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Delayed or cancelled flight? Get up to €600 per passenger with compensair

Delayed or cancelled flight? Get up to €600 per passenger with compensair 🌍 It works for flights up to 6 years back 🌎 

If you have never sat around in an airport and waited while your flight was delayed, you’ve never flown before. Or, maybe only flown once or twice. Did you know the suffering caused by having to sit around and wait could actually be worth more than a headache? Turns out we could all be entitled to some financial compensation.

Are you eligible for flight compensation?

In accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004 a passenger is entitled to 250-600 euros of compensation in case of:

  • Flight delay more than 3 hours
  • Flight cancellation
  • Denied boarding due to overbooking
  • Missed connection due to a delay of the first segment (you arrived at your destination more than 3 hours later than planned)

The only requirement is that your disrupted flight needed to have happened up to six years back (depending on the country of departure)

  1. within the EU (on any airline)
  2. leaving the EU (on any airline)
  3. or arriving into EU (on EU airline)
Route Airline is from EU Airline is not from EU
From outside EU to outside EU
From outside EU to EU
From EU to outside EU
From EU to EU

Right to compensation based on type of flight and airline

How much exactly should you get for disrupted flight?

The amount of compensation you’re entitled depends on several factors, including how long you have been delayed, and the distance of your flight. You can calculate the exact amount using the chart below or the simple compensation calculator on the Compensair’s website:

Type of disruption Length of delay Distance
Less than 2 hours More than 2 hours More than 3 hours More than 4 hours
Denied boarding € 125 € 250 € 250 € 250 1500 km and less
€ 200 € 400 € 400 € 400 All flights inside EU longer than 1500 km and all flights between 1500 and 3500 km
€ 300 € 600 € 600 € 600 All flights with arrival or departure outside EU longer than 3500 km
Flight delay €0 €0 € 250 € 250 1500 km and less
€0 €0 € 400 € 400 All flights inside EU longer than 1500 km and all flights between 1500 and 3500 km
€0 € 0 € 300 € 600 All flights with arrival or departure outside EU longer than 3500 km
Flight cancellation € 125 € 250 € 250 € 250 1500 km and less
€ 200 € 200 € 400 € 400 All flights inside EU longer than 1500 km and all flights between 1500 and 3500 km
€ 300 € 300 € 300 € 600 All flights with arrival or departure outside EU longer than 3500 km

Flight compensation amount

How to claim?

There are two ways to file your claim to airline: you can embark on the claim process independently or let Compensair take a fight for you by filling in the simple claim form.

If you decide to proceed on your own, you will need the following:

  • Draw up a claim with supporting evidence and necessary documents;
  • Submit a claim in the way required by an airline (online form, fax, email, etc.);
  • Wait for a response (it may take several months);
  • Draw up again a legally justified response to airline’s payment refusal or send a claim again (if ignored);
  • In case of unjustified refusal or ignorance, you will need to apply to consumer rights protection authorities of the country of departure and/or to court.

Or you can let Compensair manage everything as quickly as possible for 25% success fee. They will take on all the hassle providing regular updates along the way. And there is no risk at all – they will charge you only in case of success.

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Golden Autumn in the Swiss Alps – Discover Flims / Graubünden

My personal highlight: spending time walking through nature is the BEST way to connect and experience a destination.

Ever heard about the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona or the Rhine gorge? Or the two jewel alpine lakes named Cauma and Cresta?
Welcome to the Swiss alps in Graubünden, the home of giant peaks, vibrant forests and flowery mountain meadows!

This article shall inspire you for the perfect Alpine weekend trip! Flims offers all you want from the perfect autumn hide away. Get there in only 1.45 minutes by train from Zurich. By car in even 1.15 hours.

Must do on your trip: Relaxing walk to Caumasee & Crestasee

Caumasee is one of the most breathtaking mountain lakes in Switzerland, they call it the pearl of Flims. Experience this with your own eyes, pictures alone won’t make it. This lake is not that secret anymore, so make sure to get there early!

Embedded in a forest you find turquoise blue and crystal clear waters. Water temperature in summer is at an average of 21 Celsius, with a maximum around 24 Celsius. Around the lake you have spots to relax, you can even rent inflatable boat or bring your unicorn! The entrance fee from May – September is 12 CHF (adults),  6 CHF (kids). Find different areas for barbecue or just enjoy their restaurant for drinks & food. The car parking is close (15 min).

How to get there: You can walk (ca 45 min) or bike (ca. 15 min) from Flims Dorf or take a local bus (ca. 15 min,)

My insider tip: Crestasee. This lake is small and yet undiscovered from tourists. Stay here for a pick-nick or a BBQ at the fireplace close by. Go for a swim in summer! Entrance fee in summer is 7 CHF for adults and 3 CHF for kids.

Once in Crestasee plan some time to walk up to the observation deck called “Il Spir” (takes you about 4o min.). Enjoy a 180° view over the famous Rhine gorge also called  ‘Swiss Grand Canyon’. The platform was designed by the local architect Corinna Menn. Once up at Il Spir enjoy a lunch or dessert at the Restaurant Conn.  From here you have the choice to continue your hike to various destination, if you’re in the mood to stroll back to Flims Dorf  by horse and carriage, this is the spot where to do it. Book your ticket at the restaurant (20 CHF for adults 1 way, 13 CHF for kids, 1 way).

Suggested walk for a 2.30 hours , ca. 10 km trip departing from Flims Waldhhaus:

Trin-Mulin – Crestasee – Caumasee – Flims – Felsbachschlucht – Trin-Mulin

In the mood of some alpine action?

Experience pure adrenalin in the wild gorges while river rafting or take a hike along the craggy rock formations. An easily accessible hiking trail and several biking trails along the Rhine also present excellent opportunities to have a barbecue, create stone mounds or dip your feet in the water.

More into an active train ride through the Rhine Gorge?

The bizarre geological formations surrounded by old pine trees fascinate train passengers, hikers and river rafters from around the world. Experience the Rhine gorge from very close every Sunday. The adventure train, with its open observation carriages, takes a leisurely ride along the side of the river, amidst striking rock formations. Get your ticket and all details here. Tickets start from 24 CHF for adults and 12 CHF for kids.

Find more inspiration on activities on the website of Flims/Laax/Falera!

For your comfort and cozy stay I absolutely recommend “The Hide Hotel” in Flims located directly at the bus station and close to the slopes in winter! Get my full article here!

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