A LAWYER has revealed how passengers can get £1,450 from an airline – and people are loving it.
Tiktok user Erika Kullberg shared a video explaining how passengers can get up to £1,450 from an airline if they are accidentally hit from their flight.
Erika, the handle user @MoneyLawyerErika, explains that passengers who have suffered a major impact are entitled to cash compensation, based on when the alternative flight arranged for them to arrive at their destination.
According to the US Department of Transport, this can be up to 400% of your one-way fare or up to £1,450 for US flights.
In the UK, passengers can get £520 compensation if they are hit by a long-haul flight, £350 for a medium-haul flight (between 1,500km and 3,500km) and £220 for a single flight short.
In the video, Erika is told by a flight attendant that she was hit from her flight.
She said: “Hi, it looks like you bumped into me from this flight that I was supposed to be on.”
The flight attendant said: “Yes, we were overbooked, we basically sold more tickets than there were seats on the plane and to our surprise everyone showed up.
Erika said: “What can be done?”
The flight attendant said: “We’ll try to get you on the next flight in a few hours but there’s nothing else I can do, sorry.”
Erika said: “Actually I read the terms. This is called ‘involuntarily denied boarding’ and in this case, I am eligible for compensation. “
The flight attendant said, “Okay, how much do you want?”
Erika said: “It depends – when is the next flight you can take me on?”
The flight attendant said, “It’s leaving in three hours.”
Erika said: “According to the Department of Transport, since the next flight you can take me to will result in a delay of two hours, I am entitled to four times the cost of my one-way fare. .
“I paid $250 for a one-way fare, so that would be $1,000.”
The video has had 35 million views and almost 6 million comments, with people going wild for her tip.
One person wrote: “Erika, I just used this tip at the airport returning home from Virginia. I actually have enough money to pay for another trip. Thanks.”
Another commented: “I work in company for an airline. THIS IS TRUE and you can get more… I gave passengers $1,500 worth of flights plus coupons. dollar rates and hotel stays.”
A third wrote: “Strengthen the little ones. QUEEN.”
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https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8160153/flight-airline-denied-boarding-compensation/ I’m a lawyer and you could easily get £1,450 from your airline for a simple mistake