About Schiphol Airport and reasons for flight delay or cancellation at the airport.
It is the main international airport of the Netherlands. Not only is Schiphol airport the largest in Netherlands, it is the third busiest by passenger numbers as well as the fifth largest in the world. It is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate, KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, martinair, Transavia and TUI Airlines Netherlands. The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Airlines and Jet Airways and as a base for Easyjet and Vueling. With growing number of passengers at the airport, flight delays and cancellations has also been on the rise. Statistics has it that 44% of flights are being delayed across Europe while 23% experience at least a 15 minute delay. Reasons vary from airline to airline but generally, illness of a crew member, technical defects or a bad weather are all causes of a flight delay or cancellation.
What you can do while waiting.
To make good use of the annoying and frustrating waiting time, passengers are advised to collect proof of the flight delay or cancellation in writing from the carrier authorities while also ensuring that the reason(s) for the delay or cancellation is clearly stated. If passengers are made to wait for 2 hours, the airline must make snacks and drinks available as well as 2 phone calls. Schiphol Airport also have lots of shops where passengers can eat and drink while waiting.
Your Rights as an
The only good thing that comes with a flight delay or cancellation is that you may be eligible for compensation. This has been made possible by the European Passenger Rights Regulation. The amount payable isn’t dependent or reliant on the ticket price but the flight distance. What this means is that you may end up getting more than the ticket price as compensation. It must be noted however that compensation can only be paid to passengers whose flight has been delayed for at least 3 hours or passengers whose flight is cancelled without prior notification of at least 14 days before scheduled flight date. Airlines are usually held responsible for all but exceptional cases of a flight delay or cancellation. Such cases include bird strikes or storms.
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