You may be aware of the Biblical story of David and Goliath where David, a young shepherd boy had to fight against the giant Philistine warrior, Goliath. Everyone laughed at the idea of David fighting Goliath, even Goliath himself just laughed at him. But with all of the odds against David, despite being so young and small he managed to kill Goliath by slinging a rock at Goliath’s head. Some may say that David was just lucky, as what are the chances of winning against someone with so much more power? Others may say that if you set your mind to something, anything is possible.
This may be how you feel when claiming Airline Flight Delay Compensation. You could compare yourself to young David, contemplating whether to challenge such a giant airline company. You might feel like there is no hope, as the chances of winning are slim. You might feel that the successful airline company will just laugh at your claim and disregard it, just like Goliath looked down on David, thinking that he would never have a chance. But the reality of it all is that you do have a chance. The airline companies may be big and seem intimidating to you but what is stopping you from finding the courage to fight against them. It might be a struggle at first but in the end you could have your victory when you receive Airline Flight Delay Compensation.
Ten years ago, before EC Regulations for Flight Delays existed then agreed, you most probably would not have had a fighting chance against the major airlines when claiming back compensation. But since February 2005, the European Regulation 261/2004 was established in order to reinforce passenger rights concerning Flight Delay Refunds. With this ruling in place it is now much easier for passengers to succeed, you can now claim back money for Airline Flights that have been heavily delayed, cancelled, re-routed or if you have been denied boarding. The EC Regulations for Flight Delays act as form of protection and is the binding law for each of the Member States of the European Union. These regulations apply to anyone whose flight departed from an airport situated within a Member State of the EU, as well as any European airline that arrives in an airport situated within a Member State of the EU.
If you were subject to a flight delay within the European Union causing you to arrive 3 hours later than the scheduled arrival time you could claim compensation. You would be well within your rights (according to the EU Regulation 261/2004) to make a claim. Don’t be put off by how insignificant you may feel. You shouldn’t give up the battle so easily, just like in the tale of David and Goliath you could be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.