Delayed, Overbooked and Cancelled KLM Flights


KLM, also known as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is a Dutch airline company. KLM flies to over 140 destinations around the globe. Over 30 millions passengers travel with KLM annually. KLM is also the oldest airline in the world. The airline is a part of the Air France-KLM Group.

Compensation rights for delayed or cancelled KLM flights

It is explicitly written in the EU Regulation 261/2004 that you may be entitled to compensation, if your flight is cancelled, overbooked or delayed for at least 3 hours upon arrival. You can get compensated for as much as 600 € per person. But certain criteria must be met.

The EU Regulation 261/2004 applies to all European airlines. The regulation also applies to trips made within Europe. KLM is a European airline. So, passengers travelling with KLM are covered by the EU regulation – for trips made within Europe as well as trips made outside the continent.

You are not entitled to compensation, if your delay is caused by bad weather conditions, war or terror threats. These events are considered as extraordinary events – or force majeure. Airlines are not obliged to pay compensation in such events.

Delayed, cancelled and overbooked KLM flights – when can you get compensated?

As mentioned above, airlines are not obliged to pay compensation cases of force majeure. Airlines cannot be held accountable for delays due to force majeure. Airlines are only obliged to pay compensation when they can be held accountable for the delay, overbooking or cancellation.

You may be entitled to compensation, if your KLM flight is delayed or cancelled due to technical difficulties. You may also be entitled to compensation, if KLM your seat has been given to another passenger and you aren’t allowed to board the plane. KLM can be held accountable in both cases.

You can get compensated for as much as 600€ per person. Flycancel can help you, if KLM doesn’t compensate you. We have a lot of experience with compensation cases KLM and our success rate against the airline is quite high.

Make a claim against KLM right away

Flycancel can help you, if your KLM flight is delayed, cancelled or overbooked. Just visit our homepage and fill out a compensation form. Remember to upload your picture; ask your travel agent or KLM for a new copy of your ticket, if you have lost it.

Flycancel’s legal workers will assess you case and inform you about your rights. You will be asked to fill out a power of attorney, if you wish to claim for compensation. Flycancel will take care of the rest, once you have filled out the power of attorney.

Please note that you can claim for compensation for the trips made with KLM that are up to 3 years old counting from today. The amount to be claimed depends on your final destination and the flight distance.

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