7 Air Passenger Rights You Should Know

I’m usually on vacation-mode when I leave home for a trip, which means I have my guard down when I come across travel hiccups. A few months ago, I was trying to fly home to Vancouver from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, when my flight got cancelled. They rerouted me, which meant I had to take a later flight, and gained an extra layover in Toronto. That cost me a good six hours, and all I got as compensation was a meal ticket at the airport.

These situations are precisely why everyone should arm themselves with a basic knowledge of their rights as air passengers, so that they aren’t left with wasted time, cancelled plans, and a lousy meal ticket.

The following is a primer on basic air passenger rights in the U.S. and Europe. Click here to see how you should be properly compensated when you are involuntarily bumped from a flight.

Happy (and hassle-free) travels,


2 thoughts on “7 Air Passenger Rights You Should Know”

  1. Our flight was canceled in September and we missed out connection in Madrid. It would have been good to know the rights then. But … I can’t find the list of rights. It just routes me back to your post.


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