a passenger is from, whether they are an adult or a child, or how much they paid for their ticket — the compensation amounts are the same.
As you might expect with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that can affect how much compensation is owed in every individual case. AirHelp makes it simple to check what you’re owed with our free compensation calculator.
Can I get a refund and compensation if my Indian Airlines refund and reimbursement flight was cancelled due to coronavirus?Generally, no — you can only get a refund for your flight ticket after a cancellation as coronavirus is an extraordinary circumstance and therefore is not eligible for compensation.
About Indian Airlines
Electra Airways refund and reimbursement
Southwest Airlines refund and reimbursement
Shenzhen Airlines refund and reimbursement
Euro-Asia Air refund and reimbursement
ANA & JP Express refund and reimbursement
Cape Air refund and reimbursement
Hi Fly Transportes Aereos refund and reimbursement
Portugalia refund and reimbursement
Pegas Fly refund and reimbursement
Air Greenland refund and reimbursement
Royal Brunei Airlines refund and reimbursement
Asl Airlines refund and reimbursement
Wamos Air refund and reimbursement
Twin Jet refund and reimbursement
Estelar Latinoamerica refund and reimbursement
Malaysia Airlines refund and reimbursement
British Airways reimbursement
Bluebird Cargo refund and reimbursement
SANSA Airlines refund and reimbursement
Fly540 refund and reimbursement
CCM Airlines refund and reimbursement
NovoAir refund and reimbursement
Skytaxi refund and reimbursement
Air Alsie refund and reimbursement
T'way Air refund and reimbursement
Air Tahiti refund and reimbursement
Philippine Airlines refund and reimbursement
French Bee refund and reimbursement
Trade Air refund and reimbursement