When extreme weather leads to delayed and cancelled flights, what are your rights and can you claim flight delay compensation?
Thousands of holiday makers were recently forced to abandon their holiday plans after hurricane Matthew struck Florida and parts of the Caribbean after already taking its toll in Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
If your flight is cancelled or delayed you usually can’t claim flight delay compensation if the problem is the result of bad weather – although under EU rules if your flight’s cancelled, you will at least get a refund or be offered an alternative flight.
Remember though, that EU rules will only apply if you’re flying from an EU country to the US, irrespective of the airline, or flying from the US to an EU country aboard an EU based airline.
And don’t forget:
If you are unsure as to whether your flight was delayed due to extreme weather or other factors, why not speak to one of our advisors? It only takes a few minutes for us to check and you may be owed flight delay compensation of up to £545.