Passengers only have rights to compensation if the issue was in the airline’s control. These are issues such as staffing problems or over/under booking. But political unrest or strikes make claiming a no-go. The flight delay must be at least 3 hours, with longer delays earning more compensation. Flight compensation regulations differ from country to country.
Flight Delays and Cancellations for US flights
US Airlines aren’t obliged to pay compensation for delayed or canceled domestic flights. This is because there are no US federal regulations for flight delay compensation. However, the airlines themselves usually have their own compensation policy. These policies can include free or reduced price meals and hotel accommodations. In some cases, it may be possible to reschedule the flight. The full information about these policies is typically on the airline’s website.
Flight Delays and cancellations for European Union flights
EU airlines must compensate passengers who have flight delays or cancellations. Flight compensation is regulated under European Parliament Regulation (EC) 261/2004. The amount of compensation depends on the details and causes of the delay or cancellation.
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