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Delayed or cancelled British Airways flight? Get compensation up to £520!

Were you going on a city trip for the holidays or travelling for work? No matter the reason for your trip, a delayed or cancelled flight is always bad news. But worry no more — you can be entitled to compensation up to £520 and/or a refund of your ticket! 

At Flight-Delayed.co.uk, we help you claim flight compensation. Checking your eligibility only takes a few clicks — and if you are eligible, our teams of legal experts in 9 different countries will take it from there, allowing you to relax while waiting for the money to fall into your bank account!

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Your rights in the event of a delayed or cancelled British Airways flight

Delayed British Airways flight — get compensation

Cancelled British Airways flight — refund and compensation rules

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

Extraordinary circumstances — can British Airways deny me compensation?

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

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

How to claim British Airways compensation / British Airways refund?

About British Airways

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Your rights in the event of a delayed or cancelled British Airways flight

If your British Airways flight was delayed or cancelled, keep in mind that British regulations protect your rights as an air passenger. In certain circumstances, you may be entitled to British Airways compensation of up to £520 and a full refund of the ticket price for your cancelled British Airways flight.

Since Brexit, 'The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019' apply to all flights handled by British airlines, including British Airways. What do these regulations say about delayed and cancelled British Airways flights?
 

  • Was your British Airways flight delayed? If you arrived at your final destination at least 3 hours late, you are most likely entitled to flight compensation.
     

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  • Was your British Airways flight cancelled? If you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline, you are entitled to a refund. Additionally, if the flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before departure, you might be entitled to cancelled British Airways flight compensation.


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Delayed British Airways flight — get compensation

If a British Airways flight is delayed for more than 3 hours, you are entitled to compensation under the British passenger rights legislation. The airline must be to blame for the delay.

Use our free and no-obligation Claim Calculator to see if you are entitled to compensation. You'll know whether you're eligible for British Airways delayed flight compensation in less than a minute. If you are, we can handle the entire claim procedure on a "no win, no fee" basis for you. If necessary, we will even go to court to defend your rights!

 


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Cancelled British Airways flight — refund and compensation rules

You may be eligible for compensation of up to £520, a ticket refund — or both — depending on the specific circumstances of your British Airways cancellation.

 

When can I claim compensation for my cancelled British Airways flight?

If your British Airways flight was cancelled less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date and you did not take another flight, you may be entitled to compensation.

British Airways must be at fault for the cancellation for you to be eligible for compensation. See the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this article for more information.

 

When can I claim a refund for my cancelled British Airways flight?

If your British Airways flight got cancelled, you can get a refund if:
 

  1. The airline did not offer you an alternative flight.

  2. The airline did offer you an alternative flight but you decided not to take it.

 


Get up to £520 in flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled British Airways flight.

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

The amount of compensation is determined by the distance of your flight:
 

  • For flights shorter than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.

  • For flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.

  • For flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.

  • For flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 —but if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.

 

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Extraordinary circumstances — can British Airways deny me compensation?

When the delay or cancellation was caused by a third party or force majeure, British Airways has the authority to decline compensation. Such circumstances are referred to as extraordinary circumstances.

Some of the most common 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.
     

However, keep in mind that airlines sometimes claim that an extraordinary circumstance happened, even if that was not the case. They do it in order to avoid paying out compensation.

Make sure you keep the airline accountable and claim your BA compensation. Check if you are eligible in just a minute using our Claim Calculator.

 

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

You have 6 years to claim compensation and refund if you are to fly to or from the United Kingdom. The exception is Scotland, where you have 5 years to claim.

Check if you can still get compensation and a refund from British Airways with our free Claim Calculator.

 


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

Passengers who use Flight-Delayed.co.uk to seek flight compensation or a refund typically receive their money within a few weeks or months.

However, if the airline is unresponsive and/or the claim must be filed in court, the wait time could be extended by several months or even years.

Rest assured, however, that no matter how long the claim takes, our team will keep you informed of any significant developments in your case and will be available to answer any concerns you may have.

 

How to claim British Airways compensation / British Airways refund?

First, determine whether you are eligible for British Airways compensation or a refund. You can do that in a few steps by using our Claim Calculator.

If you are qualified for flight compensation and/or a refund, you can choose to delegate the process to our team of legal professionals, allowing you to relax while we ensure you receive the money you deserve. 
It will only take a few minutes to upload all required documents on our platform. Our legal experts will then take over from there, assessing your claim, preparing legal papers, contacting the airline's decision-makers, and, if necessary, taking your claim to court.

 

Why claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk?

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About British Airways

British Airways is the UK national flag carrier, founded in 1974. The airline’s headquarters are located in London, UK. This is the second-largest UK airline in fleet size and passengers carried by, after EasyJet. British Airways flies to 160 destinations on all continents

In 2011, British Airways merged with Iberia, establishing the International Airline Group (IAG). 

In May 2021, according to a Statista study, British Airways were the 4th most on-time airline in the UK with an on-time performance of 92,1%.

 


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