In the last few weeks air traffic has been affected by a series of strikes scheduled by the pilots of the well-known Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, with serious inconvenience to passengers, who have been denied the right to compensation. Actually, in all cases of scheduled strike, passengers can get a ticket refund (application to be submitted within 7 days) or an alternative flight as soon as possible or on another date of their liking. They also have the right to further compensation, which can vary between €250.00 to €600.00 – based on the route – in accordance with EC Reg. … [Read more...] about AIR STRIKES AND CANCELLED FLIGHTS. WHEN THE STRIKE IS A EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE?
It is not uncommon for air flights to suffer delays, causing significant adverse consequences for all the passengers. The remedy provided for this type of drawback consist – firstly – in the possibility to apply for a compensatory refund, which, in most cases, is likely to repay the cost of the ticket. The refund must be granted by the airline company itself, in the event that the delay of departure is extended for more than three hours, and the amount of the compensation depends on the number of miles travelled by the delayed flight to the country of landing, noting also whether it is a … [Read more...] about Compensation for Flight Delays