Flight cancellation compensation vol. 1

January 31. | 2019

Are You Eligible for Flight Cancellation Compensation?

Under EC 261, you are entitled to compensation for your canceled flight if...

Your canceled flight was set to depart from the EU (with any airline) or scheduled to land in the EU (provided the airline is headquartered in the EU).

The airline notified you of the cancellation less than 14 days before the flight was due to depart.

If you took a replacement flight, your new arrival time was significantly different to your original flight (exact times below).

The cancellation occurred within the last three years.

You had a confirmed flight reservation - shown by a booking confirmation complete with information like the flight number and name of passengers.

The reason for the cancellation was within the airline's control (e.g. operational circumstances, technical difficulties or airline staff strikes).