Flight Compensation for Geneva Airport Delays

    Flight Compensation for Geneva Airport Delays

    Not many passengers are aware, but you could be entitled to compensation when your flight is canceled or affected by Geneva Airport delays. If your airline was responsible for the delay, then under EU law they should pay passengers as much as $700 (€600) in compensation. Not sure if your flight meets the criteria? Use our compensation check tool to find out, and to start your claim.
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    About Air Passenger Rights at Geneva Airport

    Most air travelers using Geneva Airport (MUC) are protected by European air passenger rights law (EU Regulation No. 261/2004). That's because under EC 261 it doesn't matter where you're from, you just need to have departed from an EU airport, or to have flown into one on an EU airline. The regulation also covers the EEA and 'outermost regions', like the Azores, Canary Islands, and Guadalupe. That means that if your airline was responsible for the delays at Geneva Airport, you're owed a payout of up to $700 (€600) per person.

    The law applies to previous delayed and canceled flights too - typically you can claim for flights from up to 3 years ago.

    Are you Protected by EC 261?

    Route EU Airline Non-EU Airline
    Departures fromGeneva Airport to anywhere Yes Yes
    Arrivals atGeneva Airport from inside EU Yes N/A
    Arrivals atGeneva Airport from outside EU Yes No

    Delayed or canceled flight at Geneva Airport? You could be entitled to compensation

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    When is there Compensation for Geneva Airport Delays?

    So you've been stuck waiting because there are delayed flights from Geneva Airport. Whether or not you're owed compensation hinges on a few factors. Firstly, it is whether the delays in Geneva Airport are something your airline is expected to take responsibility for. If the delays are due to extraordinary circumstances, such as an unexpected incident at Geneva Airport, or bad weather affecting departures, then the airline can't be expected to shoulder the responsibility as these situations were outside their control. It also depends on how long the delay was — and when it comes to eligibility, it is the time that you finally arrived at your destination that matters. Under EC 261, you can claim up to $700 (€600) if your flight arrived over 3 hours later than its original schedule. To make understanding eligibility for flight compensation simple we've built a compensation check tool which easily tells you how much you are owed. Or you can check our page on flight delay compensation.

    Compensation for Geneva Airport Cancellations

    When there are Geneva Airport flight cancellations, passengers are protected by regulation EC 261. Regardless of why the flight was canceled, the airline is still responsible for its passengers, and must offer them alternative transportation or a refund. Once the immediate issue of how to get to your destination is dealt with, passengers should also make sure to find out whether they are entitled to additional compensation as well. In some cases travelers could receive a payout of up to $700 (€600) per person. If Geneva Airport canceled flights, as opposed to your airline, the additional payout is unlikely. That's due to a clause about extraordinary circumstances, which says airlines shouldn't have to pay compensation for necessary cancellations caused by events outside of their control. That typically covers cancellations due to airport incidents and bad weather conditions. When your flight was canceled is also important. Compensation is owed if the airline canceled your flight less than 2 weeks before departure, and weren't able to put you on a similar replacement. Naturally, the law says a lot more about flight cancellation compensation than just the above — there's more information on our dedicated page.

    Flight delay or cancellation at Geneva? Find out your compensation for free.

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    How Much Compensation?

    Geneva Airport Delays and Flight Cancellations
    Distance Compensation
    Under 1,500 km Up to €250 per person
    Over 1,500 km and within EU Up to €400 per person
    Between 1,500 - 3,500 km Up to €400 per person
    Over 3,500 km Up to $700 (€600) per person
    This table shows you how much compensation you could be owed if your flight is eligible for compensation. To make sure all the surrounding circumstances are fully taken into account, fill in your details in our free compensation check.

    Geneva Airport Delays - What to Do

    Here’s what you should do if you're affected by delays at Geneva Airport :

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