Resolve Air Travel Issues with AviationADR

Serving in the United Kingdom and Pan-European jurisdictions

If you find yourself with an unresolved dispute involving an airline or airport, our adept services are standing by to step in and expedite the resolution process to your satisfaction.

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Airlines/Airports we work with

The companies listed below have become members of AviationADR and have committed to participate in our resolution scheme. Thus, any final verdict we reach is obligatory for the company, provided you, as the complainant, accept it.

About this Scheme

Most disputes involving passengers and an airline or airport that participates in our scheme are within our domain of authority. These include but are not limited to:

  • Incidents related to denied boarding, flight postponements or abrupt cancellations
  • Issues concerning damaged, misplaced, or delayed baggage
  • Situations of ruin, impairment or loss of items that a passenger carried or wore
  • Obstacles encountered by passengers dealing with disabilities or limited mobility
  • Allegations of unfair or deceptive trade practices
  • Contentions around pricing structures
  • Circumstances involving misrepresentation or incorrect information

Unfortunately, we are unable to handle your complaint in the following scenarios:

  • Our services become involved only after you’ve lodged a complaint directly with the respective airline and have either received a definitive reply or at least 8 weeks have elapsed since the origination of your complaint;
  • Your grievance pertains to an airline that does not align with our resolution scheme.

We are committed to managing claims within a 90-day timeframe upon receipt of requisite documentation from both the passenger and the airline. Nevertheless, it bears emphasising that most decisions are usually dispatched well before this deadline, falling impressively within an average span of 30 days.

Our scheme operates under the regulation and approval of the Civil Aviation Authority, the governing body for aviation matters in the UK.

To file a Service Complaint click here.
Alternatively, all complaints should initially be addressed to:

Head of Service Complaints
Stratford Office Village
Unit 12 Walker Avenue, Wolverton Mill
Milton Keynes
MK12 5TW

Complaints should be in writing and should provide full details of the complaint, including your complaint ID number and the name of the Complaint Handler/Adjudicator where possible/applicable.

How AviationADR Scheme Works

Upon submission, the AviationADR evaluates a complaint to verify its conformance with the criteria explained in Section 1.1 of Scheme Rules. It’s essential that the complaint meets the specified requirements for continuation. If it fails to do so, the passenger will be communicated the decision within three weeks.

For every compliant that meets our standards, it’s presented to the respective airline. The airline then has a maximum of 28 days to contemplate its position—either to contest or to approach a settlement. In instances where the airline decides in favor of a settlement, it is allotted an extra 28 days to honor the decided terms like compensation payout, if necessary.

There may be cases where the airline opts to dispute the complaint. In such scenarios, the passenger has a week to react or express commentary on the defense—especially when it introduces novel information or evidence not incorporated in the initial Deadlock Letter. This stage is known as the Passenger’s Response.

Following the Passenger’s Response, the AviationADR communicates to all involved entities that a ‘Complete Complaint File’ has been assembled. From this juncture, additional documentation or proof by neither party is accepted unless expressly approved by the Chief Adjudicator of AviationADR.

The Resolution Office, following this, proceeds with the addressing of the complaint and delivers a written decision. This delivery occurs within 90 days from when the Complete Complaint File was acknowledged. However, in complex cases, AviationADR might necessitate transcendence beyond the standard 90 days. In such events, both parties are duly notified about the required extension.

The Scheme Rules

The Scheme is regulated and monitored by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and follows its rules. Airlines subscribed to the Scheme are bound by its decisions and by the Scheme Rules.


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