Air India Flight Delay Compensation
If your Air India flight delays for more than 3 hours or was cancelled without prior notice, you might be eligible for compensation up to 600€ based on the EU 261 rule.
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Here is an ultimate guide to claim compensation for Air India (AI) flight delays, cancellations, and denied boarding problems under EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation EC 261/2004.
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Air India Flight Delays or Cancellations
As it sometimes happens with other airlines, Air India flight passengers may also face problems and issues such as flight delays for more than 3 hours, cancellations and denied boarding due to overbooking. Air India becomes liable to compensate passengers for the inconvenience caused by such delays or cancellations, where the fault is attributable to the airline, such as overbooking or employee strikes.
How much can you claim for Air India flight delays?
The amount of compensation for Air India delayed flight is between 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the travel distance and the length of the delay.
(up to 1500 km)
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
|e.g. Frankfurt to Madrid||e.g. Istanbul to Frankfurt||e.g. Paris to Mumbai|
* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for distance over 3500 km when EU borders were not crossed.
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Flight departure delays
If there’s a delay at departure, you are eligible for the “Right to Care.” The airlines must offer:
For 2 Hours Flight Delays
For 5 Hours Flight Delays
Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.
Your Rights under EU Regulation 261/2004
EU Regulation 261/2004 makes rules for compensation applicable to all flights that originate from an EU destination. These norms are suitable in cases of flight delay compensation, flight cancellation compensation and denied boarding compensation. When Air India flights fly from EU destinations, they are covered by the Regulation and bound to pay compensation under it to its passengers.
Airlines might avoid paying reimbursements if flight disruptions were caused due to unavoidable circumstances. Examples of such situations include bad weather or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such situations, passengers could not receive compensation.
Nevertheless, if there is a delay of more than 4 hours for a flight of 3500 km or more; delay of 3 hours or more in an intra-community flight of 1500 km or more; and delay of 3 hours in case of flight under 1500 km, the passenger is entitled to claim compensation under EU norms as set by the Regulation. This entitlement is when the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances.
If you are an air passenger travelled with Air India and your flight has been delayed or your booked flight gets cancelled (without any prior notice), or for reasons which could have been easily solved, then according to Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, Air India flight passengers can claim up to 600€ as flight delay compensation. This takes into account the distance of your flight both within Europe and Outside Europe and the time of flight delay, which should be more than 3 hours.
- If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
- And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€
Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:
- If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
- If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
- And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€
Note: If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European Flight, the EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in the case of EU based flights travelling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.
Am I Eligible for Compensation from Air India Airlines?
EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European law; it applies to EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.
This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).
The table below clearly specifies whether you are eligible for compensation for your Air India flight delay.
|Origin and Destination||EU Airline||Non-EU Airline|
|EU ✈ EU||✅||✅|
|EU ✈ Non-EU||✅||✅|
|Non-EU ✈ EU||✅||❌|
|Non-EU ✈ Non-EU||❌||❌|
ClaimFlights – How can we help
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Our special features for the benefit of passengers include our chat option, which is available on our website. Passengers may take advantage of it to ask questions and get clarifications from our in-house lawyers. Another great feature is our step-by-step guide, which can be used by the passengers to understand the entire process of EU claims. Our flight compensation checker is an easy and user-friendly tool to estimate airlines’ compensation amounts to the passenger in their particular case.
Our legal team has expertise in EU claims processing. We file claims on behalf of passengers and pursue these to their logical end. We only charge a commission for our services when the passenger has received the airline’s compensation amount in their bank account. Sometimes, passengers may want to file and pursue the claim by themselves. In such cases, they can use our web resources to file and pursue their claims.
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Useful Information about Air India
Air India was founded as the TATA Air Service in 1932. Its parent company is Air India Limited, which was resulted from a merger between Air India and Indian Airlines in 2007. The Tata Group now owns it. Its headquarters are based in New Delhi.
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Air India flies to more than 30 international destinations including cities in Europe, North America, Australia, South Asia and the Middle East.
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