Claim your Air Transat compensation for cancelled and delayed flights

Was your Air Transat flight cancelled or delayed? That could have had a significant impact on your vacation plans and budget. Fortunately, if you were flying from the United Kingdom or Europe, your rights as an air passenger are protected by British and European regulations. In the event of a cancelled or delayed Air Transat flight, you could receive up to £520 in flight compensation, a ticket refund, or even both in some cases!

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Key Takeaways

  • Air Transat flight delayed by more than 3 hours? You could get up to £520 in fight compensation!

  • Air Transat flight cancelled less than 14 days before departure date? You are likely eligible for flight compensation and a potential ticket refund.

  • You can file a claim for flights that happened up to 6 years ago.

  • By claiming with, you benefit from our 10+ years of experience with over 100 different airlines!

Your rights in the event of a delayed or cancelled Air Transat flight

If you were a passenger on a cancelled or delayed Air Transat flight that departed from the EU/UK, your rights as an air passenger are guaranteed under European and British law. In some cases, you may be entitled to compensation of up to £520, as well as a full refund for your cancelled Air Transat flight.

  • Was your Air Transat flight delayed? Flight compensation may be readily accessible if your flight was delayed for at least 3 hours.

  • Was your Air Transat flight cancelled? If you declined the airline's replacement flight, you are entitled to a refund. Furthermore, if your flight was cancelled within 14 days of departure, you may be entitled to flight compensation from Air Transat.

  • Whatever the cause of the flight disruption, airlines are obliged by law to offer passengers with particular assistance, known as the "right to care." Vouchers for food and beverages, communication services, and, if needed, housing and transportation are all covered. Claim the vouchers at the airport's airline service desk, and if they refuse, buy what you need nonetheless because they will have to repay you for those expenses (as long as they are within reason).

Flight compensation is not possible if your flight is cancelled or delayed due to an "extraordinary circumstance." To reimburse passengers, the airline must be at fault for the flight disruption.

Air Transat — Can I claim flight compensation with a non-EU airline?

To be eligible for flight compensation, your Air Transat flight must have originated from the UK or the EU.

More information can be found in the table below.

Type of flightExampleCompensation
Flying with a British carrierTokyo to London with British AirwaysYes
Flying with a EU carrierAmsterdam to London with KLMYes
Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier from the UKLondon to Tokyo with Japan AirlinesYes
Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier to the UKTokyo to London with Japan AirlinesNo

Can I get flight compensation for an Air Transat flight to the UK/EU?

Yes, but in such cases, Canadian laws will take precedence over European ones. More information about Canadian regulations can be found on the Canadian Transportation Agency's official website.

Air Transat compensation for delayed flight

Your Air Transat flight was delayed? You could be eligible for up to £520 in flight compensation!

Here are the requirements you must meet:

  • Your plane took off from an airport in the UK or the EU

  • Your flight arrived more than 3 hours late

  • The airline was the party responsible for the delay*

*In some cases, the airline may not be the party to blame for the delay. These situations are referred to as "extraordinary circumstances”. We go through them in detail further down this page.

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Air Transat compensation for cancelled flight

In the event of an Air Transat flight cancellation, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to claim flight compensation of up to £520, a full refund of your plane ticket, or in some cases, both! Continue reading to learn more about your legal options.

When can I claim compensation for my cancelled Air Transat flight?

If your situation meets the following criteria, you would be eligible for flight cancellation compensation:

  • Your flight originated in the United Kingdom or the European Union.

  • Air Transat notified you of the flight cancellation less than 14 days before departure.

  • The cancellation was caused by Air Transat’s actions or negligence (see the Extraordinary Circumstances section of this page for more information on when an airline can deny flight compensation to passengers)

Cancellation noticeAlternative flightCompensation
Fewer than 7 days in advanceDeparts 1h+ earlier or arrived 2h+ laterYes
7-14 days in advanceDeparts 2h+ earlier or arrived 4h+ laterYes
Fewer than 14 days in advanceNo alternative flight offeredYes + refund

When can I claim a refund for my cancelled Air Transat flight?

Were you offered an alternative flight after your initial Air Transat flight was cancelled? Then you can either accept the alternative flight or request a ticket refund instead.

If you were not offered any alternative flight, you can also request a ticket refund.

Can I get flight compensation if I cancel my Air Transat flight?

You might not be qualified for flight compensation if you cancel your Air Transat flight under UK/EU air passenger rights legislation. Visit their website or call their customer service department to discover more about Air Transat's refund and compensation procedures.

Air Transat missed connection flight due to delay or cancellation

If you booked both flights as part of a single reservation and the delay or cancellation meets the requirements, you could be entitled to compensation and/or a ticket refund under UK/EU air passenger rights legislation.

Air Transat offered me a travel voucher for my cancelled flight. What should I do?

Accepting airline travel vouchers is typically not recommended for the following reasons:

  • You are obligated to continue using the same airline in the future if you accept a voucher.

  • A deadline for using the voucher may be set by Air Transat.

  • You might find it challenging to request a cash refund if Air Transat ever declares bankruptcy.

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Check your Air Transat flight status

Before leaving for the airport, check the status of your flight to be prepared for any unexpected changes to your plans. Visit the websites of the airline, airport, or flight tracker to stay up to date on your Air Transat flight.

Air Transat delayed or cancelled flight — How much compensation can I get?

The compensation amount depends on the distance 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 EUGet £350 per passenger
Flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EUGet £520 per passenger
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Extraordinary circumstances — can Air Transat deny my flight compensation claim?

Air Transat will offer an explanation under the reasoning of Extraordinary Circumstances if a third party or a case of force majeure delays or cancels your flight. In such cases, Air Transat will not be required to compensate passengers for their flights.

Extraordinary circumstances among others include:

  • 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.

Be careful! Airlines can say that your flight was disrupted due to extraordinary circumstances, even if that was not actually the case! They do this in order to avoid paying passengers their rightful compensation.

Avoid falling for the airline's tricks and use to claim your flight compensation. Our specialists will evaluate your claim and confirm the airline's assertion.

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How long do I have to claim my Air Transat compensation and refund?

If you flew with Air Transat from the UK, you have up to 6 years after your flight to submit a claim for Air Transat flight compensation. Scotland is the exception, where you can submit your claim for up to 5 years following the disruption of your flight.

The legal requirements of the country of departure, the country of arrival, or the country where the airline is headquartered determine the time frame for submitting a claim.

Note: Because Air Transat is not a European airline, the time limit to claim UK/EU flight compensation will only be decided by the laws of the country from which the flight departed.

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How long will it take to get my Air Transat flight compensation / Air Transat refund?

Generally, passengers claiming with receive their flight compensation and refund within a few weeks / a few months after claiming on our website. 

However, the wait time might be extended if the airline is unresponsive and/or if we need to start legal proceedings against the airline.

No matter how long your claim process takes, by claiming with, you are ensured to benefit from over 10 years of experience from our experts. During your claim process, we fight for your rights, keep you posted on any relevant information, and are available to answer any questions you might have.

How to claim for my delayed or cancelled Air Transat flight? 

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