Je vlucht vertraagd of geannuleerd? Krijg een vergoeding.

Je vlucht is vertraagd. Iedereen kent het fenomeen wel…
Het is vakantie. Je hebt er al zolang naar uitgekeken. Uiteindelijk is het zover.



Dan kom je toe op de luchthaven en ziet je eerste vakantiedag in het water vallen omdat je vliegtuig al 3 uur vertraging heeft. In het beste geval gewoon vertraging, maar misschien annuleren ze je vlucht wel?  Je bent veel later op je bestemming en zoveel kostbare tijd kwijt.

Niet leuk en niemand zit daar op te wachten.
Maar als je dan een compensatie krijgt voor de uren/dagen vakantie dat je kwijt bent is dat mooi meegenomen.

Wat kan compensair voor jou doen?

Je kan via compensair tot 600€ /per persoon compensatie krijgen voor een vlucht naar, binnen of vanuit Europa.

Super goed nieuws.
Maar voor je meteen te hard begint te juichen! Je moet wel voldoen aan een aantal voorwaarden.


Kan je dat bij elke vlucht doen?

Er zijn wel enkele voorwaarden waar je moet aan voldoen:

    • Je vlucht was meer dan 3 uur in vertraging
    • Of je vlucht was geannuleerd
    • de vlucht was minder dan 3 uur in vertraging, maar daardoor mis je wel je aansluitende vlucht en kom je op je oorspronkelijke bestemming meer dan 3 uur te laat aan.
    • Je kon niet inchecken omdat er geen vrije plaatsen meer waren door overboeking.


    • De vlucht mocht niet vertraagd zijn door het weer of andere buitengewone  omstandigheden.
    • Ook mag je vlucht mag niet langer dan 6 jaar geleden zijn.

Wat zijn de kosten?

Dat is het mooie. Je hoeft helemaal niets te betalen.
Als je aan de voorwaarden voldoet en je aanvraag is geslaagd, houden zij een commissie in van 25%. De rest storten ze gewoon door op jouw rekening.

Zo simpel is het.

Wat moet je daar nu voor doen?

Via mijn onderstaande link kom je op de website terecht, waar je alle informatie kan vinden en ook de documenten gewoon kan invullen.
Je kan er niets mee verliezen dus waarom zou je het niet proberen.

Mocht je nog bijkomende vragen hebben, kan je op de website nog eens alles nalezen.

Ik hoop dat je het nooit nodig hebt, maar in het slechtste geval is er nog iets wat het ongemak een beetje kan verzachten.

Laat gerust een reactie achter als je er van gebruik gemaakt hebt.
Een fijne zorgeloze vakantie toegewenst!


Parkings op Brussel Airport

Parkeren op Brussel Airport kan op verschillende soorten parkings. Wil je weten wat de verschillende mogelijkheden zijn?
Lees dan Op reis vanaf Brussel Airport – Parkeren & Bestemmingen

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What to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled?

Are you aware that if you are flying within the EU or on a European airline you are entitled to compensation when your flight is delayed or cancelled? If not, (or if so and you need information on how to file a claim seamlessly) read on to find out what to do if you find yourself in this particularly frustrating travel pickle.

When we think of travel we think about the glamour shots, the beaches, the cocktails,the excitement, the ADVENTURE. BUT we all know that travel isn’t always as glamorous as our lovely Instagram stories show. Sometimes, it sucks and you’re waiting, dealing with things completely out of your control. Instead of getting angrier and angrier, know your rights and what you can do to help yourself when in this situation.

Read on for my tips on what to do when you’re stuck at the airport due to a delay or cancellation.

The Airport staff is NOT to blame- Be nice to them!

I repeat, the staff that is there to help you on the ground IS NOT TO BLAME for any delay or cancellation. It can be frustrating when they give you the runaround, and we all know they do :-|, but they likely don’t have any real idea why you’re flight isn’t on time. Then take into account that they now are dealing with angry and often rude, possibly even aggressive passengers when they really don’t have any real information. Just, be polite in your exchanges with them, they’re people too and it sucks dealing with tons of angry people.

When you’re nice, they’re more likely to give you the little information they probably have and sometimes even throw you a freebie here and there for your kindness towards them. However, be firm, don’t allow yourself to be the “nice” person who doesn’t speak up for themselves and gets pushed to the back of the queue. There are things you are entitled to, make sure you make that known in a polite, yet FIRM manner.

Delays less than 3 hours 

Nothing you can do here unfortunately but wait. Go grab yourself a cocktail some magazines, make a phone call or my favorite? Find the nearest lounge and check in. Stay close to your gate because typically with the shorter delays you just have no idea when you’re going to leave, you want to make sure you’re also paying attention to the departure screens in the event of an update! Don’t miss your flight hanging out in the lounge. I have almost done this myself- don’t be like me LOL. Try to entertain yourself and take your mind off the wait, because you have to wait, there is nothing you can do about it and why sit around angry for hours?

Despite not actually being entitled to any financial reimbursement, on occasion they will provide the latter to calm angry patrons. It never hurts to ask, and when you’ve been nice to them, they’re more likely to say yes :-).

Have a connecting flight?

  • If the delay on your initial flight will cause you to miss your connecting flight let the gate agents know. This is their job and they will book you on an alternate flight. It may be with a different airline.
  • If your connection isn’t available the same day be sure to inquire about accommodation for the night. They will handle this as it is their fault. Don’t just book your own when you’re entitled to free accommodation.

Note: you’re only eligible for this if your journey is booked as one trip. If you book to one destination and then book again to another it doesn’t count. It needs to be leg of the same journey.

Delays over 3 Hours / Cancellations

When this happens they will often provide refreshments / food vouchers and if your delay is overnight accommodation is given AND transportation to and from the airport. You need to make sure you inquire, as they don’t just announce that. Don’t let yourself get too worked up or angry that you just leave on your own to wait for your flight. When this occurs you’re typically entitled to some form of compensation in the EU.

If your flight is cancelled, the airline will typically do everything they can to book you on another flight – if that flight is not the same day they will usually offer you a hotel voucher. In many cases you’ll also receive a refund or airline voucher.

Travel Insurance

This is very important, typically you can file a claim for food and lodging if you’ve been delayed for more than 4 hours. This varies by insurance but your pockets will thank you when you get money back for all those cocktails ( I mean food …) you’ve downed while waiting. It will help with NON EU flights as well! I also implore you to get it travel insurance in the event of illness or injury. Travel is amazing, but it’s still life and shit still happens.

Are you eligible for flight compensation?

In accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004 a passenger is entitled to 250-600 euros of compensation in case of:

  • Flight delay more than 3 hours
  • Flight cancellation
  • Denied boarding due to overbooking
  • Missed connection due to a delay of the first segment (you arrived at your destination more than 3 hours later than planned)

The only requirement is that your disrupted flight needed to have happened up to six years back (depending on the country of departure)

– within the EU (on any airline)

– leaving the EU (on any airline)

– or arriving into EU (on EU airline)

Do you have any advice or experience with delayed or cancelled flights?

**This post was created in partnership with Compensair, who offer a free, no obligation flight check to see if you are owed compensation. By law, you could be owed up to €600 per person. Whether your flight was delayed, cancelled or you were refused boarding, the Compensair app could be telling you how much you’re owed within minutes.

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