The regulation sets out a number of ‘extraordinary circumstances’. If the delay or cancellation was caused by such a circumstance, this sometimes constitutes as force majeure. In these cases, an airline may not be required to pay compensation. A volcanic eruption is an example of such a circumstance. A bomb threat at the airport and politic unrest are others. The claim calculator on our website takes the cause of the delay or cancellation into account to a degree, but the claims team will always perform a second check as well. Airlines generally invoke ‘extraordinary circumstances’ in response to claims being brought, but that doesn’t mean that is always just. That’s why we make sure to assess this ourselves. Read this article to find out more – ‘Extraordinary Circumstances Explained