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Aer Lingus flight delayed or cancelled? Get compensation and a refund!

Has your Aer Lingus flight been delayed or cancelled? There are clear British and EU regulations that protect your rights in such circumstances — you might be eligible for up to £520 in Aer Lingus compensation!

With over 10 years of experience in helping air passengers from across the globe, we can help you get your money from the airline.

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European air passenger rights — your protection in the event of a cancelled or delayed Aer Lingus flight

Aer Lingus flight delayed — get compensation

Aer Lingus flight cancelled — get compensation and a refund

Flying with Aer Lingus to North America? You are still eligible for compensation and a refund!

Can Aer Lingus deny me my claim?

My claim has already been denied by the airline. Can I make another claim?

How long do I have to file a compensation and refund claim with Aer Lingus?

How long will I have to wait for my Aer Lingus compensation and refund?

How to claim Aer Lingus refund and compensation?

About Aer Lingus

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European air passenger rights — your protection in the event of a cancelled or delayed Aer Lingus flight

When you fly with Aer Lingus, your air passenger rights are protected by the European Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, known also as EU261 or Flight Compensation Regulation. After Brexit, this regulation was adopted into British law.

The most important rules covered by those regulations are:
 

  • If your Aer Lingus flight is cancelled and you do not take another flight, you are entitled to a refund. Furthermore, if your Aer Lingus flight was cancelled less than 14 days before departure, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • If your Aer Lingus flight is delayed by at least 3 hours, you are entitled to up to £520 in flight compensation.

 


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Aer Lingus flight delayed — get compensation

Did your Aer Lingus flight delay cause you to arrive at your destination at least three hours late? Then you are entitled to flight compensation! Its exact value is determined by the distance travelled by your flight.
 

  • For flights shorter than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.

  • For flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.

  • For flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.

  • For flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 —but if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.

 

flight compensation amount

 

Aer Lingus flight cancelled — get compensation and a refund

Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to a refund or compensation — or even both!

 

Aer Lingus flight cancelled — when can I claim compensation?

If your flight was cancelled at least 14 days before the departure date, you are likely entitled to flight compensation.

See the table below for more information on when you can receive compensation for an Aer Lingus flight cancellation. Alternatively, use our free Claim Calculator to see if you are eligible in as little as a minute.

 

Aer Lingus flight cancelled — when can I get a refund?

You are entitled to a refund if your Aer Lingus flight was cancelled and you did not take an alternative flight. Remember, don't accept vouchers — the airline owes you money!

 

cancelled flight compensation rules

 

Flying with Aer Lingus to North America? You are still eligible for compensation and a refund!

When flying to a non-European country, such as the United States, the British and European air passenger rights regulations protect you as well.

Because Aer Lingus is a European airline, the regulations apply to all flights from and to non-EU destinations.

It would be different when you fly with a non-European airline like United or Delta. Only your flight from Europe would be covered in this case. For more information, see the table below.

 

compensation and refund rules for non-EU flights

 

Can Aer Lingus deny me my claim?

Yes, they can, but only if the airline is not responsible for the delay or cancellation. We call such situations extraordinary circumstances.

Here are a few examples of the most common extraordinary circumstances:
 

  • Bad weather conditions, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.

  • A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry (for example, a strike of air traffic control workers at a specific airport).

    However, a strike of the airline's crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!

  • Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.

  • Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.

  • A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.

  • An ill or unruly passenger.

  • Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.


However, keep in mind that even if the airline denies your claim citing exceptional circumstances, they might not be right. It's always a good idea to run your case through our Claim Calculator to see if you're eligible for Aer Lingus compensation, even if the airline says otherwise.

 


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My claim has already been denied by the airline. Can I make another claim?

Yes! We have had many cases where the passenger was initially denied compensation or a refund, but with our assistance, they were eventually able to obtain the funds.

We have legal teams in 9 countries and a 98% success rate in court — we believe there is no one better to handle your claim than us!

We work on a 'no win, no fee' basis for your convenience

 


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How long do I have to file a compensation and refund claim with Aer Lingus?

If you are flying from the UK or Ireland, you have up to 6 years to claim your flight compensation and refund. 

If your flight itinerary does not include the UK or Ireland, different local laws may apply. For example, in Greece you have up to 5 years to claim compensation. When claiming compensation, you can always take into account the laws at the country you are flying from, the country you are flying from, and the country where the airline you are flying with is headquartered.
 
=> Check with our Claim Calculator whether you are still entitled to Aer Lingus refunds and compensation from the past.

 

How long will I have to wait for my Aer Lingus compensation and refund?

In many cases, we are able to get passengers their money in a matter of weeks or months. 

However, there are times when the airline is unresponsive or denies the claim. In such circumstances, we must take the case to court. When this happens, we then must wait for the court's final decision. This could take several months or even 2 to 3 years.

However, rest assured that we will keep you updated on any important developments regarding your claim and will fight for your rights until the bitter end. Furthermore, because we work on a 'no win, no fee' basis, there is no risk in submitting a claim.

 


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How to claim Aer Lingus refund and compensation?

First, use our free Claim Calculator to make sure that you are indeed eligible for the compensation and refund.

If you are, you can later either submit a claim by yourself or let us handle everything for you. You just need to upload all relevant documents into our online system and we will take care of all the rest, including eventual court proceedings.
 

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About Aer Lingus

 

Aer Lingus is the national Irish airline. It was founded in 1936 in Dublin. Their headquarter is still in Dublin and the city’s airport is also their main hub. From there, Aer Lingus is flying to more than 140 destinations in Europe but also North America. 

In February 2019, Aer Lingus was announced as the most on-time airline by the OAG with an on-time rate of 90%. 

In 2020, the airline increased its score, with an on-time performance of 98,3%, making it the most on-time airline in the UK.

 

 


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