Smartwings flight delayed or cancelled? Claim compensation up to £520!

Was your flight delayed or cancelled at the last minute by Smartwings? It could not only sabotage your travel plans, but it might also have a major impact on the cost and planning of your trip. What if we told you that in the case of a Smartwings delay or cancellation, you might receive up to £520 in flight compensation per passenger? We at support you in defending your rights — we have been assisting travellers in obtaining their rightful compensation since 2010 and have experience submitting claims with more than 100 different airlines. When necessary, we handle your claim from beginning to end, including filing a lawsuit against the airline.

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Key Takeaways

  • Was your Smartwings flight delayed by more than 3 hours? Claim flight compensation up to £520 per passenger!

  • Smartwings flight cancelled fewer than 14 days before departure? Claim flight compensation and a full ticket refund!

  • With, you increase your chances of getting flight compensation for your disrupted flight! Claim now in less than 5 minutes.

Smartwings flight delayed — get flight compensation

You are eligible to receive up to £520 per person in travel compensation if your Smartwings flight was delayed by more than 3 hours and the issue was the airline's fault.

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Smartwings flight delayed by more than 3 hours?

You could be eligible for flight compensation of up to £520!

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Smartwings flight cancelled — refund and compensation policies 

It all depends on what led to the cancellation of your Smartwings trip. You can be qualified for a Smartwings refund, flight compensation of up to £520, or perhaps both, depending on the situation!

When to claim flight compensation for my cancelled Smartwings flight?

If a Smartwings flight is cancelled and the cancellation was made fewer than 14 days before the flight's scheduled departure, you may be eligible for flight compensation.

Remember: for you to be able to claim flight compensation, Smartwings must have been the party responsible for the cancellation. The section of this page labelled "Extraordinary Circumstances" contains more details.

When to claim a refund for my cancelled Smartwings flight?

If a Smartwings flight is cancelled, you can always get a refund as long as you decide not to take the airline's alternative trip. You may also request a refund if the airline did not attempt to find you another flight.

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

Receive up to £520 in flight compensation for your Smartwings flight that was cancelled or delayed.

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

The amount of the compensation is determined by the flight's distance:

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
Get £520 per passenger

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I was flying with Smartwings to a non-EU country. Can I still claim compensation?

You can, indeed. All of Smartwings' flights are subject to the EU flight compensation rules because the company's headquarters are in Prague, Czech Republic. You are eligible to claim compensation for a disrupted flight even if you were travelling with Smartwings to or from, say, Africa.

However, if your flight is run by a non-EU carrier, as shown in the table below, conditions can be different.

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

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Extraordinary circumstances — can Smartwings deny me compensation?

When a delay or cancellation was not due to Smartwings' error but rather a third party or an uncontrollable event, compensation may not be granted. The airline is not required to provide compensation under such circumstances, which we refer to as extraordinary circumstances.

Here are a few of the most typical 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.

  • Even if that wasn't the case, airlines may allege that extraordinary circumstances happened. Airlines frequently employ this strategy in an effort to avoid having to make compensation payments.

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

    According to Czech law, you have 3 years to file a compensation claim. So, if you use Smartwings to travel to or from Prague, you typically have up to 3 years to submit a claim.

    It could be different if you were departing from the UK, where you have 6 years to file a claim for flight compensation since the deadline to make a claim varies depending on your flight route.

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

Often, travellers who use to file a claim for flight compensation or a refund get their money within a few weeks or months.

However, this period may be prolonged by a few more months or perhaps a few years if the airline is unresponsive and/or the claim must be brought to court.

No matter how long the claim process takes, our team at will keep you informed of all essential information pertaining to your case and be available to address any questions you may have.

How to claim Smartwings compensation / Smartwings refund?

Submit your claim now — makes the claiming process simple.

You will just need a few minutes to complete your information on our website and upload all the relevant paperwork. The next step will be for our legal team to examine and evaluate your claim, prepare legal paperwork, communicate with the airline, and, if required, file a lawsuit on your behalf. No win, no fee = no risks for you.

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About Smartwings

Budget carrier Smartwings has its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest airline in the Czech Republic and was first established as Travel Service before relaunching as Smartwings in 2004. The airline provides service from Prague to more than 20 locations, including EU states like Croatia, Greece, and Spain.

The pilots of Smartwings are well-equipped and educated in accordance with EU rules, and they are therefore qualified to fly in other continents including North and South America and Africa.

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