AirHelp has developed one of the most unique and intelligent uses of email that I’ve seen in a while. I love the power they give consumers and I think you will too. So…what exactly does AirHelp do?
Before we review their incredible solution, let’s describe the problem, because we’ve all been there. You’re at the airport when your flight is delayed, overbooked, or even cancelled. Most people don’t know that they are eligible for compensation when airlines cancel or delay flights. In fact, 26 million passengers are eligible for this type of compensation each year! Yet only two percent actually file a reimbursement claim. That means that airlines are sitting on about $16 billion of unclaimed money each year.
European and US airlines are often required to pay compensation when they screw up. The catch is you have to file a claim first. In Europe, you can claim up to $800 if your flight is delayed for more than three hours. In the US you can receive up to $1,300 if you’re involuntarily bumped from a flight that’s oversold. You have up to three years to file the claims so it’s worth seeing if you’re eligible. That’s where AirHelp comes in!
AirHelp’s incredible app will scan your inbox for any flight itineraries. It then takes your flight information and cross-references it with their database of flights where passengers are eligible for compensation. If there’s match AirHelp will automatically file a claim on your behalf. The whole process takes about three minutes!
AirHelp averages $1050 or more in compensation per successful claim, which is way better than any voucher you’ll get from an airline. If a claim is successful then AirHelp will get 25% of what the airline pays you. If the claim is not valid then the claimant doesn’t owe a thing. You literally have nothing to lose so it’s worth signing up to see if you have money coming to you!