Tips for Getting Money Back on Flight Bumps and Delays

Tips for Getting Money Back on Flight Bumps and Delays

So many travelers have no idea about their rights when it comes to airline flight delays, over-bookings, and bumps.

Beautiful world traveler extraordinaire, Sonia offers some great information to get actual cash back for your inconvenience, instead of the typical cheap hotel coupons and meal vouchers.

Some surprising facts to keep in mind:

  • In Europe, you’re eligible for up to an $800 refund for flight delays of more than 3 hours, if the flight originated in Europe.
  • You can claim up to $1300 for flight bumps in the United States through the US DOT, for up to 3 years after the date of the bump.
  • European claims for flight bumps can be filed with the individual airlines.

I’ve been bumped from more than a couple of flights in my time. We all know without any help from the offending airline, these bumps can wreak havoc on not just your plans, but also a sensitive travel budget.

Sonia recommends to find out what you’re entitled to and for help facilitating the claim (for a 15% cut of the loot.)

Don’t be part of the 2% who don’t try to get back the money that you’re rightly owed by the airlines for costly delays and flight bumps due to their negligence.

Pass this post along if you don’t want the airlines to keep $16,000,000,000 they never had to do a darned thing for!




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