AirHelp Helps Airline Customers Recover Lost Cash
May 12, 2014
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer
When it comes to air travel in the 21st century, there are some companies working hard to make sure we can stay connected, thereby making our flights that much easier. Other companies are working to make air travel more comfortable with more leg room and shorter flights. Despite all of that, there are still plenty of times when companies screw up and flights are anything other than enjoyable. Now there is a way to get some of your money back if the airline is indeed at fault for mistakes made.
Airhelp is a firm that is looking to make it easier to recoup money lost thanks to airline screw-ups. Claiming compensation for delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights can be one of the biggest hassles in all the wide world of air travel. Airhelp has announced a new feature that is said to make getting that money back much easier.
AirHelp CMO Nicolas Michaelsen talked about the service with TechCrunch in a phone interview saying, “Now, you connect your Gmail account, we search for your flight itineraries and figure out how much you can claim. If you’ve been on a delayed flight for the last three years, you can claim money for that.”
Airhelp says that customers can get as much as $800 back per canceled, overbooked, or delayed flight. When traveling inside the US, travelers can get a little bit more with as much as $1,300. The flip side of getting that kind of money back is that airlines are going to fight you tooth and nail to keep your money.
Airhelp is willing to help those customers get their money back while also taking a 25 percent cut of any money refunded. In exchange for this cut, the company is able to do the mountain of paperwork needed in order to get the money back.
Once you link your Gmail account to your Airhelp account, you can just sit back and let the firm do the work. You will need to authorize the company to handle the claim for you and then you don’t have to worry about it anymore. For its part, Airhelp has already found some real success, claiming it’s been profitable from day one.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson