How Do I Claim Compensation For Travel Delay?

Can I get compensation for a delayed flight?

There are no federal laws requiring airlines to provide passengers with money or other compensation when their flights are delayed.

Each airline has its own policies about what it will do for delayed passengers.

If your flight is experiencing a long delay, ask airline staff if they will pay for meals or a hotel room.

How long do airlines have to respond to compensation claims?

Taking your claim further

The Civil Aviation Authority is quoted as saying that claims should be forwarded to them if the airline fails to respond within 28 days, but warns that these claims can take a long time to resolve. You can also take your claim to the CAA if the airline refuses to pay compensation.

Can you sue airline for delay?

There are a few exceptions to the rule that you have no way to bring legal action against the airline for canceling your flight. For example, if you are canceled from a flight because it is overbooked and they attempt to delay you without compensating you for the delay, you may have a cause of action for the delay.

How long can a flight be delayed?

Federal rules mandate an airline cannot keep you in a plane on the tarmac more than three hours on a domestic flight, or four hours on an international flight, without returning the aircraft to the gate and letting passengers get off. Airlines are obligated to provide food and water within two hours of a tarmac delay.