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Lady London 2,181 posts

@JDB on your one isn’t your compensation claim against Air Nostrum as the operating airline? If it was Air Nostrum’s own staff striking then I believe it’s viewed as own responsibility of the operating airline so not exceptional circs so you should be eligible for 250 eur each compensation. Problem is I suspect Air Nostrum may not be an airline that does pay EU261 dues easily.

If it was a flight operated by Iberia and somehow a strike by employees of a different airline was the reason then it would exempt IB from paying compemsation. But duty of care, such as you now having to leave your booked starting point earlier,and by different transport means with a cost, should still be the responsibility of the operating airline surely?

obvs you would have given them the opportunity to provide this or another reroute if you still needed to travel close to the same time instead of two days later, but if a reroute was not forthcoming from them that would fulfil your timing need then if you went ahead and sourced your own replacement transport, within reason,surely operating airline is still responsible.

Leaving aside any question of whether Vueling pays correct claims willingly or has to be compelled..
but at least leaving early on replacement transport due to a flight cancellation is still viewed by European interpretation as eligible for EU261 protections?

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