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How much can I claim under EC Regulation 261/2004
However, these statistics can’t be said for all airlines. Flights may well be on-time for the majority of the time, but it is not uncommon for flights to be heavily delayed. The reasons for these delays are sometimes out of the airline’s control, but most of the time the airline is to blame. Mechanical failures, over-booking, staffing problems and technical faults are just a handful of the different types of issues that could easily cause a flight delay. Whenever you are flying in or out of the European Union, on board a European airline and one of these issues occurs (causing a delay) you could be entitled to European Flight Delay Compensation.
EU Regulation 261/2004 states that if the delay has caused your arrival at your destination to be at least 3 hours late then you can claim for European Flight Delay Compensation. The compensation is fixed, regardless of the flight cost. The longer the delay, the more compensation you get! For example, for a flight length up to 1,500km (e.g. London to Paris) with a flight delay of 3 hours or more you can claim 250 euros. For a flight length between 1500km and 3500km between two EU member states (e.g. Manchester to Malaga) with a flight delay of 3 hours or more then you can claim 400 euros. If you were flying between any EU and non-EU airport (but flying with a European airline) 3500km or more and your delay was over 4 hours then you could claim back 600 euros worth of Flight Delay Refunds. Therefore a flight between London and New York delayed over 4 hours could entitle each passenger to 600 euros of Flight Delay Compensation at http://www.flightdelayrefunds.com/
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