Travelers in Europe have specific rights if flights are cancelled or severely delayed due to air traffic control strikes. Nick Trend explains (10 Jun 2013) your best source of information is your airline website, outlining which flights, are affected. European Union regulations entitle you to a full refund or refund of the unused parts of your tickets. If you’re stranded abroad with an EU airline, or your flight from an EU airport is cancelled, an airline is liable to pay for the cost of a hotel and subsistence for all those stranded as a result, until a replacement flight is provided. Should your airline advise you to buy your own food and accommodation, keep all receipts, and such costs claimed within reason upon return to Britain. Right to compensation varies according to circumstances.