Get paid when you're delayed!
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March 06, 2014
If your flight was delayed, canceled or overbooked you could get up to $680!
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Bumped From a Flight? This Startup Wants to Get You Paid
When an airline bumps us from a flight or delays us for hours on end, most of us accept our meager meal vouchers and swallow our pride. A bold few might actually file a claim for compensation, but when an airline either fails to answer the claim or rejects it outright, those passengers usually give up, too.
Why European airlines give you better consumer protection
Don't get me wrong: I'm all about buying American. In fact, I'll go out of my way to search for items made in the USA and will even pay more for American-made products. But when it comes to buying airfare to foreign destinations, I think twice.
AirHelp raises $12 million to deal with airline customer service for you
Few things are more dreadful than dealing with airline customer service. Fortunately, there's a startup that wants to make those calls for you. For hassle-free travel, is raising $12 million in Series A funding from a group of investors, including Khosla Ventures and Evan Williams .
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Wow - way to spot a MEGA opportunity that no one else was looking at!
We started airhelp because we were really frustrated by what we were experiencing. Endless hours spent waiting in airports, and an uphill battle if you tried to get any help from the airline. This lead us to do some research to try and figure out what our rights were. What we discovered was pretty eye opening. There are laws that protect passengers and obligate airlines to provide care and pay their customers if the flight was delayed, cancelled or over booked. Needless to say, what we also found was that, asserting your legal right, was an extremely time consuming and sisyphean task. For this reason we wanted to create a solution that made it easy to claim compensation without all the hassle. In short, making flight disruptions suck less. We've got a lot of new stuff coming out shortly.
Growth geek, Serial upstart.
Simple USP, Clean CTA's. Are there any public data feeds you could tap into to find regularly overbooked routes? I wonder if the airports would even let you advertise this physically on-site. Hmm. Perhaps scrape the #fuuu hash on Twitter... or run mobile-ads specifically in area-codes with airports.
co-founder, Go Dish
Great idea, sounds awesome for the EU, but they only cover overbookings for domestic US flights (airlines are not obligated to compensate you for cancellations, mechanical delays, etc. in the US).
Founder, CEO Sherlock
Yeah, I was wondering that
- I'd like the site to show me proof that this is something the airlines are required to compensate for...