#TacoTravelTips: EuroTravel and Roller Derby

#TacoTravelTips: EuroTravel and Roller Derby Photo Credit Marko Niemelä

Delayed or Cancelled Flight? No problem.
Taco’s got some info for you that will make your trip 1 Hydra percent smoother.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 2017 marks the start of a new era in International Roller Derby!

We’re moments away from the final day of play for this weekend’s FIRST international playoff in Malmo, and this past weekend’s amazing gameplay in Seattle by Argentina’s 2×4 Roller Derby is setting the stage for some serious global action in our sport. With the Roller Derby World Summit in the books and the Roller Derby World Cup on the horizon, travel talk has been something on everyone’s mind.

Yet that wanderlust sometimes brings unplanned and inconvenient bumps with airline travel, but if it involves Europe then you may have a safety net if your flight is cancelled or delayed, thanks to European Law.

If your flight is within, goes to, or departs from Europe and is operated by a European or Non-European airline… you could be eligible for some compensation.

There’s more to it depending on your details and if you qualify, but if there’s a chance you can recoup some of that loss then you’ve got nothing to lose. So check if you are eligible here. 

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 There is also regulation for train and bus travel if you aren’t flying or are moving within the country on a Derby Eurotrip.Some websites do the legwork for you but take a cut of your compensation, so it depends on what you’re most comfortable with. Read the fine print and know your rights!

Do you have any epic derby travel stories to share? Let us know in the comments!

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