Delayed Plane Compensation

Delayed plane compensation has hit the headlines recently due to the two test cases that airlines defended all the way to the Supreme Court.

The two test cases dealing with delayed plane compensation dealt with what is called, under the EU plane delay compensation Rules, ‘exceptional circumstances.’ In short, the airline companies did not wish to pay out any compensation for plane delays if the cause of the fault was beyond the airlines control.

Examples of ‘exceptional circumstances’

The main reasons why airlines would not pay out for compensations for delayed planes were due to:

  • Mechanical problems on the plane
  • Electrical problems on the plane

The airlines considered that it was unfair for airlines to pay delayed plane compensation if it was out of their control. However the Courts took a dim view of this Defence and did not consider that it would fall within the exceptional circumstances.

Under the EU Rules, that some of the other examples are listed below:

  • Bad weather, eg. Volcanic ash cloud
  • Terrorism Scares
  • Political problems
  • Air traffic control strikes in the UK or EU Country

EU Delayed plane Countries

To establish if you have a delayed plane compensation claim you need to establish if your airline EU Based and if your plane departed from an EU Country. This is because the EU Laws Govern the compensation rules. For a list of EU Countries and others who follow the delayed plane compensation scheme please click on our EU Plane Delay Compensation Countries Link.

Make a Claim now for Delayed Plane Compensation

You could be entitled to £Hundreds in delayed plane compensation especially if you was in a group or family holiday for instance as each passenger that is delayed is entitled to the compensation.

Contact us now to find out if you are entitled to delayed plane compensation.

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