Flight Compensation for Cancellations Due to Strike


Flight Compensation for Cancellations Due to Strike

Experiencing a flight cancellation due to a strike can be a frustrating and unwelcome disruption to your travel plans. However, you may be entitled to compensation in such situations. Trouble Flight is here to help you claim the compensation you deserve, handling claims on behalf of airline passengers worldwide.

Why Choose Trouble Flight for Your Compensation Claim

At Trouble Flight, our team of experts is committed to securing the compensation you deserve. We offer:

  1. Expertise: Our team has extensive experience handling flight compensation claims, ensuring your claim is processed efficiently and accurately.

  2. No Win, No Fee: We work on a no-win, no-fee basis. You only pay us if we successfully secure compensation for your flight cancellation due to a strike.

  3. Global Reach: We manage compensation claims for passengers worldwide, no matter your location or the airline responsible for the cancellation.

  4. Ease of Use: Starting your claim is easy. Simply complete the online form on our website, and our team will handle the rest.

Your Rights as a Passenger

When your flight is cancelled due to a strike, you may be entitled to compensation under international and regional regulations such as EU Regulation 261/2004, the Montreal Convention, and the US Department of Transportation regulations. Your rights include:

  1. Right to Compensation: Depending on the circumstances of your flight cancellation, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

  2. Right to Care: Airlines are obligated to provide you with assistance, including meals, refreshments, and accommodation, while you wait for an alternative flight.

  3. Right to Refund or Re-routing: You have the option to choose between a refund of your ticket or an alternative flight to your final destination.

Factors That Determine Your Compensation

Several factors influence the amount of compensation you may be entitled to for your flight cancellation due to a strike:

  1. Flight Distance: Compensation amounts vary based on the distance of your flight.

  2. Delay Length: The duration of your delay plays a significant role in determining your compensation.

  3. Reason for Cancellation: If the strike is considered an extraordinary circumstance beyond the airline's control, you may not be eligible for compensation. However, if the strike is within the airline's control, you could be entitled to compensation.

How to Start Your Claim with Trouble Flight

Claiming compensation for your flight cancellation due to a strike is easy with Trouble Flight. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Provide Your Flight Details: Complete our online form with your flight information, including flight number, departure and arrival airports, and the reason for your flight cancellation.

  2. Submit Your Claim: Our team will review your claim and contact you for any additional information needed.

  3. Let Us Handle the Rest: Our experts will negotiate with the airline on your behalf, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

  4. Get Paid: Once we've successfully secured your compensation, we'll transfer the funds directly to you.

Types of Strikes and Their Impact on Compensation

Understanding the type of strike that caused your flight cancellation is crucial to determining your eligibility for compensation. Here are some common types of strikes and how they may impact your claim:

  1. Airline Employee Strikes: If the strike involves airline employees, such as pilots or cabin crew, you may be entitled to compensation. These strikes are typically considered within the airline's control and may result in compensation for affected passengers.

  2. Ground Staff Strikes: Ground staff strikes, such as those involving airport employees, may also lead to flight cancellations. However, whether you're eligible for compensation will depend on the specific circumstances and whether the airline could reasonably avoid the impact of the strike.

  3. Air Traffic Control Strikes: Strikes involving air traffic controllers are usually considered extraordinary circumstances beyond the airline's control. In these cases, you may not be eligible for compensation, but the airline is still required to provide assistance and care during the delay.

  4. Wildcat Strikes: Wildcat strikes are sudden, unofficial labor actions without the formal support of a union. The eligibility for compensation in these situations will depend on the specific circumstances and whether the airline could have taken reasonable measures to avoid the cancellation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does the compensation claim process take?
A: The duration of the compensation claim process varies depending on the complexity of the case and the airline's response. In general, claims are resolved within a few weeks to several months.

Q: Can I claim compensation for flights in the past?
A: Yes, you can generally claim compensation for flight cancellations due to strikes that occurred within the last 2-5 years, depending on the governing regulations. It's crucial to start your claim as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss the deadline.

Q: What if I have already accepted a refund or voucher from the airline?
A: If you have accepted a refund or voucher, you may still be eligible for compensation. However, the amount of compensation may be reduced by the value of the refund or voucher. Our team can help assess your eligibility and guide you through the process.

Q: How much compensation can I expect for a flight cancelled due to a strike?
A: Compensation amounts vary based on factors such as flight distance and delay length. Under EU Regulation 261/2004, for example, you may be entitled to compensation ranging from €250 to €600, depending on the specific circumstances of your flight cancellation.

Preparing for Possible Strike-Related Flight Cancellations

While it's impossible to predict when a strike may occur, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the impact on your travel plans:

  1. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on news sources and sign up for notifications from your airline to stay updated on any potential strikes that may affect your flight.

  2. Know Your Rights: Familiarize yourself with your rights as a passenger in case of a flight cancellation due to a strike. This knowledge will empower you to make informed decisions and seek compensation when necessary.

  3. Consider Travel Insurance: Some travel insurance policies may cover flight cancellations due to strikes. Review your options and consider purchasing a policy that provides adequate coverage for your trip.


Don't let a flight cancellation due to a strike disrupt your travel plans without seeking the compensation you deserve. Trouble Flight is here to help airline passengers worldwide claim the compensation they're entitled to in a hassle-free manner. Start your claim request on our website today, and let our team of experts secure the compensation you're owed. Remember, our no-win, no-fee guarantee ensures that you only pay if we successfully secure your compensation.

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