Flight compensation firm AirHelp has launched what it claims to be the world’s first tool to help travellers check their eligibility for claims on past trips.
The feature also allows users to visually map out their journeys directly from their mobile devices into an adventure map for social sharing.
Airhelp said the application on its website will enable consumers to find out if they are due compensation they may have never known was available to them.
Once signed up, AirHelp will update consumers on future eligibility as soon as their flight disruptions occur.
In addition to compensation and notification, the new tool will include a data visualisation feature that travellers can use to develop and share a personalised map of their trips on social media.
By analysing past flight data and including any new flights as they are booked, the tool creates a colourful and engaging map of recent flights, how much money you have spent on flight tickets, how many times you’ve been to the moon and back, and much more to highlight past experiences in a fun and visual display.
AirHelp, chief executive and co-founder, Henrik Zillmer said: “Raising awareness of air passenger rights and identifying new ways to be a consumer advocate has always been our priority.
“Over nine million air passengers are entitled to compensation for disrupted flights every year, yet most of these travellers don’t know that they are eligible or understand how to pursue a valid claim.
“Our new tool will produce compelling content for today’s social media-driven consumers, while building a platform for automatic notifications about compensation eligibility. We’re excited to educate even more travellers about their rights in a fun, interactive manner with technology.”