MIAT Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to 600 euros refund for a delayed or cancelled flight and € 1.414 for lost luggage.
MIAT flight claim compensation: Eu law and Montreal Convention
MIAT EU Flight compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking
- if it is an european airline or…
- if the flight takes off from europe
Compensation brief under Eu law: MIAT delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh
|Flight (km)||MIAT 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|
MIAT Example of compensation according to European 261 law
- Flight delay from Milan to Brussels: -1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
- Flight delay from Tenrife to Paris: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
- Flight overbooking from Berlin to India: 3.500 km + = 600 euros + expenses.
MIAT Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage
Only when these 2 circumstances occur at the same time:
- All baggage claims even if it is an european airline
- When the airline is not European and the flight does not take off from Europe
Compensation table for flight delays, cancellations, or overbooking according to the Montreal Convention
|Compensation||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Baggage||€ 5.708 = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights|
MIAT lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation
If you Claim MIAT for luggage delay you can get a compensation of € 1.414 + expenses.
|Baggage claim||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Lost or damaged||€ 1.414 = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis|
Must read: Fill the PIR: Property Irregularity Report to claim for the baggage to MIAT
What is the meaning of PIR?
The MIAT Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference number is a unique code that tracks your delayed or damaged baggage. You can find 10 letters and numbers and it is demanded to claim to MIAT.
- Ref code
- Number of lost suitcase
- Colour and type
The MIAT Extraordinary Circumstances
The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ applies when the delayed or cancelled flight is caused by something unusual in which a claim receives no compensation. E.g.:
- Really bad weather conditions
- Some strikes unrelated to MIAT like air traffic
MIAT not real Extraordinary Circumstances:
- Problems with MIAT staff
- Bad weather affecting a previous flight
- Denied boarding due to the flight being overbooked
- MIAT technical problems
MIAT “no show” booking clauses
“No show” is ilegal. Your are entitled to claim a compensation if you are being denied from boarding.
Can I claim my flight delay directly to MIAT?
First, if you want to claim directly to MIAT, you should know your chances are scarce, since very often MIAT tries to justify their delayed flights with extraordinary circumstances that didn’t really happen, like issues with air traffic control. Therefore, it’s highly recommendable to funnel your claim through lexority.
Time limit: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to MIAT?
Deadline to claim a flight to MIAT: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, depending on the type of law that is fit in that particular case.
- Montreal Convention: 2 years
- Regulation 261/2004 of the EU: 2 to 10 years. It is necessary to the civil code for that particular country.
Documentation to claim properly to MIAT:
ID or pass
Some Tips to claim MIAT
Be carefull with the offers of MIAT
Do not accept any offer from MIAT that doesn’t match what the EU Law dictates. Refer to the sections above to check how much money you are legally entitled to.
MIAT flight delays: 3 or more hours
MIAT delay must be higher than 3 hours to be entitled to a compensation.
Overbooking at MIAT flight
Overbooked MIAT flight: When MIAT sells more tickets than the actual number of people they can accommodate.
The overbooking is legal, but you can get a compensation up to € 600.
MIAT aims to avoid empty seats because of no-shows, but this must be legally sanctioned.
When the MIAT 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 MIAT refuses them access to the plane.
How to calculate the distance between 2 airports and know the compensation that MIAT should pay?
In the first place, it is important to take into account that the MIAT origin and final destination are measured of the reservation. For this reason, if we have a stop, you shouldn´t count it. The orthodromic distance (the shortest distance between 2 places by plane) between origin and final destination has to be measured.
In this link: https://www.distancesfrom.com/ you can exactly calculate the kilometers from airport to airport.