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Flying to Germany for UEFA Euro 2024? What you need to know about potential flight delays and cancellations

Monday, June 10, 2024

The UEFA Euro 2024 is just around the corner, and football fans all over the world are starting to get really excited. Germany is set to host the European Football Championship, and it’s clear that fans can't wait to get there. Lufthansa Group has already seen 200,000 extra bookings thanks to the UEFA Euro 2024. So, if you're planning to join the fun and fly to Germany, here’s a heads-up on what to expect and what to do if your flight doesn’t go as planned.

Busy skies during UEFA Euro 2024: flight delays and cancellations are to be expected

The UEFA Euro 2024 isn’t just a football tournament; it’s a huge travel event too. With matches taking place in cities like Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg, airports in Germany are gearing up for a busy time. The spike in bookings, especially with airlines like Lufthansa, shows just how many people are planning to go to Germany to watch the games live!

But with all this extra air traffic, there’s a higher chance of flight delays and cancellations. Airports and airlines will be stretched to their limits, and this can lead to disruptions. It’s always better to be prepared, so here’s what you need to know if things don’t go smoothly.

Lufthansa plane in a German airport during Euro 2024

What to do if your flight to or from the Euro 2024 is delayed or cancelled

Travel issues can be a real headache, especially when you’re excited about the UEFA Euro 2024. If your flight to or from the Euro 2014 is delayed or cancelled, don’t stress, you might be able to claim flight compensation (£250 per passenger or more!). Here’s a quick guide:

1. Know your rights

Under EU Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 (EU261), you could be entitled to compensation for delays, cancellations, and denied boarding. The compensation amount depends on how far you’re flying and how long you’re delayed.

  • If your Euro 2024 flight is delayed by more than 3 hours, you can claim compensation from £250 to £520 per passenger. Chances are that if you are flying from the UK to Germany, you will receive £250 in compensation as the distance of the flight is limited. But… this is still an extra £250 directly in your pocket!
  • If your Euro 2024 flight is cancelled at the last minute (less than 14 days before departure) you can get the full refund of your ticket on top of flight compensation !

2. Keep all your flight documents

Hold onto all your travel documents—boarding passes, booking confirmations, and any messages from the airline. You’ll need these when you file a claim.

3. Ask for the “right to care”

If you are stranded at the airport because of a flight delay or cancellation, reach out to the airline. They should help out with meals, drinks, accommodation, and transport if the delay is longer than 2 hours.

4. Claim compensation with the help of

Claiming compensation can be tricky. Claim compensation via and our experts handle the process for you, making sure you get the compensation you deserve without the hassle. Remember: you could get up to £520 in flight compensation - you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity!

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Wrapping things up: here’s what you need to know if you’re flying to the UEFA Euro 2024

The UEFA Euro 2024 is shaping up to be an epic event, drawing football fans from all corners of the globe. While it’s super exciting, the rush to Germany means more chances of flight delays and cancellations. Knowing your rights and being ready to claim compensation (up to £520 per passengers!) can save you a lot of stress. Enjoy the matches and travel safely!

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