When you fly with Eurowings, your rights are protected by the EU Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, also called EU261. According to it, if your flight get delayed or cancelled, you might be entitled to flight compensation.
If you are flying to or from the UK, compensation and refund can also be claimed based on the 'The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019’. It’s a British version of EU261, adopted after Brexit.
Did you arrive at your destination more than 3 hours late due to a Eurowings flight delay? Then you might be eligible for up to £520 in Eurowings flight compensation.
The amount of compensation depends on the flight itinerary.
|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|
If your Eurowings flight was cancelled, you might be able to claim a ticket refund, compensation of up to £520, or both — all depending on the exact circumstances of the cancellation.
Generally, you can claim cancelled flight compensation if your flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to the planned departure date.
You also have to remember about extraordinary circumstances, such as a natural disaster preventing the plane from getting to its destination — if these extraordinary circumstances apply to your flight, you might not be eligible for compensation.
You can claim a Eurowings ticket refund if your flight was cancelled and you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline. If you were not offered an alternative flight, you can also claim a ticket refund.
|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 do not recommend choosing a travel voucher over a refund. The two reasons are:
- If you accept a travel voucher, you are forced to fly with the same airline in the future. Additionally, the airline usually gives you a strict time limit to use the voucher.
- In the event that the airline goes bankrupt, you can’t anymore change your voucher into a money refund — in other words, your money is gone.
Yes, you can. This is because Eurowings is an airline headquartered in the European Union.
However, it’s worth noting that the situation might be different if you were flying with a non-EU/non-UK airline. See the table below for details.
|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|
We call extraordinary circumstances situations in which the delay or cancellation is not the fault of the airline. If any of the below apply to your flight disruption, you might not be entitled to flight compensation.
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, you should be aware that airlines sometimes claim that extraordinary circumstances happened while it was actually not the case.
If you wish to maximise your chances of getting your money, claim your compensation and refund today with the help of Flight-Delayed.co.uk. We will thoroughly investigate your claim and hold the airline accountable.
For your convenience, we work exclusively on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
If you are flying to or from the UK, you have 6 years to do so. Scotland is the exception, as you have 5 years there to claim.
If your itinerary does not include the UK, local laws will apply.
Use our free Claim Calculator to check if you can still claim Eurowings compensation and refund.
The passengers who claim with us often find the money on their account within a few weeks or months.
However, if the airline is unresponsive and/or the claim has to be taken to court, the wait time might get extended by a few additional months or even a few years.
No matter how long your claim process is taking, our team of legal experts will be in touch every step of the way and keep you posted on any important changes regarding your claim.
When you claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk, the whole process takes you as little as a few minutes. Afterwards, we will do all the other stuff for you!
- We analyse your claim
- We get legal documentation ready
- We manage all communications with the airline
- If needed — we fight for your right in court
Use our Claim Calculator to make sure you are entitled to compensation and/or refund.
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Eurowings, formerly Germanwings, was founded in 1994. The airline has a fleet size of 113 aircrafts most of them being Airbus models. The German low-cost airline operates across 50 countries, serving 210 destinations across the globe.
In November 2019, Eurowings ranked 5th among the top 50 airlines in terms of on-time performance. Amongst 15.608 flights, 93.4% of flights were on-time.
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