Flight Refund Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Flight Refund work?

The Air Passenger  communicates his/her intention to conclude the Assignment Agreement with PannonHitel by registering on the following website: www.flight-refund.hu. Flight Refund Kft is the exclusive cooperation partner of PannonHitel in refunding claims for Air Passengers.

Flight Refund verifies the content of data provided by the Air Passenger during the procedure. If the Air Passenger is entitled to compensation in accordance with the Regulation and on the basis of the information provided by him/her, Flight Refund will calculate the  highest possible amount of the Claim. Then, with the Air Passenger’s approval of the General Terms and Conditions  as well as the conditions of the Assignment Agreement, the agreement will be concluded between PannonHitel and the Air Passenger.

Flight Refund sends an official letter about the outstanding claim in which it informs the Airline about the assignment and the outstanding claim for compensation against the Airline. When this official letter has been sent, the Air Passenger may see in his/her own user surface a sign called “procedure in progress” and by clicking onto this sign he/she may see the details.
If any part of the out of court stage is successful, and the Airline pays the total amount of the outstanding claim, Flight Refund will send a notification  to the e-mail address given by the Air Passenger. At the same time, it displays “successful claiming procedure”.
If the Airline does not answer  the official letter within 30 days , the enforcement of the claim enters the legal action stage.

Why should I claim for compensation?

Under European Law (Reg. 261/2004) air passengers are entitled to compensation of up to 600 EUR in the event of longer than 3 hours delay, cancellation or denied boarding due to overbooking.

What is Regulation 261/2004?

Regulation 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the European Council of 11 February 2004 established common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of:
a.) denied boarding,
b.) cancellation
c.) long delay of flights

Is this Regulation valid for all flights?

Beyond the flights travelling within the European Union, the Regulation can also be implemented for flights either departing from or arriving to any EU countries. When a flight departing from a non-EU country the operating Airline has to be registered in the EU and the flight has to have an EU destination. Regulation 261/2004 is directly applicable to and is a mandatory not only in Hungary but also in the 27 Member States of the European Union. Moreover it is to be used in the states of the European Economic Area, thus in Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and it also applies in Switzerland.

Why do I need Flight-Refund?

Claiming compensation  is a long and arduous legal process. The experience is that airlines often reject passengers’ claims. By doing so, they deny passengers the compensation they are entitled to. Flight Refund provides professional help: it  speeds up the legal process and ensures that the compensation can be paid as soon as possible.

What are the benefits of contacting Flight Refund?

We only deal with compensations related to air travel. Our legal team guarantees the highest quality service in air traffic and airline compensation cases. In addition, we only charge for successful claims.

Does Flight Refund guarantee that I receive compensation?

Unfortunately, as in other cases, a 100% success rate cannot be guaranteed.

How much compensation can I receive through Flight Refund?

Depending on various conditions, the compensation can go up to EUR 600 per air passenger.  In the case of a family travelling together, for example, they are for compensation which  can reach a couple of thousand euros.

How long does it take to receive the compensation?

It is impossible to predict how long a particular case will take but we make sure that you can follow the process through our website using your personal identity code.

How can I sign up?

Click here to find all the necessary information for your registration.

What happens with my personal data?

Flight Refund undertakes to manage the personal data provided by the Air Passenger exclusively in order to enforce the Claim successfully, and it  passes them onto a third person  (Airline, Law Court) for this purpose only.

How do I know at which stage is my claim’s enforcement stands?

You may get information about the stages of the enforcement of your claim by logging onto the Flight Refund website using your email address and the password you were given when you registered. Following the login your own user surface appears on which you can follow the enforcement of your claim.

Can I enforce a claim for other passengers as well?

During the registration it is possible to provide data for passengers you had travelled with.

How long after my flight can I submit a claim?

You can submit a claim within 2 years.

How will I receive the compensation?

In case of successful claim enforcement the system sends out an automated mail notification in which it requests a Bank Account Number to be filled up among the registration data. Flight Refund will then transfer the money that was received from the Airline minus its success fee to this account number in 8 working days.

Do I have to pay tax on the compensation I receive?

No, there is no taxation for these types of compensations, but we strongly encourage all of our clients to consult a tax advisor.

How much commission does Flight Refund take?

Flight Refund works on a success fee basis. Our success fee is 30% (there is no applicable VAT in addition to our success fee) of the compensation paid by the airline.

Why do I have to pay comission from my compensation?

Flight Refund covers all the expenses, such as legal fees,  from this comission which are incurred during the proceedings.

How can I contact Flight Refund?

Fill out or contact form on www.flight-refund.hu/

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