How to Get Cash Compensation for Delayed or Cancelled European Flights

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Get compensated on delayed or cancelled European flights

 

Did you know that if your flight in Europe is delayed or cancelled you may be entitled to cash compensation under certain circumstances?   This includes ANY flight on ANY airline that originates in Europe where passengers are denied boarding and/or the flight has been cancelled or delayed for more than 3 hours.

Most people don’t know about European Regulation EU261/2004.  I didn’t either until I learned about the company called Flightbucks.  Under European regulation EU261/2004, passengers can claim cash compensation in the event of certain flight cancellations or long flight delays.  Flightbucks is a team of travel professionals who understand the European passenger rights laws and can assist you in receiving cash compensation to which you may be entitled.

What’s the catch?  No catch.  It’s simply the law.  There are certain extraordinary circumstances that are not covered such as bad weather.  The law applies to flights that originate from a European Member State regardless of the operating airline. Each state may have slight variations in applying the law so the best way to find out if your delayed or cancelled flight qualifies is to file a claim with Flightbucks.  Filing a claim is free and they don’t get paid unless you win your claim.

Who is Eligible?

  • Passengers departing from an EU member state.
  • Passengers traveling to an EU member state on an airline based in an EU member state if that person has:

✓            A confirmed reservation on the flight, and arrived in time for check-in as indicated on the ticket or communication from the airline, or, if no time is so indicated, no less than 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight
✓            OR has been transferred from the flight for which he/she held a reservation to some other flight
✓            UNLESS the passenger is traveling on a free or discounted ticket not available to the general public.

  • Each person in the party can receive cash.  A family of four could get up to $3200 for a delayed or cancelled flight.
  • Applies to Business or Leisure  travelers or passengers.  Even if your company bought your ticket for you, the person on the ticket is the one eligible for cash compensation.

The Amount of Compensation a passenger may be eligible to receive depends on the flight distance:

  • €250
    for a flight of less than 1500 km in distance
  • €400
    for a flight within the EU of greater than 1500 km in distance, or any other flight of greater than 1500 km but less than 3500 km in distance
  • €600
    for a flight not within EU of greater than 3500 km in distance (This is the pay-out for the flight from the EU to the USA.  Depending on currency exchange, it’s up to $800.00)

 

The “look back period” is up to 10 years in some countries.  That’s right.  If your flight originating in Europe was anytime within the last 10 years, you may be eligible for a  cash payment.

Does everybody get a refund?  No.  As I mentioned above there are certain extraordinary circumstances (such as bad weather) where airlines are not required to pay cash compensation to consumers.  However, in some instances you may be entitled to partial cash compensation under European rules.  If you have experienced a delayed or cancelled flight originating in Europe you can submit your flight information to Flightbucks to see if you are eligible.  There is ZERO cost to submit flight information.  Flightbucks confirms qualifying flights and handles 100% of the claim process with the airline.

What you need to submit a claim:

  • Each Passenger’s Name
  • Flight Information
  • Details of your circumstances

It takes around three minutes to submit a claim online with Flightbucks.  They will take care of the rest and only get paid if you do.

If you or anyone you know has experienced long delays or flight cancellations while traveling in Europe, contact Flightbucks to see if you may be entitled to cash compensation.

If you are planning future European travel be sure to bookmark this page!

 

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate ad links. This post is intended to be educational regarding the services of FlightBucks. For specific information or questions regarding Flightbucks service and policies please see their website

 

 

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9 thoughts on “How to Get Cash Compensation for Delayed or Cancelled European Flights

    1. Allison Post author

      I had no idea either, until I spoke with one of their Representatives. I would bet a lot of people are eligible for compensation and don’t even know it. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Winederlusting

    Fantastic insight, glad to see a service utilizing a law FOR the consumer. I’ve been offered flight credits in the past, but nothing beats cold hard cash. I’ll definitely keep this in mind the next time I’m hopping around Europe.

    Greig

  2. Natalie

    Fortunately our flights around Europe were not delayed but I do know of a few friends who had issues, so Ill be sharing this info with them. Who would’ve thought! #WeekendWanderlust

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