If i'm delayed more than 3 hours?

Old Dec 6, 19, 12:44 pm
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If i'm delayed more than 3 hours?

Which I will be by the time I get out of Heathrow tonight.

Having been fortunate enough not to have had this happen to me before, what's the story re compensation for such a delay?
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Old Dec 6, 19, 12:53 pm
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Depends on what caused the delay. But if it is the ATC strike in France, there isn't any compensation in most cases (there are a few potential exceptions depending on specific details). More information in the main EC261 thread, which on the rare occasions that it isn't near the top of the forum list, can also be found via the BA Forum Dashboard.
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Have a look at this thread which is linked in the Dashboard:
The 2019 BA compensation thread: Your guide to Regulation EC261/2004
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Old Dec 6, 19, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Depends on what caused the delay. But if it is the ATC strike in France, there isn't any compensation in most cases (there are a few potential exceptions depending on specific details). More information in the main EC261 thread, which on the rare occasions that it isn't near the top of the forum list, can also be found via the BA Forum Dashboard.
Domestic flight to Glasgow.
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Old Dec 6, 19, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Thrifty Scotsman View Post
Domestic flight to Glasgow.
Help me a little bit. Is this BA1488? And what have you been told so far as to the reason for the delay? If you've not heard anything, then when the captain makes his or her post-boarding announcement, the reason will almost always be given.
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The BA1488 STD was 1720 now looking at 2020. But it is door open at arrival that counts.
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Originally Posted by Thrifty Scotsman View Post
Domestic flight to Glasgow.
It doesn't really give the reason for the cancellation. For instance, the inbound plane may have been delayed by said strike in which case BA will claim that no compensation is due.
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And if it is G-MEDM as shown on Flightradar24. This landed from LYS quite some time ago. Although it may not have been the original planned plane.
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Old Dec 6, 19, 1:18 pm
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I'm on board now, the captain has now said a tug tried to tow an aircraft 3 hours ago and there was an issue? (Cant say I'm believing that)

As of now, we're told another 20 mins until departure.

Yes BA1488
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Old Dec 6, 19, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Thrifty Scotsman View Post
Which I will be by the time I get out of Heathrow tonight.

Having been fortunate enough not to have had this happen to me before, what's the story re compensation for such a delay?
You get absolutely nothing for a 3 hr departure delay. Door open on arrival 3 hours delayed and you are inEU261 territory.
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Old Dec 6, 19, 1:31 pm
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You get absolutely nothing for a 3 hr departure delay. Door open on arrival 3 hours delayed and you are inEU261 territory.
Yeah I get that, but was I've not taken off and I was supposed to be on the ground at 18.43, they'll be doing well to avoid it 🤣
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Depends on what caused the delay. But if it is the ATC strike in France, there isn't any compensation in most cases (there are a few potential exceptions depending on specific details). More information in the main EC261 thread, which on the rare occasions that it isn't near the top of the forum list, can also be found via the BA Forum Dashboard.
A friend is in CDG trying to go on holiday to Bogotá. Due to all the delays due to the strike - they finally got to board at 2130 (French time - original dep 1700) only for the aircraft to go tech - is that a lucky EU261??
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Originally Posted by FEMW View Post
A friend is in CDG trying to go on holiday to Bogotá. Due to all the delays due to the strike - they finally got to board at 2130 (French time - original dep 1700) only for the aircraft to go tech - is that a lucky EU261??
I'm not sure I would use the word lucky here, but if the technical delay is more than 3 hours on its own, then Article 7 may apply.
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Perhaps our OP will be docked for a redundant avatar?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old Dec 6, 19, 3:06 pm
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Perhaps our OP will be docked for a redundant avatar?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
Looks like i may be a few quid up...so dock away
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