The dramatic rise in international air traffic following the relaxation of Covid restrictions has been an unpleasant transition back to what was expected to be the normal. Cancelled flights, delays at airports and some travellers stranded abroad poses questions of what remedies are available. The issue of compensation for delays can be difficult with much depending on the timing of the delay or cancellation and the airport from which someone is departing and arriving.
Although you may be entitled to compensation, reimbursement is not automatic. The relevant airline carrier needs to be contacted for a claim to be submitted.
The airline may be able to reject a claim for compensation if the reason for the delay or cancellation was outside their control. Any recurring incidence of delay and cancellation caused by staffing levels is unlikely to warrant compensation.