Strike: What are your rights?
Strikes are a common cause of flight delays and cancellations. But when are you entitled to compensation? Read more about your passenger rights here.
Can I get compensation if my flight was delayed or cancelled due to strike?
In 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that flight disruptions caused by strikes among airline staff qualifies for compensation. With this addition to the EU-regulation 261/2004, it is no longer necessarily regarded as extraordinary circumstances if airline employees decide to go on a sudden strike due to unexpected organisational restructurings. This means that the airline is required to pay compensation to the passengers whose flights have been cancelled or delayed due to the strike.
When am I entitled to compensation?
You are entitled to compensation if your flight was cancelled, and you were not notified of this at least 14 days prior to your scheduled departure. If your flight was cancelled, the airline must offer a rebooking within reasonable time. If they cannot offer you a rebooking, you are entitled to a refund of your original tickets, and you can purchase new tickets. If your new tickets are more expensive than your original tickets, the airline must compensation the price difference. Remember to save all documentation proving that the airline has not offered you a rebooking within reasonable time and save your receipts for your purchase of new tickets.
If your flight cancellation or delay results in additional expenses for acommodation, alternative transportation or meals, the airline is obligated to refund these. Remember to save all your receipts.
In addition to the above, you are entitled to compensation of up to €600 if you arrive more than three hours later than expected at your final destination. Your compensation depends on your flight distance. Read more about the compensation rates here.
How to get your compensation
If your flight was delayed or cancelled due to a strike by airline employees, we are happy to help you get your compensation.
Myflightrefund.com stand firm on your right to compensation. We will not hesitate to take legal action against the airline to safeguard your and other passengers' rights. File a claim with us today and get your rightful compensation. We are ready to advise and help you on tel. +44 8000 418 115.
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