If you are having trouble getting compensation for your flight, then it is time to talk with your airline. A professional representative is available to discuss your claims. You should try and follow up any calls that you receive from your airline.
There are many potential destinations that you may wish to travel to, but not all of them will be accessible by your particular flight. It could be the airline refuses to admit that you are not traveling for the reason that you are overbooked. If you have been denied boarding and you believe you are not the person behind the overbooking, you need to contact your travel agent. Your agent can be your gateway to finding out why the airline is denying you service.
The last thing you want to do is go directly to the airlines’ customer service center. It is important to go to their office, because it is their issue, not yours. If you are denied boarding and you have a problem that the airline is handling, then you need to get in touch with the company first.
There are a few questions you can ask to find out what the airline refuses to compensate you for: Is the flight canceled due to mechanical issues? What is the earliest date that you can leave, as per the airline’s rules and regulations?
Some airline policies state that if you arrive after a certain amount of time, you will be required to pay an extra charge. So, you need to find out if you are still liable for this amount, if you miss your flight or if you do not leave by the specified time. If you are not certain, find out.
Also, if you were told that you would not be allowed to disembark upon reaching your destination, make sure that you are clear on this, as well. If the flight was canceled due to inclement weather, which you might have encountered, make sure that the airline is also not liable for reimbursement.
You are entitled to compensation if you are delayed, for longer than what is specified in the agreement, you are allowed to leave the plane without being charged for the amount of time you missed. If you are denied boarding, you are entitled to compensation in the event that you are forced to disembark from the plane. Make sure that you are aware of these laws.
Some airlines will claim that you can only get compensated up to the point at which you lose your money. Don’t be fooled! You can be compensated for as long as you are delayed.
When it comes to damages to your luggage, the airline is legally bound to compensate you for any baggage damaged by the delay or lost, but they are not liable for anything beyond that. Just remember that these regulations are now fully enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration. Just make sure that you read them and they don’t go against your airline’s policy.
An airline’s refusal to allow you to leave the plane when it gets to the destination is a common occurrence. You should contact your travel agent and have them set up a conference call with the company to see what can be done.
Sometimes, delays could be because the airlines just cannot get their planes where they need to be to arrive on time for the scheduled time, so they deny boarding. This happens all the time. On such occasions, the airlines have no choice but to compensate you.
If the airline refuses to refund your money when you have already boarded the flight, then you need to take further legal action. Do not wait for your dispute to blow over. Get legal help as soon as possible.