Delayed or cancelled Aer Lingus flight? Get compensation up to £520!

Discover if you're eligible for compensation of up to £520 or a ticket refund due to a cancelled or delayed Aer Lingus flight! Verify your eligibility effortlessly with in just a few simple clicks!

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Key takeaways

  • Delayed Aer Lingus flight? If you arrived at your destination at least 3 hours late, you are entitled to up to £520 in compensation!

  • Cancelled Aer Lingus flight? If you didn’t take an alternative flight, the airline owes you a monetary refund — don’t accept vouchers!

  • If your Aer Lingus flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to departure, you might be eligible for both a refund and compensation!

  • Want to make sure that you are entitled to Aer Lingus compensation and refund? Use our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.

Your rights in the event of a delayed or cancelled Aer Lingus flight

When faced with flight cancellations or delays by Aer Lingus, it's important to be aware of the protections provided by British regulations, which safeguard your rights as an air passenger. Depending on specific circumstances, you could potentially be eligible for Aer Lingus compensation of up to £520 and a complete refund of the ticket price for your cancelled Aer Lingus flight. 

  • Was your Aer Lingus flight delayed? If you arrived at your final destination at least 3 hours late, you are most likely entitled to flight compensation.

  • Was your Aer Lingus flight cancelled? If you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline, you are entitled to a refund. Additionally, if the flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before departure, you might be entitled to cancelled Aer Lingus flight compensation.

  • Regardless of the flight disruption or its cause, airlines must provide passengers with special assistance, known as the "right to care.” This includes food and beverage vouchers, communication services, and if needed, accommodations and transportation. You can claim those directly at the airline’s service desk at the airport, if the airline refuses to give you a voucher, just go and buy what you need — they will have to pay you back those expenses (as long as they are reasonable).

Warning: If your flight was delayed or cancelled because of “extraordinary circumstance”, you won’t be entitled to flight compensation as the airline needs to be responsible for the flight disruption to provide compensation to passengers.

Aer Lingus compensation for delayed flight 

If your arrival at the destination was delayed due to an Aer Lingus flight, you may be eligible for up to £520 in compensation. To qualify, two conditions must be met: a minimum delay of 3 hours upon arrival and the airline being responsible for the delay (excluding exceptional circumstances like adverse weather or political instability).

Get £520 for your cancelled or delayed Aer Lingus flight!

Aer Lingus compensation for cancelled flight 

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

When can I claim compensation for my cancelled Aer Lingus flight 

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.

When can I claim a refund for my cancelled Aer Lingus flight 

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!

Aer Lingus missed connection flight due to delay or cancellation

If your Aer Lingus flight experiences a delay or cancellation that leads to missing a connecting flight within the same booking, you may be eligible for compensation and/or a refund for the entire journey, provided it meets the aforementioned criteria. Discover your eligibility now and take advantage of the potential compensation and refund with

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Check your Aer Lingus flight status 

To ensure a smooth journey with Aer Lingus, it is recommended to proactively stay informed about potential flight disruptions. Regularly check the status of your Aer Lingus flight on their official website or the website of your departure/arrival airport to stay prepared and minimise any unexpected complications.

How much Aer Lingus compensation can I get for a delayed or cancelled flight?

The amount of compensation is determined by the length of your flight:

Distance of your flightCompensation
Flights shorter than 1,500 kmGet £220 per passenger
Flight between 1,500 and 3,500 kmGet £350 per passenger
Flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU
Get £350 per passenger
Flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU
Get £520 per passenger

Flying with Aer Lingus to a non-European destination? 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.

Extraordinary circumstances — Can Aer Lingus deny me compensation?

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

Some of the most common extraordinary circumstances that allow Aer Lingus To deny your claim are:

  • 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.

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

How long do I have to claim my Aer Lingus compensation and refund?

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.

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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.

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, Ireland. 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.