To have flights canceled is one of the least things that travelers wish for.
however, EU law is clear on flight cancellation compensation and there is no disputing that airlines have to compensate their passengers for the inconvenience that are not caused by factors beyond the control of the carrier company.
So, if your flight gets canceled due to a mechanical, technical or for any reason not related to “uncontrollable reasons” then you are legally entitled to compensation.
Air passengers on EU flights that are eligible under EU 261 could receive compensation up to 600€ for inconvenience based on the distance of the flight.
Flight cancellation compensation
You are entitled to compensation if your airline canceled your flight unexpectedly and failed to notify you at least 14 days or more prior to the flight.
In case where you decide to cancel your trip then you are not eligible for flight compensation under EU 261.
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