Flight from Europe delayed or cancelled? Claim flight compensation up to £520!

If your Europe flight was delayed or cancelled you could claim up to £520 in flight compensation!

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Key Takeaways

  • More than 3 hours of delay on a flight to or from Europe? Claim flight compensation up to £520 per passenger!

  • Was your Europe flight cancelled with less than 14 days' warning? Claim flight compensation and a ticket refund!

  • Submit your claim at Flight-Delayed.co.uk to increase your chances of obtaining flight compensation — it’s super easy!

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

You may be entitled to flight compensation if your flight from Europe was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled less than 14 days before departure! Flight compensation is calculated based on the distance of the flight and is provided per passenger.

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 EU
Get £350 per passenger
Flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU
Get £520 per passenger

Delayed flight from Europe — you could be eligible for flight compensation!

If you experienced a flight delay in Europe, you might receive up to £520 in flight compensation, regardless of the airline. However, you must confirm that the following prerequisites for your flight are met:

  1. Your Europe flight was over 3 hours late because of a delay, AND,

  2. The airline was at fault. If the delay was caused by an unexpected incident or a third party, passengers are not eligible for compensation from the airline (for more details, see "Extraordinary Circumstances").

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Cancelled flight form Europe — compensation and refund policies

If your flight out of Europe was cancelled, you may be entitled to up to £520 in flight compensation, a full monetary refund, or both. Continue reading for more information on when you might be legally liable for these advantages.

Claim flight compensation for your cancelled flight from Europe

If your flight from Europe was cancelled, you might receive up to £520 in flight compensation per passenger if:

  1. Your Europe flight was cancelled less than 14 days before departure, AND,

  2. The airline was responsible for the cancellation (for more information on when the airline has legal grounds to refuse passengers compensation, see this page's "Extraordinary Circumstances" section).

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

Ask for the ticket refund for your cancelled flight from Europe

If your flight was cancelled because of an industrial action at the airport you won’t be able to claim Europe flight cancellation compensation as this falls under extraordinary circumstances. The following conditions must be fulfilled to receive a full refund for your flight ticket:

  1. No alternative flight was provided by the airline, OR,

  2. You declined the airline's offer of an alternative flight.

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Were you offered a voucher for your cancelled flight from Europe? Here’s what you should know.

Instead of a monetary refund, the airline may issue you a travel voucher. Here are some of the reasons why we don't recommend accepting travel vouchers:

  1. If you accept a travel voucher, you have to fly with the same airline in the future. Furthermore, the airline will almost certainly set a time limit for redeeming the voucher.

  2. If the airline goes bankrupt, you may encounter problems getting your money back.

Flight to Europe delayed or cancelled, am I also entitled to flight compensation?

The requirements to claim flight compensation or a refund for your delayed or cancelled flight to Europe differ slightly depending on the specifics of the inbound flight.

For your delayed or cancelled flight to Europe, you can receive flight compensation if:

  • You were flying from another European country or the UK

  • You were flying with a European or British airline

If a non-EU/UK airline operated your flight to Europe and your flight originated in a non-EU country, you won't be subject to European regulations governing flight compensation. More extensive information is provided in the table below:

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 disrupted my Europe flight — can the airline really deny my claim?

Even if a flight was cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours, the airline can lawfully refuse to compensate customers in certain scenarios. These extraordinary circumstances usually happen when a third party or an unforeseen incident, instead of the airline, is to blame for the delay or cancellation.

The following list contains some examples of the most common 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.

Rest assured, there's no need for you to investigate the cause of your delayed or canceled flight to Europe. Our team of experts will take care of this for you, conducting a thorough analysis of both internal and external aviation data to ensure you receive your compensation for the Europe flight.

How long can I claim for my delayed or cancelled flight from Europe?

Three different laws each set a specific deadline for submitting a claim:

  • The country of origin's law system

  • The law of the country where you are travelling

  • The country's law system of the airline’s headquarters

You have 6 years to file a claim for a flight refund and compensation if your flight originated in the United Kingdom.

Different time frames may apply when flying from another country; for instance, if you took a flight out of Paris, you would be qualified to file a claim under French law, which gives you 5 years to do so.

How long before I receive flight compensation for my Europe flight?

Passengers who register a claim for flight compensation with Flight-Delayed.co.uk typically receive their compensation or refund within a few weeks or months, contingent on how attentive the airline is.

If the airline is unresponsive or refuses our initial request, we will have to take legal action. Due to this legal phase, the claim procedure could take several months to several years longer.

Regardless of how long it takes, our experts will keep you updated on any adjustments to your claim and will be available to answer any of your questions!

How can I claim for a Europe flight cancelled or delayed?

Claim online now — Flight-Delayed.co.uk makes the claiming process simple and quick!

Once you submit a claim to Flight-Delayed.co.uk, a claim specialist will be allocated to your case. Following that, they will review your claim, compile the required paperwork, communicate directly with the airline, and, if necessary, initiate a lawsuit to safeguard your rights!

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About Europe flights

With about two-thirds of all foreign visitor arrivals occurring in Europe, the continent leads the globe in international tourism. There are approximately 347 airports in Europe that have strong international connections. Heathrow Airport, Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and Istanbul Ataturk Airport are among Europe’s busiest and most popular for travellers.

105 airlines now operate scheduled flights in Europe, ranging from domestic to international routes. There are a few smaller airlines, bringing the total to roughly 150. Seven major full-service airlines, including British Airways, seven major low-cost airlines, including Ryanair, and more than 15 regional companies fly in Europe. The nation with the most airlines is Russia, followed by France and Spain.

There are countless incentives for visiting Europe. The cuisine, the people, and the abundance of sights and wonders would be more than enough to satisfy many tourists, as if its history, culture, and natural beauty weren't enough to lure you in. France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and the United Kingdom are among the top tourist destinations in Europe. However, some of the less visited nations, including Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Russia, and Turkey, possess great historical and ecological resources that should not be ignored. Thanks to the proximity of all European countries, it makes it easy for travellers to explore as much of Europe as possible in one go!

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