Flight Delay Compensation Tips When traveling for work leads you to Europe, you’re protected by a European law called EC 261. If you would like a deep dive into the regulation, you can find out more here, but to keep things easy, here’s a summary of the most important facts:
You’re on your way to an important meeting but you’ve just been notified that your flight is delayed. We all know that a delayed flight can cost business travelers a lot more than just time. That’s why you could be owed up to $700 in compensation when your flight delay exceeds 3 hours.
A last-minute flight cancellation can throw out months of preparation on an upcoming work trip. Under EC 261, if the airline notifies you of the cancellation less than 14 days before departure, and they can’t offer you a comparable alternative flight, you could be eligible for up to $700 in compensation.
You’re ready to get your business trip off the ground, but the airline has made some business decisions of their own and oversold your flight. If you’re denied boarding because of overbooking don’t settle for a flight voucher. The airline could have to pay you up to $700 for keeping you grounded.