Cathay Dragon Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

Cathay Dragon Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to € 600 compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight and € 1.414 for lost luggage.

Cathay Dragon flight claim compensation: EU 261 Law and Montreal Convention

Cathay Dragon European Flight compensation: delayed, cancelled and overbooked flight

Cathay Dragon EU 261 Law compensation}

Only when any of these two circumstances occur:

  1. if it is an european airline or…
  2. When the flight takes off from europe

Compensation brief under European law: Cathay Dragon delay, cancellation and overbooking

Table – Cathay Dragon flight compensation according to EU Regulation
Flight (km)Cathay Dragon CompensationClaim
Less than 1.500 km€ 250Claim € 250
1.500 Km – 3.500 Km€ 400Claim € 400
More than 3.500 Km€ 600Claim € 600

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Cathay Dragon Example of compensation according to European 261 law

  • Flight delay from Paris to London: -1.500 km = € 250 + expenses.
  • Flight overbooking from Las Palmas to Paris: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
  • Flight overbooking from Berlin to United States: 3.500 km + = € 600 + expenses.

Cathay Dragon Montreal Convention Compensations for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

Cathay Dragon delay compensation

Only applicable when these 2 circumstances happen at the same time:

  1. All luggage claims even if the airline is european
  2. When it is not an european airline and the flight does not take off from Europe

Compensation table for flight delays, cancellations, or overbooked flight according to the Montreal Convention

Montreal Convention brief: Cathay Dragon compensation
CompensationLimit of liabilityExpenses
Baggage€ 5.708 = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights

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Cathay Dragon lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation


Cathay Dragon lost baggage claims

If you want to Claim Cathay Dragon for baggage delay you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Summary: Cathay Dragon lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Baggage claimLimit of liabilityExpenses
Lost or damaged1.414 euros = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis

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Note: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to Cathay Dragon: Property Irregularity Report

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What is the meaning of PIR?

The Cathay Dragon Property Irregularity Report (PIR) ref number is a unique code that tracks your lost or damaged baggage. You can find 10 letters and numbers and it is necessary to claim to Cathay Dragon.

  • Ref code
  • Flight
  • Number of lost suitcase
  • Date
  • Issue
  • Colour and type
  • Name

Read about Cathay Dragon cancelled flights

Cathay Dragon cancelled flights notified more than 14 days before date of departure:

Julian has received a mail from Cathay Dragon notifying him that his flight in 30 days is cancelled. He does not have a right to compensation under the Regulation but may seek a refund of his flight cost. If there is not proof of text from Cathay Dragon he will be entitled to a compensation too.

Cathay Dragon cancelled flight notified between seven and fourteen days before date of departure:

Mario has received a text from Cathay Dragon telling him that his flight in 13 days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by Cathay Dragon between 7 and 14 days before his departure and his flight departs more than two hours before the original scheduled time of departure and arrives more than four hours after the first scheduled arrival time.

Cathay Dragon cancelled flight notified less than 7 days before departure:

James has received a mail from Cathay Dragon telling him that his flight in 2 days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by Cathay Dragon less than seven days before his departure and the new flight departs more than one hour before the {original} time of departure and arrives more than two hours after the original scheduled time.

Cathay Dragon missed connecting flight due to a delayed flight

It is usual in a Cathay Dragon flight to have one (or more) stops, on the trip.
If any one of Cathay Dragon flights are delayed, it can cause you to miss your connection.
Cathay Dragon must find you a new flight to the final destination and you will be entitled to claim up to 600 euros compensation if your new flight arrives 3 hours later than the original Cathay Dragon flight.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to Cathay Dragon?

First, if you want to claim directly to Cathay Dragon, you should know your chances are very small, since very often Cathay Dragon tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, like issues with air traffic control. Therefore, it’s advised to funnel your claim through lexority.

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How far back can you go with claiming flight delay compensation to Cathay Dragon

Time Limit: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of law that is applicable in each case.

  • Montreal Convention: 2 years
  • Eu law: two to ten years. It is necessary to the civil code for that particular country.

Documents to claim properly to Cathay Dragon:

Reservation

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Boarding pass

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Personal ID

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Expenses

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Some Tips to claim Cathay Dragon

Do not accept any offer from Cathay Dragon

Don´t accept any offer from Cathay Dragon that doesn’t match what the Regulations dictates. Refer to the sections above to check the compensation you are legally entitled to.

Cathay Dragon delayed flights for 3 or more hours

Cathay Dragon delay must be higher than 3 hours to be granted a compensation.

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Overbooked Cathay Dragon flight

Cathay Dragon Overbooking: When Cathay Dragon sells more tickets than the possible number of people they can take.

The overbooking is legal, but you can get a compensation up to € 600.

Cathay Dragon aims to avoid empty seats due to no-shows, and this must be legally sanctioned.

When the Cathay Dragon passenger has received a flight ticket or any document stating the payment has been accepted and registered, it is a “confirmed reservation”. Boarding denials happen when a passenger presents to the gate but Cathay Dragon refuses them access to the plane.

How to know how long the Cathay Dragon flight has been delayed

Cathay Dragon delayed flight time

  1. Have a Lexority specialist to tell you how long the Cathay Dragon flight has been delayed without any doubt. Take in to account that the following tools are not always accurate and need a payment record.
  2. You can use the web http://www.flightstats.com/ where if you register you can see the Cathay Dragon status of all flights including those of years ago.
  3. Another option is entering to Flight Radar where you can see the last 7 days Cathay Dragon flight delays without registering. If you register you can also see delayed flights from up to 2 years ago.

Note: When the Cathay Dragon delay is very close to 3 hours, Flightradar24 is not 100% reliable, since it shows the time of landing, but not the exit from the plane, which is what the regulations says has to be taken in consideration.