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    Hi all,

    Would anyone know good & trustworthy sites for claiming compensation for flight delays?

    Anyone with some good experience or all of them are scam?

    Thanks

    12 Comments

    Why dont you just do it yourself whats the details ie what airline when was the delay and how long was the delay where were you coming from and going to

    DIY definitely.

    I tried to do it myself against Thomas Cook and failed, they just fobbled me off every time, even with the recommended pro forma letters from MSE website. We had been delayed 10 hours on the outward journey and 9 hours on the return. I was recommended to Bott & Co, solicitors , bottonline.co.uk, specialising in this area, they took it on a "no win, no fee" basis. They ended up actually issuing court proceedings and it was only the day before the hearing that TC admitted liability. If they had paid up straight away the cost to the airline would have been €2,400 as it was, with the court fees and costs added on, it cost them over £5,000. I couldn't have risked that amount of cash upfront so I was ok with the fees involved, I'm happy to recommend them.

    I did it myself against Thomson I didn't have any documentation I didn't even know the flight number I used flight stats website and got flight number times of flights delay time etc got a phone from them a month later asking for bank details to put £1200 into!!

    I used Revolver after Ryan air fobbed us off with reason for delay and would not compensate after 3 hour delay. They wrote to my friend refusing to compensate. I did a search of court cases that had been won after Ryan air refused to pay out. I wrote a letter citing cases and got full compensation. Do not accept their refusal to pay out, I would use revolver again.

    I used fairplane UK, everything went smoothly but they got about 20% after all costs, suppose better than nothing.

    I used Bott & Co after Ryanair refused to accept my DIY attempt.. They do charge fees of course, Think I got around 80% of the "normal" amount. It took a year but they warn you from the outset that might happen.
    The DIY approach seems to work for a lot of people maybe just try the MSE website suggested above.

    I used the MSE letter proforma, it got declined the first two times, but to be fair the legal situation was still being appealed in the courts at that stage. Third time lucky though and I received a cheque very quickly . From memory I think our flight delay was approx 10 hours ( long haul ) for four of us, and the money paid for our next holiday . We had been incredibly lucky anyway , as our hotel knew there was a delay prior to us leaving and let us stay what was in effect an extra day all inclusive with them .

    Look for the template on moneysavingexpert we were refused compensation first time with Thomas Cook and I just followed the instructions on the website and we got over £1100 compensation

    daletharper

    Look for the template on moneysavingexpert we were refused compensation … Look for the template on moneysavingexpert we were refused compensation first time with Thomas Cook and I just followed the instructions on the website and we got over £1100 compensation


    This is what i used. Also went to the travel agents and got all the details i wanted. 4 off us delayed in Cuba for 17 hours. Got a letter off thomas cook asking me to fill in a very basic form, flight number, delay time etc . 2 weeks later we received £1900. This is a European ruling, think its €600 per person. So when we brexit, no more claims.
    Edited by: "cornishscouse" 9th Jun

    Original Poster

    Thank you everyone! Lot of good comments-advises. Will try DIY, if that doesn't work - we will seek pro advice. Cherrs.
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