Open Nav

Travellers' rights can be confusing.We've got answers.

Your rights under US law in case of a denied boarding.

Weclaim's world-class travel legal experts have prepared for you practical answers to the most common questions you may have regarding your rights pursuant to US Federal Regulation 14 CFR Part 254 if you were denied boarding. If you don't find the answer to your question, contact us or check the amount you are entitled to free of charge now.

What to do if your denied boarding under the EU 261 Regulation.

If the carrier offers me a voucher instead of a bank transfer, am I obliged to accept?

No. You are completely free to choose to be compensated in cash.

If the carrier refuses to pay you, start a claim with us today.

In which cases will the legislation apply?

US Federal rules on overbooked flights will apply to all flights departing from the US on which the passenger was denied boarding against his/her will.

How much am I entitled to under US law?

Compensation is payable only if you arrive at your final destination with more than a one-hour delay via the substitute transportation provided by the airline.

- If you arrive between one and two hours after the initial arrival time, the airline must pay you an amount equal to 200% of your one-way fare, up to a maximum of $675. - If you arrive between two and four hours after the initial arrival time, the airline must pay you an amount equal to (i) 400% of your one-way fare, up to a maximum of $1350 on a domestic flight and (ii) 200% of your one-way fare, up to a maximum of $675 on an international flight. - If you arrive with more than four hours after the initial arrival time, the airline must pay you an amount equal to 400% of your one-way fare, up to a maximum of $1350.

Ready to get cash compensation?

If you experienced a travel disruption in the past five years, you might be owed some money. Give us your travel details and you’ll discover instantly how much you can get.