How to claim under EU261

What are your rights when your flight is delayed What are your rights when you are denied boarding What are your rights when your flight is cancelled What are your rights when you are downgraded How to claim and overview I have just realised I never finished the series about EU261. This post will cover what to do in the event you are entitled to compensation under the EU261 regulation. In theory claiming should be easy and straightforward but many airlines will make it a challenging process to complete. You can either do the claims process yourself or enlist a…

Compensation when your flight is cancelled

What are your rights when your flight is delayed What are your rights when you are denied boarding What are your rights when your flight is cancelled What are your rights when you are downgraded How to claim and overview This is the fourth post about EU261 and covers your rights when your flight is cancelled. If your flight is cancelled is your entitled to two things Compensation and Care. Right to Care If your flight is cancelled you are entitled to meals and refreshments in a reasonable relation to the waiting time and two telephone calls, telex or fax messages…

Compensation when downgraded on a flight

What are your rights when your flight is delayed What are your rights when you are denied boarding What are your rights when your flight is cancelled What are your rights when you are downgraded How to claim and overview This is the third post regarding EU261 and covers your rights when downgraded by an airline. (I know I skipped your rights when cancelled – I’ll get that post done tomorrow!) Article 10 deals with downgrading and upgrading and is quite short and straightforward.

What are your rights when you are denied boarding

What are your rights when your flight is delayed What are your rights when you are denied boarding What are your rights when your flight is cancelled What are your rights when you are downgraded How to claim and overview This is the second post on EU261 which states the rights travellers have when flying. This post will outline what happens when you are denied boarding. Most airlines oversell flights as they expect a certain percentage of passengers to be no-shows. In the case where more passengers turn up than there are seats on the aircraft the airline will need to offload the excess…

Delayed flight compensation under EU261

EU261 came into effect in 2005 and outlines compensation due to passengers when they experience denied boarding, cancelled flights, delayed flights or downgrading. The regulation can be confusing enough and a lot of people don’t fully understand it or even know about it. Some people may have only heard of EU261 when Ryanair added a €2 EU261 fee to all bookings in 2009. This post will cover what you are entitled to when your flight is delayed. I will cover the remainder in the coming days. What are your rights when your flight is delayed What are your rights when you…