In many countries, flyers are entitled to compensation for delayed or canceled flights. The criteria for compensation varies from country to country, and not all flights are eligible. Flyers shouldn’t expect any mandated compensation for flights delayed by only an hour or two. Flights canceled with reasonable notice or immediately available alternate flights aren’t eligible either. However, many other situations can lead to compensation for fliers.
Sometimes, the compensation is automatic, and other times flyers need to file a flight delay claim for compensation. Flyers should never hesitate to ask about potential compensation for a canceled or delayed flight. Far too many people fail to ask or file a claim and end up missing out on a compensation opportunity. In the end, compensation varies from a cash payment to a free flight or even temporary accommodations paid for by the airline .