Lufthansa - Flight Cancellations

Important information about Lufthansa

Lufthansa
Lufthansa

It is the largest of all German airlines, and when combined with its airline group, the largest in Europe in terms of passengers carried. Lufthansa is also one of the founding members of Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance formed in 1997, flying to more destinations in the world than any other airline alliance.

Together, with its subsidiary airlines, it makes up the Lufthansa Group. This group combined has over 700 aircrafts making it one of the largest fleets in the world.

While their registered office and corporate headquarters is in Cologne, their primary hub is at Frankfurt Airport with a secondary hub at Munich Airport, it covers the main cities across Germany.

If you have faced flights problems with Lufthansa, such as delays, you could be entitled to flight compensation as EU law protects paying passengers when the airline is at fault.



Backing up your claim

To give your claim the best chance of success, check with the airline regarding exactly what caused the delay. Collect any evidence you can, such as flight documents, photos and receipts, keep any paperwork given to you by the airline. A successful outcome can depend heavily on evidence – particularly if the flight took place (or didn’t, as the case may have been) a few years back.

 

Ask the airline staff what you can claim for - both there and then and later on - and make a note of any details you’re given, plus staff names, times and dates. If you can, take contact details of the airline’s other passengers in the same situation.

 

You may be able to claim as much as €600. This varies according to the distance you flew, or should have flown, with different rates applying to short, medium and long haul flights, as follows.

What you can claim at the airport

For short haul flights, you can claim from 2 hours’ delay or more. The airline should cover the cost of food and drinks, and of 2 phone calls, emails or faxes. For medium haul flights, the  delay time from which you can claim increases to 3 hours, and then 4 hours for long haul flights.

 

For longer delays of 5 hours plus, you have a right to refuse to board a flight that is delayed by over 5 hours, in which case the airline must refund you or offer alternative transportation.

 

In the case of a flight being delayed until the next day, the airline must provide overnight accommodation, as well as transfers to and from the airport. Make sure you get any promised services put down in writing and keep a copy. Sometimes, it is not always possible for the airline to provide all of their passengers accommodation in the case of a widespread disruption. If you find yourself paying for your own accommodation, keep all of your receipts and this should be reimbursed by the airline.

How Flight Patrol can help

Claiming flight delay compensation from Lufthansa is easier when you know how. Our experience means we can secure what passengers are entitled to, with a minimum amount of fuss. We will claim on your behalf, we have an experienced team of claims experts and we will secure your compensation without causing you any stress or hassle.

 

If you claim yourself, you could find that it takes a lot of time. You may even struggle to get anywhere, simply because you have little experience in dealing with such claims. The process could therefore be stressful and energy-sapping, as well as time-consuming, and you may need to do a lot of research to make any headway at all. Your chances of success will sadly be limited by the fact that you are not familiar with this process. Passengers complain that the process takes up time, requires experience, is stressful and has a low chance of success.

 

If we claim on your behalf, we can reach a conclusion professionally, simply and swiftly. We can offer a highly experienced team, a stress-free experience and, most importantly, a high chance of success with your claim.

Your rights when delayed with Lufthansa

  • According to EU law up to €600 compensation
  • Regardless of the ticket price
  • Flights up to 6 years old
  • When the flight was delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled or overbooked

Tips and Tricks when delayed with Lufthansa

  • Confirm the reason for the delay with the airline
  • Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, vouchers etc
  • Insist on your basic rights and services at the airport
  • Exchange contact information with other passengers

How to claim against Lufthansa

  • Enter your flight details into our calculator
  • Enter details of replacement flights (if any)
  • Enter details of fellow passengers
  • Leave the rest to us!
  • Short Distance

    Short Distance

    €250

    Up to 1500km

    (e.g. London - Edinburgh)

  • Medium Distance

    Medium Distance

    €400

    Up to 3500km

    (e.g. London - Athens)

  • Long Distance

    Long Distance

    €600

    From 3500km

    (e.g. London - Tokyo)

Important

Important:

Don't take any excuses! Vouchers for food or hotels don't negate the airline's responsibillity to pay your compensation

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