Does your flight to or from Portugal fall under Regulation 261/2004 and did you arrive at your final destination with more than three hours’ delay? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of time.
Brexit: did it change regulations for UK passengers with a flight to or from Portugal?
Regulation 261/2004 was amended after Brexit to the The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 has been set in place to uphold your rights as airline passenger when you flight is delayed or cancelled. Both legislations protect your rights as an airline passenger and determines the obligations of the airline.
Your rights as an airline passenger when your flight to or from Portugal has been delayed
In order to fall under one of the legislations your flight must comply with the following rules:.
- Your flight must depart from an airport in the EU
- Or flying to or from the EU with a European airline
What if your flight was delayed to or from Portugal due to extraordinary circumstances?
If the flight delay was due to an extraordinary circumstance, you are not entitled to compensation. When ‘extraordinary circumstances’ apply, the airline can prove that it was not responsible for the delay. Examples of such circumstances include adverse weather conditions and acts of terrorism.
Your right to compensation for your delayed flight to or from Portugal
The amount of compensation is based on the distance of the flight to or from Portugal. Regulation 261/2004 sets out the following amounts:
- €250 compensation for a delayed flight up to 1500 km
- €400 compensation for a delayed flight between 1500 and 3500 km
- €600 compensation for a delayed flight exceeding 3500 km
When the distance of your flight is 3500 km or more and you arrive with a delay between three or four hours, you are entitled to 50% of the compensation amount.
* The route with which you flew and the airline that performed the airline are key in determining if your flight will fall within the scope of the EC 261 Regulation (and is entitled to Euro’s).
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How to claim your right to flight delay compensation for a delayed flight to or from Portugal
We offer you free advice on whether you are entitled to compensation for your delayed flight to or from Portugal. Fill in your flight number and the date of the delayed flight in the free flight compensation calculator and you will immediately receive our advice.
Was your flight more than two hours delayed?
If your flight is delayed two hours or more, the airline is required to provide food, drink and possibly hotel accommodations. If this is not done, you can recover the cost from the airline.
EUclaim was founded in 2007 and helps airpassengers receive compensation from the airline. With our access to the Lennoc Flight Intelligence database, we are able to review over 3 million flights a day a and test them against the rules compliant with Regulation 261/2004 or The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Our data combined with our team of legal experts guarantees our 97 percent success rate in court. EUclaim helps you get compensation for your flight delay or flight cancellation!
Was your flight to or from Portugal delayed?
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