Am I Entitled To Make A Claim For Compensation That Happened In The Past?

Posted on May, 1 2014 by Blueway Limited

Are you thinking about making a Claim for Delayed Flight Compensation but don’t know whether you are Entitled to Compensation? If so, then you are not alone. There are so many people in the same situation as you. Many people simply don’t know where to begin when it comes to claiming compensation or think that there would be too much aggravation involved, which is why every day legitimate and potentially successful claims are discarded and forgotten about. But even in these cases, there is still a chance that it is not too late.

Passengers are entitled to Claim EU Flight Delay Compensation for flights that have occurred within the past six years according to the EU Regulation 261/2004. This six-year cut off point permits passengers to take their time when submitting their claim, it enables them to claim when they feel that the time is right. There would be nothing worse than returning home from a disappointing holiday due to feeling let down by an airline to be faced with a certain amount of weeks to submit a claim. It does in turn mean that with the European ruling, it makes it difficult to claim compensation against flights before 2008, as the courts will reject these claims. The European Regulation 261/2004 enforces passenger rights to anyone in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who have suffered a flight delay, cancellation or overbooking. But each country has their own laws, dependent on the way their juridical process works. Claiming against flights before 2008 may be difficult if the flight delay occurred whilst entering and departing the United Kingdom, but if the flight delay occurred in a different country (within the European Union), the different laws would apply.

For example, in Spain you are entitled to claim back up to 10 years for flight delay compensation. So don’t be put off by the European Regulation 261/2004, as if you experienced a flight delay outside of the UK you could in fact still be entitled to Claim EU Flight Delay Compensation. Contact Blueway Limited today to find out more about the different statute of limitation periods in each country and we will advise if we can assist you with your claim.

In order for a Claim for Delayed Flight Compensation to be valid, it has to meet certain criteria. The flight delay would have had to be within the EU/EEA (including Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and run by a EU/EEA or Swiss airline. It doesn’t matter whether the flight delay occurred during the outgoing flight or the incoming flight, either way you are Entitled to Compensation if you were delayed at least three hours. This could have been due to a flight cancellation, overbooking, a re-route or diversion. Whatever the reason, if you meet the above criteria then you could be entitled to between 250 and 600 euros in compensation.

If you have had a problem with your flight or experienced a flight delay then the best thing you could do is get some money back for it. You could be surprised at how easy it can be and the amount of compensation that you could be entitled to!So don’t delay contact Blueway today.

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