ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2585 times:
Quoting Checo77 (Reply 6): More if they paid like USD4000 for their ticket. I would get angry as well. I guess KLM has to give them some kind of compensation.
Why should an airline give one compensation for having to make an unplanned stop somewhere so the aircraft can continue safely onwards? So what if the aircraft was delayed 50 minutes in AMS, it happens, live with it.
Schipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2361 times:
Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 8): Since when did airlines give J class pax any compensation for a flight that arrives 2 hours late?
Didn't EU pass some type of a law stating that passengers have to be compensated if their plane arrived so many hours late? I was even compensated for a Thalys ride from AMS to Paris Nord for being 3 hours late.
SK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2174 times:
Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 9):
Didn't EU pass some type of a law stating that passengers have to be compensated if their plane arrived so many hours late?
Yes, there is indeed some kind of law..., however it's hardly possible to get a compensation for a delay or cancellation. There is something called SMALL PRINT. Airlines don't have to pay in case it's beyond the airlines control and according to the "small print" almost EVERYTHING is beyond the control of the airline. I had an issue with KL about a cancelled flight to AUA and got NO compensation, because the airplane had a technical problem (caused due to a lightning strike) and KL's small print states that it is beyond their control. Too bad....I must say though that I think that it's a kind of childish to demand all kinds of compensation for a delay....Whatever the airline will pay, you can never turn back time...it's and will always be lost...
I rather prefer a delay or rebooking (in case of cancellation) than an accident...
Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 3): This flight was just launched.......and it seems that we already have our first unscheduled fuel stop?!
It was NOT unscheduled. Before departure from AMS it showed the stop in Gander; so I guess it must have been a fuel stop.