The rights of the passenger establish relationship between the distance of the flight and the economic compensation
Cancellation due to circumstances extraordinary (adverse weather, etc.)
If you were informed of the delay at least two weeks in advance
If you were offered an alternative to the same route with a similar schedule
They often just do not do it (they find it cheaper). The delay of a flight can be due to diverse reasons, from the lack of personnel available to mechanical problems. The technical problems that cause the cancellation or delay of flights do not constitute "extraordinary circumstances" that could exempt the liability of the airline! (Although some of them may try to convince you that they do).
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