Like all airlines flying over the EU, Lufthansa is regulated by European legislation. Indeed, in case of delay of a flight, there are rules that the company must respect. In order to assert their rights, it is important that passengers also know them.
– 1500 km
1500 km – 3500 km
+ 3500 km
Legal experts to take charge of your steps
Compensation of up to 600 euros can be provided if the arrival of the flight has been delayed and this delay is not due to exceptional events. To benefit from this compensation, you can call on a team of legal experts who take charge of the claims process, in return for 30% of the compensation, if they succeed.
The plane must either have left an airport in the European Union. The flight may in this case have been made by any airline, whether European or international; Or have landed in an airport of the European Union. In this case the theft must absolutely have been made by an airline whose head office is also in the EU.
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What are the conditions to receive compensation for a delay at Lufthansa?
In order to qualify for compensation from Lufthansa Airlines in case of long delay, you must take off or land from a European country. In addition, the delay must not have been anticipated more than 7 days before by the company.
The compensable delay times are as follows: more than 2 hours for a distance up to 1500 km; more than 3 hours for flights within the EU over 1500 km and up to 3500 km for non-EU flights; more than 4 hours for flights over 3500 km.
In the cases mentioned above, Lufthansa is obliged to assist its customers according to the type of delay and its duration. In other words, if this duration is significant, the company must ensure the good conditions of waiting for its passengers – housing and catering -. It is also required to ensure the transfer of these customers to the proposed accommodation.
In the case of compensation, if the delay is 5 hours or more, the passenger has the right to cancel his journey and request a full refund of his ticket to Lufthansa. He must make the request within 7 days after the incident.
Whether he gives up his trip or not, he is entitled to claim compensation.
Departure delayed until the next day
If your flight is postponed overnight, the airline may possibly offer you a hotel night, including transportation to and from the airport. Remember to check with Lufthansa directly. Do not forget to ask for a written confirmation of your commitment to reimburse you in case you have to book your hotel night yourself.
Important: You can still claim compensation from Lufthansa even if you have already received discount coupons (meals, hotel …) from the airline.
Flight cancellation: how to do?
If it notifies you up to 14 days before your flight, the airline can cancel your Lufthansa ticket without compensation for inconvenience. Of course you will be reimbursed but sometimes it is not enough to make up for the damage, is not it?
You can, depending on the case, get up to 600 euros compensation per person so you have nothing to lose to file your claim.
In all cases, if you are not compensated, you will have nothing to pay because these specialists will take their commission on your compensation only if you have been successful.
Refused at boarding for "overbooking": what compensation?
More reserved tickets than places available on the plane, this is called overbooking and it is frequent.
Passengers rejected at the entrance of the aircraft are entitled to compensation, but this can be reduced by 50% in case of re-routing to the final destination if the arrival time does not exceed the hour of arrival. arrival initially planned.
Do not hesitate to claim.
Pick-up and basic Lufthansa services at the airport
Your flight has been canceled or delayed for several hours? In this case, you have the option of being supported by Lufthansa as well as basic services at the airport. Here is a quick overview of these services, which vary according to the distance of the flight:
– Short-haul flight (up to 1500 km): drinks, snacks and two phone calls, faxes or emails for any delay of more than 2 hours.
– Medium-haul flight (between 1500 km and 3500 km) and intra-community flights of more than 1500 km: drinks, snacks, but also two phone calls, faxes or emails in the case of a delay of more than 3 hours.
– Long-haul flight (beyond 3500 km): drinks, snacks and two phone calls, faxes or emails for any delay of more than 4 hours.
Lufthansa is a German private airline. It is the first airline in Europe in terms of passengers. It is based at Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport and Franz Josef Strauss International Airport in Munich. It has several subsidiaries throughout Europe and has a fleet of around 300 aircraft.