What a day! Thought that we would be home tonight snuggling in our own bed in a toasty 28°C…but noooooo…..we are sneaking into bed in the Golden Phoenix hotel that is 10 minutes’ drive from Beijing airport. Why??? Because the bad fog in Beijing this morning delayed the originating flight into Harbin and caused our flight out of Harbin to be affected. Well, the experience that we had said we did not have thus far has FINALLY happened to us!
So much that we missed the connecting flight in Beijing!
How now brown cow?
Well, fortunately it has become law in China that carriers are mandated to put affected passengers from flight delays at hotels and ensure that they are fed and cared for until the alternate flights arrangements can be sorted out.
And this law came into effect on 1-Jan-2017. What luck! Thus 28 travellers trudged through the terminal with their luggage and carry-on to the biting cold for a coach ride to the 3-star hotel for the night.
Fortunately for us, this gave an opportunity to meet up with friends in Beijing, so we actually had Beijing duck for dinner…hmmmm.
So this set us thinking (as we were waiting at the airport earlier today),
- What recourse would there be for claiming against travel insurers?
- And for what can that be?
- Will we still be entitled to claiming compensation given we had airline response re the above?
Do you have such experiences yourself?