Flight delay compensation Air Canada –
Can you make an EU flight delay compensation claim against Air Canada?
Yes you can, however, because AIR CANADA is a non-EU flight operator, you’ll only be able to claim for flight delays that departed from a UK airport (this includes all EU airports).
You will NOT be able to claim for Air Canada flights arriving to the UK (plus all EU airports) which have been delayed, whether or not the delay is more than three hours.
Rules for making valid flight delay compensation claims against AIR CANADA?
– The flight arrival must be more than 3 hours late. Plus remember, this only applies for flights departing from the UK (or other EU airport) on Air Canada, not on those that arrive to the UK.
– The amount of compensation is then affected by the distance travelled and can be anything from €250 to €600 for a delayed flight compensation claim. Or for cancelled flights or denied boarding the amount of the claim ranges from €125 to €600 depending on the distance travelled and the amount of the delay.
– The delay must be the fault of Air Canada. Reasons that would be the fault of Air Canada would include crew of sick or late arrival of the crew, where Air Canada did not have an adequate backup plan, which then caused the flight to be delayed. The delayed arrival of the inbound aircraft which impacts the outbound flight and technical problems with aircraft are also both the fault of the airline, which in this case would apply to Air Canada. However, bad weather, erupting volcanoes, strikes, bird strikes and political unrest would not be the fault of Air Canada.
So if you’ve had a flight delay on Air Canada within the last 6 years (or in Scotland 5 years), and the above criteria are met, you might be able to make a claim against the company.
What about what Air Canada’s policy states about flight claims for compensation?
Before making a claim for flight delay compensation, some people worry about the airline’s policy with reference to flight delays, cancellations and denied boarding. However, it is not the company’s policy that governs the amount of compensation and whether a claim is valid or not. Whether or not the claim would be successful, which in this case is in regards to Air Canada, this is down to the EU law 261/2004, not their policy on this.
Follow their procedure yes, which may require you to follow their steps for a claim, but ultimately, all airlines are bound by these rules, which includes Canadian Airlines too.
But how do you make a flight delay or flight cancellation claim against Air Canada?
To make your Air Canada compensation claim, you either write to Air Canada themselves. You’ll find their address details on their website. Or complete their online forms. Provide evidence for your delayed flight with them, plus your flight number. It’s a good idea to include a copy of your boarding card with your compensation letter.
Alternatively you engage the services of an expert company which has a legal department who knows what they are doing. A company that gets flight delay compensation claims from airlines day-in-day-out. They will write to Air Canada on your behalf. This is more often done on a no win no fee basis, which means there’s no risk to you. In this case, they only get paid when you receive your compensation.
For details on engaging an expert option to make a flight delay compensation claim against AIR CANADA, please follow this link. This also applies for claims for cancellations and for denied boarding too –