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Claiming compensation for industrial strikes

Strike action can constitute extraordinary and non-extraordinary circumstances dependant on which workers have gone on strike. If Air Traffic Control employees commence strike action, causing a flight disruption, as this is no fault of the airline it constitutes extraordinary circumstances meaning that airlines are not liable to pay compensation.

This is not to say that you are not eligible for other rights under the EC Regulation 261/2004, click here to view your statutory rights if you are departing from the EU or travelling with an EU air carrier.

On the other hand, if it is your airlines employees that have placed themselves on strike which stemmed from a decision made by the airline (low pay, bad working hours etc) then this is a non-extraordinary circumstance as it is a direct consequence of the employers bad decisions.

If your flight has been affected by strike action and you are not sure whether you are eligible, we are here to assist you. At Flight Patrol, we have the knowledge and experience to validate your claim. All you need to do is simply fill out our claim form and we will do the rest of the work for you.