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Air Force Majeure (part 2)

Last time we talking about  : Air Force Majeure (part 1)

Or the excess of armor. This means that the seats on the plane were less than those sold on this flight tickets. Accordingly, one of the passengers will have to stay "overboard". This type of force majeure happens, as a rule, in the high season - the demand is huge, but it is always possible that one of the passengers will not be on the flight. Overbooking is a kind of insurance against "negligent" customers, which international booking systems automatically provide to all carriers. Airlines are trying their best to minimize the number of resale tickets because every "superfluous" passenger will have to be comforted. Under the full program. It includes several options for rerouting (the offended passenger chooses the most convenient) and compensation in the range of 200 to 600 euros, again, depending on the distance of the flight. Not a bad amount, agree! Therefore, there are passengers who consciously try to increase their chances ... not to fit into the plane - for example, after appearing for registration at the last moment.

"Immunity" from overbooking are business class passengers, elderly people, and passengers with special needs, families with children and unaccompanied children, as well as travelers who register for the flight in advance online.

Damage to luggage

Indeed, the loaders of many airports can not be controlled. Because it can happen that the favorite suitcase will come shabby, stained, without a wheel or handle, or open. If so, immediately run to the Lost & Found office and write an act of improper baggage delivery. It is necessary to do this in the control zone of the airport. Then it's useless. And remember that the act itself is not the basis for paying compensation. To receive money, write to the airline application with a claim for compensation, attaching to it an act, landing, baggage tag, a check for repairs or a conclusion that the damaged suitcase is not subject to repair. Tip: Even if at first glance it seems to you that the bag is not damaged and not opened, open it right next to the luggage tape and check the contents. It is better to be safe.

Loss of luggage

The traveling companions happily dismantled their things and left for the exit, and you and stand at the transporter in anticipation of your suitcase? What, it happens, and such ... The algorithm of action, in this case, is the following: go to the above service Lost & Found and draw up an act of non-receipt of luggage. At the same time, it is necessary to present a baggage tag, which airport employees usually glue on the boarding pass or passport of the passenger, and make a detailed description of the "loss" - type, color, size, locks, stickers and any other distinguishing features. As a rule, a lost suitcase is kept for 5 days and delivered to the owner intact. In case you were without things somewhere abroad, the carrier is obliged to reimburse expenses for basic necessities - in the range of $ 50 to $ 200 and if there are appropriate checks.

If (as happens very rarely!) After 21 days to find the location of the suitcase and fails, its status changes from "stragglers" to "lost." In this case, it is necessary to send a claim to the carrier for compensation of the value of the missing items. But keep in mind that compensation is quite modest: according to international rules, a passenger is only 20 dollars per kilogram, so all valuable things are better to carry with him - in hand luggage.

Be ready to meet any force majeure fully armed!


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