Claiming travel compensation

Today I worked some more on my previously mentioned secret project, which is approaching completion.

I also filed a request for compensation with Lufthansa over our flight that was delayed by 23 hours in Singapore. Because it was operated by a European Union airline with a destination within the EU, the EU Flight Compensation Regulation EC No 261/2004 applies, and my wife and I are entitled to compensation of 600€ each, plus reimbursement of additional expenses incurred due to the delay. So I wrote up a request for this compensation plus expenses, including details of the hotel accommodation (in the Changi Airport transit hotel), train tickets, and COVID tests that we had to pay for because our plans were disrupted. I submitted this with all of the receipts via Lufthansa’s online claim form, and have received an acknowledgement email. Let’s see how long it takes for them to process and pay out.

The main news today here in Sydney is the weather, once again. After a fairly and blissfully dry June, we have another major rain system hitting us. The rain began late last night, and today we were forecast to get up to 90 mm of rain, with another 150 mm tomorrow, and 80 mm on Monday, followed by up to 20 mm each day until Thursday. Severe weather and flood warnings have been issued. It has been raining non-stop all day, light on occasion, but often heavy. Sydney has recorded 70 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, and some suburbs are up to over 150 mm. Tomorrow is going to be much worse, with strong winds also predicted.

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  1. I had to chuckle a little when you mentioned that you were trying to avoid the sun by sitting inside, while everyone was rushing outside to enjoy it. I only understood why someone would do that when I moved to California. The sun hits much harder here than compared to Germany (angle?), making it unpleasant at times, but most importantly… there is so much of it, you don’t have to savor it!

    Indeed it took me a while to let go of the guilty feeling I, like most Germans, get from “letting a sunny day go to waste” by sitting inside. It’s actually nagging. But in California you don’t have to worry, because the next day, the next week even, will still be sunny. I imagine it’s very similar in Australia.

    But with Sydney’s current rain streak, maybe you can sympathize a little with the people you met outside of those restaurants… 🙂

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