Compensation for overbooking / denied boarding
The practice of overbooking is more common than it seems. Airlines create this strategy of selling more tickets, thinking that not all passengers will attend.
The common thing is that those who are not in such a hurry access a flight voucher, but this "reward" is somewhat unfair and limited, since the compensation according to the E261 regulation should be greater.
Read on and learn more about how you can get your compensation:
When am I entitled to receive compensation for a canceled flight?
As a first point, you must know if your case has the right to be claimed, according to European legislation, we share some points to know if you are a candidate:
You did not agree to give up your seat in exchange for vouchers or other immediate benefits.
You took the flight within the European Union (regardless of the nationality of the airline) or the affectation was leaving the European Union bound for another continent.
A maximum of 3 years have passed since your flight was delayed.
You were not denied boarding due to your cause (you were late or did not bring your complete boarding papers).
Airlines according to Regulation EC261 must offer you the following additional options in the event of a flight cancellation:
Full or partial refund of your flight,
The fastest option to reach your destination,
A new ticket to your destination flight.
How much is the amount I can receive?
If after reading the previous points, you think you are entitled to compensation, you should know that the amount you will receive depends on several factors but mainly on the distance of the flight:
1500 to 3500 km