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Air India compensation


How to file a claim and get Air India compensation

If you have had a problem with your Air India flight, such as a delay, cancellation or overbooking, it is important to know that you can claim and get compensation for the inconvenience you have suffered.
As a Air India passenger, you have rights that are protected by European Union Regulation 261/2004.
This regulation sets out the rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of cancellation, delay or denied boarding.
We will now explain how you can file a claim and the Air India compensation you are entitled to.

The Air India compensation amounts are as follows:

Distance in km       Air India Compensation      Claims   
Less than 1.500 km                 250 € CLAIM 250 €
1.500 Km - 3.500 Km                   400 € CLAIM 400 €
More than 3.500 Km                 600 € CLAIM 600 €


Moreover, passengers are entitled to a Air India ticket refund purchased if they decide not to travel due to the flight delay, or they can ask for a refund of the new ticket purchased if they decide to look for an alternative.

When can you file a claim for Air India compensation?
How to claim a Air India compensation?
Documents required to submit a Air India compensation claim
Which other expenses can you claim to Air India?
How to check the Air India flight status
Air India compensation claim for lost or delayed baggage
How long does Air India take to pay compensation?
How much can I claim if Air India has cancelled my flight and I had booked accommodation?
Air India compensation if the return flight is cancelled or there is a cancellation on the stopover flight
Air India compensation in the event of a pilot strike

 

When can you file a claim for Air India compensation?

You can claim a Air India compensation in the following cases:

  • Delayed flight: if your flight has been delayed for more than three hours.
  • Flight cancellation: if your flight has been cancelled without notification or if you have been informed of the cancellation less than 14 days in advance.
  • Overbooking: if you were not allowed to board the flight because there were more passengers than seats available.

In these cases, you can file a Air India compensation claim and request financial reimbursement for the inconvenience you have suffered.
 

How to claim a Air India compensation?

To claim a Air India compensation, you must follow the steps below:

  • Gather all the necessary documentation: to file a Air India compensation claim, you will need your flight number, departure date, airport of origin and airport of destination. It is also recommended that you keep all the documents related to the flight, such as the boarding pass, the ticket and the receipts for any additional expenses you may have had to pay.
  • File a Air India compensation claim: once you have explained your situation to Air India, you should file a formal complaint.
    You can do this through the complaint form on the Air India website or by sending an email to their customer service department.
  • Wait for the response: Air India has 30 days to respond to your complaint.
    In their response, they will inform you whether they accept or reject your complaint and, if they accept it, they will offer you compensation.
  • Receive the compensation: if Air India accepts your complaint, you will be offered compensation.
    The compensation range between 250 and 600 euros, depending on the distance of the flight and the length of the delay.

If you accept the compensation, Air India will pay it to you within 15 days.
 


 

Documents required to submit a Air India compensation claim

Before starting any Air India compensation claim, it is important that you collect the following documents:

1. Booking confirmation

This document is essential to prove that you have purchased a ticket with Air India and that you were to travel on a specific flight.
In most cases, you will receive it in your email after making your booking.
If you cannot find it, you can request a copy from the company.

2. Proof of your identity

Whether it is your ID card, passport or residence card, you need a document that proves who you are to initiate any kind of claim.
This document will also be required at the airport when you check in and pass through security.

3. Boarding pass or a letter or email from Air India​ acknowledging fault.

If you have suffered a delay, cancellation or overbooking, you need a proof that you were scheduled to travel on the flight in question.
Boarding pass is the best proof, but you can also use a letter or email from Air India acknowledging fault.
It is important that you keep boarding pass records for all your Air India flights, even if you have suffered a cancellation and have been rescheduled to another flight.
Otherwise, it will be difficult to prove that you have suffered an incident.

4. Expenses that can be credited

If you have had to pay additional expenses due to a delay, cancellation or loss of baggage, you need to prove them with the corresponding tickets and invoices.
These expenses include hotels, meals, missed tours or tickets for other flights.
It is important that you keep all original receipts and invoices and that you request invoices from the establishments where you had to pay.
If you have to make a claim, you will need to prove all expenses in order to obtain Air India compensation.
 

Which other expenses can you claim to Air India?

You can include in the Air India compensation claim the expenses incurred or not enjoyed as loss and damage due to the problem with Air India, such as:

  • hotels lost at destination or paid during the wait,
  • taxis,
  • meals at the airport or outside the airport,
  • missed tours,
  • days of holiday,
  • business meetings,
  • car rental.

Before filing a Air India compensation claim for a cancelled or delayed flight, you need to know...
It is important to bear in mind that in order to claim a Air India compensation for delayed or cancelled flights of €250 to €600, the flight must have been delayed for at least 3 hours to its final destination.
If you are notified more than 15 days before the departure date, you will not be able to claim compensation based on kilometres.
On the other hand, according to our statistics, only 5% of people who start a Air India compensation claim on their own receive the compensation they are entitled to for a delay, cancellation, overbooking or lost luggage, and those who succeed receive 30% less compensation than those who are compensated by our platform.
 


 

How to check the Air India flight status

To check your Air India flight status, you can follow these steps:

  • Go to the website and go to Air India flight status
  • Enter your flight number
  • Check your flight status, including estimated time of departure and arrival, any delays or cancellations

Alternatively, you can download the Air India mobile app to check your flight status in real time and receive notifications of any changes.
You can also request information from Air India customer service, either by telephone or by email.
 

Air India compensation claim for lost or delayed baggage

Before submitting a Air India compensation claim for lost luggage, it is important to know that the airline is obliged to search for the luggage and deliver it to the passenger as soon as possible.
If the luggage is not found within 21 days from the date it should have been delivered, it is considered lost and a compensation claim can be made against the airline.
To initiate the Air India compensation claim process, it is necessary to file a Baggage Irregularity Report with the airline within 7 days from the date of arrival of the flight.
This document is essential to claim any compensation to the airline company.
If this report is not submitted within the established deadline, the compensation claim may be rejected.
Once the report has been submitted, the passenger must wait for the airline to locate the luggage.
If the luggage is still missing after 21 days, it is considered lost and the Air India​ compensation claim process can be initiated.
According to the Montreal Convention, the airline has a maximum liability for lost luggage of 1.253 SDRs (Special Drawing Rights), which at exchange rate is approximately €1.414.
However, it is important to note that these compensations are not automatic, the passenger must justify the damage and the prejudice suffered.
Therefore, it is necessary to keep all receipts for any additional expenses incurred due to the loss of luggage, such as the purchase of clothes and basic necessities.
To submit a claim for lost luggage, the Air India compensation claim can be made directly to the airline.
In case Air India does not respond within two months, claims can be filed to the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), which is the body in charge of resolving air passengers' claims.
In any case, it is important to remember that the presentation of the Baggage Irregularity Report is essential to initiate any Air India compensation claim process for lost baggage.
In addition, it is advisable to keep all documents that can justify the additional expenses caused by the loss of baggage.
 


 

How long does Air India take to pay compensation?

Once we have received all the required documentation, we proceed as follows:

  • Eligibility: in the first 12 hours we proceed with the validation of the complaint through our Air India flight monitoring systems
  • Legal: in the following 24 hours we proceed by advancing the file to the legal department to prepare the documentation against the company
  • Settlement: approximately 60/120 days for out-of-court settlement, during this time we will keep you updated on the progress
     

How much can I claim if Air India has cancelled my flight and I had booked accommodation?

If your trip has been cut short due to a cancellation, you have the right to claim not only the refund of the ticket price, but also the amount of money you have paid in advance to book accommodation at your destination.
It is important that you have the necessary documentation proving both the cancellation of the flight and the cost of the accommodation booking.
Once you have all the documentation, it is advisable to complete the online Air India compensation claim form and we will help you through the whole process to obtain the corresponding compensation.
 


 

Air India compensation if the return flight is cancelled or there is a cancellation on the stopover flight.

If your return flight is cancelled or there is a cancellation on the stopover flight, you may have to find accommodation and your expenses may increase.
In these cases, all expenses you have incurred, such as for food and other essentials, can be claimed to Air India.
It is important that you have receipts and documentation to prove that you have had to incur these expenses.
To make sure you get compensated, it is recommended that you go to a company specialised in handling Air India compensation claims, such as DelayFlight24.com

 

Air India compensation in the event of a pilot strike

Passengers affected by a pilot strike are entitled to receive a Air India compensation for the damages suffered.
Although many airlines state that a pilots' strike is a "force majeure or extraordinary circumstance", the reality is that this kind of situation is not covered as such by European regulations on air passengers' rights.
European law states that passengers are entitled to compensation if their flight is cancelled or delayed for more than three hours, unless the airline can prove that the delay or cancellation was due to extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken.
Pilot strikes do not fall into this category.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

✈️ When can I request compensation from Air India?

You can request a Air India flight compensation in the following cases:

  • Delayed flight of more than 3 hours
  • Cancelled flight with less than 14 days’ notice
  • Overbooking

In 98% of cases we achieved compensation.

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💰 How much Air India compensation do I get for eu261?

EU Regulation 261 amount is related to Air India the flight’s distance:

  • 250 € for flights up to 1500 km
  • 400 € for flights from 1500km to 3500 km
  • 600 € for flights over 3500 km

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⏰ How long do I have to file a Air India compensation claim?

It depending on where the airline is based, you can claim for flight compensation up to 6 years back:

  • United Kingdom and Ireland: 6 years
  • France and Spain: 5 years
  • Denmark and Germany: 3 years
  • Italy: 2 years

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🔎 How do I know if my Air India flight is eligible for compensation?

If your Air India flight has been delayed more than 3 hours, cancelled or overbooked, you may be entitled to compensation.

You can enter the details into the online form to verify your flight.

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✏️ How do I claim compensation from Air India?

You can claim trough the online Air India compensation form.

In a few minutes we will process your request and we will keep you up to date until you receive your compensation.

See how to send a compensation request.

💸 How long does Air India take to pay compensation?

The average time to obtain the compensation from Air India is approximately 90 days

We will keep you updated throughout the whole process.

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