The time to join AirHelp couldn’t be better. People are going on their first holidays of the year, airline pilots are on strike, and thousands of air passengers are outraged as flight disruptions leave their travel plans in ruin. Smells like spring travel!
This week, the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) pilot strike resulted in 170,000 passengers left grounded after their flights were cancelled. There’s even more chaos to come, as French pilots are set to go on strike on the 14th to the 19th of May. If you were one of those affected by the SAS strike (or any other airline), read this detailed report about your rights and how to claim them in cases of cancellation, delays or just nuisance.
If you were wondering if you should push to help those passengers, then the answer is YES!
Unlike bankruptcies, airline strikes do not count as extraordinary circumstances. According to last year’s ruling of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, airlines are still held responsible when the personnel on strike are their own staff.
AirHelp’s ‘Justice as a Service’ comes into the picture when they cancel a flight without 14 days’ notice or doesn’t offer to re-route their passengers.
Even if you are not traveling, save your friends and relatives from this trap, by helping air passengers claim for strike disruptions!