Reasons for Delays at Leeds Airport
The chances of any major suspensions at Leeds Bradford Airport are quite rare. Nevertheless, there are instances, where the airline operators cannot do a lot to avoid delays and prolonged stoppage of flights.
Here are some instances of flight delays at Leeds Bradford airport:
- A PIA flight was redirected to Manchester because of bad weather in 2014 and the passengers spent around 7 hours in the aircraft.
- In 2016, the flight bound for Tenerife was delayed for over 10 hours because of snow
- In 2016, a strike by the air traffic controllers (ATC) of France affected hundreds of flights.
Flight Delays at Leeds Bradford (LBA) – Your Right To Claim Compensation
If you have experienced flight delays from Leeds Bradford Airport, then you may be eligible to receive compensation from the airline. Here are some of the things you should do to claim compensation.
- Confirm with the airline why your flight was delayed.
- Retain your ticket and make a note of your travel details.
- Collect proof such as photographs, vouchers, receipts of expenses, etc.
- Ensure that you claim the benefits due to you at the airport such as free food and beverages, 2 phone calls and emails/faxes.
How We Help You Get Compensation for Your LBA Delayed Flight
Although the number of delayed flights from Leeds Bradford airport is fairly low, it is very important to know your rights and entitlements as passengers. Making a delay and disruption claim for Leeds Airport can cause a lot of inconvenience and if you are not aware of your rights, you can miss out on the compensation that you are entitled to. And, if your flight has been delayed by over 3 hours, then you can qualify to receive compensation.
We have the experience and expertise to ensure that you are compensated for any delays, if we find that the airline is responsible. We investigate all the reasons given by the airline and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. You can receive compensation of up to £510 per ticket.
Simply provide details of your delayed flight and we will handle the claims process right from the start to finish and until we win your case for you, no win – no fee!
Which Airlines Fly From LBA?
There’s a chance most if not all Airlines flying from Leeds Airport will have had some kind of delay or disruption to the flight time, incurring a longer than usual wait time. Below are a list of Airlines which regularly fly from this airport and who may have had delays in the past, even up to 6 years ago – passengers can still make a claim for them!
- Aer Lingus
- Air Europe
- Balkan Holidays
- British Airways
- Jet2 Holidays
- TUI Airways
- Thomas Cook
What Should I do when my Leeds flight is delayed?
If you’re facing a delay right now, here’s what you should do immediately:
- Get as much information as you can, in the form of photos, videos, evidence and data to support your claim
- If you can, ask the Airline directly why there is a delay
- While talking to the Airline, ask for refreshment vouchers
- Keep hold of any receipts, vouchers, tickets and anything that could support your claim
How many hours do you need to be delayed at Leeds Airport before compensation?
According to EU regulation 261/2004 you can get a payout as long as the delay is 3 hours or more. This applies for any Airline flying from or to the EU. There are also some ‘extraordinary circumstances’ in which the delay compensation does not apply, for example extreme weather conditions, or snow would not entitle you to compensation as that is out of the Airline’s control.
How do I find out if my flights cancelled at Leeds Bradford?
The easiest way to find out about any Leeds Bradford flight cancellations is to check their website which displays the status of each flight along with flight number. Their departures page is here: https://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/flights/departures – it should show any Leeds Bradford Airport delays for today.