When the flight is delayed, it is a sort of inconvenience for any passenger. Unfortunately, they happen all over the world and for all sorts of different reasons. If a passenger is travelling to a particular destination i. e. multicity and he is hopping flights in between via a particular destination to catch a flight for his final destination, then he may get affected by the delayed flight. The chances of missing the next connecting flight is more.
Refund.me helps clients to get the compensation for flight delays
First Let’s understand the basic.
What is Flight cancellation and delay Compensation?
A flight delay is a when an airline flight takes off and/or lands later than its scheduled time.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considers a flight to be delayed when it is 15 minutes later than its scheduled time.
A cancellation occurs when the airline does not operate the flight at all for a certain reason. When flights are cancelled or delayed, passengers may be entitled to compensation due to rules obeyed by every flight company, usually Rule 240, or Rule 218 in certain locations. This rule usually specifies that passengers may be entitled to certain reimbursements, including a free room if the next flight is the day after the cancelled one, a choice of reimbursement, rerouting, phone calls, and refreshments.
When a flight is delayed, the FAA allocates **** for take-offs and landings based on which flight is scheduled first.
After the liberalization of Indian Economy in 1990s, many airlines started their operations in India. Earlier, there was the monopoly of Indian Airlines on domestic routes, but in 1993, launch of Jet Airways and Air Sahara was a significant event in the history of Indian Aviation Sector. Post-liberisation, Indian aviation sector experienced a phenomenal growth and many other airlines started their operations, but years later, due to the highly competitive aviation sector, many of those airlines either merged with the another one or closed their operations and exited from this business.But still, Indian domestic market remains a playground of at least six major airlines that include Air India Limited, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines (fate unknown!), IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir. This post will give you a brief idea on these 6 airlines operating in the domestic sector of India.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) manages 115 airports in the country, which includes 23 civil enclaves
There are seventeen international airports in India as on date.
Example of a claim & compensation
1 .The financial compensation indicated below shall be given only if the amount of tickets costs is higher than the compensation amount:
a) Rs. 2,000/- or the value of the ticket whichever is less for flights having a block time of upto and including one hour
b) Rs. 3.000/- or the value of the ticket whichever is less for flights having block time of more than one hour and upto and including two hours.
c) Rs. 4,000/- or the value of the ticket whichever is less for flights having a block time of more than two hours.
The compensation referred to in Para 3.5.1 shall be paid in cash, by bank transfer or with the signed agreement of the passenger in the form of travel vouchers, which must be paid within a stipulated time frame.
Cost to airlines
In Indian the Federal Aviation Administration estimates that flight delays cost airlines. Each Airlines have their own cost of paying upto 7.50 million Indian rupee,& Airlines are forced to pay federal authorities when they hold planes on the tarmac for more than three hours for domestic flights or more than four hours for international flights
Cost to passengers
Flight delays are an inconvenience to passengers. A delayed flight can be costly to passengers by making them late to their personal scheduled events. A passenger who is delayed on a multi-plane trip could miss a connecting flight. Anger and frustration can occur in delayed passengers.
In India when the passengers is affected by denied boarding, a cancellation or a long delay, the passenger may complain directly to the airline in the event the airline has not provided the compensation, reasonable facilities listed in Paras 3.5 and 3.6. If the airlines fail to fulfill their obligations, the passenger may complain to the statutory bodies set up under relevant applicable laws.
Laws regarding delays
In the India, If flight delays imposes a fine need to be given of 2000-4000 per passenger for planes left on the tarmac for more than four hours without taking off.
Laws regarding cancellations
Indian legislation: 4 hours or more in case of flights not falling under sub-para (a) and (b) of Para 3.4.1,Rs. 4,000/- or the value of the ticket whichever is less for flights having a block time of more than two hours they will be paid in cash, by bank transfer or with the signed agreement of the passenger in the form of travel vouchers, which must be paid within a stipulated time frame.
How can refund.me help?
refund.me, the worldwide passenger rights specialist, can help you claim your right to compensation quickly and effortlessly.
Simply enter your flight data and our Advanced Business Logic (ABL) system will instantly check if you are eligible, and to what amount. We are backed by a Europe-wide network of expert lawyers.
If your claim is successful, you will receive compensation of up to €600, minus our sector-leading, no win, no fee commission of only 25 per cent (plus 19% VAT applied to the commission).
If you have had a bad experience in travel recently due to any flight delay. Please contact Refund.me to get a compensation for the same.
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