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Fog! Can You Claim Compensation For Bad Weather Flight Delays?

If you were lucky enough to escape all the fog yesterday you probably still saw on the news all the reports of delayed and cancelled flights. If you were affected do you know your rights in terms of compensation?

Airlines make it very difficult to apply to any kind of compensation so if you think you are eligible you will need to put in some effort.

Added to this there is an ‘extraordinary circumstances’ clause which covers just about anything that will delay your flight for any length of time. These are meant to cover unforeseen circumstances; events that the airline could not have predicted or prevented. These include:

  • Bird Strikes, either mid-flight or during take-off.
  • Personnel Strikes, unless ample time was given between the announcement of the strike and its occurrence.
  • Bad weather conditions; including snow, fog, lightning, storms etc.
  • Technical problems with the plane from the point it left the blocks (i.e. from when it left the gate).
  • Restrictions with air traffic control.
  • Illness to a passenger or crew member immediately before the flight.

There are many companies who offer a refund claiming service for delayed or cancelled flights and you might decide that it is worth using one of these simply to save yourself the trouble of going through the process. However, Money Saving Expert have an excellent guide to how to claim which is worth reading before you give up hope.

In terms of yesterday’s fog problems you probably won’t have much luck trying to make a claim, especially if you did eventually arrive at your destination. In many other cases, however, you will find that you have a legitimate claim and these are all covered in great detail.

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Clare McDonald
Clare McDonald
As a mother of two, Clare knows the importance of being careful with money, so writes posts from personal experience.Clare also loves to find great deals, so shares her finding here.

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