Plane Delay Compensation- Air Canada
Plane Delays Compensation and Air Canada
Plane delays can lead to compensation against Air Canada if, your plane was delayed by 3 hours or more. The other criteria for passengers to make a claim are as follows:
- Air Canada plane delay departed within the last 6 years
- Air Canada plane delay was not due to an “exceptional circumstance.”
Even though the Airline Company is not EU based, providing that the Airline departs from a UK based airport, the EU plane delay Regulations apply and thus if there is a delay of 3 hours or more, compensation can be obtained. No delayed plane compensation against Air Canada can be obtained if the plane was returning back to the UK from a non-EU Country. For a list of EU Plane Delay Countries where the EU Plane Delay Regulations apply click on EU Countries link.
Plane delays compensation and “exceptional circumstances.
It was thought by Airlines that if the plane delays were due to mechanical or electrical failures which could not routinely be detected by the usual service and maintenance of the aircraft.
This argument was put to the test in court but the airlines failed. Even if it was a mechanical fault with the plane, it may not prevent a plane delay compensation claim against Air Canada or other Airline Companies that breach the EU Regulations.
The exceptional circumstances can be summarised as follows:
- Bad weather
- Traffic Control Strikes,
- Terrorism Scares.
- Political Debates
As such examples are completely outside Air Canada’s control, compensation for plane delays cannot be obtained in the circumstances.
How to claim plane delays compensation and Air Canada
If you fit the criteria in making a claim delayed Air Canada plane claim (see above or click onto this link – Plane delay compensation ) then you could be entitled to compensation. Please contact us now for further information.
What do I need to claim plane delays compensation – Air Canada
The information you need for any delayed plane compensation against Air Canada are:
- Name of airline company
- Number of passengers
- Flight number
- Departure Airport
- Arrival Airport
- Dates of flight
- How long was you delayed for?
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