Had A Flight Delay? What To Do Now

Posted on May, 26 2014 by Blueway Limited

flight delayHave you been subject to a flight delay over the past six years but never got around to making a compensation claim? Under European law passengers are entitled to claim flight delays and refunds dating back as far as six years. However, many people are unaware that these laws even exist. It has been estimated that there are roughly10 million people who are completely oblivious to the fact that they are entitled to claim compensation. Based on the average compensation of 400 euros per passenger this works out to be 4 billion euros of unclaimed money! This is why we are calling out for passengers to come forward.

If you remember being heavily delayed but cannot remember the details exactly then you could still receive compensation. Specialist companies are now operating that is able to search through flight databases in order to find heavily delayed flights. Blueway Limited is an example of a company that can do this type of claims. As long as you can provide Blueway with something to work with they can help to track down the flight for you. The main required fields are the names of the passengers, the airports that you were travelling between, an approximate date, and the flight number. But if you are unsure, then a rough estimate is all that Blueway need to know.

Blueway is a flight delay compensation company that have reclaimed compensation for thousands of passengers. Depending on the delay itself and the length of the journey, passengers can receive between 250 and 600 euros worth of compensation. To be entitled to compensation the flight delay would have had to be a minimum of 3 hours. Compensation is distributed as follows if you were travelling less than 1500km (e.g. London to Paris) and your flight was delayed 3 hours then you would be entitled to 250 euros worth of compensation. If you were travelling between 1500 km and 3500 km (e.g. London to Rome) and your flight was delayed 3 hours then you would be entitled to receive 400 euros worth of compensation. If you were travelling 3500 km or more, between any EU and non-EU airport (e.g. London to New York) with a flight delay of between 3 and 4 hours then you would be entitled to receive 300 euros. But if the delay was 4 hours or more then it would entitle you to receive the maximum 600 euros worth of compensation.

These allowances are set according to European Regulation 261/2004. This is the binding law for any refund on flight delays. Airlines have to follow these guidelines under European law and so legally speaking if a passenger is subject to a flight delay they must be compensated for it. Airlines are very reluctant to pay compensation willingly, which is why it is so important to seek the help and advice of companies like Blueway Limited. For more information, simply visit their website.

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