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EU 261 Regulations

Well, this is a first. Our flight from DUB to EDI was cancelled because….of a late delivery of a new aircraft.

Maybe, it is not such a special reason for more frequent travelers, but this is the first time I have experienced this. The good news is that this warning was given to us even before we arrived to the airport. The bad news is that we have to spend an extra day outside of our final destination.

Through this process I’ve learned of EU 261 regulation which takes care of anyone traveling to, from, and within EU and covers cancelled and delayed flights.

Even for short trips and delays you’re entitled a few hundred Euros, plus expenses. US seems to be working through similar legislation but I am not going to hold my breath since we know who really rules this country (big corps, cough cough).

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