Obtaining financial compensation for a missed connecting flight has similar conditions to those for obtaining compensation for a delayed flight. Nonetheless, there are certain specifics that differ and should be kept in mind. In order to claim damages, basic conditions must be met to obtain damages from the airline for the given flight.
- length of delayed flight at final destination
- whether this is a flight subject to EU Regulation (EC) 261/2004 or whether there are other options and forms of obtaining compensation (flight miles, gift vouchers).
- whether all flights are under one reservation
Delays (at the target destination following prebooking and/or rerouting)
|Distance||Less than 2h||From 2h to 3h||From 3h to 4h||More than 4h
or no flight
took place at all
|Less than 1500km||0€||0€||250€||250€|
|From 1500 km to 3500km||0€||0€||400€||400€|
|More than 3500km||0€||0€||300€||600€|
|Less than 1500km||125€||250€||250€||250€|
|From 1500 km to 3500km||200€||200€||400€||400€|
|More than 3500km||300€||300€||300€||600€|
There are also supplemental conditions for obtaining possible financial damages:
- distance from initial location and final destination for calculating the amount of your damages
- the delayed flight that caused the missing of the connecting flight was caused by circumstances that the airline could or could not have controlled.
The combination of factors described above subsequently defines whether a potential claim for obtaining financial compensation has been incurred, and the amount thereof.