Biman 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.
Biman flight claim compensation: European law and Montreal Convention
Biman European compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking
- if the airline is European or…
- When the flight takes off from europe
Compensation summary under Eu law: Biman delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh
|Flight Distance (Km)||Biman Compensation||Claim|
|Less than 1.500 km||€ 250||Claim € 250|
|1.500 Km – 3.500 Km||€ 400||Claim € 400|
|+ 3.500 Km||€ 600||Claim € 600|
Biman E.g. compensation according to european law
- Flight delay from Paris to Brussels: -1.500 km = € 250 + expenses.
- Flight overbooking from Tenrife to Paris: Between 1.500 km and 3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
- Flight overbooking from Berlin to Cali: More than 3.500 km = € 600 + expenses.
Biman Montreal Convention Compensations for delays, cancellations, overbooked flights and baggage
Suitable when these two circumstances happen simultaneously:
- All luggage claims even if it is an european airline
- When it is not an european airline and the flight doesn´t depart from Europe
Delayed flight, cancellation or overbooking compensation table according to the Montreal Convention
|Compensation||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Luggage||€ 5.708 = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights|
Biman lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation
If you want to Claim Biman for lost baggage you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.
|Luggage claim||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Lost or damaged||1.414 euros = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis|
Note: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to Biman: Property Irregularity Report
What is the PIR of Biman?
A Biman Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference number is a unique code that tracks your delayed or damaged suitcase. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is required to claim to Biman.
- Number of lost luggages
- Reference code so that Biman can trace the suitcase
- Color and type
The Biman Extraordinary Circumstances
The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ is applicable when the delay/cancellation is due to something unusual in which a claim receives no compensation. Things like:
- Extreme weather conditions
- Political or civil unrest
- A few strikes unrelated to Biman such as baggage handlers
Biman not real Extraordinary Circumstances:
- Problems with Biman staff
- Bad weather affecting a previous flight
- Denied boarding due to the flight being overbooked
- Biman technical problems
Biman missed connecting flight because of flight delay
It is normal in a Biman flight to have 1 (or more) stops, on the trip.
If any one of Biman flights are delayed, you may lose the connection.
Biman 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 Biman flight.
Can I claim my flight delay directly to Biman?
First of all, if you want to claim directly to Biman, you have to know your chances are very small, since very often Biman tries to justify their delayed flights with extraordinary circumstances that didn’t really happen, such as bad weather. Consequently, it’s highly recommendable to direct your claim through lexority.
Deadline to claim a flight: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to Biman?
Deadline to claim a flight to Biman: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of law that is fit in that particular case.
- Montreal Convention: two years
- Eu law: 2 to 10 years. You must read the civil code for that particular country.
Documentation to claim properly to Biman:
Guidance to claim Biman
Be carefull with the offers of Biman
Do not accept any offer from Biman that doesn’t match what the EU 261 Law dictates. Read above to check the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Biman delayed flights for 3 or more hours
To be entitled to a compensation, Biman delayed flight must be higher than 3 hours.
Overbooked Biman flight
Biman Overbooking: When Biman sells more tickets than the actual number of people they can take.
The overbooking is legal, but you can be granted up to € 600.
Biman aims to avoid empty seats due to no-shows, but this must be legally sanctioned.
When the Biman 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 Biman refuses them access to the plane.
These are your rights to claim Biman
If you have any question. Here we are if you want to claim for a delayed, cancelled, overbooked flight, or lost baggage to Biman.