Airline strike compensation

Airline strikes often result in flight delays and cancellations. Unfortunately, air passengers have to experience that and then get confused about their rights. If you had a flight delay or cancellation due to an airline strike and your flight was to or from the EU, you may be entitled to up to $665 in compensation.

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When can I get airline strike compensation?

You can receive compensation for an airline strike if:

  • Your flight was delayed and you arrived at your final destination 3 or more hours late.
  • Your flight was cancelled and you were informed about the cancellation less than 14 days before departure.
  • Your flight had to depart from the EU or arrive in the EU (if the airline is based in the EU).
  • You had a confirmed flight reservation.
  • The flight delay/cancellation due to airline strike occurred within the last 3 years.
  • The airline offered you an alternative flight and you arrived significantly later than it was planned with the original flight.
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Does EU Regulation 261 cover airline strikes?

Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 defines air passenger rights as well as the right to receive compensation when an airline is responsible for the delay or cancellation. This also includes flight disruptions due to airline staff strikes. Airline strikes are strikes that involve the employees of the airline, including pilots, cabin crew, airline engineers, and other employees working directly for the airline. Under EU Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, if your flight was delayed or cancelled due to a strike, you may be entitled to compensation.

In 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that airlines must compensate their passengers for flight disruptions if the airline staff strike was illegal, meaning that the strike didn’t involve a labour union.

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When can’t I get airline strike compensation?

You can’t get compensation if the airline staff strike was organised by a labour union representing the airline’s employees. These types of strikes are considered extraordinary circumstances because they constitute a legal right for the workers and, thus, are outside of the airlines’ control. Extraordinary circumstances are situations or reasons for delays and cancellations that are not under airlines control so they cannot be avoided even if reasonable measures have been taken to protect against them. In such cases, airlines are not responsible for flight disruptions.

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How can I check my eligibility for airline strike compensation?

If you want to find out if you are entitled to airline strike compensation, the fastest way to do this would be to use Ifdelayed eligibility checker. Fill in your flight details and we will reply to you. We will inform you if your flight is eligible for strike compensation and how much you’re entitled to. You may also use our service to handle the claim for you.

How much compensation can I get?

Some circumstances can influence your compensation amount. You may be entitled to up to $665 in compensation if your flight was delayed or cancelled due to an airline strike for which an airline is responsible.

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Cancelled flight compensation due to an airline strike

 

There are cases when airline staff strikes lead to flight cancellations. If your flight was cancelled due to an airline strike, you might be entitled to compensation. If an airline notified you less than 14 days before your departure and weren’t able to offer you an alternative flight which arrived at a similar time makes you eligible for compensation. You will find the amount of compensation you might be entitled depending on the length of the flight and how late you arrive at the final destination in the table below.

 

Less than 2 hours 2 – 3 hours 3 – 4 hours More than 4 hours Never arrived Distance
$140 $280 $280 $280 $280 All flights 1,500 km or less
$220 $220 $445 $445 $445 Internal EU flights over 1,500 km
$220 $220 $445 $445 $445 Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 km and 3,500 km
$335 $335 $335 $665 $665 Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 km

 

Delayed flight compensation due to an airline strike

 

You might experience a lengthy delay due to an airline strike that would seriously affect your arrival time to your final destination. You have the right to receive compensation if your flight was delayed and your arrival to your destination was 3 and more hours late.

How much flight delay compensation can you receive due to an airline strike?

 

Less than 3 hours 3 – 4 hours More than 4 hours Never arrived Distance
$0 $280 $280 $280 All flights 1,500 km or less
$0 $445 $445 $445 Internal EU flights over 1,500 km
$0 $445 $445 $445 Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 km and 3,500 km
$0 $335 $665 $665 Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 km

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