Financial compensation for flight delays or flight cancellations
Airplanes continue to be the safest means of transport in the world. But neither in the air nor at the airport is everything running smoothly: Every day, passengers have to deal with delays and cancellations or have to stay on the ground due to overbooking. Every now and then a strike paralyzes many airports, like this Friday ( we reported ). Such incidents can cause chaos, especially during the holiday season.
What many people don’t know: In the event of delays, flight cancellations and overbooking, you have a legal right to a refund in addition to a refund of the ticket price
Compensation of up to 600 euros
. This only expires after three calendar years. So if you had trouble with a flight in 2020 or later, you can
Get money back from the airline
and thus, for example, fill up the holiday budget – or secure the 49-euro ticket for up to one year.
The amount of compensation varies depending on the flight distance:
up to a distance of 1,500 km
for flights over 1,500 km within the EU and for other flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km
for flights to or from other EU countries over 3,500 km
Check your claim conveniently and easily – without risk
The legal situation is actually pretty clear for consumers in the EU. Because according to the so-called EU passenger rights regulation 261/2004
Flight delays of more than three hours
(or if you miss a connecting flight as a result),
as well as
an entitlement to care services and a
Compensation of up to 600 euros
. Anyone who flies regularly has certainly experienced these situations at one time or another. The only catch: In practice, it is not always easy to assert claims against the airlines.
For this reason, some lawyers and online portals like
Flightright specializes in claiming the appropriate compensation on behalf of travelers and (if necessary) also taking it to court. For the passengers concerned, there is no risk or a high expenditure of time. The check is free and only takes a few minutes – a commission is only due if it is successful.
In three easy steps to compensation
We have the service
Flightright.de for you, which promises compensation in three steps:
Check your right to compensation for free. It doesn’t matter whether it’s delayed, cancelled, rebooked or a missed connecting flight.
Flightright puts pressure on the airline. If necessary, the service will go as far as court – without stress and risk for you.
To recieve money:
If successful, Flightright will forward the money to you immediately. Please note, however, that a commission may be incurred for this (see next paragraph).
Without prepayment: Commission only in case of success
The big advantage of
Flightright is not having to deal with the airline yourself. This annoyance should deter many travelers from claiming compensation at all – the service does it for you.
There is also a big advantage when it comes to costs: the airline pays
your ticket refund within seven days
Flightright service free of charge
. After that you pay
commission only if successful
from 14 to 28 percent plus VAT. If compensation is also paid, Flightright retains 20 to 30 percent of it – depending on the situation. You don’t have to pay anything in advance.