Quick Answer: What Happens If My Flight Is Cancelled Due To Strikes?

If your flight is cancelled due to an Air Traffic Control strike or any other third party strike causing problems to the flight schedule, you are not entitled to compensation.

You are entitled to compensation if pilots or cabincrew are on strike causing the airline to cancel your flight.

Can I claim compensation if my flight is Cancelled due to strike?

Compensation is due if you were informed less than 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date. You can’t rebook or claim a refund (unless you have a flexible or refundable ticket) until the dates of the strike are announced and the airline have confirmed your flight will be affected.

Can I get a refund if my flight is Cancelled?

If your flight is canceled, the airline typically rebooks you on the next available departure. You can also simply request a full refund, or rebook yourself on an alternate flight via the airline’s website or customer service line. You shouldn’t have to pay any change or cancelation fees.

Do you get compensation for air strikes?

Under EU law, you’re only entitled to compensation if you hear from the airline less than 14 days from the date you’re due to fly that your flight is cancelled. If the airline warned you of the cancellation at least two weeks prior to your scheduled time of departure, you won’t get compensation but you’ll get a refund.

Does travel insurance cover strikes?

Travel Insurance cover for strikes or industrial action will vary depending on your insurer, however in general your policy should provide cover for travel delay and travel abandonment due to strike action. After the strike has become public knowledge, you won’t be able to buy travel insurance to cover it.

Do airlines pay for hotel if flight Cancelled?

Each airline has its own policies about what it will do for passengers whose flights have been cancelled. If your flight is cancelled, ask the airline staff if they will pay for meals or a hotel room. While some airlines offer these amenities to passengers, others do not provide any amenities to stranded passengers.

What happens if my airline strikes?

When strikes cause delays of over 5 hours

If the strike action at the airport brings delays of at least 5 hours, you are legally entitled to withdraw from your flight.