Strike in Portugal

If the strike in Portugal has caused a delay or cancellation of your flight, you may be wondering what you’re entitled to. While the disruption can be frustrating, it’s worth noting that not every circumstance warrants a payout or privilege. Our team is ready to guide you through your options and help you navigate the maze of rights and benefits.

Are you eligible for compensation if there is a strike in Portugal?

Does the airline have the ability to prevent a strike but fails to do so? You may be eligible for compensation. This applies to situations where the airline’s own employees, both on-board and on-ground, go on strike. Put simply, if the airline could have taken steps to avoid the strike and didn’t, they could be held responsible and you may be entitled to compensation.

Understanding your rights: why you may not be eligible for compensation due to the strike in Portugal

While strikes may cause a lot of flight problems, it’s often pointless to file a claim. The reason being that when you purchase a ticket, you enter into a contract with the airline to take you from point A to B. If they’re unable to do so due to circumstances beyond their control, like a strike, then you’re not entitled to compensation.

Why you might not be eligible for compensation during a strike in Portugal

You are not entitled to compensation if the strike was caused by personnel other than the airline’s own personnel. For example:

  • air traffic control
  • security personnel
  • baggage handlers
  • other ground personnel

Strike in Portugal? This is what you are entitled to

If the airline has taken measures to prevent the impact of the strike, you won’t be entitled to compensation. However, that doesn’t mean you should be left stranded. If your flight is delayed for more than 2 hours, the airline has a duty of care.

This means that they must provide you with food and drinks. Additionally, if your wait time extends overnight, the airline should arrange accommodation for you. If they fail to do so, you can make the arrangements yourself and seek reimbursement by submitting your receipts.

Know your rights: compensation for delayed or canceled flights

If your flight is delayed upon arrival for more than 3 hours, and the airline is responsible, you may be eligible for compensation. The amount you receive will vary depending on the distance traveled. For flights shorter than 1500 km, you can receive €250 per ticket, and for flights over 3500 km, the amount increases to €600 per ticket.

Check if you are entitled to compensation

You can easily check if you are entitled to compensation as a result of the strike at Portugal in our database. Enter your flight number and we will indicate whether you qualify for compensation. Then you can submit a claim in just a few minutes. EUclaim will take care of the rest.

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