Can You Get Compensation for a Canceled Flight?

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Refundme.in (http://refundme.in/ ) GmbH was founded in May 2012 in Germany and is specialized in analyzing and enforcing consumer travelling rights worldwide. Air passengers who suffer a delay of more than three hours or a flight cancellation are entitled to compensation up to the amount of 1000, 2000 or 3000 INR based on EU Regulation 261/2004

If you were among the unlucky air passengers to be stranded by the storm, what kind of compensation are you entitled to? It all depends on which airline you're booked on and the formal reason for your flight's cancellation or delay.

It depends. In general, you can get some kind of compensation if the airline is at fault, like if they oversold the flight and you were bumped, or if there's a mechanical issue. But if the cancellation was due to weather or other circumstances beyond the airlines' control, no compensation is required. Technically, that means that airlines don't owe anything to passengers who were left stranded by the weather.

However, just because they don't have to doesn't mean that they won't. JetBlue offered some compensation in the form of air miles when the Polar Vortex grounded flights in early 2014. Other airlines might offer similar compensation for weather-related delays, but probably will not offer it unless you ask directly. And the bottom line is that you SHOULD ask - especially if you paid for a hotel room or meals out of your own pocket.

If you have had a bad experience in travel recently due to any flight delay. Please contact refundme.in to get a compensation for the same.

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