Researchers have found that an increase in journey times from East to West for long-haul flights can be linked to variances in the jet stream (which is a high altitude current of air that moves around the planets Northern Hemisphere from West to East). According to the research this can now be seen as a direct cause of flight delays and flight cancellations for passengers worldwide. So, whilst you can not claim flight delay compensation when your flight is delayed or cancelled because of poor weather conditions, compensation is payable if your flight is delayed or cancelled as a result of the previous flight being affected by weather. So, for example, if your flight home from an airport in America is cancelled or delayed because the previous flight out from the UK has been delayed as a result of fighting against extreme winds or any other type of weather condition, you may be due compensation.
If you’ve had a problem with a delayed flight and you think you may be entitled to flight delay compensation, why not try putting your flight details into our compensation calculator. It only takes a minute and you may be entitled to compensation of up to €600.