Belfast Telegraph

Million may be in line for payout over flight delays

By Rachael Burnett

More than 900,000 people could be entitled to compensation after around 43m passengers were delayed flying in and out of the UK in the last year, according to the latest figures.

A total of 449,000 flights were late by 15 minutes or more between April 2015 and March 2016, almost a quarter of the 1.9m total, according to data from consumer charity Which?

Around 10,000 of those - carrying 183,000 long haul passengers and 729,000 short haul travellers - were at least three hours behind schedule, the research shows.

Long haul travellers could be entitled to £250 if their plane landed between three or four hours late, or £510 if their flight was at least four hours behind schedule. Passengers flying short haul could potentially claim up to £210 if they were delayed by more than three hours.

Belfast Telegraph