There are two laws that you should take into consideration when you want to claim a refund or compensation for a cancelled or delayed EasyJet flight. The first one is the European Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004; the second is the post-Brexit British adaptation of the former, ‘The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019’.
How do these two regulations protect your rights in the event of a delayed or cancelled EasyJet flight?
Did you experience a delayed EasyJet flight? If your EasyJet flight was delayed by at least 3 hours, you are most likely entitled to flight compensation.
Was your EasyJet flight cancelled? If you did not take an alternative flight, you are entitled to a full monetary refund. You might also be eligible for additional EasyJet compensation if your flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before the departure date.
If your EasyJet flight was delayed by at least 3 hours, you are most likely entitled to compensation. Its value depends on the distance of your flight — the further you fly, the higher your compensation.
|Distance of your flight
|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
Did you experience an EasyJet cancellation? Depending on the exact circumstances of the cancellation, you might be entitled to a full monetary refund and/or flight compensation.
First, let’s talk about the EasyJet refund. You are entitled to it if your EasyJet flight was cancelled and you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline. In some cases, EasyJet might not offer an alternative flight at all — in these circumstances, your eligibility for an EasyJet refund is pretty much guaranteed.
Remember that you are entitled to a monetary refund — so don’t accept vouchers!
Besides EasyJet refund, in some circumstances, you might be also entitled to EasyJet compensation of up to £520. This applies if your flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before the planned departure date and if some additional criteria were met. We look into all these criteria in the table below.
|Fewer than 7 days in advance
|Departs 1h+ earlier or arrived 2h+ later
|7-14 days in advance
|Departs 2h+ earlier or arrived 4h+ later
|Fewer than 14 days in advance
|No alternative flight offered
|Yes + refund
Can I get a refund if I cancel my easyjet flight?
You are not eligible for a refund for cancelling easyJet flight by yourself unless you have a travel insurance or the easyJet flight cancellation policy applies to you. According to the easyJet flight cancellation policy, you are eligible for a refund minus the cancellation fee if you cancel within 24 hours from the time of your booking. Otherwise, British and EU regulations only covers compensation and/or refund for passengers affected by disruptions caused by the airlines.
When can EasyJet deny my claim?
There are a few situations in which the airline can deny your claim, as the delay or cancellation happened because of a third party’s fault. We call these situations extraordinary circumstances.
Bad weather, for example thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry.
HOWEVER! A strike of a specific airline/their 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 unruly or ill passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
However, you should be aware that airlines often use extraordinary circumstances as an excuse to deny even the rightful claims. That’s why we always recommend you double-check whether you are entitled to EasyJet compensation or a refund. You can do it using our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.
Yes. As EasyJet is a British airline, you are entitled to compensation and refund whether you are flying with them to the UK, Europe, or a holiday destination like Tunisia or Morocco.
However, it’s worth noting that different rules apply to flights handled by non-British/non-EU airlines. See the table below for details.
|Type of flight
|Flying with a British carrier
|Tokyo to London with British Airways
|Flying with a EU carrier
|Amsterdam to London with KLM
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier from the UK
|London to Tokyo with Japan Airlines
|Flying with a non-UK/non-EU carrier to the UK
|Tokyo to London with Japan Airlines
If you were are flying to or from the UK, you have 6 years to claim your EasyJet refund and compensation. The only exemption is Scottland — if you were flying to or from a Scottish airport, you have 5 years to submit your claim.
If your itinerary did not include the United Kingdom, you have to take into consideration the law in the country you were flying from, the law in the country you were flying to, and the law in the country where the airline is headquartered.*
*While EasyJet is generally considered a British airline, many of its European flights are handled by the EasyJet Europe subsidiary. EasyJet Europe is headquartered in Austria where passengers have 3 years to claim compensation and refund.
Many of the passengers we help receive their EasyJet compensation and refund within a few weeks or months from claiming.
Thanks to having over a decade of experience and legal teams in 9 countries, we are able to swiftly process your claim and get it to the right people at the airline.
However, please be aware that if the airline is unresponsive and/or we need to go to court, the waiting time might get extended by a few more months or even years. Rest assured, though, that we will fight for your rights until the very end and keep you posted on any updates regarding your claim. Plus, remember that we work exclusively on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so there is no risk on your end!
First, you should make sure that you are indeed entitled to EasyJet compensation or an EasyJet refund. You can do it for free using our handy online Claim Calculator.
Afterwards, if you are eligible, you can either claim your EasyJet compensation or refund yourself or let us handle all the tiresome work for you. We will carefully review your case, prepare all the documentation needed, reach out to the right people at the airline, and — if the airline doesn’t accept the claim — go to court and fight for your rights there.
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