Virgin Atlantic finally cancelled my flight from SFO to LHR, departing May 9. I was hoping they'd cancel on me before I on them so I could get a full refund. But upon reading the fine print, it looks like I am not entitled to a refund because they have cancelled outside of 14 days of departure. Am I reading the requirements of the European Union’s Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 correctly? I am therefore left only with the option of taking a voucher? I'd prefer a refund because I don't know that I'd choose to fly VA to Europe before May 2022.
It seems that many others in this forum have reported receiving refunds for cancelled flights on other airlines (e.g., British Airways), but is that because the flights were cancelled within 14 days of departure?
Thanks for your insights!