Middle East Airlines - Air Liban
Middle East Airlines is Lebanon's airline headquartered in Beirut. For flights departing from European Union airports that are subject to disturbances (cancellation, delay or overbooking), European Regulation 261/2004 stipulates that under certain conditions, travelers are entitled to assistance and compensation.
An effective tool is available for any claim.
Cancellation..When to ask for compensation?
The company will provide you with meals or refreshments as well as accommodation with transportation if the wait is important.
Travelers are entitled to more than that since it is a disruption that requires compensation from the company. That said, the company is not liable if it warns its passengers at least fifteen days before or if the cancellation is caused by extraordinary circumstances.
The compensation varies between € 250 and € 600, depending on the route:
• € 250 for a flight of up to 1500km
• € 400 for a flight of up to 3500km
• € 600 for a flight over 3500lm
Overbooking and denied boarding
Many companies practice overbooking, which sometimes causes them to refuse boarding passengers. They will have the choice between a redirection towards the destination or a refund.
The traveler is entitled to a support service in the same way as cancellation or delay of flight.
The compensation, in case of refusal against the will of the passengers, varies and respects the same conditions of law (between € 250 and € 600).
Delay at MEA
Passengers are entitled to compensation for delays of three hours or more (calculated on arrival). However, there are certain conditions that must be respected in order to hope for compensation.
The company must however provide meals or even accommodation if the delay is very important.
The compensation varies depending on the length of the flight, from € 250 to € 600. This delay must not be based on extraordinary circumstances that can not be anticipated by the company like the weather.
What you need to know: Learn about the causes of the delay and keep all the flight documents to provide all this during the file processing.
Missed connecting flight
Many travelers opt for flights with one or more stops. It's a good thing to enjoy a break between flights, but it can turn into a nightmare in the event of a significant delay.
Delays can cause you to miss your match, which can be overtaken if the first flight company takes care of the entire trip (rerouting). In the case of various companies, it is the one who made the first flight (with delay) who bears full responsibility.
For any delay exceeding 3 hours on arrival at the airport, the traveler is entitled to compensation of up to € 600.