As a general rule, if your flight is delayed or cancelled and it was:.
It's at the airline's discretion, but some will provide meals, refreshments, accommodation and transfers appropriate to the length of the delay.
, most airlines will either carry you on another scheduled service as soon as space is available or give you a refund.
The European Union, New Zealand, Indonesia and even the USA (to a degree) all have more specific guidance in place when it comes to rights and compensation.
Perhaps the most comprehensive and clear-cut consumer protection legislation for flight delays and cancellations is the scheme in place in the European Union (EU).
Even our neighbours across the ditch have a compensation scheme in place for domestic flights that are delayed or cancelled. »