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Flight delayed or cancelled? Claim your compensation!

We help with claiming up to £540.00 in compensation and/or the refund of your ticket.

Check the status of your flight


There are various ways of checking the status of a flight. Airlines provide their own individual information on their websites but there are also third parties that track flight status.


Flight status websites: FlightAware, Flightstats, and Flight Radar all track the departure and arrival of most commercial flights and are, without doubt, the best websites to check if your flight has been delayed, cancelled or diverted.

Just like airlines do, airports also track flight information and provide updates on their departures and arrivals. Below you can check the status of your flight based on your airport of departure or arrival


Flight status: delayed or cancelled? You may be entitled to compensation


It is common for a flight’s status to be delayed or cancelled and if that is the case, then passengers have the right to claim flight compensation.


You will have the right to claim compensation if your flight has been delayed for 3 or more hours or if your flight was cancelled altogether. The total length of the delay will be calculated based on your original arrival time (at your final destination so connecting flights are covered) and your actual arrival time. For cancellations, you can claim if you've arrived more than 2 hours late. Claiming compensation can be done quickly and easily if you know your rights!

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As established by Regulation EC 261/2004, the distance covered by your flight's route will determine the amount that you’ll receive in compensation for your cancelled or delayed flight. The following totals are stipulated in the regulation:


  • For all flights of 1,500 kilometres or less, you’ll receive up to £220
  • For all intra-Community flights of more than 1,500 kilometres and for all other flights between 1,500 and 3,500 kilometres, you can receive up to £350
  • For all other flights (routes covering a distance greater than 3,500 kilometres) you'll be entitled to receive £530*


Flight status delayed cancelled compensation


*In this case, if you’ve arrived at your final destination with a total delay greater than 3 hours but less than 4 hours, the airline will be able to apply a 50% reduction to the total amount established in the regulation.


The total sums that you can receive in compensation are set by the regulation in Euros. These are €250, €400 and €600. Depending on the conversion rate, you might receive the above-mentioned amounts in British Pounds.


Flight checker: am I entitled to compensation


You can use our free claim calculator to check if you can claim compensation for your flight disruption. If you’ve just checked your flight and found out that it has been delayed or cancelled, now you know that you might just be entitled to compensation.


Why is my flight delayed or cancelled?


That’s unfortunate! If you’ve just discovered that your flight has been delayed or cancelled and are wondering why this is the case, there are some possibilities as to why this has happened:


The incoming flight is delayed: This is very common and, especially if your flying short-haul flights, it happens all the time. Something might have gone wrong in the previous leg of your aeroplane’s schedule. Perhaps the cleaning took too long or a crew or staff member called in sick.


Operational Issue: Perhaps the crew have reached their maximum working hours and new crew members need to be brought in to operate your flight.


Technical problems: There might be an issue with the plane. This is often the case as, due to the industry’s spectacularly high standards of safety, every single little thing that might not be working properly has to be checked and its functionality confirmed.


Air traffic control restrictions: As you can imagine, managing air traffic can be very stressful. Sometimes, ATC officers need to impose restrictions to ensure safety. This might happen during the flight (re-routing) or whilst waiting to take-off or land. If a plane misses its landing or departure slot, air traffic control will have to find a new slot for the aircraft to arrive or depart.


Adverse weather conditions: This one is tricky. Sometimes it is pretty obvious, as there might be a snowstorm outside. However, on some other occasions, you may find yourself waiting at the airport when outside there’s nothing but sunshine and mild temperatures. This happens because of the weather conditions at the airports involved in the previous leg of the aircraft's schedule as well as the meteorological circumstances at your destination.


Unruly passengers: Sometimes, it is just someone else's fault. Perhaps two other passengers got into a heated discussion with each other or with the crew. Every now and then, a passenger might simply refuse to be downgraded or check his or her cabin bag. You never know, but there are some crazy stories out there.


Airport problems: There is the possibility that some issues at the airport might affect your flight. For example, maybe there are very long queues at the security checkpoints or there was a foreign object on the tarmac. Other examples include an airport staff strike or airport equipment malfunctioning.


Is there any way of knowing if my flight will be delayed or cancelled?


Last-minute delays and cancellations are pretty hard to predict. However, you should always keep an eye on the weather and the status of the flights taking off from your airport of departure. If most of the flights have been delayed or cancelled, chances are yours will be disrupted too. There is a silver lining nonetheless. If you are travelling from, in or to Europe with an EU airline, you may be entitled to compensation! Let Flight-Delayed claim the compensation you may be entitled to and forget about the hassle of dealing with the airline yourself. Best of all, our 25% win-fee will cover every possible cost associated with doing so, even if we have to court. Don’t wait any longer and submit your claim, you could get up to £530 (€600) per passenger.


Flight status by airport of arrival or departure:


UK and Ireland

London Heathrow departures and arrivals

London Gatwick departures and arrivals

Manchester Airport departures and arrivals

London Stansted departures and arrivals

London Luton departures and arrivals

Edinburgh Airport departures and arrivals

Birmingham Airport departures and arrivals

Glasgow Airport departures and arrivals

Dublin Airport departures and arrivals

Bristol Airport departures and arrivals

Belfast Airport departures and arrivals

Newcastle Airport departures and arrivals

Liverpool Airport departures and arrivals

East Midlands Airport departures and arrivals

London City departures and arrivals


Continental Europe

Paris Charles de Gaulle departures and arrivals

Munich Airport departures and arrivals

Amsterdam Schiphol departures and arrivals

Frankfurt International departures and arrivals

Madrid Barajas departures and arrivals

Barcelona Airport departures and arrivals

Rome Fiumicino departures and arrivals

Lisbon Airport departures and arrivals

Istanbul Airport departures and arrivals

Vienna International departures and arrivals

Palma de Mallorca departues and arrivals

Oslo Airport departures and arrivals

Berlin Tegel departures and arrivals

Berlin Schoenfeld departures and arrivals

Warsaw Chopin Airport departures and arrivals


United States of America

New York JFK departures and arrivals

New York Newark departures and arrivals

Atlanta International departures and arrivals

Los Angeles LAX departures and arrivals

Dallas / Fort Worth International departures and arrivals

Houston G. Bush Intercontinental departures and arrivals

Denver International Airport departures and arrivals

Orlando International departures and arrivals

Chicago O’Hare departures and arrivals

San Francisco International departures and arrivals


Rest of the world

Beijing Capital departures and arrivals

Dubai International departures and arrivals

Tokyo Haneda departures and arrivals

Shanghai International departures and arrivals

Mexico City departures and arrivals

Sidney International departures and arrivals

Sao Paulo international departures and arrivals


Don't forget! If your flight is delayed or cancelled, you may be very well entitled to compensation!

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