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Old Nov 6, 14, 5:44 am
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Yes. Depends on personal needs.
I normally visit home for Friday evening - Monday morning.
It makes a difference for me then if it's still Fri evening / Sat morning or Sat noon.
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Old Nov 6, 14, 3:38 pm
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Yes, this was a case, where the trip was very short and I did not want him to get stuck in Franfurt thus shortening his stay in Prg.

PS United was not able to change the reservation as he already checked in, so they just added the reservation on the later flight from Fra to Prg
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Old Nov 6, 14, 4:02 pm
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Am I entitled to compensation?

I was flying at the end of August from YVR to BCN in Business Class (if that matters). My flight from YVR to MUC was delayed 2 hours and this ended up in losing my connection in MUC (although I could make it, but they closed the gate at my face). This resulted in arriving at BCN 4 hours late.

Is there any type of compensation for this? I was expecting someone waiting for me in MUC as my connection could be done but no one was there. Some airlines' staff go to the gate to get passengers to a flight even in Economy, so this was so bad that I could not even believe what was happening...

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Old Nov 6, 14, 4:04 pm
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Why was your first flight delayed? Was the first flight operated by LH or AC (or another carrier)?
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Old Nov 6, 14, 4:08 pm
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It was LH 477 operated by Lufthansa. LH 476 left MUC 2 hours late due to mechanical issues, so my flight was delayed as well.
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Old Nov 6, 14, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Boleslav View Post
..PS United was not able to change the reservation as he already checked in, so they just added the reservation on the later flight from Fra to Prg
Then he did not arrive late at all as he was booked on the later flight.

Good luck with getting anything out of this! Originally, this was a simple 261 covered delay for which you could have collected. But grace to being proactive you added a complexity to the issue which a small claims court will never be able to deal with.

I'd let it slide at this stage - given the considerable contribution of yours to the situation - but if you know a good lawyer and have tons of patience ... why not create a precedence?
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Old Nov 7, 14, 3:51 pm
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You are due EU261 compensation = EUR 600.- as you delay at the final destination exceeded 3hours
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Old Nov 7, 14, 3:52 pm
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Isn't that enough?
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Old Nov 7, 14, 3:57 pm
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I believe that for this case (flight type 3) delay over 4 hours apply...
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Old Nov 7, 14, 4:07 pm
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No it is ALWAYS 3 hours the ruling has been changed by the EU high court - there is no more 4 hour deadline
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Old Nov 8, 14, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by Germanfflyer View Post
No it is ALWAYS 3 hours the ruling has been changed by the EU high court - there is no more 4 hour deadline
Can you please cite the ruling?
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Old Nov 8, 14, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by vbroucek View Post
Can you please cite the ruling?


I wish the OP would return with the type of force majeure the compensation has been declined with.
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Thank you for the information. I emailed to [email protected]

I will update you when I have some news.
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Old Nov 8, 14, 8:44 am
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The ruling, Germanfflyer was talking about:

Sturgeon v Condor and Bock v Air France (C-402/07 and C-432/07)
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Old Nov 8, 14, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by vbroucek View Post
Can you please cite the ruling?
Do you know how to google?
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