Did you know that less than 2% of passengers who are due cash compensation for delayed and/or cancelled flights even collect the cash? Most of them are largely unaware of the EU ruling that orders airlines to pay inconvenienced passengers cash for their situation. Depending on the length of the delay you can claim upwards of $400 to $650 max!
In fact did you ever wonder why US airlines always try to entice you to take travel vouchers for future use? Once you accept that, you forfeit any claim for the cash.
There are guidelines, and consumers can fill out the required forms themselves and deal directly with the airlines. You can access the U.S. forms through the Department of Transportation’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division. European fliers can find forms at individual airlines or through the European Union.
If you are too lazy to do so, a recent article says there are two companies who will collect the cash due — minus a hefty processing charge.
Read the article. By the way, the compensation rules also apply for here in the U.S., as well. So become a more savvy traveler and collect some cash for your inconveniences!