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A flight delay can often significantly disrupt your travel plans. Not only are you stranded at the airport, but you might end up being late for an important business meeting, an already planned event, or even another flight in your itinerary.
Thankfully, British and EU regulations protect your rights when a flight delay happens. Depending on the exact circumstances of your flight delay, you might be eligible for flight delay compensation of up to £520!
Generally, you can claim compensation if you arrived at your destination at least 3 hours later than according to the schedule.
Depending on the distance of your delayed flight, you might be entitled to up to £520 per person.
There are situations where you won’t be able to claim compensation, even if your flight gets delayed by at least 3 hours. These situations are called extraordinary circumstances.
The most common extraordinary circumstances are:
You might also be able to claim compensation if your flight was cancelled. If you received the notification about flight cancellation fewer than 14 days prior to the original departure date, you are most likely eligible for flight cancellation compensation. There are, however, additional criteria in regard to the alternative flight offered by the airline.
If your flight was delayed or cancelled, you might also try claiming reimbursement for any additional expenses you have incurred due to the flight disruption. Some of the more common additional expenses that you can get reimbursed for are:
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