What to do if your flight is delayed and when to claim compensation through a West Dunbartonshire legal team
It can be incredibly frustrating if your flight is cancelled or delayed when you are heading out on holiday, or returning from a break. Either way it is not the ideal situation, as you will have places you need to be and things you need to be doing. You are likely to have spent a lot of money on your holiday as well, meaning that the last thing you want to deal with is delays or something else which will throw your holiday off course. Sometimes delays and cancellations are unavoidable, though, so here are some things you can do to make the situation easier on you.
- Ask questions. Don’t simply take the news of your flight delay or cancellation without question. Find out what has happened and what this means for your flight, whether alternative flights have been arranged and whether you can expect your money back or not.
- Look into another flight. You may be able to get another flight to your destination in the next few hours which will help you to avoid missing too much of your holiday. If you get another flight with the same airline then you shouldn’t even have to pay too much more for a new flight, and may be able to get your ticket transferred.
- Stay in a hotel. Instead of going all the way home and coming all the way back again at a later time, see about staying in a hotel close to the airport so that you can check in regularly and get on the next flight as soon as possible. The airline may even cover the cost of this.
- Relax. Try not to let this hiccup completely derail your holiday and ruin the experience for you. You will still get where you want to go, and staying relaxed will stop the whole vibe of your trip being ruined.
When to find a West Dunbartonshire legal team
If you are injured in an airport, or on a flight, a West Dunbartonshire legal team may be able to help you to get compensation for any injuries you have sustained. You should speak to a West Dunbartonshire law firm in advance to find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation and, if you do, ask to move forward with a claim as soon as possible.
If you can’t find a West Dunbartonshire legal team, you can try Accident Advice Helpline. The helpline is available on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and the friendly, helpful team will happily talk you through the claims process and your own accident to help you to work out what your next move should be.
Date Published: 26th July 2014
Author: David Brown