You may be wondering whether you are entitled to receive compensation if your flight ticket was refunded. Many times people travel for business or pleasure and if their flight was canceled due to an unforeseen emergency, they are unable to get to their destination and can’t get a refund.
Compensation will vary from state to state. The fact that you are unable to travel does not in any way mean that you are entitled to compensation. Many people will simply put this under the carpet and move on, so it is important to know what your rights are.
If you feel that you are entitled to compensation for any losses that you have suffered, including your time and money, then you should make a claim. This will ensure that you do not have to suffer because of the circumstances of your cancellation. Therefore it is important to follow your legal rights to recover as much compensation as possible.
It is common for airline personnel to offer compensation if you cancel without giving them notice and as a result miss the departure date. They may also offer compensation if you canceled prior to a flight departing.
Compensation that you are entitled to receive depends on the length of time that you were without air travel. For example, if you missed your scheduled flight for any reason, even one day, then you will be entitled to compensation for the two weeks that you were unable to travel.
Some compensation is available if you suffered a ‘loss’ or a disappointment during your trip. This could be damage to your clothes, damage to your luggage or damage to anything else. You will need to prove that the damage was due to your inability to travel or that you had suffered disappointment.
Compensation that you are entitled to receive will depend on the type of flight that you took. If you missed your flight by more than four hours then you may be entitled to compensation for the additional time that you were away. However, some airlines require passengers to fly on the earliest available flight, which may not always be the earliest flight.
Compensation that you are entitled to receive will also depend on the purpose of your trip. If you did not want to travel to your destination but chose to do so anyway, then you may be entitled to compensation for your trip. Your travel agent will be able to advise you on your legal rights.
Compensation for lost luggage may be available to you if you fail to declare that your luggage was lost. It may be advisable to claim compensation even if you take the correct steps to prevent you losing your luggage.
Some compensation can be claimed for emotional stress and loss of income. Loss of income is generally due to the fact that the family cannot afford to pay for the trip.
Claiming compensation may be difficult, particularly if you were in a rush to get to your destination. However, if you manage to find the support you need, you may be able to make a claim.
Accidents can occur when airline personnel are dealing with passengers and so you should ensure that you carry out your own research. This will help to ensure that you are not in any kind of trouble due to the circumstances of your flight.