Reasons for Flight Delay Compensation

When flights are involved, more times than not, it’s inevitable that delays will occur. Airports are becoming increasingly busy and as a result of this, more customers are experiencing issues when flying. At Sarah Waddington Solicitors, we work to combat the problems people face on a daily basis and claim back well-deserved flight delay compensation for customers.

Denied Boarding

After booking a flight, the last thing you expect is to be denied boarding. With busy airlines, they are renowned to refuse boarding to passengers if they’ve overbooked that flight. Considering that this is a fault of the airline and you’re unable to physically take your seat on that specific plane, you may be entitled to flight delay compensation.

However, it’s important to note that if you were denied boarding due to the below points, then it is very unlikely that you will be able to claim compensation.

  • Failing to turn up at check in or the required gate on time.
  • The passenger appears to present a health and safety concern.
  • If the passenger isn’t equipped with the necessary documentation (valid passport, boarding pass, visa).

These factors aren’t a fault of the airline, instead a fault of the passenger themselves and the passenger is not eligible to claim compensation.

Re-routed or missed connection

In the unfortunate circumstance that your flight was re-routed, or you booked onto a flight which requires an additional connection via another country, you may run the risk of missing that connecting flight. One of the main reasons behind a plane being re-routed is down to the weather. If severe weather conditions haven’t been predicted, this can cause concern and lead the plane to divert – resulting in delays with arriving for your connecting flight.

If you’ve experienced any issues with flights being re-routed or you’ve missed your connection due to unforeseen circumstances on the airline’s behalf, then Sarah Waddington Solicitors have the ability to claim back your well-deserved compensation. We approach each case logically, and with clients in mind at all times.

Delayed flights

Delayed flights are one of the main issues passengers face when getting to the airport. They arrive at the airport in good time to check in, pass through security, all to find that their flight has been delayed and won’t be taking off on time as expected. This can prove particularly frustrating if you have a business meeting to attend or have a taxi booked at the other end.

Therefore, if you’ve been on a flight which has been delayed for over 3 hours within the last 6 years, then it may be the case that you are entitled compensation and can receive money for the delay you encountered.

Cancelled flights

Short, medium or long-haul, when flights are cancelled, you expect at the least, to be looked after by the airline and ensure that plans are re-scheduled. The airline at fault has a duty of care to ensure that a replacement flight is arranged and if not, this is where our help can come in handy.

To find out if you are eligible for compensation because of your delayed flight, you can use our simple eligibility criteria checklist. This outlines details regarding your validity to claim, as well as the benefits you may experience from seeking professional support.


Claiming Back Your Flight Delay Compensation

Whether you’ve experienced delays, diversions or cancellations – it may be the case that you are due back compensation. By enlisting the assistance of experts, this will ensure that your case is dealt with professionally and legally. If you’re interested and would like to get in touch with our team, give us a call on 01920 481 499 for an in-depth breakdown of the services.

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