Emirates flight delayed or cancelled? Get flight compensation up to £520!

Was your Emirates flight delayed or cancelled? You could get up to £520 in flight compensation, a refund of your ticket, or even both in some instances!

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Key Takeaways

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

  • Emirates flight cancelled fewer than 14 days before departure date? You are likely eligible for flight compensation + potentially also a ticket refund.

  • To be eligible for flight compensation, your Emirates flight must have departed from a British or European airport.

  • By claiming with Flight-Delayed.co.uk, you benefit from our 10+ years experience with over 100 different airlines!

When can I claim flight compensation with Emirates, a non-EU airline?

To be able to claim flight compensation, your Emirates flight must have departed from a British or an EU airport.

More information on 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

Emirates flight delayed — claim flight compensation up to £520! 

Was your Emirates flight delayed? You might be able to claim flight compensation of up to £520!

Here are the criteria you must meet:

  • Your flight departed from a European airport

  • Your flight was delayed by more than 3 hours upon arrival

  • The airline was at fault for the delay*

*In some cases, it might not be the airline that caused the delay. This includes situations like extremely bad weather preventing the plane from taking off or an unruly passenger. We call these situations "extraordinary circumstances”.

Emirates flight delayed by 3+ hours?

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Emirates flight cancelled — refund and flight compensation policies 

In the event of a cancelled Emirates flight, and depending on the circumstances of the cancellation, you could claim flight compensation up to £520, a full refund or your plane ticket, or in some cases, even both! Continue reading to know more about your rights.

Can I claim flight compensation for my cancelled Emirates flight?

You can claim cancelled flight compensation if your situation meets the following criteria:

  • Your flight departed from a British or an EU airport

  • Emirates informed you about the cancellation of your flight less than 14 days before departure

  • Emirates must be the party at fault for the cancellation (see Extraordinary Circumstances section of this page for more information on when an airline can deny flight compensation to passengers)

Can I get a refund for my cancelled Emirates flight? 

Most of the time, you can get a full monetary refund of your plane ticket for your cancelled Emirates flight as long as you did not accept any alternative flight offered by the airline.

Note that the airline is not bound to offer an alternative flight in the event of a cancelled flight. If this is the case, you can also ask for a full monetary refund of your ticket.

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

Emirates offered you a travel voucher for my cancelled flight - Here's what you should know

We usually advise against accepting travel vouchers from airlines. Here is why:

  • By accepting a voucher, you are also forced to fly with the same airline in the future. Emirates might also put a time limit for the voucher redemption.

  • Moreover, if Emirates ever goes bankrupt, it would be difficult for you to ask to change your voucher into a monetary refund. In other words, it is most likely that your money will be lost.

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Emirates 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 EU
Get £350 per passenger
Flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU
Get £520 per passenger

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Extraordinary circumstances — can Emirates deny my flight compensation claim?

In the event of a third party or force majeure delaying or preventing your flight from departing, Emirates would explain the delay or cancellations with the Extraordinary Circumstances. In those situations, Emirates won’t have to pay flight compensation to passengers.

Some of the Extraordinary Circumstances 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.

Be careful! Airlines may sometimes claim that your flight disruption happened because of extraordinary circumstances, while it wasn't actually the case! They do so in order to avoid paying passengers their well-deserved compensation.

Don’t be fooled by the airline and claim your flight compensation with Flight-Delayed.co.uk. Our experts will assess your claim and verify the airline’s opinion. We operate on a “no win, no fee” basis.

How long do I have to claim Emirates flight compensation?

If you departed from the UK, the time limit to claim Emirates flight compensation is up to 6 years after your flight. Note that Scotland is the exception — there, you can claim for up to 5 years after your disrupted flight.

Generally speaking, the time limit to submit a claim depends on the law in:

  • The country of departure,

  • the country of arrival,

  • or the country where the airline is headquartered in.

Side note: Since Emirates is not a European airline, the time limit will only depend on the legislation of the country of departure.

How long will it take to receive my Emirates flight compensation / Emirates refund?

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

However, the wait time might be longer 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 Flight-Delayed.co.uk, you are ensured to benefit from 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 Emirates flight? 

Claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk — this can be done in only a few minutes and guarantees you to have the best legal partner by your side! 

After starting your claim on our website, you can simply relax while our legal and claim experts handle the whole process for you! From assessing your claim, writing legal documents, and getting in touch with the airline to — if necessary — taking your claim to court, you can rely on us and our expertise every step of the way!

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About Emirates 

Emirates is one of the two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates (see Etihad). Emirates is based in Dubai and is considered the largest airline in the Middle East, as the airline flies to more than 135 destinations every year.

Emirates’ fleet is solely made up of Emirates A380 and Boeing 777s. From the UK, Emirates flies from 30 airports across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.