Air Berlin Flight cancellation

Sep 29th, 2017, 06:05 AM
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Air Berlin Flight cancellation


Got a mail saying my DUS-VIE got cancelled and not offering alternative flight.

As per EU law I am eligible to get alternative option as I saw there are other flights of Airberlin flying on the same day.

Please suggest.
shihabdxb is offline  
Sep 29th, 2017, 07:43 AM
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Not sure how many options you have for a carrier that is on the verge of bankruptcy:
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Sep 29th, 2017, 08:41 AM
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They are going out of business so have no flights to offer you. Do you know that they had empty seats on those other flights you saw? I imagine they are completely full since they are cutting their schedule due to the bankruptcy. I believe they are liquidating.

You don't mention refund problems, so I gather they didn't just take your money and you get nothing.

First, I don't think you are owed anything if they cancel more than 14 days in advance. Second, I suspect they don't owe you anything (penalty, for example) as going out of business could probably be called "extraordinary circumstances" which exempts them. I don't think they have any flights, they are cancelling tons of them.

Book another flight.
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Sep 29th, 2017, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for replies.

Airberlin cancelled flight just less than a week departure time. They just offered only refund and there is 4 flights still available with seats.

On this day and route, suitable flights only Airberlin or train.

Their call Centre not responding after 10 minutes and no response for emails too..
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Sep 30th, 2017, 01:12 AM
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Sounds like you should take the refund and book another flight on a different carrier
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