Air Passenger Rights

by Marc Cain     

Knowing your rights as an Air Passenger and  what you are entitled to when flights are cancelled or delayed can mean the difference between a nightmare trip and an inconvenienced trip.  Flights cancel and are delayed – it is just part of traveling.  Spending 12 hours sleeping in an airport is never fun – and I have done it enough times to know.  But was that delay or cancellation really due to weather?

Weather has become the airline industries catch all excuse – because they take no responsibility when that happens.

Smarter Traveler has posted a nice cheat sheet for air passenger rights on different airlines.  It is worth printing this out and carrying it when traveling.  https://www.smartertravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Air-Passenger-Rights-Fold-Up-Card.pdf

It never hurts to get friendly with the gate agents or flight attendants to see if you can get a little information out of them.  As much as I suffer from Air Rage – I have learned that getting mad at them doesn’t buy you anything.  A little smile in their overworked day will many times get you a lot.  Here are several links to help you determine the real cause of your flight delay or cancellation:

http://www.knowdelay.com/

http://flightaware.com/

http://www.flightview.com/


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