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.
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h/t: [Mental Floss]
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