Claim your Cathay Pacific compensation for cancelled and delayed flights

Have you ever experienced a Cathay Pacific flight delay or cancellation? You might be eligible for a refund or flight compensation of up to £520! Although Cathay Pacific is not a European airline, in some scenarios, British and EU laws will protect your rights when you fly with Cathay Pacific! . Your chances of winning flight compensation will increase since our experts will handle the entire claim process for you. No win, no fee

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Key Takeaways

  • You might receive up to £520 in compensation if your Cathay Pacific flight was more than 3 hours late!

  • Your Cathay Pacific flight was cancelled with less than 14 days to go? You might be eligible for both compensation and a ticket refund!

  • Only flights originating in the UK or the EU are eligible for compensation for Cathay Pacific flights.

  • You can submit claims for flights that happened up to 6 years ago.

  • With, file a claim in under 5 minutes!

Your rights in the event of a delayed or cancelled Cathay Pacific flight

If you were a passenger on a Cathay Pacific flight departing from the UK/EU and it was cancelled or delayed, your rights as an air passenger are defended by European and British law. If your Cathay Pacific flight is cancelled, you can be eligible for up to £520 in compensation from Cathay Pacific and a full refund of your ticket cost.

  • Was your Cathay Pacific flight delayed? You can be eligible for flight compensation if your flight was delayed by at least 3 hours.

  • Was your Cathay Pacific flight cancelled? You are entitled to a refund if you chose not to take the airline's alternative flight. Additionally, you can be qualified for Cathay Pacific flight compensation if your flight was cancelled less than 14 days before departure.

  • Airlines are required by law to offer passengers particular assistance, or the "right to care," regardless of what caused the flight delay. There are available vouchers for food and drink, communication services and, if required, transportation and accommodation. If the airline's service counter at the airport refuses to give you the vouchers, buy what you need nonetheless because they are legally obligated to pay back your expenses (as long as they are reasonable).

In the event that your flight was cancelled or delayed due to an "extraordinary circumstance," you will not be eligible to file a claim for flight compensation. The airline must be held accountable for the flight disruption to compensate passengers.

Cathay Pacific — Can I claim flight compensation with a non-EU airline?

Since Cathay Pacific is a non-EU airline, your rights to flight compensation are only guaranteed under specific conditions.

Your delayed or cancelled flight must have had a UK or EU origin for you to qualify for Cathay Pacific flight compensation.

Unfortunately, when travelling to the UK/EU on an airline with its headquarters outside the UK/EU, your passenger rights are not protected by UK/EU legislation.

Have a look at the table below to learn more.

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

Cathay Pacific compensation for delayed flight

If your Cathay Pacific flight was delayed by more than 3 hours, you might be entitled to flight delay compensation. However, compensation is only provided if the airline is at fault for the delay. For more details, see "Extraordinary Circumstances."

Use our free Claim Calculator to see if you qualify for Cathay Pacific compensation. Our team will manage the full claim process on your behalf if you are eligible. To protect your rights and get you youar money, we'll even go to court! No win, no fee.

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Cathay Pacific compensation for cancelled flight

Depending on the reasons for the cancellation of your Cathay Pacific flight, you might be eligible for compensation, a refund, or both!

When can I claim compensation for my cancelled Cathay Pacific flight?

You may be entitled to compensation for a Cathay Pacific flight if it was cancelled with less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date*.

Additionally, Cathay Pacific must be the party responsible for the cancellation. For further details on when the airline can decline compensation, see the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this article.

*Only flights leaving from the UK/EU are eligible for Cathay Pacific flight compensation.

When can I claim a refund for my cancelled Cathay Pacific flight?

  • The airline did not offer you an alternative flight

  • OR

  • You were offered an alternative flight but declined it

If those criteria are met and your Cathay Pacific flight from the UK or EU was cancelled, you might be entitled to a refund (see the table below for additional information).
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

Can I get flight compensation if I cancel my Cathay Pacific flight?

The British/European air passenger rights legislation may not allow you to receive flight compensation if you decide to cancel your Cathay Pacific flight. To find out more about Cathay Pacific's refund and compensation policy, go to their website or contact their customer service division.

Cathay Pacific missed connection flight due to delay or cancellation

If you booked both flights as part of the same reservation and the delay or cancellation satisfies the requirements, you can be qualified for compensation and/or a ticket refund under UK/EU air passenger rights legislation.

You could get up to £520 in flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled Cathay Pacific flight.

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Check your Cathay Pacific flight status

Check the status of your flight before heading to the airport to be ready for any unforeseen changes to your schedule. You may always check the current standing of your Cathay Pacific flight by going to the airline's, the airport's, or flight trackers' websites.

How much Cathay Pacific compensation can I get for a delayed or cancelled flight?

The distance of your flight determines how much flight compensation you will receive:

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 EU
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Extraordinary circumstances — can Cathay Pacific deny me compensation?

Even if your flight was abruptly cancelled or delayed for over 3 hours, Cathay Pacific reserves the right to withhold compensation if a third party or a force majeure was to blame for the interruption. Such circumstances are referred to as extraordinary circumstances.

Some of the most frequent extraordinary circumstances include the following:

  • 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.

Airlines frequently state that extraordinary circumstances occurred when they didn't! They use this tactic to avoid having to pay compensation.

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How long do I have to claim my Cathay Pacific compensation and refund?

Three different laws each set a deadline for filing a claim:

  • The law of the country of origin

  • The law of the destination country

  • The law of the country in which the airline has its headquarters

If your flight originated in the United Kingdom, you have 6 years to submit your flight compensation and refund claims.

Different time constraints may apply when travelling from another country. For example, if you were on a Cathay Pacific flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, you would only be entitled to make a claim under Dutch law, which gives you 2 years to make a flight compensation claim.

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How long will it take to get my Cathay Pacific compensation / Cathay Pacific refund? 

Customers of often get their money back in a couple of weeks or months.

The waiting period could be prolonged by months or even years if the airline doesn't answer or if the claim is litigated.

The following serves as an example of a passenger who filed a claim through for their disrupted Cathay Pacific flight. “I had a 4 hour delay with Cathay Pacific. Vlucht-Vertraagd nl/be (Yource B.V.) has claimed my money back and helped me through the process. Even though I didn't have all paper tickets.”

Our team of professionals will keep you informed of significant changes if you choose to submit a claim with and will be available to handle any questions you may have.

How to claim Cathay Pacific compensation / Cathay Pacific refund?

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About Cathay Pacific

Established in 1946, the flag airline of Hong Kong is Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., also known as Cathay Pacific. The airline has both its headquarters and primary hub located at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline offers flights to 119 locations across Asia, the Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Africa in 35 different countries.

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