Delayed plane compensation is not being reclaimed by many passengers.
Scottish air passengers are owed almost £5m in unclaimed compensation for plane delays or cancelled flights last summer and 150,000 Dutch air passengers were entitled to compensation totalling €66m for flight delay claims last year however just 50% of the total has actually been paid out.
EU rules allow passengers to claim up to £455 for plane delays and disruption, but huge sums remain unclaimed because airlines keep the compensation scheme quiet or refuse to make full payments to passengers who are entitled to the compensation.
Thousands of plane delay passengers who travelled from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen in the summer of 2015 are due compensation but roughly only 1% of plane delay passengers claimed the money they were owed. Passengers using Edinburgh Airport were due £2.1m while the figure for Glasgow was £1.8m.
The compensation rules apply when there has been a plane delay of more than three hours and provided entitles each passenger to a minimum of £200. Cancellation can result in a payment of about £500.
Airlines are obliged to display a notice at check-in desks which advises of the compensation schemes, however many of them fail to do this. See our plane delay compensation all you need to know section.
The amount of plane delay compensation due can vary from €250 for delays on a shorter European flight delays to €600 for continental flight delays.
However we have found that airlines do all they can to avoid having to pay the full amount and passengers either don’t have the time or do not want the hassle of the dispute with the airlines, let us take the hassle away for you and start your no win no fee claim today. Contact us.