If your flight from Spain was delayed by more than 3 hours or cancelled less than 14 days before departure, you might be eligible for flight compensation under the EU/British regulations! It is important to take note that the airline also needs to be responsible for the flight disruption.
The amount of flight compensation is determined per passenger and is based on the flight's distance.
Be aware that if your flight is cancelled or delayed, the airline owes you specific assistance. This covers any necessary vouchers for meals, drinks, phone calls, transportation and lodging. Such vouchers can be readily redeemed at the airline's service counter in the airport. You can still make the required purchases and save the receipts if the airline does not issue vouchers; in that case, the airline will be responsible for paying you back.
Regardless of the airline, you might receive up to £520 in flight compensation if your flight from Spain was delayed. However, you must ensure that the following requirements are met for your flight:
Your Spain fight was over 3 hours behind schedule due to a delay
The airline was to blame for the delay. Passengers won't be entitled to compensation from the airline if the delay was caused by an unanticipated event or a third party (for more information, see this page's "Extraordinary Circumstances" section).
You might be eligible for up to £520 in flight compensation, the full monetary refund of your ticket, or perhaps both in the case that your flight out of Spain is cancelled. For additional information on when you might be eligible for these benefits, keep reading!
You could get up to £520 in flight compensation per passenger if your flight from Spain was cancelled when:
Your Spain flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before your flight departure
The cancellation was the airline's fault (for additional details on when the airline has a legal basis to refuse passengers compensation, read this page's "Extraordinary Circumstances" section.
|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|
If your Spain flight is cancelled, you are entitled to a full ticket refund. This is different from the payment. Passengers will receive compensation from the airline if a Spain flight is cancelled and the airline is at fault. Passengers are all qualified for a refund, nevertheless, if they ultimately make the decision to not fly with the airline.
The following conditions must be met in order to receive a full refund of your flight ticket:
The airline did not provide you with an alternative flight
Although the airline offered you an alternative flight, you chose not to take it.
The airline might provide you with a travel voucher instead of a monetary refund. Here's why we don't advise accepting travel vouchers:
You will be required to fly with the same airline moving forward if you accept a travel voucher. Furthermore, the airline will probably impose a timeframe by which you must use the voucher.
You can encounter difficulties getting your money back if the airline ever declares bankruptcy.
The requirements to claim flight compensation or a refund for your delayed or cancelled flight to Spain differ slightly if you were travelling there.
For your delayed or cancelled flight to Spain, you can receive flight compensation if:
You were flying from a European country or the UK
You were flying with a European or British airline
You won't be subject to European rules regulating flight compensation if your flight from Spain was operated by a non-EU/UK airline and your flight originated in a non-EU country. The table below provides more thorough 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|
Even if a flight was cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours, the airline may legitimately refuse to provide passengers compensation in particular circumstances. These circumstances—which we refer to as extraordinary circumstances—occur when a third party or unforeseen incident, rather than the airline, is to blame for the delay or cancellation.
Here are a few examples of 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.
We'll investigate the cause of your Spain flight's cancellation or delay to spare you the bother, so don't worry. Our experts will evaluate internal and external aviation data to make sure you get your Spain flight compensation.
According to Spanish law, you can file a claim for compensation for a flight to or from Spain 5 years after the flight.
In accordance with British law, passengers who are flying to or from the UK or flying with a British airline are eligible to file claims up to 6 years after their disrupted flight.
Depending on how proactive the airline is, travellers who file a claim for flight compensation with Flight-Delayed.co.uk typically receive their compensation or refund within a few weeks or months.
Legal action will be required if the airline is unresponsive or if they refuse our initial request. The claim process may take an additional several months to several years due to this legal phase.
Regardless of how long the claim takes, our experts will keep you updated on any changes to your claim and be available to answer any questions you might have!
With Flight-Delayed.co.uk, a claim specialist will be assigned to your case as soon as your claim is submitted. Following that, they will examine your claim, put together all necessary documentation, contact the airline, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit to protect your rights!
You have to first submit information about your flight with Flight-Delayed.co.uk in order to initiate a claim for flight compensation. Keep a copy of your passport, boarding pass, booking number, and any receipts you receive as a result of a delay or cancellation. Our experts will be more equipped to assist you in obtaining compensation the more details we know about your cancelled or delayed flight!
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For passengers flying to Spain, it is likely that they will arrive at one of the major airports in the country. Madrid Barajas Airport, Barcelona Airport, and Palma de Mallorca Airport are Spain's three biggest airports, and they qualify for the list of the top 25 busiest airports in Europe. All Spanish airports have a single official website run by the country's aviation regulator, AENA.
When flying to Spain, there are plenty of options out of the 59 airports. Madrid and Barcelona, two dynamic cities, are well-known throughout the world for their bustling arts and cultural scenes, delicious cuisine, amazing museums, and great shopping choices. Seville is another outstanding Spanish city that provides tourists with a wealth of cultural experiences, including flamenco dancing and historical architecture. Whether you’re looking for a deep dive into the country’s history or a week of no sleep due to living it up in one of the big cities, Spain has something for everyone!
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