Lots of different rules apply to your case, Treg.
First question : Did you buy a through-ticket????
- If you bought one ticket for 100E from one source and a connecting ticket for 100E from a different source INSTEAD of buying a 220E ticket from one single source (i.e. your whole journey is on one single ticket number/booking PNR), then NO, you are not covered. In order for you to be covered, the entire journey has to be on one PNR.
This is a major problem in the United Kingdom with a lot of passengers booking bargain holidays with charter carriers from Gatwick etc. and travelling there on BA
from regional airports. If the BA
/BD service is delayed and the pax misses their charter flight, THEY ARE IN
NO WAY COVERED and the airline has NO RESPONSIBILITY to get them to their final destination. This can result in the loss of the flights AND
the accommodation (if a package holiday is booked).
Next question : Was the delay weather related?
- If the delay is caused by weather, again, the airline's liability is limited. It's unusual for an airline not to try and accommodate passengers if there are major weather delays but the carriers are in no way required to do so.
Cabin crew, doors to manual and cross check.