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Introduction to flight compensation claims

Each year, overbooked, delayed, diverted and cancelled flights cause hours of frustration and inconvenience to thousands of passengers at airports all over the UK, Europe and beyond. If you have been left waiting around due to flight delays or cancellations, or even been denied boarding due to overbooking, there is legislation in place to protect EU passenger rights, which can be applied by solicitors to claim a flight refund or compensation for you on a 'no win, no fee' basis.

  • 'No win, no fee' & no initial fee

    There is nothing to lose, so get in touch and see if you if you can claim flight compensation

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    Qualified solicitors will take on your delayed flight claim and use air passenger rights and case law to achieve the best result for you

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    Track the progress of your claim as we seek compensation for your late flight

Delayed flight compensation rules

Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004) is a piece of EU legislation that has set rules for the compensation that passengers can claim if they are impacted by events such as; delays, diversions and cancellations, as well as cases of denied boarding compensation claims due to overbooking. The EU Court of Justice strictly imposes air passenger rights, meaning that airlines must adhere to policies such as providing refreshments or accommodation for a delayed flight.

The regulations apply to passengers that are departing from, or arriving at, an EU airport. It also includes passengers from outside the EU, providing they are arriving at an EU airport and the airline is based in an EU member state. Individuals can only claim flight compensation if they have a valid reservation for the flight and arrived at the departure airport in time for check-in.

Common flight compensation claims

There are several kinds of claim that can be made on your behalf by a specialist solicitor. Flight Delay Claims 4 U can assist with a host of flight compensation types; including diverted flight compensation, delayed flight claims, cancelled flight compensation and overbooked flight compensation.

If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more, you could be entitled up to £540 compensation

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The law sets out to provide guidelines for EU flight delay compensation. A passenger is entitled to make a claim for compensation if the flight is delayed by 3 hours or more, unless it is due to 'extraordinary circumstances'.

For late flight compensation claims that relate to a delay period of more than 5 hours, passengers are entitled to abandon their journey and receive a flight refund.

How can Flight Delay Claims 4 U help?

With us, your flight compensation claim is in safe hands. Having assisted in thousands of EU flight delay, cancellation and denied boarding compensation cases, we know how air passenger rights legislation can get you the compensation you deserve. Experienced legal representatives will take on your case and maximise the amount you receive, and everything is arranged on your behalf.

There are many benefits associated with making a claim through Flight Delay Claims 4 U including; risk-free, 'no win, no fee' approach with no initial cost to client, access to specialist flight compensation solicitors, dedicated travel delay compensation team, option to add additional passengers, full assessment of flight weather conditions, access to historical flight data, and an online portal to track your claim.

How to claim compensation for a delayed flight?

We can help you every step of the way

To get started on a plane delay compensation claim, all we need is some information about you and any additional passengers, along with associated flight details. We'll then assess the case, finding out how much you could be owed. Once you sign the case over to us, a dedicated solicitor will submit a formal flight compensation claim letter to the airline, with legal action taking place if your initial claim is rejected by them. We’ll do all the chasing and admin, sending you a settlement amount as soon as an agreement is reached with the airline.

No fee is required upfront and you won't pay anything unless your compensation claim is successful.

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Which airport was your flight delayed at?

It doesn’t matter which route you choose to fly, flight delay rules can apply to flights from all international airports

Claiming compensation for a flight delay is only possible if the plane is flying to / from UK and EU airports. Passengers delayed at an airport get compensation based on the length of delay, starting at 3 hours. When compensation for late flights is being claimed for delays in excess of 5 hours, passengers may abandon their journey and subsequently submit a flight compensation claim letter through a lawyer, to receive a full refund from the airline responsible.

All major UK airports, and the vast majority of other EU airports, are covered by Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004). Passengers that are departing from, or arriving at, an EU airport can claim flight delay compensation. It also possible for passengers departing from non-EU international airports to make flight compensation claims, providing they are arriving in an EU member state and the airline responsible is EU-based.

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What should I do if my flight is delayed?

  • Gather information
  • You are entitled to vouchers
  • Take photos
  • Keep documents from the airline, such as letters, tickets & vouchers

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else you can do?

The more information you provide, the stronger your case will be. Begin filling out a claims form or contact us to hear more about the types of evidence used in building delay compensation cases.

All information is potentially valuable for when you claim compensation for a delayed flight

Once you have recognised that you are to be delayed, it is important that you begin to gather evidence, as this frequently improves the strength of flight compensation claims.

This starts with keeping an eye on the time and being attentive to any announcements the airline issues at the airport. Keep any literature the airline gives you, and make notes based on any verbal communication they make during your wait. Don’t hesitate to request information from airline staff (again, ensure you make a note of what is said). For even more context, it is also worth listening to responses that are being given to fellow passengers.

Flight delay vouchers entitlement

For a flight delayed more than 2 hours, compensation is obligatory in the form of food & drink vouchers (voucher value will be in proportion to waiting time). If the airline fails to offer refreshment vouchers, make a note of this. You are entitled to request them from airline staff if not offered in the first instance.

Keep documents safe in case a flight delay claim is necessary

Tickets, vouchers, letters and any other correspondence you receive from the airline are all helpful when building the strongest possible claim for late plane compensation. If possible, make copies at the earliest opportunity.

Photos can also be used to help earn compensation for delayed flights

Photographing airline documentation as backup in case you lose originals is always a good idea. Letters, tickets and vouchers are often useful later on in the flight compensation claims process. You may also want to take pictures of weather conditions if that is stated as the reason for your delay.

Our flight delay compensation experience

Market leading flight compensation solicitors

The secret to successful flight compensation claims is experience and know-how. The quickest and safest way to guarantee your best chance of compensation is to put your claim in the hands of a specialist solicitor.

Flight delay compensation solicitors

All claims submitted to us are handled by lawyers with copious amounts of experience working with flight compensation rules and related claims. We've helped get compensation on delayed flights cases for thousands of people – you can trust us to do everything we can to get the right result for you.

With you every step of the way

With us, you will have a dedicated claims team that is 100% on your side. Choosing Flight Delay Claims 4 U puts your delay compensation claim in the capable hands of friendly, knowledgeable, highly trained representatives.

There is no need for you to read up on the flight delay rules that determine compensation eligibility; the basic information we request (flight details, passenger details etc.) is all we need to get started. An extensive knowledge of case law and understanding of legislation comes with regular involvement in flight delay compensation claims. Along with this, we are able to provide flight weather conditions assessment as well as using our access to historical flight data. All of this means that we have the knowledge and tools to make the process as routine as it gets.

Ready for every eventuality during the claims process, a qualified solicitor will use their expertise to put pressure on airline to win the appropriate flight compensation amount in the fastest timescale possible. Flight Delay Claims 4 U are at the forefront of enforcing air passenger rights to compensate those that have been left stranded for long periods at airports all over the globe.

Thousands of claims are settled outside of court with a voluntary flight compensation payment, but if there is no alternative but to take legal action against the offending airline, a skilled lawyer will represent you and pursue the best possible compensation for your late flight. Our participation in thousands of cases similar to yours means that we are prepared for various scenarios and can draw on learnings from historical successes.

Why choose Flight Delay Claims 4 U to progress your claim?

The best way to claim flight delay compensation

To stand the best chance of being successful in claiming compensation for flight delays, a great deal of knowledge and persistence is required – these are two key traits of the Flight Delay Claims 4 U team. We are the risk-free flight delay compensation option, and the best alternative to DIY claims and hiring a non-specialist solicitor.

Do it yourself

Confusing and complex

  • Extremely time consuming
  • Less likely to win
  • Limited knowledge and experience
  • Very stressful

Hire a lawyer

Costly and uncertain

  • Financial risks
  • Progress relatively slow
  • Unknown success rates
  • Unlikely to be a flight delay compensation law specialist
  • Demanding on client

Which airline was responsible for your delay?

  • jet2.com
  • easyJet
  • BRITISH AIRWAYS
  • Monarch
  • RYANAIR
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • flybe.
  • Thomson

Your airline is liable for your flight delay compensation

All EU flight operators are bound by EU Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004), see if your airline is one of the popular EU-based carriers listed opposite.

Other international (non-EU) airlines can also be indicted in delayed flight compensation claims, but only if the flight in question is routed from, or to, an EU airport.

We have experience in pursuing claims against a host of airlines, so know the best route to achieving a respectable compensation settlement with them.

Flight delay compensation amounts don’t tend to vary too much by airline; the settlement is more in proportion to flight distance. However, an airline’s willingness to cooperate can differ significantly.

In challenging a delayed flight compensation claim, an airline will often cite ‘extraordinary circumstances’, these usually relate to adverse weather conditions that have caused the delay. Flight Delay Claims 4 U can provide a flight weather assessment to ascertain whether these claims are valid. Along with extreme weather, industrial strikes are also a common reason airlines give as an exceptional situation. Each country will stipulate the factors that constitute ‘extraordinary circumstances’.

If it is a technical fault or mechanical breakdown that is to blame, the circumstances are not deemed to be ‘extraordinary’ and the airline will be liable for the delay and responsible for compensating all passengers with a valid ticket.

Legislation covers all types of commercial airline

Whether it is a budget, domestic, multinational, or state-owned airline, it will be bound by flight compensation regulations if it is based in or operates to / from EU airports. Check below to see if your airline is bound by EU delayed flight compensation law to proceed with a claim.

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Time limits imposed
on flight delay claims

Passengers must claim flight compensation within 6 years

As indicated by the UK statute of limitations, passengers will get compensation for delayed flights that were scheduled for departure in the last 6 years (up to the date you submit your flight compensation claim letter). It is only recently that flight delay compensation claims have become commonplace, so many past delays won’t be front of mind for most people. If you are a relatively frequent flyer, you may have had more than one instance of flight delay during this 6 year period, so think back as far as you can and check the dates to see if they are under the threshold.

Claim flight delay compensation at the earliest opportunity

Numerous UK airlines, most notably some well-known budget operators, have challenged the 6-year limit rule, suggesting that a cap of 2 years would be more appropriate. It is clear that airlines are seeking this change in order to reduce the number of passengers requesting flight compensation for delays. Thankfully, as yet, they have not had any success in imposing these reforms and the 6-year limit remains unchanged.

Some airlines will try to mislead passengers into believing that that a shorter time limit is in fact in place, when it’s not. They also continue to protest against the 6-year limit ruling so our advice is to claim as soon as you can to bypass any contentions.

Am I eligible to claim
flight compensation?

Eligibility for late flight compensation

Anyone (regardless of nationality) delayed at an airport for 3 or more hours can claim flight delay compensation as long as they are departing from an airport located in the territory of a Member State to which the Treaty applies. It also possible for passengers departing from non-EU international airports to make flight compensation claims, if they are arriving in an EU member state and the airline responsible is EU-based.

There are additional personal criteria that need to be met by flight compensation claimants. They must have a confirmed reservation for the flight, and arrived in time for check-in as indicated on their airline ticket; if no time so indicated, passengers are required to arrive no less than 45 minutes before to the flights scheduled departure time. An exception to these check-in arrival and reservation rules would be a passenger that has been transferred to the flight in question from another flight for which they had a valid reservation.

Restrictions and exclusions

The flight delay compensation claim must be made within 6 years of the incident taking place for the airline to carry liability. The 6 year limit applies to all airlines.

Passengers travelling on a free or discounted ticket not available to the general public (other than a ticket obtained from a frequent flyer programme) will not qualify for flight delay compensation.

Other exemptions are flights on anything other than fixed-wing type aircraft, helicopter flights, and flights departing from Gibraltar airport. It is to be noted that although Switzerland is not an EU Member State, it is covered by EU flight compensation regulations due to its bilateral agreements.

4 step flight compensation process

  1. Enter your flight details
  2. Our experts call you right back
  3. We enforce your rights
  4. You receive our compensation

Enter your flight details

There is some basic information we need at the start of your compensation application; your flight number provides us with details relating to your flight such as airline name, route (airports) and departure / arrival date & time. It is also useful to provide other info you may have such as reason for flight delay.

Our claims experts will call you back straight away

We won’t waste any time in getting your claim underway so you get the flight compensation money you are owed as quickly as possible.

We enforce your passenger rights

A specialist solicitor will use the air passenger rights outlined by EU Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004), along with case law precedents and their extensive experience to submit a robust flight compensation claim.

You receive compensation

A large number of cases get settled outside of court, in this situation flight compensation amounts are agreed with the airline on your behalf by the assigned solicitor and money owed to you is subsequently transferred. Sometimes, claims get escalated to court, where your lawyer continues to represent you and fight for the compensation warranted.

Flight compensation amounts

How much flight delay compensation you receive can vary based on a combination of flight distance and extent of delay; it generally follows the formula laid out in the table below. Many airlines have been become accustomed to late flight compensation claims and will often look to settle quickly outside of court.

All EU flight delay compensation is paid in Euros. A standard currency exchange rate is applied to provide compensation to you in GBP. However, it is worth noting that exchange rates can vary between different airlines.

Visit the flight compensation calculator section of our site to check the flight delay compensation sum you could be entitled to. Remember, Flight Delay Claims 4 U operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so you have nothing to lose and won’t be out of pocket, even if your claim is unsuccessful.

Claim up to £540 flight
delay compensation

All plane delays of over 3 hours are eligible for a cash payment. If relevant criteria are met, flight compensation claims are worth £226-£540.

Compensation Table

Amounts set by EU Regulations 261/2004
Flight distance Delay on arrival (hours) Compensation
Up to 1,500km 3 or more £226†/€250
1,500km - 3,500km 3 or more £361†/€400
Over 3,500km‡ 3 to 4 £271†/€300
Over 3,500km‡ 4 or more £540†/€600

For distances of greater than 3,500km, for the higher amount of compensation the journey will need to have departed from an EU (European) airport and be delayed on arrival in a Non-EU airport (Such as Manchester to Diagoras.) The airline is eligible to apply a 50% flat reduction on compensation awarded if the delay was between 3 and 4 hours.

Your claim will be settled at the Euro equivalent on the exchange rate at the time of the delay, or on the date your claim is settled
(This will depend on the airline).

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Interpreting flight delay compensation regulations

Legalities of flight delay compensation

Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004) states that you will only be able to claim compensation for a delayed flight if you are departing from, or arriving at, an EU airport can claim flight delay compensation. It is also possible for passengers departing from non-EU international airports to make flight compensation claims, providing they are arriving in an EU member state and the airline responsible is EU-based.

There is standard process airlines are obliged to follow in event of lengthening flight delays:

  • Cash compensation

    Ranging between £226 and £540 (depending on flight type), this payment purely compensates the passenger for the inconvenience experienced as a result of the delay and does not replace or constitute a part of either of the following two compensation types

  • Food & drink vouchers and / or overnight accommodation

    Refreshments voucher value in proportion to delay and if required, complimentary overnight stay and transport to and from local hotel

  • Flight refund or rerouting

    Refunding full value of unused ticket or rerouting passenger under similar conditions to their intended destination at earliest opportunity

An example of how EU flight compensation rules can be interpreted:

If your flight departed from Dubai Airport, UAE, bound for Heathrow Airport in London, then you would only be able to claim if you were flying with an EU-based operator (e.g. British Airways, KLM or Air France). However, if your journey took place with Fly Emirates, Turkish Airlines or Etihad Airways, then you wouldn’t qualify for a late flight compensation claim because these operators are all based outside of the EU.

Another example of its application:

If your flight departed from Heathrow Airport and was on route to Dubai Airport, UAE, then it wouldn’t matter that you were flying with a non-EU airline (e.g. Fly Emirates); due to the fact that the flight departed from an EU airport (London-Heathrow), both an EU and non-EU airline would be liable for your delayed flight compensation in these circumstances.

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How much is flight delay compensation?

To calculate the amount of travel delay compensation, flight details must be entered into our flight compensation calculator. Our expert flight compensation claims team will estimate how much compensation is owed for delayed flights and will be in touch to discuss the details of your case to get the claims process underway.

How are flight compensation amounts calculated?

The flight delay compensation calculator allows us to determine the amount of flight delay compensation which will be based on specifics of your flight, such as distance travelled and number of hours delayed. The more time you have been delayed and the greater the flight distance, the more compensation you are likely to receive.

Don’t forget you can claim flight compensation per passenger, so you can add other passengers in your party too. Please make this clear during the claims process and we will recover compensation for them as well.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to claim compensation for a cancelled flight?

Yes, even if an airline gets your flight rescheduled, compensation is an option open to passengers that have been subject to a cancellation. In the event of a flight cancellation, an airline must offer flight refund along with refreshment vouchers and accommodation, if situation requires it. If the airline fails to provide you with appropriate notice, reroute option or valid "extraordinary circumstances" challenge, you are entitled to compensation in line with flight delay compensation amounts detailed in the statute in addition to the flight refund and refreshment and accommodation vouchers.

What are the compensation rules for flight delays?

All compensation laws for delayed flights are set out by EU regulations. There are criteria that need to be met by passengers if they are to make a successful air delay compensation claim:

3 hours or more is how long the delay must be for compensation requests to be made to the airline. Passengers can claim compensation for flight delays as long as they are departing from an airport located in the territory of a Member State to which the Treaty applies. It is also possible for passengers departing from non-EU international airports to make delayed plane compensation claims, if they are arriving in an EU member state and the airline responsible is EU-based.

There are additional personal criteria that need to be met by delayed departure compensation claimants. To claim compensation, delayed flights must have a confirmed reservation for the flight, and arrive at the airport in time for check-in as indicated on their airline ticket; if no time so indicated, passengers are required to arrive no less than 45 minutes before to the flights scheduled departure time. An exception to these check-in arrival and reservation rules would be a passenger that has been transferred to the flight in question from another flight for which they had a valid reservation.

Which flight compensation services does Flight Delay Claims 4 U provide?

We can assist with many types of air travel compensation; including denied boarding (overbooked flight compensation) and diverted flight compensation and getting you compensation if flight is cancelled. However, we specialise in delayed plane compensation. We are experts at exploiting late flight compensation rules to get you the money you are owed.

Claim for flight compensation rejected because of 'extraordinary circumstances', can I challenge this?

If you have flight compensation rejected, the airline must provide viable evidence that the situation that caused flight delay was outside of their control. Technical or mechanical faults are the responsibility of the airline, so if this is the reason given, it is likely that a passenger delay compensation claim is valid. Case law has gone some way to clarifying the issue of 'extraordinary circumstances':

Denise McDonagh vs. Ryanair Ltd. (C-12.11) was a case in the European Court of Justice where it was directed that naturally caused disasters akin to the Icelandic volcano ash cloud incident of 2010. Occurrences such as this impact a large portion of European airspace and as a result are considered "extraordinary circumstances" negating the need for airlines to provide financial compensation to passengers. However, they do still need to provide the basic level of care (e.g. refreshment vouchers, access to phone calls etc.)

Another issue is that of basic technical faults being cited as "extraordinary circumstances". Jet2 vs. Huzar was a case heard by the English Court of Appeal in June 2014. It was arbitrated that general technical and mechanical faults were the responsibility of airlines through their basic maintenance processes. Therefore, any standard technical issue raised as a result of routine checks should not be deemed as "extraordinary circumstances".

Can you get compensation for delayed flights?

Absolutely. EU flight compensation rules mean that providing you have been delayed by at least 3 hours, and there are no extraordinary circumstances, flight delay compensation is an option open to you.

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I have been inconvenienced by a flight delay, how much compensation can I get?

How much flight delay compensation you receive will vary based on flight type. It tends to range from £220 to £540. Specifics of your flight change compensation amount proportionately, the key ones are distance travelled and number of hours delayed. The more time you have been delayed and the greater the flight distance, the more aircraft delay compensation you are likely to receive.

Use our flight delay compensation checker to find out how much you could earn from your late flight compensation claim.

Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight outside of the EU?

Yes, it is frequently possible to claim for air delay compensation when flying to / from a non-EU airport. The only stipulations are that you are either using an airline based in the EU and / or are flying to or from an EU member state. A list of major airlines and airports bound by flight delay compensation law are listed in the relevant sections of our website.

My family were with me when my flight was delayed, am I entitled to compensation for them as well?

Yes, flight compensation per passenger is possible under current legislation. We will simply submit one claim for you and all passengers that were in your party. If successful, you will receive flight delay compensation per person. This includes children, and you can also claim flight delay compensation for infants, but only if you paid a fee for their ticket. Even if you only paid an admin fee for the infant, you are still entitled to compensation for that passenger.

How is the 3 hour delay compensation window measured?

This has been an area of contention. The initial legislation was not 100% clear on its definition other than stating it is to be based on aircraft arrival time; this presented a loophole, which an airline (Germanwings) looked to exploit by disputing a flight delay compensation claim raised by a passenger. Germanwings originally refused to pay the passenger compensation for flight delay, disputing that the delay was just 2 hours and 58 minutes by the time their aircraft landed on the runway.

Germanwings GmbH vs. Ronny Henning (C-452.13) went to court in September 2014, where the European Court of Justice consequently ruled that the ‘arrival time’ that is used to define the exact length of delay caused should be the point at which a passenger is allowed to exit the aircraft (i.e. when aircraft door opens).

As a result, Ronny Henning (the passenger) won the case and went on to receive the minimum flight delay compensation owed to him.

Are there any flight delay compensation fees?

Flight compensation lawyers will work on your case on a 'no win, no fee' basis, making Flight Delay Claims 4 U a risk-free option. If we are successful in our quest for your flight delay compensation, then we do take a small percentage of final settlement as payment for winning your case.

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How long must my flight be delayed before compensation is available?

3 hours is how long a flight must be delayed before compensation can be claimed. 2 hour flight delay compensation will only consist of refreshment vouchers (which passengers can request from the airline at the airport).

Are there any flight compensation rules concerning weather delays?

Airlines will often dispute the need to pay flight delay compensation due to bad weather being an extraordinary circumstance. This is sometimes upheld, but severity of weather conditions can vary significantly on a case-by-case basis so it is worth challenging it if there is any doubt. Flight Delay Claims 4 U provides a full assessment of flight weather conditions to use as evidence if the airlines defence is deemed frivolous.

Can you claim compensation for diverted flights?

If you have a flight diverted, compensation can be claimed, depending on cause and consequences. After it has arrived at diversion destination, depending on safety factors, the plane will either go on to continue its journey to original destination or the rest of the flight will be cancelled from there.

If the flight goes on to its original destination, it may become a delayed flight claim and will need to meet the criteria set out by the EU rules on flight delays compensation, such as flight duration and distance. It will also have to be proven to be outside of the direct control of your airline to be valid.

An example would be if you were making a 3 hour flight delay compensation claim against Ryanair relating to a diversion from Barcelona to Paris, caused by a lighting failure.

In the event the flight gets cancelled at the diversion airport, you’ll then be eligible to claim flight compensation for the cancellation.

Is there a minimum distance I must fly before delays compensation can be claimed?

Passengers on a delayed flight claim compensation based on both the flight distance and length of delay caused. However, there is a minimum flight distance of 1,500km that needs to be exceeded for passengers to be eligible for late flight compensation.

Can I claim missed flight compensation?

It is your responsibility to ensure you leave enough time to arrive at the airport and boarding gate on time. If you don’t make your flight through your own actions then no compensation is warranted for missing your flight.

However, you can claim missed connection compensation, but only if you miss your connection as a result of a flight delay or re-route by the airline responsible for previous leg of the journey. This is only a valid claim if the circumstances causing the initial delay were within the control of the airline operating that flight (e.g. mechanical faults).

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My flight was delayed; can I get compensation if it was a result of an industrial strike?

Unless it was a strike conducted solely by employees of the airline you are flying with, it is unlikely that the delay caused by striking personnel is within their control. Therefore it would be considered as "extraordinary circumstances" and the airline would have no requirement to pay flight delay compensation.

I was denied boarding; do I have a right to compensation?

If a flight is overbooked, compensation is available to those that have been involuntarily denied boarding. Affected passengers are entitled to refreshments & accommodation, re-routing of flight refund and cash compensation, as appropriate. Compensation for overbooked flights follows the same criteria as delayed flight compensation.

Do I get more compensation if I’m travelling in Business Class?

No, compensation for flights that have been delayed is not directly related to ticket price or seat type. The compensation is purely for the inconvenience experienced by a passenger, and as such, the amount is consistent for all passengers on that flight.

Does it matter whether it's a holiday or business trip?

No it doesn't make a difference. If you are on business or a holiday, delay compensation rules will apply in the same way.

Can I get compensation for a delayed flight if it is as a result of bad weather?

If you have had a flight delay due to weather conditions, compensation is sometimes possible. It all depends on severity. Most weather conditions don't constitute 'extraordinary circumstances' and in these cases flight delay compensation claims are valid.

To avoid a late flight compensation being paid to passengers, airlines must prove that weather conditions were 'freak' or 'wholly exceptional' (e.g. snow blizzards in Lisbon).

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Can you claim compensation for delayed flights that happened 5 years ago?

Yes, the time limit for flight delay claims is currently 6 years.

Is there such thing as rescheduled flight compensation?

If the airline failed to give you reasonable (two weeks) notice of a flight schedule change, compensation can be claimed. If the airline leaves it until less than two weeks before the original departure time to get the flight rescheduled, compensation is then an option for the passengers affected.

Can I claim compensation for delayed flights on a foreign airline?

Yes, EU rules for late flight compensation apply to all airlines, providing that certain criteria are met. All EU-based airlines must comply and Non-EU airlines can be cited for late departure compensation, but only if the flight is heading to / from an airport in an EU member state.

How can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

With Flight Delay Claims 4 U, it's simple. Enter your flight details into the flight delay compensation checker, we'll use this information to calculate compensation amount and call you back to get your claim underway as quickly as possible. Next, a specialist solicitor will use the air passenger rights outlined by EU Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004), along with case law precedents and their extensive experience to submit a robust flight compensation claim. If successful, we'll then return a compensation settlement to you.

Can I claim for delays on domestic flights?

Domestic flight delay compensation is derived from the EU Flight Compensation Regulation (261/2004) and is applicable in the same way as any other flight covered by the ruling. The only stipulation being that the delayed domestic flight takes place within an EU nation.

Am I entitled to compensation for a delayed flight if I used frequent flyer points to pay for it?

Yes flights acquired as part of a frequent flyer program are covered by compensation legislation. However, any passengers using a free or discounted ticket that hasn’t been made available to the public as a whole will not be able to claim flight delay compensation.

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