Did you experience denied boarding due to overbooking?

Overbooking is a common airline practice these days. The airlines oversell flight tickets to maximize their profits: that’s how they can fill the free seats of the passengers who did not show up for the flight. It’s very unpleasant when your travel plans are disrupted due to the carrier’s fault. In this case, any passenger who faced denied boarding because of overbooked flight is entitled to a compensation!

If you experienced denied boarding due to an overbooked flight – don’t worry! You can get up to €600 per person!

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What to do if the flight was overbooked

  1. Unfortunately it is not enough to know that your flight is overbooked. You should still come to the airport and register your flight. After denied boarding due to overbooking, the carrier must provide you with information on other ways you can reach your destination.
  2. If you want to get a compensation, you need to have written evidence of denied boarding. It should be written on your new boarding card or luggage receipt. If you don’t have it – please contact the carrier personnel.
  1. If your flight was overbooked, your carrier must provide you with free meals and drinks. You should also be allowed to make two free calls, use e-mail or send a free fax. If you have to wait for the flight for one or more nights, the carrier must grant you free accommodation at a hotel, including transport to/from the airport.
  2. If your friends or family members were to be on same flight with you, remember that each passenger is eligible to get a compensation.
  3. If you went on a business trip and your ticket was bought by the company – don’t worry. Compensation for cancelled flight belongs to the person whose name is on the ticket.

Skycop operates under European Commission regulations

When you travel by plane, you are protected by the European regulation (EC) 261/2004. Only a small percentage of all air passengers are aware of their rights and many lack the legal knowledge to claim compensation for their delayed flights. Even when they know they can get a compensation, that’s not that easy do when one needs to convince the airlines!

What compensation are you entitled to?

€ 250

If you reached your destination more than 3 hours late and travel distance was up to 1,500 km

€ 400

If the distance was between 1 500 km and 3 500 km and you reached your destination more than 3 hours late.

€ 600

If the travel distance was over 3 500 km and you reached your destination more than 3 hours late.

What to expect after being denied boarding
because of overbooked flight?

In this case, you can expect to:

  1. Have your ticket price fully refunded within 7 days of the date of the incident.
  2. Get a ticket on the next plane to your final destination, under similar terms.
  3. Or select a later flight under similar condition.

If you choose to travel on a different route, and you have to wait, your carrier must provide you with free meals and drinks. You should also be allowed to make two free calls, use e-mail or send a free fax. If you have to wait for the flight for one or more nights, the carrier must grant you free accommodation at a hotel, including transport to/from the airport.

Check if EU air passenger rights apply in your case

  1. If your flight is within the EU and is operated either by an EU or a non-EU airline
  2. If your flight arrives in the EU from outside the EU and is operated by an EU airline
  3. If your flight departs from the EU to a non-EU country operated by an EU or a non-EU airline

EU means the 28 EU countries, including Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion Island, Mayotte, Saint-Martin (French Antilles), the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

Ukraine, Turkey and Israel also have their regulations to protect air passenger rights.

Why claim compensation with Skycop?

  1. Highest standards

    Skycop keeps highest operational and business standards, local and EU legislation and the provisions of regulation of the EC 261.

  2. Over €3 million claims

    Flight compensation company Skycop currently manages a pool of over €3 million of European claims compensation amount. The success fee is being applied only after the case is processed and compensation amount is received from airlines.

  1. As seen in news

    Skycop activities are also described by major media such as Forbes, Yahoo, Aviation Pros, 50 sky shades and China Aviation Daily.

  2. Excellent trust rate

    We have already solved cases of thousands of customers from all over the world who had their flight disruptions with different airlines. For more information, please check our customers’ reviews below.

Feedback & reviews from our customers

Patric Lillis3 months ago

“Skycop are Brilliant and carried out in full what they said they would do!
Very very professional and gave a total update on the goings on from start to finish it was no way complicated for my part of the claim eg the claim for was easy to fill out and not long with a million questions and the agent that dealt with my claim just made it plain simple and to the point so a Big THANKS to Skycop 👍👍👍
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Thanks again
From
A Very Satisfied Customer

Karina Georgitsa3 months ago

“That is the most smoothest service I have ever used.
I have spent few minutes for filling up the details of the flight and describing the situation.
After several weeks I got an answer from the company and had money on my account in few days.
If you do not want to bother yourself with all the details and complains, just let professionals to do that for you!!
Thank you skycop for an amazing service!

Daniel Howard4 months ago

“I was having major difficulties acquiring compensation from Ryanair for months without any luck. I fortunately came across Skycop whose website was really to use. The day after submitting my claim through Skycop, Ryanair contacted me and I got my compensation finally! Skycop’s customer service was really efficient and helpful. I’d highly recommend Skycop and would use them again.”

Was your flight cancelled during the last 6 years?

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