Frequently asked questions
Q: When am I allowed to compensation?
The easiest way to check if you are allowed to compensation is through our Compensation Calculator – it takes a minute and it is entirely free.
To achieve compensation for our customers, AvioClaim works on the basis of EU Regulation 261/2004 which covers
All flights departing from an EU country, despite the operating airline
All flights arriving into an EU country, operated by an EU airline
Q: My flight is delayed. Am I entitled to claim compensation?
Yes, you can claim compensation for a delayed flight as long as the delay at your final destination is at least 3 hours. The EU Regulation also includes overbooked flights and disruptions generated by a missed connection.
Q: Am I allowed to compensation for a flight cancelled to a country outside the European Union, for example, the U.S?
In this case, you are entitled to compensation only if the flight is operated by an airline from a country in the European Union.
For example, if you fly from Bulgaria to the U.S with American Airlines, you are not entitled to compensation.
Q: What are the “extraordinary circumstances”?
Keep in mind that the airlines often use “extraordinary circumstances” as a way to avoid paying compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight.
According to EU Regulation 261/2004, “exceptional circumstances” are those that “prevent timely execution of a flight, although the carrier has taken all necessary measures to avoid delay or cancellation”.
The list of “exceptional circumstances” includes:
Bad weather (fog/lack of good visibility, strong winds, snow storms, etc.)
Political or civil disturbance
Strike of the airport sector
Q: How long I should wait to receive my compensation?
AvioClaim submits your request to the airline as soon as we receive the completed form from you. We attempt to settle the claim between 3 to 6 months, but unfortunately, this is something that we cannot predict to the full accuracy. There are cases where the whole procedure ends within 3-4 weeks and you get your compensation just a month after you filed your request.
What we can tell you is that we will keep you informed of the current status of your claim.
Q: Will AvioClaim charge me any fees?
No. we won’t. In fact, you do not have to pay any upfront expenses to use our services. Remember – submitting a claim is completely free.
We operate on a “no win, no fee” principle which means we only get paid if you get paid. If we succeed to achieve your compensation from the airline, we receive a commission equivalent to 20% of the compensation amount ( VAT included).
Why choose AvioClaim?
We are a small team of experts who have already helped thousands of customers and have acquired millions in compensation.
Blending the legal expertise with cutting-edge technology, our commitment is to bring every claim to its full completion, making sure that your rights have been valued and any owed compensation has been met.
You can read about all the happy customers of ours on the Facebook page of AvioClaim.
With AvioClaim, there are only winners. Thank you for trusting us!