Bad Weather Conditions – Your Passenger Rights


What are your passenger rights if your flight gets delayed or cancelled due to bad weather? Read more about your passenger rights below.

Flight delays and cancellation due to bad weather

The air carrier must offer you with nutrition, if your flight is delayed for more than two hours. Most airlines offer vouchers to airport restaurants. We recommend that you save all receipts, if you pay for food and beverages during your delay. Flycancel can help you with a refund.

You may ask for a refund of your tickets, if your flight gets completely cancelled due to bad weather conditions. You can also ask to be re-booked to a new flight. The airline must make sure that you reach your destination.

The airline must provide you with a new trip to the same destination – even for connecting flights. The airline must re-book you to your final destination, if your first flight is delayed and you miss your flight from the connecting airport.

No compensation for flight delays due to bad weather, but ...

You may be entitled to compensation, if your flight is delayed, cancelled or overbooked. However, delays and cancellations due to bad weather does not entitle you to compensation. Bad weather is considered as an extraordinary circumstance – or force majeure. Airlines cannot be held responsible for cases of force majeure.

But it might be a good idea to claim for compensation anyway. Airlines often use bad weather conditions as a bad excuse for cancellations or delays. We have won a lot of cases against airlines, who initially refused to pay compensation refereeing to bad weather conditions. Remember that it is completely free to start a lawsuit through Flycancel. We will only charge an administration fee if we win your case. You have nothing to lose.

Please remember that you can claim for compensation for delayed or cancelled flights as well as rebooked ones that are up to 3 years old. For more detailed information about your rights, please contact Flycancel.

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