Has your flight been canceled due to a strike or has your arrival or final destination been delayed by more than three hours? Then you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can amount to € 600 per person. The right to compensation depends on who ceases.
If a third party stops, which the airline has no influence on, then this is seen as an extraordinary circumstance. If the company's own staff discontinues the airline, you may be eligible for compensation.
The European Court has ruled that an airline should only reimburse the costs of the passenger if the airline's own personnel cease. You can think of cabin crew or pilots who lay down their work. In the event of a delay of more than three hours due to a strike by the airline's own personnel, you may be entitled to compensation up to € 600 per person. This also applies to a canceled flight. The compensation is calculated on the basis of the duration of the delay and the distance of the flight.
Strikes within aviation occur regularly, but you are not always entitled to compensation. There is sometimes an extraordinary circumstance. If a third party stops, which the airline has no influence on, then this is seen as an extraordinary circumstance. For example, strike by air traffic control, baggage handlers or airport security personnel. The airline can hardly prevent such a strike because it does not concern its own personnel.
Strikes can cause you to arrive at your final destination hours or in some cases days later than planned. In addition to the delay or cancellation you may have incurred extra costs due to the strike. Pursuant to Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention, the airline must pay for these 'extra' costs. You can think of:
These 'extra' costs come on top of the amount of compensation. The airline is obliged to reimburse these 'extra' costs. It is therefore important to keep your receipts always good!
Pursuant to Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention, the airline has a duty of care towards the passenger. This also applies to strikes for which the airline is not responsible, for example in case of strikes by third parties. With a delay of at least two hours you are entitled to care. You can think of eating, drinking, and where necessary a hotel stay or replacement flight.
Claim24 helps passengers who have become the victims of strikes. Has your flight been delayed or canceled due to a strike? Claim24 is happy to help you. We take care of everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything. Based on no cure, no pay we will start to recover your damage from the airline company.