Will airlines pay for hotel if flight is cancelled?

Last updated on March 28, 2023

Whether or not an airline will pay for a hotel if a flight is cancelled depends on the reason for the cancellation.

If the cancellation is due to circumstances beyond the airline's control, such as bad weather, pilot strike, air traffic control restrictions etc., the airline is not typically responsible for providing hotel accommodation or compensation.

However, if the flight is cancelled due to reasons within the airline's control, such as a mechanical issue or crew shortage, many airlines will provide hotel accommodation or cancelled flight compensation to affected passengers.

It is important to check the airline's policy on flight cancellations and passenger rights (e.g. EU261), as well as to contact the airline directly to inquire about your options for hotel accommodation or compensation in case of a cancelled flight.

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