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European Flight Delayed More Than 3 Hours? Claim Up To $700

By Paul French | Last updated on

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Is your European flight delayed? Do you want to be part of the 2% of travelers who actually get the compensation the airlines owe them for a delayed flight?

It’s very simple to do this. You just have to know your rights, because you are protected by European regulations.

Under what conditions am I compensated?

If you experience a flight delay of more than three hours or an outright cancellation, your airline is legally obliged to compensate you if the following conditions are met:

  • You were notified of the disruption less than 14 days prior to departure
  • Your flight is departing from Europe or the airline is European
  • The airline is responsible for the delay (you won’t be compensated if the delay is due to a storm, a health alert or a strike by airport or air traffic control staff)

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What allowance are you entitled to for your flight delay?

The compensation provided by the airlines is fixed:

  • €250
  • €400
  • €600

The amount is determined by the distance traveled by your aircraft, and not related to the ticket price.

So if you’re traveling on a delayed flight from Paris to Bangkok, it’s not relevant whether you bought it for €400 or €50. In both cases, you will be entitled to €600 (approx $700) compensation.

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In addition, the airline is obliged to provide you with the following services when you are delayed or canceled:

  • Re-routing on a new flight to the same destination, as soon as possible
  • Meals and drinks during your waiting period
  • Accommodation if you have to spend one or more nights waiting for your new flight

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Flight delays happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. You may be entitled to as much as € 600 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled or overbooked within the last three years.