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The ECJ has strengthened passengers' rights on flights with a transfer on 11.07.2019 (tt 11.07.2019, Az. C-502 / 18): the provider of the first flight owes compensation for delays in the connecting flight. A novelty here is that this airline owes the compensation even if this airline does not have its seat in the EU.
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Many providers, such as Flightright, Fairplane, airhelp and Co. advertise on the Internet, for passengers in a flight delay of three hours, a compensation of 250 €, 400 € or 600 € enforce against the airline. The disadvantage here: it is not a lawyer and the cost of the provider (usually in the form of a commission of up to 30%!) Does not carry the airline, but the passenger!
This means that a passenger affected by a flight delay can give away cash if he or she is commissioned to enforce compensation for 250 €, 400 € or 600 € eg flightright and not a lawyer, in the best case a lawyer specializing in flight delays! If the passenger turns directly to a lawyer for flight delays, the cost of commissioning the lawyer according to the latest case law of the District Court of Frankfurt (2-24 S 193 / 17) bears the airline! For the passenger, this means that going to the lawyer is free and he receives full compensation from the airline! If your flight was delayed, you should go directly to the lawyer.
We had a flight delay of more than 5 hours and within about weeks we received a refund of 1800€ thanks to the lawyers Gabler and Hendel. I can only recommend everyone to contact them and not the online providers Flightright and Co. which is only a rip-off later.
Very good advice and legal advice on travel law and flight delays. Within a short time, our interests against an airline were perceived without additional commission and 100% led to success.
Thanks a lot for this.
We can only recommend this law firm.
Great law firm. Very committed and capable lawyers. The friendly secretariat in particular does an excellent job. You are in good hands here. No matter what it is, here is always a specialist at your side who knows how to assert my interests! It should be like this everywhere. Keep it up, exemplary!
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Mr. Gabler represented me in the enforcement of passenger rights. The whole process was looked after very professionally from AZ and I always felt that I was in good hands. In the end, Mr. Gabler was able to assert my entire claim, including the fee. Great job, I can advise the law firm on this. just recommend it.
Super fast processing of my request about my passenger rights.
In my case it was not clear whether a lawsuit would be successful - so I was advised against it and referred to the arbitration board.
Very competent and fair.
You will receive compensation for a flight delay if the delay is more than three hours. The flight must also fall under the scope of EU law and thus under the so-called passenger rights regulation (Regulation EC 261 / 2004). In addition, the flight delay must not be due to any exceptional circumstances, ie the delay must be within the risk and responsibility of the airline. Our Travel Lawyer and Flight Delay Lawyer will review these requirements and tell you if there is a claim for compensation in your case.
Our lawyer for flight delay and travel law gives you a non-binding and free initial assessment, whether you are entitled to compensation against the airline.
No, a specialist lawyer for travel law does not exist in Germany, for which reason no lawyer in Germany is entitled to hold the title of specialist lawyer for travel law. Lawyer Gabler has been focusing for years on the areas of travel law and air passenger rights. Lawyer Gabler can therefore draw on experience and expertise from numerous cases and therefore knows the tricks and tactics of the airlines! So trust our Travel Experts! Lawyer Gabler consistently enforces your claims against non-payment airlines! Thus, Mr. Gabler has numerous successes against airlines such as Condor, Lufthansa, TuiFly, Emirates, Vueling, KLM, Etihad Airways, the now insolvent Air Berlin, British Airways and Co. show. For an initial assessment, Mr. Gabler requires only the following data, which can be sent via e-mail: flight data (eg airline, departure and arrival airport, flight times, extent of delay and as far as known the reason). Mr. Gabler examines your claims for compensation and then tells you whether you are entitled to 250 Euro, 400 Euro or 600 Euro.
Tour operators regularly make a point of rejecting customer claims on a flat-rate basis. Without legal assistance financial compensation is hardly possible.
We take over the correspondence with the tour operator and enforce your claims consistently - if necessary, also in court!
My flight is more than 3 hours late. Can I get compensation?
Basically yes. If your flight has a delay of more than 3 hours, you are entitled to a financial compensation against the carrying airline. The amount of the claim depends on the flight distance:
Incidentally, the easiest way to determine the flight distance on websites such as www.luftlinie.org
A claim against the airline does not exist only if the delay is due to "extraordinary circumstances" (eg force majeure such as a volcanic eruption). However, the airline has to rely on it and has to prove it. But do not be premature by unconventional and blanket claims of the airlines, it would be an exceptional circumstance, discourage the assertion of your claims!
My flight was canceled / canceled. Will I also receive compensation in this case?
Basically yes. As a rule, you will be entitled to the same compensation as for a delay of 3 hours, ie the amount of the claim depends on the flight distance and there must be no extraordinary circumstance.
How do I claim the compensation?
You can either claim the compensation yourself from the airline or ask someone to assert it, such as a lawyer or an online provider focused on passenger rights such as "flightright" or "faiplane".
It can be advantageous if you first ask the airline for payment. If they do not respond or refuse payment even though you are entitled to a compensation payment, the airline is in default and you can then hire a lawyer to enforce your claim. The lawyer has to pay the airline in this case!
If you yourself want to ask the airline to pay, no special form is required. Many airlines already offer ready-made online forms. You can use these, but they do not have to. You can also ask the airline for example by fax, email or letter for payment.
Tip: You should set the airline a deadline for the payment of, for example, 3 weeks in order to put the airline in default. You should also make sure that you have proof that the airline has received your request for payment, eg insertion letter or fax delivery report.
Do I have to observe deadlines? How long can I claim compensation?
You do not need to observe any special deadlines. The general limitation period of 3 years applies. You can therefore also make claims retrospectively for delayed flights, for example until the end of 2018 you still have the opportunity to make claims for delay / cancellation from the entire year 2015!
The airline does not respond to my request for payment or rejects a payment. Should I hire a lawyer or an online provider such as "flightright"?
There are various business models for the online providers. For example, some providers retain a commission of 20% to 30% of their compensation claim (600, X € X to 120, - €! This is annoying if you have already made your claim to the airline and the airline is already in default. Because then you could basically hire a lawyer at the expense of the airline and you retain at the end of 180% of your claim when commissioning a lawyer, without any deductions! But if you hire an online provider on a commission basis, give away cash!
Tip: If you are insured for legal protection, then flight delays are in most cases covered by this insurance. You can therefore immediately hire a lawyer specializing in travel law and your insurance will cover the costs (if necessary, a deductible must be taken into account). You can then waive without financial disadvantages to a previous assertion of your claim for compensation with the airline.
Incidentally, the lawyer fees are set by law and in many cases significantly lower than the commissions for online providers anyway. If you have any questions about possible costs for your flight delay, we will be happy to explain it to you!
I want to hire a lawyer. How does that go?
If you want to hire us, you can contact us eg by email or phone. We are happy to discuss the matter with you personally in our office without any additional costs. However, this is not necessary in most cases. So it does not matter if you are near Regensburg or further afield. We represent you nationwide.