You are seeking solace away from the cogs, that control your every move and have booked a week away in the sun, where a good dose of vitamin D should get your spirits in order. Just when you think you have cracked the code to finding success and happiness abroad, once again you find that your dream holiday has been subjected to delays and you become frustrated. The last time that you had been on holiday was five years ago , and you remembered there being delays then too, so you were disappointed to find that things hadn’t changed in half a decade. Your week of sun seems like a distant reality and as you watch the hours go by, you become angry. This was supposed to be your first break in half a decade and yet the fates have conspired against you. But hold on tight because it is about to get worse. You see an announcement on the board and see that your worst fears have been confirmed; your flight has been cancelled and you are fuming. All that money spent on your dream holiday away, all that time preparing for the holiday of a lifetime and all seemingly for nothing.
As you whirl out of the terminals, you step back into the darkness of your office and resume life again as an office bot, watching the wheels go round and round. But while you think this is some ‘imaginary tale’, the truth is flight delays and cancellations happen more often than you may think. The last time I went abroad, which was 5 years I was set to board a flight to Madeira, only to find I would have to wait 5 more hours before I could board my plane, due to flight delays. I didn’t know it then but according to Flight Delay Claims 4U, a flight that is delayed by three hours or more can be entitled to £540, to give travelers peace of mind. Yet like me, there are so many travelers out there who do not know their rights and how and why they should claim compensation if flights have been delayed or cancelled. You only have to look at the RyanAir fiasco – where the airline chief executive Michael O’Leary was forced to tell passengers that Ryanair would be cancelling 40 to 50 flights every day until 31 October, due to a mess up on pilot rostering- to see how millions of passengers are affected everyday.
Well no more, I have partnered with Flight Delay Claims 4U to demonstrate how you can get your money back, because lets face it you darn well deserve that holiday of your dreams. At first glance, claiming holiday compensation might seem like a lot of hard work. Just looking at the Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004) EU’s legislation, which has strict guidelines on how passengers can claim compensation makes me want to scream. But no screaming is needed here: Flight Delay Claims 4U, operates on a no win, no fee basis meaning that unless they win the right to give you compensation, you do not have to pay out. If you want to take your claim further- especially if the delay caused you to miss an important event or led to the cancellation of your holiday, they also have flight delay compensation solicitors as part of the team who are well informed on air passenger rights and case law. These kick ass solicitors will do everything in their power to get you the compensation that you so deserve and are not afraid to throw fire into the ring- but not literal fire of course, metaphorically speaking- so you can rest assured knowing that your case is in the best hands.
Alongside a solicitors team and help desk who can help track you to the right department, a flight delay claims team can also help you see the progress of your claim, meaning that you are not stuck in limbo,wondering how your claim is being dealt with. So while claiming compensation for your delayed or cancelled flight might seem like a lot of faff, don’t be afraid to reach out for help, because there is no harm in trying to get your money back. And like I always say its important to try, because the more people that speak out and seek help to seek compensation, the more likely that airlines are to issue public apologies and give their customers the money that they so deserve . And lets face it, how would they like it if their holiday was cancelled or delayed? Given that time is a precious commodity, we have the right to go on that holiday if we so please, so it is about time that airlines woke up and smelt the coffee.
Have you ever had a flight that has been cancelled and delayed?
Please note this is a collaborative post with Flight Delay Claims 4U but all thoughts and research are my own and have not been influenced by monetary compensation.