The last time we mentioned AirHelp, the service launched tools to help you get real money back—not vouchers or apologies—when airlines screw you over. Now the service is back to help you find old flights you deserve compensation for, and file the claims for them.
The service is taking advantage of the fact that claims for involuntarily bumped flights, delayed flights, cancelled flights, lost baggage, or other airline issues can be filed and processed for up to three years from the actual flight. Too often, people are told there’s nothing that can be done, and they fail to follow up, so AirHelp is willing to do it for you.
Of course, not many of us remember flight numbers and details that are three years old, so the service will connect with your Google account and scan your email for you. You do have to grant it access to your inbox (which is AirHelp will scare many people off, and rightfully so), but the service is looking for confirmation emails, ticket receipts, or any airline information that will give them a flight number, date, and destination to check on. If it finds eligible flights, it’ll walk you through filing the claim and getting your money back.
While it works, it’ll also build some stats and graphics on the number of flights and trips you take, and show all of that to you as well, just for fun. The service is ideal for international flights. Domestic (US) flights have stricter limits on what you can be compensated for, but AirHelp will try for both. Hit the link below to read more, or to give it a try on your own.