Vueling Airlines SA cancelled our flight because of a strike by French Air Traffic Controllers though they didn't cancel all of their flights from Barcelona passing through French air space.
Their representative at the airport told us that Vueling would not pay for accommodation between then and their next scheduled flight to our destination - 3 nights - a factor in our deciding to fly to the closest alternative with easyJet later that day.
Not having to hand a copy of EC 261/2004, I was unaware of the true situation until pointed in the right direction by an easyJet pamphlet and then some research once I got home.
I have still not received the refund for our tickets and my claims for compensation are fobbed off with "there was a strike and we don't need to pay". My complaints about their representative lying to us are just ignored.
Can I sue them in the UK courts or, since they are a Spanish company, would it have to be in Spain?