With the new lockdown in place it may seem that your holiday will never happen. If you have had your flight cancelled, the airline must offer you the opportunity to rebook or get a refund. The guidance at present has advised that a travel ban remains unless you have a legally permitted reason to travel therefore if…
Cancelled Flight Claim
Cancelled Flight Compensation Claims
If you booked a flight that either departed from anywhere in the EU or was with a European airline and was cancelled, you may be able to claim compensation under the Denied Boarding Regulation or EU Regulation 261/2004.
The Denied Boarding Regulation applies if you have a confirmed booking, you checked-in on time, leaving at least 45 minutes before your flight was scheduled to depart or if no check-in time was provided.
You’re also eligible to claim compensation for a cancelled flight if you’re departing from an EU airport, or from a non-EU airport and flying into an EU airport on a community carrier (an air carrier with a valid operating licence granted by a Member State in accordance with the provisions of Council Regulation (ECC) No. 2407/92 of 23rd July 1992 licencing of air carriers.)
Passengers travelling with a non-EU based airline flying from a non-EU destination are not privy to the same duty to look after you. If you’re considering claiming compensation for a cancelled flight, you can check the airline’s Condition of Carriage to see what compensation you’re entitled to.
Our experienced and percipient cancelled flight claim solicitors in Manchester are well-versed in helping clients to claim compensation for their cancelled flight. We have settled a plethora of cancelled flight claims successfully, always acting in the best interests of our clients.
What Compensation Am I Entitled To?
If your flight was cancelled, the airline must offer you several options to compensate for any inconvenience. Passengers are entitled to the following:
- The choice of being rerouted either on the next available flight or on an agreed upon date. If a flight departs a short time after and accommodation is required, you’re entitled to ask the airline to pay for your accommodation
- Free transfers to and from the hotel
- Complementary food and drink
- Phone and email access
Some airlines do not automatically volunteer what passengers are entitled to in the event of a cancelled flight. Yet passengers who have a cancelled flight claim are entitled to the above. If your flight has been cancelled, be sure to ask the airline what you are entitled to.
Also, be aware that airlines will only pay for reasonable expenses. Luxury hotels, expensive meals and alcohol are not considered to be reasonable expenses.
Passengers are also entitled to compensation unless:
- Your flight was rerouted, and you arrive at your destination no more than two hours late
- You are informed of your flight cancellation at least two weeks prior to departure
- You are informed of your flight cancellation between on and two weeks prior to departure and your flight was rerouted, helping you to get to your destination no more than four hours late
- The airline can prove that the delay was caused by extraordinary circumstances that could not have been avoided
How Much Flight Cancellation Compensation Can I Receive?
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to is entirely dependent on the distance your proposed flight was due to travel. Passengers who were due to travel on a short haul flight may receive a modest amount of compensation. Passengers who were due to travel on a long-haul flight may receive more compensation.
Versus Law settles thousands of cancelled flights claims every single year. We do our utmost to make sure that you receive the required compensation. Are you curious about how much compensation you could receive for a cancelled flight? See the table below.
|Flight Distance||Flight Type||Compensation|
|1,000 – 1,500km||Short Haul||250 Euros|
|1,500 – 3,500km||Medium Haul||400 Euros|
|Over 3,500km||Long Haul||600 Euros|
No Win No Fee Flight Cancellation Claims
We offer a no win no fee flight cancellation claims compensation service. This means that you won’t have to pay anything upfront, and there is no charge if your claim is unsuccessful.
We handle every aspect of your flight cancellation claim with tenacity and conscientiousness from start to finish, including instances of court action on a no win no fee basis.
It’s important to understand that if the airline has given you the option of rerouting your flight, and the arrival of the new flight is within two hours of your originally scheduled time for short haul flights, three hours of medium haul flights and four hours of long haul flights, the compensation that you’re entitled to will decrease by 50%.
Throughout your claim, our flight delays claim solicitors in Manchester will keep you informed of your claim’s progress. We will always also provide you with sound legal advice and communicate professionally with the airline.
We have a 98% success rate. This means that when you engage our services to claim compensation for a flight, there’s just a 2% chance that your claim won’t be successful.
One small caveat is that you have the right to claim compensation directly from the airline. However, research has indicated that airlines don’t take many claims seriously, often discarding letters and failing to take appropriate action. When you instruct Versus Law to handle any claims against an airline, you have the peace of mind that we know how to manage claims of all descriptions in accordance with all legal precedents.
Why Choose Us?
Our successful cancelled flight claim solicitors in Manchester have successfully settled a wealth of claims for flights that have been cancelled from any airport in the region and throughout the UK.
Given our vast expertise and the resources at our disposal, we can expedite cases, whilst never compromising on our friendly, supportive and client-centric service, and commercial ethos.
We have established good relationships with professionals, including reputable barristers and airlines across the UK.
Each of our team has thorough knowledge of all aspects legal flight issues and comprehensive experience handling cases of all descriptions. Should our clients not have access to their individual claim handler, another member of our team will be able to provide prompt assistance and insight.
Here at Versus Law, we have helped thousands of clients throughout Manchester – and across the UK – to achieve the flight delays compensation they’re entitled to. To receive your FREE consultation with one of our solicitors, contact us today on 0845 555 0606 or email us at email@example.com. If you prefer, you can use our flight delay calculator.
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