Strike at Barcelona Airport
If your flight has been delayed or cancelled due to the strike in Barcelona Airport, it’s understandable that you want to know what your rights are. While the impact can be significant, you may not always be entitled to compensation. We’re here to help you understand your rights and what options you have in this situation.
When are you entitled to compensation as a result of the strike at Barcelona Airport?
You can make a claim if the operating airline is responsible for the strike. If the airline’s own personnel, with whom you are scheduled to fly or have flown, are the reason for your flight disruptions, then you may be entitled to compensation and the airline can be held responsible.
Strikes at Barcelona Airport can be beyond control of airline
Unfortunately, in many cases, according to Regulation 261/2004, you are not entitled to compensation. The airline that issued your ticket is obligated to transport you from point A to point B. If they cannot do so because the strike is beyond their control, then you are not entitled to compensation
When are you not entitled to compensation?
You are not entitled to compensation if the strike is caused by personnel other than the airline’s own staff, such as:
- Air traffic control strike
- Security personnel strike
- Baggage handler strike
- Other ground staff strike
What you are entitled to as a victim of the strike at Barcelona Airport
If your flight is delayed due to the strike in $country and it is outside the control of the airline you are flying with, you are not entitled to compensation. However, if the delay is more than 2 hours, the airline has a duty of care towards you. This means that you are entitled to food and drinks, and if the delay is very long, the airline must also arrange accommodation for you. If the airline fails to do so, you can arrange it yourself and claim the expenses later.
Compensation for delayed or canceled flights
If you arrive at your destination with a delay of more than 3 hours and the airline can be held responsible, you are entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation depends on the distance of the flight. For a flight distance of less than 1500 km, you are entitled to a compensation of €250 per ticket. This amount increases to €600 per ticket if your flight distance is more than 3500 km.
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