Zürich Airport delayed flight / cancelled flight / overbooked flight compensation
Types of flight delays and cancellations
- Weather-related delays and cancellations
- Mechanical issues or aircraft maintenance delays
- Air traffic control (ATC) delays
- Late arriving aircraft
- Crew-related delays (e.g., crew rest, scheduling conflicts, illness)
How to check flight status and delay information
To check flight status and delay information, visit the website or app of your airline carrier or use a third-party flight tracking service. Simply enter your flight number and date of travel to view real-time updates on any Schiphol delays or changes to your itinerary.
When are you entitled to Zürich Airport flight compensation?
- Flight cancelled without prior notification of 14 days from airline;
- Flight delayed to arrive at the final destination over 3 hours;
- Denied boarding due to overbooking;
Your flight must fall within EU:
Your flight departed from an airport at an EU country.
Your flight landed in EU:
Your flight didn’t originate in the EU. However, the flight was operated by an EU-registered carrier and landed at an airport in the EU.
How much can you get in compensation for flights disrupted at Zürich Airport?
Flight compensation depends on flight distance:
- up to 1,500 km or less: up to €250
- between 1,500 – 3,500 km: up to €400
- more than 3500 km: up to €600
Passenger rights in case of flight cancellations at Amsterdam Schiphol
According to the Regulation EC 261/2004, passengers may be entitled to compensation, alternative transportation, or reimbursement, as well as assistance with meals, communication, and accommodation.
When are you not entitled to flight compensation?
Incidents at Zürich Airport
Gone are the days of aviation when a shed and a grassy field were enough to operate an airplane. These days, airports are vast structures that are filled with passengers and personnel. And sometimes, things go wrong.
Neither the airport nor the airline can be held responsible if you flight was disrupted due to war or political crisis. They can’t control terrorist actions, either. As the same time, it’s hard to predict when any of the sensitive equipment at the airport will break down. Usually, a botched landing can damage lights and markings on the runway, but there can be other incidents, too.
Regulation (EC) 261/2004 rules that such airport operations-related incidents are beyond the control of airlines. Therefore, you are not entitled to Amsterdam airport compensation. However, that doesn’t mean that the airline shouldn’t take care of you!
Strikes at Zürich Airport
Airports employ a lot of people. That doesn’t mean that all of them are happy with their working conditions! As such, any airport can have its operations halted by a strike – and this means Zürich Airport flight delays and cancellations.
Air traffic controller strikes are likely the worst, as they can affect flights not only in the airport, but also those flying nearby. However, we have recently seen all sorts of other staff, from luggage handlers to security go on a Zürich Airport airport strike.
Regulation (EC) 261/2004 rules that airport staff strikes are outside of airlines’ control. Therefore, a flight delayed or cancelled for this reason is not eligible for Zürich Airport airport compensation.
Bad weather conditions at Zürich Airport
Planes might be big advanced, but they are not immune to all weather conditions. Therefore, terrible weather can result in Zürich Airport airport delays and cancellations. These often happen in winter, when snow can easily mess things up.
Wind speed and visibility are some of the most common culprits behind weather-caused disruption. And just because the weather is clear at your airport doesn’t mean that it’s not terrible at your destination. If the airport you’re trying to fly to reports that weather there is unsuitable for flying, the airline can do little else but delay or cancel the strike.
As the airlines can’t control weather, Regulation (EC) 261/2004 judges them not to be responsible for flight disruptions that result in such cases.
How to Claim Compensation for a Delayed or Cancelled Flight at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
- collect all relevant documents, such as your ticket, boarding pass, and receipts
Filing a claim
- submit a claim to the airline for compensation following the airline’s specific procedures and deadlines
Dealing with airline responses
- be prepared to negotiate with the airline or seek legal assistance if needed
Working with a compensation company
- compensation company can handle the claim process on your behalf to save you time and effort
The benefits of pursuing compensation with Skycop
- No-win, no-fee policy
- Vast expertise in EU flight compensation law
- Faster compensation payouts
- Reduced stress and hassle
- Maximum compensation recovery