The 29th of March was a huge day for the UK as Prime Minister Theresa May officially announced the departure of the UK out of the European Union. This will change the way we do business, how we travel and not to mention, our laws. There are countless European laws and regulations that apply in Britain and what we are used to. To keep it close to home, how will Brexit change your air passenger rights?
Flight delay compensation after Brexit
There are two different scenarios possible: if the UK decides on a soft Brexit and still applies most European laws, the regulation 261/2004 could stay in effect, meaning that air passengers are still protected by law if their flight is cancelled or delayed. Passengers are still entitled to compensation when their flight is delayed for more than three hours.
The second option is the full on Brexit. This would mean that most European laws and regulations in Britain will disappear. This will also have its effect on air passenger rights. However, British passengers could still be entitled to compensation and care as stated in EC Regulation 261/2004 in some cases.
After Brexit, you are still entitled to compensation when delayed more than three hours if you travel from a European country to the UK. If you travel from the UK to a European country you must fly with a European airline in order to be entitled to anything when facing a long delay or cancellation.
When in doubt, find it out
If you are in doubt about your entitlements when suffering a long delay or cancelled flight, you can check this in the claim calculator on our website. We give you instant advice on your ability to claim compensation and your entitlements.