According to today’s press release by the Court of Justice of the European Union, if you have a single reservation that originates in Europe, you are eligible for compensation if your connecting flight outside of Europe is delayed or canceled. So for instance, if your reservation is for the route BUD – PHL – MSP and your Philadelphia – Minneapolis leg is delayed by more than three hours, you can get compensated by the airline that operated your Budapest – Philadelphia flight. The EU Court of Justice reiterated today that “a flight with one or more connections which is the subject of a single reservation constitutes a whole for the purposes of the right of passengers to compensation provided for in the regulation on the rights of air passengers.”
If you have experienced a flight delay or cancellation within the United States that was a connecting flight under the same reservation as your flight from Europe to the U.S., then make sure you get compensated. The compensation amount is 600 euros per person if your flight arrived more than four hours after originally scheduled and 300 euros per person if the delay was between three and four hours. Please fill out our Questionnaire to initiate your compensation claim or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.