Your Corsair flight was delayed by more than 3 hours upon arrival? Good news: according to the EU261 regulation, you could be eligible for up to £520 in Corsair flight compensation!
The amount of compensation depends on the flight distance.
|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|
The refund and compensation policies depend on the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of your Corsair flight. According to the EU regulations, in the event of a cancelled Corsair flight, you might be entitled to flight compensation up to £520, the full monetary refund of your flight, or both!
Passengers can claim flight compensation if their Corsair flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before the scheduled departure date.
However, extraordinary circumstances must be considered such as a natural disaster that prevents the flight from taking off — if these unusual circumstances apply to your flight, you may be ineligible for compensation.
In general, if the airline offered you an alternative flight and you declined the offer, you can ask for the full monetary refund of their Corsair cancelled flight.
The same goes if the airline doesn’t offer you an alternative flight at all.
|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|
We would like to highlight that, no matter the circumstances, accepting a voucher from an airline instead of a monetary refund is not a good idea. First of all, according to the EU261, airlines must offer monetary refunds and not only vouchers. But here are two other arguments:
By accepting a travel voucher, you must fly with the same airline again. The airline also usually assigns a time limit for redeeming the voucher.
If the airline declares bankruptcy, you may be unable to convert your voucher into a cash refund — in other words, your money will be lost.
Overbooking is happening more often than you might think! Airlines often sell more tickets than there are available seats on the plane, and if they cannot find enough volunteers to give up their reservations, people might be denied boarding against their will.
Did you know? In the event of a denied boarding because of an overbooked Corsair flight, you can ask for flight compensation and/or flight refund!
=> Learn more about your rights in the event of Corsair overbooking
Yes, you can. Corsair is a French airline flying all across the world, mainly from Europe. As a result, EU261 applies to all Corsair flights that are delayed or cancelled.
However, if you were flying with a non-EU/non-UK airline, the situation might be different. More details 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|
Extraordinary circumstances are situations in which the airline is not the party at fault for the delay or cancellation. If any of the following conditions apply to your Corsair flight delay or cancellation, you might not be eligible for flight compensation (n.b. this list is non-exhaustive):
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: sometimes airlines claim that extraordinary circumstances occurred when they did not! They do so to avoid having to pay out flight compensation to passengers.
Claim your compensation and refund with the assistance of Flight-Delayed.co.uk to increase your chances of receiving Corsair flight compensation and refund. We will thoroughly investigate your claim and hold the airline accountable. We only work on a 'no win, no fee' basis for your convenience.
The time limit to claim flight compensation depends on:
The law of the country from which the flight is departing
The law of the country to which the flight is travelling
The law of the country where the airline is headquartered
For example, if you are taking a Corsair flight from Barcelona to La Réunion, you have 5 years to submit a claim, as this is the statutory claim expiry date in both France and in Spain.
Check out our free Claim Calculator to see if you are still eligible for Corsair compensation and refund.
Passengers who claim flight refund and flight compensation with us often get their money within a few weeks or months.
However, if the airline fails to respond and/or the claim must be filed in court, the wait time could be months or even years, as we have to await the court's decision.
No matter how long your claim process takes, our legal experts will keep you updated on any significant changes to your claim.
We will handle your claim from beginning to end, allowing you to relax while we ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Uploading all required documents to our platform will only take a few minutes. Our team will then assess your claim, prepare legal documents, contact the airline, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit against the airline.
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Corsair, or Corsair International, is a French international airline founded in 1981 and headquartered in Rungis, France.
Corsair is a TUI fly subsidiary and specialises in overseas territories, serving the West Indies, the Indian Ocean, Africa and Canada from Paris Orly.
The airline is also flying to and from Italian and Spanish airports.
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