flight delayed or cancelled? Get flight compensation of up to £520 per passenger!

Has your flight with experienced a delay or been cancelled? You may be eligible to make a flight compensation claim for up to £520 per passenger!

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  • Was your flight delayed by more than 3 hours upon arrival? You could claim flight compensation and receive up to £520 per passenger!

  • flight cancelled fewer than 14 days before departure? Ask for a full refund of your ticket and flight compensation

  • European regulations regarding passenger rights allow you to get flight compensation for flights departing from Europe and all flights operated by European airlines.

  • In the event of a flight being delayed or cancelled, get in touch with — we will help you get the flight compensation you are rightfully entitled to! flight delayed — When can I claim flight compensation

European regulations (EU261) stipulate that if a flight is delayed by over 3 hours, passengers are entitled to receive flight compensation from the airline.

However, flight compensation is applicable under these conditions:

  • Your flight originated in Europe or was operated by a European airline (further details in the table below), AND
  • The airline is accountable for the delay. In simpler terms, the delay should not be a result of third-party involvement or unforeseen circumstances (refer to Extraordinary Circumstances).
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 flight delayed?

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If your flight has been cancelled, you have various choices. You can opt to claim flight compensation, request a full refund of your ticket, or even a combination of both, depending on specific circumstances. To find out more, read on!

Flight compensation for my flight cancelled

In accordance with EU261 regulations, you are eligible to seek flight compensation for a cancelled flight when the following conditions align:

1. Your flight had its origin in Europe or was operated by a European airline.

2. The airline communicated the cancellation of your flight with less than 14 days' notice.

3. The cancellation was attributed to the airline's responsibility, as opposed to being caused by a third party or unforeseen circumstances (refer to extraordinary circumstances).

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

Flight refund for cancelled flight

Irrespective of the airline or your flight route, you qualify for a flight refund if your flight was cancelled and one of the following scenarios applies:
1. The airline provided you with an alternative flight that you chose not to accept.
2. The airline did not present you with an alternative flight.

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We strongly advise against accepting vouchers from airlines. If you accept a voucher, you will be restricted to flying with the same airline, and it may also come with a deadline for voucher redemption. Furthermore, in the event of the airline's bankruptcy, it could pose difficulties in reclaiming your money.

Flight compensation amount for flight delayed or cancelled

The compensation amount depends on the distance of your flight. You will receive it per passenger.

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

Extraordinary circumstances — can the airline deny me flight compensation?

Regrettably, they can. Even if your flight was delayed by over 3 hours or cancelled abruptly, the airline may refuse compensation, citing 'extraordinary circumstances.' These are instances where the airline is not held accountable for the delay, but rather a third party or unforeseen event is responsible.

Here are a few illustrations of the most frequent 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.

Airlines can wrongly use the excuse of extraordinary circumstances!

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How long can I claim for my delayed or cancelled flight?

If you were leaving the UK, you can claim compensation for up to 6 years after your delayed or cancelled flight.

However, this time limit can be different depending on the country of departure, destination and where the airline is located.

How long before I receive my flight compensation for my flight?

Passengers claiming flight compensation with usually receive the money on their account within a few weeks or months.

However, if the airline is unresponsive or doesn’t cooperate we might have to bring your claim to court. This could add a few extra weeks or months to the initial claim process timeline.

No matter how long your claim process is, our claims experts will make sure to regularly keep you posted in your online account. flight delayed or cancelled — Should you contact the airline or your travel agency?

Both options are viable. However, we recommend passengers have a robust legal ally on their side when seeking flight compensation.

Don't hesitate, and submit your claim with, the simplest and fastest way to secure your flight compensation or refund from the airline!

Once you've provided all the essential flight details on our platform, an expert will step in to ensure your claim is handled correctly. At, we assess your claim, compile all the necessary documents, liaise with the airline, and, if required, we can even pursue your claim in court to ensure you receive your flight compensation! All of this under a 'no win, no fee' policy.

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