This Website Helps Travelers Get Compensation for Delayed or Canceled Flights

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in 2017, 19.6% of flights on American carriers coming in or out of U.S. airports were either delayed or canceled. And if you've ever been a traveler unfortunate enough to encounter either of these situations, you know how unpleasant it can be. But did you know that you may be entitled to compensation for the hassle and time lost?

AirHelp can help you check on whether or not you qualify for compensation, and then assist you in getting what you deserve from the relevant airline, whether traveling in the U.S. or abroad. According to AirHelp, over 9 million passengers per year should receive money due to disrupted flights, but most never claim what they are owed. Whether it's because of a lack of transparency or misunderstanding of passenger rights, this left more than $413 million unclaimed from delayed flights from the U.S. to Europe last year.

How does it work? Once you sign up, AirHelp can scan your email for flight information or you can manually enter flights you'd like to check. AirHelp then quickly checks flight stats to let you know if you are eligible for compensation, allowing you to claim money for flights up to 3 years old. The site will then allow you to submit paperwork and help you recover the money you are owed.

And, the site doesn't just help with canceled or delayed flights. They'll also assist with baggage problems, missed connections, and if you've been bumped from a flight. AirHelp also has an airport and airline ranking system that can help you make the smart choice when booking your next flights. Frequent travelers will want to bookmark the website or download the app to take control of their airline experience.

AirHelp: Website | Facebook
h/t: [Mental Floss]

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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