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Flight delays - know your rights

Travel Tip Tuesday

You may know that airlines offer vouchers and credits when they need to bump passengers. And getting passengers to volunteer to take those deals instead of the reimbursement required by regulation saves the airline a TON of money.

CHECK IT OUT: The United States Department of Transportation’s website outlines how much travelers are entitled to for oversold flights.

Quick summary:

  • Remember these values are when the cause of a cancellation or delay was due to circumstances within the airline’s control. Like overselling seats not weather and such.

  • Airlines must pay 200 percent of the value of a one-way ticket (up to $775) if the passenger arrives between 1-2 hours past the scheduled landing time.

  • For domestic flights delayed by longer than two hours, impacted travelers are entitled to 400 percent of the one-way ticket price (up to $1,550).

  • Delays on international flights have the same compensation structure, but the window is up to four hours for 200 percent and more than four hours for 400 percent.

Hopefully, all your flights go off without a hitch. But it's good to know there are resources available with a quick look on google to know what you are entitled to.

I am here to help bring the joy back to travel. Please reply to this email to let me know what other resources, tips or information would be helpful! I will be sending a tip monthly!\



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