Flight is cancelled or rebooked due to Corona: Who is entitled to compensation

airlines are now cancelling their flight plans, because the demand has plummeted due to the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2. In particular, flights to the USA and

airlines are now cancelling their flight plans, because the demand has plummeted due to the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2. In particular, flights to the USA and from there to Europe, as well as the Connections to Italy are currently affected by cancellations and transfers.

if you can't make the new date, or want to, or to fly, in principle, a much later want to, you can rebook with Airlines such as Lufthansa for free.

The prerequisites for a compensation

money, there is not, however, necessarily. Passengers are rebooked and change flight times or even the day of the flight, provided for compensation only under certain conditions. The claim depends on the date on which the Airline puts a passenger in the knowledge that If the company informed 14 days prior to departure date or earlier than the Change of the time-of-flight or the flight date, there is no compensation under the EU passenger rights regulation. The rice echtler, Paul Degott from Hannover points.

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Corona "no Joker" for Airlines

the Airline Cancelled less than two weeks prior to departure for operational reasons a flight and to book the passenger to compensation. The Coronavirus in Europe, rampant, is based on a single flight, according Degott, no exceptional circumstance: "Corona is now the Joker of the Airlines, but this is short-sighted."

The airline was exempted in the case of short-term cancellations only from the obligation of payment, if the passenger could not enter, in principle, not - as, for example, is currently in Israel.

airlines refer to an exceptional Situation,

Already, the dispute is announced, however, The Airlines insist in the case of flight cancellations because of the Coronavirus in exceptional circumstances. Internet-air passenger rights-portals refer to the fact that cancellations are operating, as a rule, purely economic decisions. In case of doubt, you must decide at the end of meals.

Regardless of claims from the EU regulation, a claim for damages may exist. This follows simply from the contract of carriage. Example: Is rebooked a holiday makers on a flight two days later, he can the costs for the two hotel of the Airline nights, and so Degott.

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Date Of Update: 10 May 2022, 16:19

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