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Flight Compensation Claims

Delayed flight? Know your rights

We would have expected that the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Tui & Others v CAA, which confirmed the applicability of compensation for passengers, would make flight compensation claims a straightforward process. Unfortunately, airlines either misinform their costumers that they are not entitled to compensation or ignore their claims. As a result, thousands of passengers miss out their rightfully owed compensation.

Airline companies often use an excuse of ‘extraordinary circumstances’ such as technical issues or crew illness. Following a landmark ruling in Huzar v Jet2 such exemptions cease to be applicable and the airline is legally responsible for the delays. Consequently, in 2014 Virgin Atlantic paid out £47,000 to their passengers for a 26-hour delay.

The amount of a flight compensation claim ranges from €250 to €600 per person, depending on delay duration and distance travelled. Claims are subject to a six-year limitation period. We advise all claimants to seek advice as soon as possible and keep track of the details of their delayed journey. In the event of a cancellation or delay, the airlines are also required to provide their passengers with hotel accommodation, refreshments and reimburse any necessary expenses, therefore it is advised to keep your receipts.

Bloomsbury Law Solicitors deal with a large amount of flight compensation claims on daily basis and we understand how difficult it can be for ordinary passengers to receive their compensation. Their claims often turn into long-term legal battles and many are simply disheartened and discontinue their claims. We have a great experience in disputes with airline companies and we work on no-win no-fee basis. Our dedicated Flight Compensation Claims Team will provide you with quality legal advice and will ensure that the process of making a claim is as clear and as hassle-free as possible.

Call our flight delay solicitors on 0207 998 7777 or contact us online so we may arrange a call back. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible.

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