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Missed connecting flights - are we entitled to compensation?

Within European Union, a very straightforward regulation exists as to passenger rights for denied boarding, flight delays or cancellations. The basic rule states that if your flight has a delay of over 3 hours, you are entitled to monetary compensation by the airline. However, very often shorter delays can cause you to miss your connecting flights, which in turns puts in a spiral of problems. The good news is that policies and regulations governing missed connecting flights in Europe now exist and you are entitled to compensation if you arrive at least 3 hours later at your final destination. 

Virtual interlining in aviation | What it means exactly

“Virtual interlining” is a relatively new term in the aviation vocabulary. It derives its meaning from the term “interlining”, which Wikipedia defines as:  “Voluntary commercial agreement between individual airlines to handle passengers traveling on itineraries that require multiple flights on multiple airlines. Such agreements allow passengers to change from one flight on one airline to another flight on another airline without having to gather their bags or check-in again.”

Wizzair connecting flights | Useful tips for passengers

Wizzair is a point to point airline and does not sell connecting flight tickets. On its website, you can only buy one way or return tickets for direct flights. Wizzair formally states on its website that  it cannot facilitate the transfer of passengers and their baggage to other flights. However, due to the low fares and the vast network of destinations many passengers self connect. The following article provides useful tips for self connecting with Wizzair. 
 

What is minimum connection time?

Minimum connection time (MCT) is the minimum time needed to transit at a given airport between two flights. It is an official figure, calculated by airport authorities and airlines. 

Travel Insurance | Reviews and useful tips for travellers

When taking complex trips abroad, having a travel insurance is highly recommended. There are countless options available to travellers, mostly based on country of residence. You can buy insurance from local or international providers, which partial, complete or conditional coverage of events. As a standard practice, travel insurance is offered at time of booking your flights, just before you press the confirmation button. This is a very common way of securing protection during your trip, but also a risky one as you don’t have enough time to focus on the small prints.

No middle name for Air Tahiti Nui - what a puzzle

This experience of Air Tahiti Nui was shared by our top reviewer Valentin. It truly deserves to be presented as an article. 

Austrian Airlines offers the best connecting flight between Sofia and New York

Sofia - New York is one of the many busy routes served only by connecting flights. A research carried out by SafeConnect revealed that Austrian Airlines offers the best connecting flight. 
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