Terms And Conditions
These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) constitute the legally binding agreement between a customer (“Customer” or “you”) and AirHelp with regard to the provision of our Services. By accepting these Terms, you agree to be bound by them, any additional terms applicable to our Services you have selected, and the AirHelp Privacy Statement.
We recommend that you do not engage with AirHelp for any of our Services until you have read and understood these Terms, the Privacy Statement, and Our Fees. If you have any questions, doubts, or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or check out our FAQs.
Please note: should your Claim relate to a flight with a final destination or origin in Brazil, your use of our Services may be governed by the Brazilian T&Cs.
1. USE AND NATURE OF OUR SERVICES
Use of our Services
By accepting these Terms and using our Services you affirm you are:
a natural person over the age of legal majority in your country of residence who can enter into legally binding agreements under applicable law.
authorized to enter into these Terms and any Service specific terms on your own behalf, and, where applicable, on behalf of other passengers.
Nature of our Services
The AirHelp Group provides services to help air passengers manage the impact of flight disruption. These services may change from time to time, but include facilitating the processing of Claims on behalf of passengers before Airlines enforcing air passengers' rights (including, but not limited to, claiming compensation) arising from delayed or canceled flights and/or other related issues.
AirHelp is not a law firm; and is not acting as a lawyer on your behalf or providing you directly with legal services. Nevertheless, during the provision of our Services and in accordance with the Terms and Forms, AirHelp may engage with contract Lawyers or contract attorneys for the purpose of providing our Services.
If you have purchased an insurance product through AirHelp, AirHelp operates as a registered insurance agent in accordance with German regulation. AirHelp does not act as a risk bearer itself, but only assumes a function as an intermediary. These Terms do not apply to your purchase of the insurance product. Please refer to the policy documents for the terms that cover the insurance product you have purchased, including the name of the AirHelp Third Party who is providing the coverage in the event of damage.
In these Terms, the following defined terms shall have the meanings stated below:
“AH Signature” means a signature provided by you electronically via the online AirHelp signing tool, and considered the equivalent of a handwritten signature. In the event you are unable to provide a signature online, a handwritten or scanned signature may be provided.
“AirHelp” means AirHelp Germany GmbH, a company based in Germany with its registered office at c/o WeWork, Warschauer Platz 11-13 , 10245 Berlin, Germany (Registered Court: Local Court of Charlottenburg, HRB 196015 B | Registered debt collection service provider according to §10 par. 1 No. 1 RDG Germany).
“AirHelp Group Company” means any entity that is, directly or indirectly, controlled by AirHelp or which controls AirHelp, whether through the ownership of share capital and/or voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.
“AirHelp Plus Membership” or “Membership” means the subscription service, which can be purchased as a single booking or as a yearly subscription.
“AirHelp Third Party” means a person or entity under contract with AirHelp to assist in the provision of our Services either directly or indirectly to the Customer.
“Airline” means the commercial airline that operated the flight for which our Services may be provided.
“Air Passenger Rights Regulations” means any law, regulation, directive, international convention, or similar, whether issued on a state, federal, European Union, national, international, or regional level, and case law, upon which a consumer may claim monetary compensation, damages, or refunds in the event of overbooked, delayed, canceled, or otherwise disrupted flights or luggage-related issues. These may include, without limitation, general consumer protection laws, “EC 261”: Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council dated 11 February 2004; “UK 261”: The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019; Turkish “SHY” passenger regulation, Canadian Transportation Act: Air Passenger Protection Regulations, and “MC 99”: The Montreal Convention 1999.
“Assignment Agreement” means the document, in electronic or other format, requested by AirHelp on a case-by-case basis, whereby you and AirHelp agree that AirHelp shall become the owner of the Claim, subject to the terms of the Assignment Agreement, in order to collect and receive payments.
“Authority Document” means the document which authorizes AirHelp and/or an AirHelp Group Company or AirHelp Third Party to act on your behalf with regard to your Claim. The document may be in many shapes and forms, due to various jurisdictional requirements, including, but not limited to, a power of attorney or certificate of authorization.
“Claim” means any claim against an Airline for monetary compensation, damages, or refund in accordance with Air Passenger Rights Laws or an Airline’s goodwill.
“Compensation Service” means the service whereby AirHelp, either by itself or together with its Group Companies and AirHelp Third Parties, pursues a Claim on your behalf. This may include Legal Action.
“Customer” means you; the person who has accepted these Terms. The Customer may also be referred to as “Client” on some documents.
“Discretion” means that AirHelp has the right to make decisions with regards to your Claim. Our decisions are based on data, and are described further in section 4: How AirHelp makes decisions with regards to your Claim.
“Eligible Claim” means a Claim that AirHelp has assessed, within its sole Discretion, as a Claim that AirHelp is willing to pursue on your behalf by providing you with the Compensation Service.
“Eligibility Service” means the service provided by AirHelp to determine whether your Claim is an Eligible Claim.
“Flight Compensation” means the total amount of money, or other receivables (where accepted by AirHelp in its Discretion), paid by an Airline in relation to a Claim as compensation, refund, damages, settlement, a gesture of goodwill, or otherwise, to you or AirHelp as a result of the Compensation Services. For the avoidance of doubt, Flight Compensation does not include any payments or reimbursements of Legal Expenses, collection cost, interest, or similar, which have been pre-financed by AirHelp or result from AirHelp's intervention.
“Fellow Passenger” means any passenger who the Customer has included in the Form for receipt of Flight Compensation, such as a family member or passenger that traveled together with the Customer on the Airline.
“Form” means the Assignment Form, Authority Document, power of attorney, or other documents which enable the AirHelp Group and AirHelp Third Parties to provide the Customer with our Services. AirHelp will determine which Form is the most appropriate on a Claim by Claim basis.
“Goodwill Claim” is where AirHelp makes a request to the Airline, in absence of developed Air Passenger Rights Regulations, for Flight Compensation. The Flight Compensation for Goodwill Claims may be monetary or in kind, such as a flight voucher, fidelity points, or air miles.
“Information Service” means AirHelp's provision of flight information, airline information, airport information, other travel-related information, and information about air passenger rights under applicable Air Passenger Rights Regulations. The information may be either specific to the Customer’s flight or non-flight-specific general information. The information will be delivered through electronic communication, including email, a personalized dashboard, or AirHelp controlled websites.
“Lawyer” means any attorney at law and/or law firm that AirHelp has contracted with for Legal Action or other legal services with regard to a Claim.
“Legal Action” means the preparation and filing of a Claim for judicial action, either by filing the Claim in court or before a government body, such as a national enforcement body (NEB), or handing over a Claim to a Lawyer, for presenting the Claim directly to the Airline or for judicial action, or moving the Claim from one jurisdiction to another.
“Legal Action Fee” means the fee listed in Our Fees that AirHelp charges you when you receive Flight Compensation for the provision of the Compensation Service that included Legal Action. The Legal Action Fee is paid in addition to the Service Fee.
“Legal Expenses” means all fees incurred by, paid by, or awarded to you or the AirHelp Group in furtherance of a Legal Action, including, but not limited to, attorneys fees, application fees, court and clerk costs, translation costs, bailiff’s costs, extrajudicial collection, or any other related fees and expenses.
“Member” means a Customer who has purchased an AirHelp Plus Membership.
“Membership Period” means the period of time when an AirHelp Plus Member is entitled to use the AirHelp Plus Services. For a yearly Member this is from the date and time of purchase for one full year, unless renewed. For a single booking this is from the date and time of purchase and continues for a limited time thereafter (as further described in these Terms) and is only applicable to the flight for which the Membership was purchased.
“Our Fees” means the fees and charges listed here specifying accepted currencies, methods of payment which are payable by you to AirHelp. In addition to Our Fees, AirHelp may be entitled to Legal Expenses from the Airline as described in these Terms.
“Reassignment Form” means the document that you and AirHelp sign assigning the rights of your Claim back to you, or authorizing your Claim back to you.
“Service Fee” means the fee listed in Our Fees that AirHelp charges you when you receive Flight Compensation following the provision of the Compensation Service.
“Services” means any of our services, including, without limitation, the Eligibility Service, Compensation Service, Information Service, or AirHelp Plus Services provided by AirHelp or an AirHelp Third Party to you in accordance with these Terms and any additional terms specific to the Services selected by you.
“Withdrawal” means the process set forth in the Withdrawal and Termination section by which the Customer withdraws from either the Compensation Service or the Membership or whereby AirHelp withdraws from the Compensation Service.
“VAT” means any system of value added tax.
3. THE ELIGIBILITY AND INFORMATION SERVICES
After you have accepted these Terms, AirHelp will provide you the Eligibility Service and Information Service to determine whether AirHelp believes, in its sole Discretion, you have an Eligible Claim.
If AirHelp makes this determination, AirHelp will provide you with the Form. The purpose of the Form is to permit AirHelp to engage on your behalf either directly or indirectly with Lawyers, the Airline or its representatives, and/or courts in order to obtain Flight Compensation.
Provision of the Information Service or Eligibility Service by AirHelp shall not constitute a binding offer to provide you with any other Services, including, without limitation, the Compensation Service.
4. COMPENSATION SERVICE
Submitting the Form
Prior to commencing the Compensation Service, you will be required to:
authorize your AH Signature on the Form which will specify that you:
agree to receive the Compensation Service.
acknowledge that AirHelp will only claim Flight Compensation that is monetary, and that it is in AirHelp’s sole Discretion to accept travel vouchers and/or other services as Flight Compensation and that Airline offers for non-monetary compensation may be treated by AirHelp as an Airline’s refusal of Flight Compensation.
affirm that you are not pursuing the Claim by any other means either directly or through any other third parties and no legal dispute is directly or indirectly pending or expected between you and the Airline on the same matter.
If you have any existing engagement or assignments with regard to your Claim, you must cancel these immediately.
If you have not done these steps, you will not receive the Compensation Service.
Upon receipt and review of the Form, AirHelp will confirm to you in writing, either by email or other written form, that AirHelp will commence the Compensation Service. AirHelp may decide, in its sole Discretion, whether to proceed with or reject the provision of the Compensation Service, or may request further information or documentation prior to commencement of the Compensation Service.
After submitting the Form,
you may not assign the Claim to any other party as the legal title to the Claim has been assigned to AirHelp.
you may not mandate or authorize another third party to act on your behalf concerning the same Claim.
If you receive any direct payments or any other compensation from the Airline after entering into the compensation agreement, you must advise AirHelp immediately. Such payments shall be considered Flight Compensation and entitle AirHelp to the Service Fee, and Legal Action Fee if Legal Action was taken by AirHelp prior to you having received payment from the Airline.
After submitting the Form, you must cease negotiations with the Airline and direct any communication you have with the Airline regarding your Claim to AirHelp.
Your claim may be reassigned back to you either at your request or by AirHelp’s initiative. In each case, this will be done in writing by you and AirHelp signing a Reassignment Form. In the event that you have signed an Authority Document, you may Withdraw the authority given in the Authority Document by giving written notice to AirHelp.
If you are acting as the representative or on behalf of a passenger or passengers, then you shall first obtain a power of attorney to act on their behalf and produce evidence of such upon request by AirHelp. For minor passengers, you shall provide their complete data, including: name, birthdate of the minor, the names and signatures of the custodians or legal guardians.
Commencing the Compensation Services
Where AirHelp has notified you in writing as stated above, AirHelp will provide the Compensation Service with the intention of obtaining Flight Compensation on your behalf.
You will provide AirHelp with all data or information that is required for the execution of the Compensation Service. You warrant that the data and information you provide is correct, complete, and true, and, where applicable, with the consent of Fellow Passengers. Flight data and information may be submitted to AirHelp via the website, email, other electronic or software solutions supported by AirHelp, or phone.
AirHelp may request that you provide additional information such as:
passenger name, surname, email address, phone number, type of disruption (delay, canceled flight, or denied boarding/overbooking), reason for delay (if possible), length of delay, name of the Airline, flight number, date of the flight, place of departure and arrival, and description of incident.
an additional Form which may be sent to AirHelp via the web form or any other electronic solutions supported by AirHelp, or using email, or postal service.
You acknowledge that failure to provide AirHelp with any such information will negatively impact AirHelp’s ability to provide the Compensation Service.
Flight Compensation and Legal Action
On receiving your Form, AirHelp will prepare a request for payment and send it to the Airline and handle all further correspondence. For this part of the Compensation Service, if Flight Compensation is paid, you will be required to pay AirHelp the Service Fee.
If the Airline fails to pay Flight Compensation within a reasonable period after being notified by AirHelp, or should AirHelp, in its sole Discretion, assess that the Airline is unlikely to respond to a request for payment, AirHelp may initiate Legal Action.
In the event that Legal Action is initiated and Flight Compensation is paid, you will be required to pay AirHelp the Legal Action Fee in addition to the Service Fee.
In the event that a Lawyer is used for Legal Action, you expressly consent to AirHelp providing the Lawyer access to all the data communicated to AirHelp in order for the Lawyer to take Legal Action.
Where a separate Form or other additional documents are required to undertake Legal Action, you undertake to provide such additional documents. In cases where you have signed an Assignment Agreement, and later sign an Authority Document (or similar), you accept that the Authority Document assigns the Claim back to you.
If AirHelp or the Lawyer commences Legal Action to pursue a Claim, AirHelp will cover any Legal Expenses incurred during the Legal Action, even if the Legal Action is lost. In the event that the lawsuit is won or a settlement has been reached between the Airline and AirHelp, AirHelp may cover any costs incurred that are not covered by the Airline. When applicable, if a lawsuit is won, a claim for reimbursement of Legal Expenses will be put forward. The same applies to Legal Expenses regardless of whether the legal proceedings are performed by AirHelp or a Lawyer. For the avoidance of doubt, all reimbursements, including Legal Expenses and interest, shall belong to AirHelp.
You agree and acknowledge that the final outcome of Legal Action and obtaining Flight Compensation may take years.
AirHelp, in its sole Discretion, may offer to or accept from the Airline individual or collective Claim settlements for Flight Compensation.
You acknowledge that the decision to accept a settlement from the Airline for Flight Compensation rests solely with AirHelp, since you have assigned the Claim to AirHelp. In case AirHelp acts on your behalf in accordance with an Authority Document, you authorize AirHelp to accept or reject settlement offers based on AirHelp’s Discretion, without the need for your additional consent.
AirHelp may pursue the assigned Claim in its own name, with or without the help of a Lawyer. Where appropriate and/or legally necessary, AirHelp may reassign the Claim to you and you agree to authorize again AirHelp with an Authority Document to deliver the Compensation Service and collect and/or receive payments.
You are responsible for providing the correct data to proceed with the Compensation Service. AirHelp shall not be held liable for any incorrect communications, documents, incorrect data/information, and fraudulent conduct shared by you. In the event that you provided deliberately incorrect information or data, in addition to any other recourse AirHelp may have under these Terms, you will, upon request by AirHelp, reimburse AirHelp for the Legal Expenses.
In jurisdictions where the Air Passenger Rights Regulations may be less developed and obtaining Flight Compensation less likely, upon your decision to proceed, AirHelp may attempt to obtain Flight Compensation through a Goodwill Claim.
How AirHelp makes decisions with regards to your Claim
AirHelp uses its Discretion in making decisions regarding whether to pursue your Claim during the Eligibility Service or at any time during the Compensation Service, including whether to pursue your Claim with Legal Action, to make or accept a settlement offer from the Airline, to withdraw the Claim, or to pursue a Goodwill Claim.
AirHelp’s Discretion is based on a number of factors including, without limitation, the applicable Air Passenger Rights Regulations, the jurisdictions and court systems in which we may pursue your Claim, Legal Expenses and the likelihood that AirHelp may obtain or be obliged to pay Legal Expenses, the Airline’s historic behavior with similar Claims, the average length of time it may take to obtain Flight Compensation or a favorable ruling through Legal Action, the quality of the information that you have provided AirHelp with regards to your Claim, any factual information that may make obtaining Flight Compensation difficult, advice from Lawyers, and AirHelp’s experience with similar Claims.
5. AIRHELP PLUS MEMBERSHIP
Signing up for AirHelp Plus Membership
You may join the Membership by paying the AirHelp Plus Membership Fee (see Our Fees) or by obtaining AirHelp Plus Membership through an AirHelp Third Party that is authorized by AirHelp to make Membership available to you.
The AirHelp Plus Membership commences on the day of purchase.
Upon the acceptance of the purchase the Member will receive a confirmation email from AirHelp.
Membership Options and Versions
AirHelp Plus Membership may be purchased either as:
Single booking: covers Claims that originate from the flight booking for which the Customer purchased the Membership or originate from a single flight booking for which the Customer provided the details to us before any disruption occurred.
Yearly subscription: covers Claims that originate from flight bookings within the given time period. The AirHelp Plus Membership Fee will be billed yearly.
Both AirHelp Plus Memberships are available as either the Essential plan or Complete plan. Only Members who have subscribed to the Complete plan will have access to the full AirHelp Plus Services offering.
See Our Fees for the applicable subscription fee for each AirHelp Plus Membership plan.
AirHelp Plus Services
Members who have subscribed to AirHelp Plus Essential and AirHelp Plus Complete shall be entitled to use the services applicable to each type of Membership as described in the AirHelp Plus Service Catalog.
The AirHelp Plus Services may be provided by an AirHelp Third Party and may require that the Member agree to the terms of the AirHelp Third Party for use of the service.
AirHelp reserves the right to add or remove an AirHelp Plus Service at any time and will immediately update the AirHelp Plus Service Catalog should a service be removed.
For avoidance of doubt, AirHelp Plus is not an insurance policy of any kind.
Limits of Use
Benefits are personal and apply only to the Member.
All Claims for Flight Compensation must be raised by the Member:
during the Membership Period.
within sixty (60) days of the date of the flight.
with regards to baggage related Claims, no more than three (3) days after the day of the flight.
For Members with a yearly Membership, the Compensation Services will be limited to one Claim per calendar month and a total of twelve (12) Claims per calendar year.
The Service Fee and Legal Action Fee will not be refunded to the Member for flights that were disrupted prior to the commencement of the Membership or requests for Compensation Services made after Membership has expired or otherwise been terminated.
The Membership is non-transferable. The Member must promptly notify AirHelp upon becoming aware of any unauthorized use of the Membership.
By subscribing to AirHelp Plus, you acknowledge that AirHelp Plus is not an insurance product or substitute for an insurance product, and as with the Compensation Services and other services described herein, AirHelp makes no warranty or representation that you will obtain Flight Compensation. AirHelp uses its Discretion in determining how and when to provide the Compensation Service in accordance with the Terms, and a Member will not be entitled to a refund where AirHelp decides not to pursue a Claim.
Renewal of Yearly Subscription
For the Membership as a yearly subscription, the Membership shall be automatically renewed for one (1) year thereafter until and unless the Member chooses to cancel the Membership as described in the Termination and Withdrawal Section below.
6. FEES AND PAYMENTS
Our Fees is the price list that details all the fees, charges, and prices that AirHelp receives in consideration for providing you with our Products and Services.
AirHelp provides you with the Eligibility Service and Information Service free of charge.
AirHelp provides Compensation Service free of charge except where AirHelp is successful in obtaining Flight Compensation for you.
If AirHelp is successful, AirHelp will transfer the Flight Compensation to you, subject to Our Fees.
If you have provided AirHelp with incorrect or incomplete payment information and the amounts we have paid to you for Flight Compensation have been returned to AirHelp, AirHelp will make reasonable efforts to contact you, including email reminders and other means of communication provided by you to AirHelp. If you do not respond to provide correct payment information, AirHelp shall be entitled to keep the part of the Flight Compensation that otherwise should have been transferred to the Customer.
In the event that the Flight Compensation and/or Legal Expenses, interest, or similar are transferred directly from the Airline to you, you will:
as soon as reasonably practicable, inform AirHelp of the payment.
be invoiced and liable to pay Our Fees, Legal Expenses, interest, or similar, if any, to AirHelp without unreasonable delay.
When AirHelp has paid the Flight Compensation in accordance with the instruction of and method selected by the Customer, AirHelp shall not be liable for:
checks, prepaid debit cards, credit cards, and similar lost in transit to the Customer;
any effect of the Customer giving wrong bank account information, wrong address, or similar, including, but not limited to, the Flight Compensation being paid to the wrong receiver. If Flight Compensation has been paid to a wrong receiver at the fault of the Customer, AirHelp shall not be obligated to actively reclaim it.
You shall not be entitled to claim any interest on the Flight Compensation during the time period between when AirHelp receives it and when it is transferred to you. AirHelp reserves the right to retain any interest that it has recovered from the Airline, including interest recovered following Legal Action.
AirHelp shall not be liable for any amount of compensation, damages, or similar, if we are prevented from transferring the payment to you by an event beyond AirHelp’s control, including, but not limited to, strike, lock-out, labor dispute, force majeure, natural disasters, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with a law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, and storm.
The Service Fee and the Legal Action Fee apply to any kind of settlement whenever AirHelp is able to obtain Flight Compensation whether obtained through court decision, settlement with the Airline, or where AirHelp has settled the Claim with the Airline jointly with other Claims.
7. WITHDRAWAL AND TERMINATION
Your Right of Withdrawal of Compensation Service and Membership
If you qualify as a consumer under the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), and the UK consumer regulations, meaning that you are an individual who engages in a legal transaction for a purpose other than your commercial or independent vocational activity, then you possess a legal right of Withdrawal.
You have the right to withdraw from the Compensation Service or Membership within 14 days from the commencement of the Compensation Service or Membership for free and without the need to specify any reasons. To exercise your right to Withdrawal, the Withdrawal must be communicated (e.g., by letter, email, or contact form) within the 14-day period mentioned above, and it must clearly state your wish to withdraw from the Compensation Service or Membership.
Due to the nature of the service provided, you agree that you cannot withdraw from
the Compensation Service if AirHelp has informed you that the Airline has accepted the Claim.
AirHelp Plus or any AirHelp Plus Service twenty-four (24) hours before, or any time after, the scheduled departure time of the flight that AirHelp Plus applies to, as in such events we have completed the service you requested.
any Service where, by the nature of the Service, AirHelp has already completed the provision of the Service by the time of the withdrawal request.
The Withdrawal shall be sent to:
AirHelp Germany GmbH
Warschauer Platz 11-13
email: [email protected]
To request your Withdrawal you may copy and paste the sample text below, adding your details. (You are not obliged to use exactly this text.)
Sample cancellation form
I hereby terminate the agreement concluded by me:
AirHelp Claim number:
Date claim was filed:
Name of customer:
Address of the customer:
Signature of customer:
*End of sample text
Following the 14-day Withdrawal period, you may Withdraw your acceptance of the Compensation Service or Membership subject to the Terms.
Withdrawal of Compensation Service by AirHelp
AirHelp has the right to withdraw from the Compensation Service in the event of identifying obstacles beyond the control of AirHelp that prevent AirHelp from obtaining Compensation for you. These may include, but are not limited to, Airline insolvency, court closure, lockdown measures, low Flight Compensation value etc. In these cases, AirHelp shall notify you of the obstacles and close your Claim. No fee will apply.
Termination of the Compensation Service and Membership
The Services will terminate upon the earlier of the following to occur:
The Compensation Service terminates when the Claim has been settled with the Airline, you have received the Flight Compensation, and all amounts payable by you to AirHelp, if any, have been paid, or
Either you or AirHelp, at any time, for any reason, give timely written notice of termination; or
By AirHelp immediately where
you have breached your obligations under the Terms or any other applicable rules or regulations,
you have provided incorrect information, engaged in fraud, or engaged in activities that AirHelp may reasonably suspect to be misleading or fraudulent, in which case you will not be entitled to the Flight Compensation or any other payments.
AirHelp reserves the right to claim its losses when terminating as a result of your breach.
If you are an AirHelp Plus Member with a yearly subscription and you do not wish to renew it according to Clause 5.17, you may cancel your Membership one (1) day prior to the date of automatic renewal by either
logging into your account, choosing “Manage Membership” in the dashboard and clicking “Cancel Membership”
providing AirHelp with written notice of your desire not to automatically renew the Membership, sent to: [email protected]
AirHelp's Right to Refuse, Suspend, or Terminate Membership
AirHelp reserves the right to refuse the Membership to any person and, in case of breach of the Terms by the Member, terminate the Membership at any time.
AirHelp has the right to suspend your Membership if there are reasonable grounds to suspect misleading or fraudulent activities. In this case, you must provide AirHelp with any documentation we require to investigate, you will not be able to cancel your Membership, and no payments or refunds will be made until AirHelp is satisfied that no fraud has occurred. If AirHelp determines, in its sole Discretion, that there is sufficient evidence of fraud, AirHelp will have the right to terminate the Membership and exercise its rights under these Terms or applicable law, including without limitation, for the recovery of any amounts paid and informing the competent authorities.
Consequence of Termination and Withdrawal of the Compensation Service
Upon termination of the Compensation Services for any reason, you shall immediately pay any fees payable to AirHelp under the Terms, including without limitation in the case of Customer Withdrawal after the Airline confirms the payment of Flight Compensation.
AirHelp will not automatically reassign your Claim to you upon Withdrawal or termination. You must request AirHelp to reassign your Claim, and AirHelp will send you the Reassignment Form for you to sign.
In the event that you Withdraw from the Compensation Service or AirHelp terminates due to your breach of the Terms, AirHelp shall be entitled to obtain the following from you:
AirHelp’s Legal Expenses, if AirHelp has commenced a Legal Action; or,
An amount equal to the Legal Expenses, if, following the Withdrawal, AirHelp is requested by a Judicial Authority to pay the Legal Expenses due to the Airline; or,
AirHelp’s Service Fee, and, where there was Legal Action, the Legal Action Fee, where you subsequently obtained Flight Compensation directly from the Airline.
Consequence of Withdrawal of AirHelp Plus Membership
Once the Membership is terminated, canceled, or expired, the Member loses all AirHelp Plus benefits and AirHelp will no longer waive its Service Fee and Legal Action Fee, if applicable, for AirHelp’s delivery of the Compensation Service.
Members who have chosen not to renew their Membership, have to file their Claim originating from the Membership Period, no longer than 60 (sixty) days after the Membership has expired, to receive the benefits of the AirHelp Plus Membership.
8. DATA PROTECTION
All personal data collected during the provision of our Services, or connected to the provision of our Services, will be subject to the AirHelp Privacy Statement.
9. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Third Parties Services
Our Services may contain links to third-party providers’ websites or interfaces to book services via third parties. Such websites/services are controlled by independent parties under which AirHelp has no control. Although our Services may provide information about or access to third-party suppliers and facilitate use of these third-party providers, such Services do not constitute any sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of these third-party providers.
We remind you that by accessing third-party websites/services or using third-party services made available through our Services, you agree to be bound by these third parties’ policies and terms and conditions. We encourage you to review these terms and conditions and policies and to use them at your own risk.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that AirHelp will not be a party to any agreement entered with any such third party and will not be responsible for any errors or omissions in such third parties’ services or for any direct or indirect claim, breach, loss or damage caused or allegedly caused by or in connection with the access or use of such third parties’ services.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
AirHelp has many sources of information and data that make up the information and services available under these Terms. Although AirHelp tries to provide accurate information, our Services may be subject to omissions and errors. Our Services are provided ‘as is’. To the fullest extent permitted by law, AirHelp disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third party’s rights, accuracy of information, and fitness for a particular purpose. AirHelp makes no representations or warranties that our Services will result in Flight Compensation, meet your requirements or be secure, free of viruses or other harmful components, timely, uninterrupted, accurate, complete, or reliable. You acknowledge and agree that your use of our Services is at your own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, AirHelp and its Group Companies will not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential losses or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill arising out of or in any way related to i) our Services, ii) delay or inability to access our Services; iii) virus, bugs, trojan horses, software, information, third parties’ linked websites, services obtained through the use of our Services, iv) or any other matter relating to our Services, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, even if AirHelp, its Group Companies, or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
These Terms do not affect any of your statutory legal rights that cannot be excluded by law. If you are not satisfied with any portion of our Services or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is Withdrawal in accordance with the Terms.
Modifications and Entire Agreement
Any new features of our Services will be subject to these Terms. AirHelp reserves the right to amend sections of these Terms at any time without further notice. The latest version will always be available on the AirHelp website. Please visit the AirHelp Website from time to time to review the changes as they are binding to you. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of changes to these Terms or other policies means you accept the changes.
These Terms are the complete and exclusive statement relating to its subject matter and supersede all prior communications (oral or in writing) between you and AirHelp.
You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent. AirHelp may transfer any of its rights or obligations under these Terms to any AirHelp Group Companies or any third party designated by AirHelp.
Alternatives to the Compensation Services
If you wish to pursue your Claim through other alternatives than AirHelp’s Compensation Services, the following are other options for enforcing the Claim: your own extrajudicial or judicial action against the airline, support from a lawyer, an enquiry directly with the respective Airline. In Germany, you can use the offer of the conciliation body for public passenger transport (die Schlichtungsstelle für den öffentlichen Personenverkehr e. V. “söp”), the online form of the German Federal Aviation Authority, and the Air Transport Arbitration Body at the German Federal Office of Justice.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms, Forms, and the agreement between AirHelp and you, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by the laws of Germany, without regard to conflict of laws principle. This shall not affect mandatory provisions of the legal system that would apply without this choice of law clause, e.g. the mandatory provisions of the customer's country of residence.
If any provision (or part thereof) of these Terms is held by any court, or other competent authority to be void or unenforceable in whole or part, such void provision shall be deemed to be replaced by an enforceable provision with the closest effect possible to the original provision and these Terms shall continue to be valid with respect to the other provisions and the remainder of the affected provisions.
Any failure or delay by AirHelp in enforcing (in whole or in part) any provision of these Terms will not be interpreted as a waiver of our rights or remedies.
The English version of these Terms shall prevail in case of inconsistency to any other language version.
Updated: February 20, 2024.