Know Your Passenger Rights When Flying In Europe

If you’re flying in Europe, considering printing a copy of this consumer rights document (PDF) and putting it in your wallet. It’s “Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004,” but all you need to know is that it stipulates what airlines have to do when flights are canceled, delayed, or they lose your luggage. Like in America, they don’t have to give you jack if the delays are due to weather. Airfarewatchdog Blog has a good breakdown of what the rules mean.

Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 [European Council via AirfareWatchdog Blog]
(Photo: FlyGuy92586)


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  1. jamesdenver says:

    I was going to write article called “Know your rights when dealing with the U.S. TSA and inside U.S. airports,” but found I didn’t have any.

  2. digitalgimpus says:

    Indeed it’s good to know. Last time I was stranded in Europe, at least got some vouchers for food while waiting in the airport. Better than nothing.

  3. gibbersome says:

    @jamesdenver: Haha, great comment!

  4. Snakeophelia says:

    Is there anything for Australia/NZ? I’ll be there next March…

  5. Atlantys says:

    I have to fly down to the States at Xmas

    I am *not* looking forward to having to deal with the TSA/airports, the Xmas crush, and the winter weather that making flying ever-so-much fun!.