Especially for longer trips to distant countries, it is often not possible to book a direct connection. It is particularly annoying if the feeder flight is delayed and you therefore miss the connecting flight. In the event of a missed connecting flight, you are often entitled to compensation of up to €600 per person. Passengers friend checks on the basis of your flight data whether you are entitled to compensation in case of a missed connecting flight and enforces your right and claims for you.
If the flight is delayed for at least 2 hours, you are entitled to on-site assistance in the form of food and drinks.
If you miss your connecting flight because the feeder flight was delayed and you arrive at your destination with a delay of more than 3 hours, you are entitled to compensation of up to €600 per person, according to the EU Air Passenger Rights Regulation.
If you missed your connecting flight or it was postponed to the next day, you have to compensate the airline for the cost of an overnight hotel stay as well as transportation expenses.
It usually takes a while before you can actually get off the plane. The plane has not yet reached the parking position, the plane stairs are taking a long time to be extended or the bus shuttle is not yet ready. Plan time for all eventualities as well as ways that have to be covered. In order to get an overview of the distances in the airport, we recommend that you take a look at the airport map in advance of your trip. This will give you a better idea of how long it will take to get to your destination.
If you want to buy a little something for yourself or friends before your connecting flight, keep an eye on the time. The plane will not wait for you and you have an obligation to be at the gate on time for boarding.
If the airline is responsible for your missed connecting flight, you are entitled to compensation of up to €600 per person, according to the EU Passenger Regulation. From 2 hours of delay, you are also entitled to utilities. If you are responsible for the missed connecting flight yourself, you are unfortunately not entitled to compensation.
How much is the right to compensation for missed connecting flights?
The EU Passenger Rights Regulation applies to all flights departing from a European airport. The destination airport does not have to be located in Europe, nor does it have to be a European airline. Passengers departing from a non-European airport may also be entitled to compensation in the event of a missed connecting flight. In this case, however, the destination airport must be within the EU borders and, in addition, the operating airline must have its headquarters in the EU.