European Air Transport Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to € 600 refund for a delayed or cancelled flight and 1.414 euros for lost luggage.
European Air Transport flight compensation: Eu law and Montreal Convention
European Air Transport EU Flight compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking
- if it is an european airline or…
- if the flight takes off from europe
Compensation review under Eu law: European Air Transport delay, cancellation and overbooking
|Flight Distance (Km)||European Air Transport Compensation||Claim|
|– 1.500 km||€ 250||Claim € 250|
|1.500 Km – 3.500 Km||€ 400||Claim € 400|
|More than 3.500 Km||€ 600||Claim € 600|
European Air Transport Expenses
European Air Transport damages
European Air Transport Example of compensation according to European 261 law
- Flight overbooking from Paris to London: -1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
- Flight cancellation from Las Palmas to Bilbao: Between 1.500 km and 3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
- Flight cancellation from Madrid to New York: 3.500 km + = € 600 + expenses.
European Air Transport Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage
Only when these 2 circumstances happen simultaneously:
- All luggage claims even if the airline is european
- When the airline is not European and the flight does not depart from Europe
Delayed flight, cancellation or overbooking compensation table according to the Montreal Convention
|Compensation||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Luggage||5.708 euros = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights|
European Air Transport lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation
If you Claim European Air Transport 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|
Must read: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to European Air Transport: Property Irregularity Report
What is the meaning of PIR?
A European Air Transport Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference is a unique code that traces your lost or damaged luggage. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is necessary to claim to European Air Transport.
- Number of lost baggages
- Type of disruption
- Ref code so that European Air Transport can trace the suitcase
- Flight code
- Colour and type
The European Air Transport Extraordinary Circumstances
The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ applies when the delay/cancellation is due to something uncommon in which a claim receives no compensation. Such as:
- Really bad weather conditions
- Some strikes unrelated to European Air Transport such as baggage handlers
European Air Transport not real Extraordinary Circumstances:
- Issues with European Air Transport staff
- Bad weather affecting a previous flight
- Denied boarding due to an overbooking
- European Air Transport technical problems
European Air Transport Downgrade
If you suffer a European Air Transport downgrade, the airline must refund 30% to 75% of the cost of the ticket depending on the distance of the flight.
Can I claim my flight delay directly to European Air Transport?
First, if you want to claim directly to European Air Transport, you have to know your chances are very small, since very often European Air Transport tries to justify their delayed flights with extraordinary circumstances that didn’t really happen, such as bad weather. Consequently, it is highly recommendable to funnel your claim through lexority.
Time limit: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to European Air Transport?
Time Limit: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, depending on the type of law that applies in that particular case.
- Montreal Convention: 2 years
- UE Regulation: two to ten years. It is necessary to the civil code for each country.
Documentation to claim properly to European Air Transport:
Some advice to claim European Air Transport
Ask for the reason for European Air Transport delay or cancellation
The cause of the delayed flight is important: principally if you don´t have the boarding pass.
European Air Transport delayed flights for 3 or more hours
To be entitled to a compensation, European Air Transport delayed flight must be higher than 3 hours.
Overbooking at European Air Transport flight
European Air Transport Overbooking: When European Air Transport sells more tickets than the actual number of passengers they can accommodate.
The overbooking is legal, but you are entitled to a compensation up to € 600.
European Air Transport aims to avoid empty seats due to no-shows, but this must be legally sanctioned.
When the European Air Transport passenger has received a reservation 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 European Air Transport refuses them access to the plane.
These are your rights to claim European Air Transport
Contact us if you have any question. Here we are if you want to claim for a delayed, cancelled, overbooked flight, or lost baggage to European Air Transport.