A new report has found that an estimated 8.2 billion pounds of compensation is going unclaimed by passengers of delayed flights across Europe. EU regulation 261/2004 dictates that passengers who experience cancellations, denied boarding or delays of over 3 hours when flying within the EU or with an air carrier registered within the EU, compensation can be claimed. passengers are due compensation of up to €600 if their flight is delayed over three hours, cancelled with less than 14 hours notice or if they are denied boarding.
Reportedly, the majority of the general public are unaware of this entitlement and many do not claim for their compensation. Even for those who are aware of their rights however, securing compensation can be found to be difficult. Despite being aware of their duty to compensate passengers, it is not uncommon for airlines to refuse claims brought forward independently by passengers and as such, many people do give up and do not follow through with their claim.
E A Law Solicitors has a successful flight claim department and have secured compensation for hundreds of claimants. With our expertise and industry contacts, we can assist with your claim on a no win no fee basis and ensure you receive compensation.
If you have experienced a delay, cancellation or have been denied boarding on a flight in the last 6 years, get in touch today to find out if you have valid grounds to claim.