When you are traveling by air, buying a plane ticket comes with certain rights but most travelers don't actually know what their rights are. Let's make sure you're not one of those people and find out what your flyers' right are.
Flyers' rights are different depending on where you are flying, but essentially, they are regulations that protect air passengers, making sure they get proper care and the compensation they deserve when flight delays, denied boarding, or cancellations happen. Some regulations also include damaged and lost luggage. It's important to note that these laws aren't based on where you call home and cover everybody who is traveling within, into, or out of the associated airspace.
AirHelp is the expert in flyers' rights and is always here to help you when you need more information about your rights. For a detailed breakdown of the various regulations and how they protect you, visit our Air Passenger Rights Page.
AirHelp is the world's largest air passenger rights organization, here to help air travelers secure compensation for delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights.
We make claiming compensation easy and stress-free. Whether you are unsure of your rights, lack the time, or simply want an expert to handle your entire claim for you, AirHelp can help you get what you are rightfully owed.
We operate on a no win, no fee basis, so you can check your compensation risk-free.
How do you know when you should claim compensation for a delayed or canceled flight? Though the law can be complicated, we're here to break it down for you:
Delayed flights: you may be able to claim compensation if your flight arrived 3 hours or more late.
Canceled flights: you may be eligible for compensation if your flight was canceled less than 14 days before it was due to depart.
Overbookings: you are owed compensation any time you are denied boarding through no fault of your own — so long as you didn't voluntarily give up your seat.
We should note that if extraordinary circumstances were involved, arirlines are under no obligation to pay compensation. Examples of extraordinary circumstances include bad weather, travel restrictions, and air traffic control strikes. Though these situations cause delays and cancellations, the airline isn't at fault, so can't be expected to offer compensation.
Remember these are European flight regulations and so only apply to flights departing from an EU airport, or flights landing in the EU with a European airline. The table below makes it clear which flights are covered:
Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261
In some circumstances the compensation amount may differ from the standard amounts shown above. The easiest way to find out what you’re owed is to use our Compensation Calculator.
If you experience a flight delay or cancellation, here's what you should do:
Flight Delay Compensation United States
Airline Compensation For Cancelled Flights
Flight Delay Reimbursement
US Flight Cancellations
Cancelled Flight Hotel Compensation
Airline Compensation For Delayed Flights
Late Flight Compensation
Flight Delays And Cancellations
Airline Delay Compensation
Travel Insurance Flight Delay
Passenger Rights Cancelled Flight
Eu Flight Cancellation Compensation
American Flight Delays
Flight Diverted Compensation
Airlines Cancelling Flights
EU Airline Compensation
Airline Passenger Bill Of Rights
European Passenger Rights
Flight Delay Compensation Canada
Eu Regulation 261 2004
Flights Being Cancelled
Flight Delay Rights
EU Regulation Flight Delay
Flight Cancellation Reimbursement
Passenger Rights Flight Delay
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