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Compensation for delayed flights in connection with business trips

Business trips involve tight schedules. If your flight is delayed or even cancelled, you can easily end up missing your next appointments and the carefully planned schedule for the trip falls apart. This is an inconvenience to say the least. But there is good news:business travellers are entitled to compensation subject to certain conditions.

Use our online compensation calculator to check whether you are entitled to compensation and then get Flightright to enforce your claim at the touch of a button.

Flight delay during business trips
You are the one who is entitled to compensation for the inconvenience caused - even if your employer booked and paid for the flight as part of a business trip.

When are you entitled to compensation?

You are entitled to receive certain services from your airline if your departure is delayed for more than two hours. Depending on the flight distance covered, you’re entitled to compensation of up to EUR 600 provided that the airline itself is responsible for the delay. The same applies to cancelled flights.

How much compensation will you receive if your flight is delayed?

Passengers are entitled to compensation if the airline itself is responsible for the major delay. The compensation comes to between EUR 250 and EUR 600 if a flight is delayed by three hours or more. The amount is either EUR 250, EUR 400 or EUR 600 depending on the flight distance covered.

  • Passengers are entitled to EUR 250 for flights covering a distance of less than 1,500 km.
  • Passengers set to travel between 1,500 and 3,500 kilometres will receive EUR 400 from their airline.
  • This amount increases to EUR 600 for flights covering a distance of more than 3,500 km.

The price you paid for the flight is irrelevant - low-cost airlines are also covered by the EU Air Passenger Rights Regulation and passengers on flights operated by these airlines are also entitled to compensation.

Compensation for a flight delay or cancellation is dependant on the flight distance

How do I get compensation if my flight is delayed?

Enforcing your claims with the airline isn’t always easy. The airlines often block or ignore your enquiries, try to placate you and refuse to accept any responsibility. We specialise in enforcing air passenger rights and, with a wealth of experience behind us, have already secured over EUR 150,000,000 for our customers since 2010.We perform a free and non-binding check to see whether you are entitled to compensation. All you have to do is enter your flight details on our website. This is enough information to allow us to see your flight’s actual arrival time, check weather and flight databases and compare your flight with similar cases. You find out whether you are entitled to compensation within a matter of only a few minutes. Why miss out on EUR 600?Simply enter your flight number and date of travel in our free compensation calculator.

If you are entitled to compensation, then you can instruct us to start asserting your rights at the touch of a button. From then on, we handle the entire communication side of things with the airline and get your money back for you. We have been enforcing passenger rights for years now. Our experience and legal expertise make us the number one in the industry. We have an extremely high success rate and win 99% of cases even when the matter goes to court.

What are business travellers entitled to if their flight is delayed?

  • You are entitled to compensation if your flight is delayed for 3 hours or more
  • You can also receive compensation for cancelled flights
  • You are entitled to between EUR 250 and EUR 600 from the airline
  • The airline has to provide snacks and refreshments if a flight is delayed for two hours or more
  • You are the one entitled to the compensation, not your boss
  • You don’t need any travel documents

These rights are based on the EU Air Passenger Rights Regulation 261/2004

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