Looking for a winter getaway? Searching for the sun? If you’re thinking of flying to warmer climes and escaping the UK cold and grey then you should know what to do if the unthinkable happens and your flight is delayed.
Our infographic gives you a heads up on the most likely delay destinations for winter sun when departing from the UK based on the delays last season, and below is our guide on your rights as a delayed passenger.
Although the most flights are heading to Turkey and Egypt, it is Cape Verde and Dominican Republic with the highest percentage of delays.
Don’t forget that even if the weather is hot and sunny in your chosen holiday spot, the plane you’re due to travel there on may be coming from somewhere a lot colder and could be affected by weather in other parts of the world.
So, put the kettle on and have a read through our infographic and guide to flight delays.
Know Your Passenger Rights
If you’re delayed in the UK or delayed coming back to the UK on a European airline then you have rights to care and assistance, regardless of the cause of the delay, and in some cases you have the right to up to €600 in compensation if the delay is more than three hours.
The airline must give you the following (for delays over two hours depending on the journey distance):
- Meals and refreshments
- Two free telephone calls, faxes or emails
- Hotel accommodation if you’re being re-routed and your next flight isn’t until the following day.
For delays of three hours or more you may be entitled to compensation of up to €600 depending on the cause of the delay. If this is the case then the best way to find out if you qualify for compensation is to input your flight number and date into the Bott and Co flight delay compensation calculator to get an instant free advice.
Infographic brought to you by Bott and Co. The UK’s number one delayed flight compensation law firm representing thousands of air passengers and are representing passenger rights on the two lead cases in the UK in 2014