With many of us looking forward to arriving in Ibiza all year, it can be pretty annoying if you find yourself delayed. After all, no one wants to be hauled up in an airport when they should be out enjoying the sites and sounds of the infamous party island, right?
The good news is, if you do find your flight delayed, cancelled, or over-booked, you don’t have to take it laying down. Under EU legislation, you’ve got rights, and you could even be entitled to compensation.
How does it work?
It’s all down to the Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004). This piece of EU legislation has set rules for the compensation that passengers can claim if they are impacted by delays, diversion, and cancellations. These rights are strictly imposed by the EU Court of Justice.
How do I know if this applies to my flight?
The regulations apply to all passengers departing from or arriving into an EU airport, as well as passengers from outside the EU, as long as they are arriving at an EU airport and the airline is based in an EU member state.
So, if you’re flying to Ibiza from any UK airport (or home from Ibiza to any UK airport), you’ll be covered by these regulations.
I wouldn’t know where to start…
Don’t worry. Flight Delay Claims 4 U has got your back! They’ll take care of the whole process for you
Their qualified solicitors will take on your delayed flight claim, using their knowledge of air passenger rights and case law to achieve the best results possible for you. And the good news is, it’s a no win, no fee service. So you won’t pay a penny unless your claim for compensation is successful.
Are there any restrictions?
There are a number of restrictions on the legislation.
Firstly, the flight delay compensation claim must be made within 6 years of the incident taking place. Secondly, if you’re travelling on a free or discounted ticket that wasn’t made available to the general public, you won’t qualify for compensation. Oh, and if you happened to fly on anything other than a fixed-wing type aircraft, a helicopter flight, or you departed from Gibraltar airport, you won’t be able to claim.
So next time you’re sitting in the airport after another amazing summer, with the hangover to prove it, remember that you’re delayed flight could entitle you to compensation.
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