EU Flight Delay Compensation KLM
If you’ve had a delayed flight with KLM, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s all you need to know about how to claim reimbursement and EU flight delay compensation KLM.
Continue reading to learn how we can help you enforce your flight rights.
KLM Flight Delay Compensation
Naturally, airlines make every effort to stick to their advertised schedules, but sometimes things don’t go according to plan. When air travel takes an unexpected turn, AirHelp can take all the administrative heavy lifting off your hands and pursue flight compensation for you.
There’s no need to fill out any complicated forms if your KLM flight has been delayed. All you have to do is type in your flight details and we’ll tell you if your flight qualifies. Our team of trusted industry experts know the law inside out, so you don’t have to waste time going back and forth with the airline. What’s more, there’s no need for you to worry about the paperwork or headache involved in going to court to make your case.
Your right to compensation for a delayed flight depends on a few different factors. Essentially, it boils down to whether or not it was KLM fault. KLM might offer you a voucher to smooth things over while you wait, but we’ve heard of instances when this form actually waives your right to receiving compensation. So, the best thing you can do right now is select the ‘Check Compensation’ button and let us check your eligibility.
As soon as you do that, we’ll be able to tell you if your disrupted KLM flight qualifies for compensation. We just need your flight number, email address, and a couple of other details to get you the money you’re owed.
How is KLM Delay Compensation Calculated?
According to the EC261, air passenger rights in Europe entitle passengers to the following KLM compensation for delay:
- €250 for flights delayed three hours or more, in which the total flight distance is less than 1,500 km
- €400 for flights delayed three hours or more, in which the total flight distance is between 1,500 km and 3,500 km (or more than 1,500 km within the EU).
- €300 for flights delayed between three and four hours
- €600 for flights delayed more than four hours, in which the total flight distance is more than 3,500 km (or between an EU and non-EU airport).
If your flight is delayed five hours or more, by law, KLM has to give you:
- A full refund for the flight
- A full refund for other flights in that same reservation which you won’t be able to make
- A flight back to your original point of departure (the first airport you departed from)
- Food and drinks
- Access to phone calls and e-mail
- Accommodation if you're delayed overnight as well as transportation between the airport and the hotel
What To Do When Your Flight with KLM is Delayed
If you’ve just found out your flight with KLM is delayed, don’t stress, follow our easy step-by-step guide on how to make the best out of the situation.
- Hold onto your boarding pass and any other travel documents .
- Ask why the flight was delayed.
- Gather proof of the delay (for example photos of the departure board or communications from the airline confirming the disruption.)
- Make a note of the arrival time at your destination.
- Don’t sign anything or accept any offers that may waive your rights.
- Keep your receipts if your delayed flight ends up costing you extra money.
- Check with AirHelp if you are eligible for compensation.
Why Should I Claim My Compensation With AirHelp?
Each year almost nine million passengers are entitled to compensation for delayed and canceled flights, as well as denied boarding. Yet, 87% of travelers do not know their rights.
Only 66% of these people will file for the compensation that they are legally owed.
68% of travelers feel that they are not informed by airlines following a flight disruption, so AirHelp is the perfect solution for frustrated, time-is-of-the-essence passengers facing delays which are out of their control. AirHelp offers travelers a hassle-free experience for gaining the KLM compensation for delay that is rightfully theirs.
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legally Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is part of the Air France–KLM group, and a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance.
Address: P.O. Box 7700, 1117 ZL Schiphol, The Netherlands
Airline IATA Code: KL