You can get [destination] delayed or cancelled flight compensation if your flight was delayed by more than 3 hours upon arrival or if the cancellation of your [destination] flight was announced less than 14 days before departure. Note that the airline must also be responsible for the flight disruption.
The amount of compensation for flight delays and cancellation in [destination] depends on the distance of your flight:
|Distance of your flight||Compensation|
|Flights shorter than 1,500 km||Get £220 per passenger|
|Flight between 1,500 and 3,500 km||Get £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|
Note that if your flight is delayed or cancelled, the airline owes you special assistance. This includes food and beverage vouchers, communication, transportation and if needed hotels. You can claim those vouchers directly at the airline’s service desk at the airport. If the airline doesn’t provide you with vouchers, you can buy what you need and keep the receipts — the airline will have to reimburse you.
If your flight to Barcelona has been cancelled, you may be eligible for flight compensation, a full refund, or even both.
To be eligible for Barcelona flight cancellation compensation, your case must meet the following criteria
Your Barcelona flight must have arrived more than 3 hours later to your destination
Additionally, the responsibility for the delay must lie with the airline, meaning it must be due to reasons within the airline's control, such as technical issues or crew problems. Extraordinary circumstances like extreme weather or air traffic control restrictions may exempt the airline from providing compensation.
The compensation amount varies depending on the flight distance: the longer your flight, the higher the compensation.
|Cancellation notice||Alternative flight||Compensation|
|Fewer than 7 days in advance||Departs 1h+ earlier or arrived 2h+ later||Yes|
|7-14 days in advance||Departs 2h+ earlier or arrived 4h+ later||Yes|
|Fewer than 14 days in advance||No alternative flight offered||Yes + refund|
On top of flight compensation, you may be entitled to a refund from the airline. You may be eligible for a full refund if:
Your airline did not offer an alternative flight, OR,
Your airline offered an alternative flight but you chose not to take it.
If your flight to Barcelona has been cancelled, the airline may offer you a voucher as compensation instead of a monetary refund. Our legal experts recommend you always take the refund instead of the voucher for the following reasons:
Vouchers may have restrictions on their use, such as expiry dates or limited availability.
If the airline goes bankrupt, your voucher may become worthless.
If you accept a voucher, you are waiving your right to a refund and compensation for your expenses on the plane ticket as well as the extra expenses you made due to the cancellation.
If you were flying to [destination], the conditions to receive flight compensation or a refund for your delayed or cancelled flight to [destination] are slightly different.
For your delayed or cancelled flight to [destination], you can receive flight compensation if:
You were flying from a European country or the UK
You were flying with a European or British airline
If your flight to [destination] was with a non-EU/UK airline and your flight departed from a non-EU country, your flight won’t be subject to European regulations regarding flight compensation. More detailed information can be found in the table below:
|Type of flight||Example||Compensation|
|Flying with a British carrier||Tokyo to London with British Airways||Yes|
|Flying with a EU carrier||Amsterdam to London with KLM||Yes|
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier from the UK||London to Tokyo with Japan Airlines||Yes|
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier to the UK||Tokyo to London with Japan Airlines||No|
If the delay or cancellation was caused by extraordinary circumstances beyond the airline's control, then they may deny your compensation claim. Examples of such circumstances 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.
The time limit for making a compensation claim for a delayed or cancelled flight varies depending on which country the airline is based in and where your itinerary is. Under Spain law, if your flight was delayed or cancelled, you can claim compensation up to 5 years from the date of your flight.
The length of time, before you receive compensation for your delayed or cancelled Barcelona flight, can vary depending on several factors. It usually takes a few weeks to a few months for the airline to respond and pay for your claim. However, in some cases, if the airline is not responding or refuses to pay, the process can take longer.
If the airline refuses to pay compensation, legal experts at Flight-Delayed.co.uk can assist you in taking further legal action. This can add to the amount of time it takes to receive your compensation. It's important to note that if your claim is settled in court, the length of time it takes to receive compensation may take even longer.
If your flight to Barcelona was cancelled or delayed, you may be eligible for compensation and/or a refund. To claim, you can use the services of a specialised claim company like Flight-Delayed.co.uk.
At Flight-Delayed.co.uk, our team of experts has over 10 years of experience in handling flight compensation claims, including those related to Barcelona flights. Our service is “no win, no fee,” which means you only pay if we successfully claim compensation on your behalf.
To start your claim, simply go to our Claim Calculator to provide us with information about your delayed or cancelled flight and a few documents, and we will take care of the rest. Our experts will handle all communication with the airline and pursue your claim through legal channels if needed.
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Barcelona is a bustling city that attracts millions of visitors every year. The city is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and world-renowned art scene. As a popular tourist destination, Barcelona is well-connected to various parts of the world with numerous airlines offering flights to and from the city. The airport serving the city is the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which is located approximately 12 km southwest of the city centre.
There are many airlines that offer flights to Barcelona from different parts of the world. Some of the major airlines that fly to Barcelona include British Airways, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, and Ryanair. These airlines operate flights from various destinations across Europe and beyond.
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