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You're looking for flights to Ibiza and flights to Barcelona. Where do you start looking and what should you keep in mind? Flight-Delayed.co.uk helps passengers with travel information and tips and assists those that have experienced flight delays or cancellations.
With favourable weather nearly year-long, the East coast of Spain is an ideal holiday destination. If you're searching for cheap flights to Ibiza, it may be helpful to know which airlines operate direct flights to the island. The airport code for Ibiza's Aeroport d'Eivissa (Catalan name) is IBZ. You can also fly to the island from Barcelona: this will take you about 50 minutes.
Airports from where you can fly directly to Ibiza (departure airport, duration of flight, airlines operating this route)
Alicante, Spain - 42m - Iberia
Barcelona, Spain - 1h 2m - Vueling, Ryanair
London - 2h 25m - British Airways
Madrid, Spain - 1h 10m - Ryanair, Iberia, Air Europa
Palma de Mallorca, Spain - 37m - Iberia, airberlin
Valencia, Spain - 45m - Iberia, Ryanair
Barcelona's airport is called Barcelona–El Prat Airport (airport code BCN). The airport is located 12 km southwest of the city centre.
Airports from where you can fly directly to Barcelona (departure airport, duration of flight, airlines operating this route)
Alicante, Spain - 1h 10m - Vueling
Belfast - 2h 30m - easyJet
Bergen, Norway - 3h 15m - Norwegian
Birmingham - 2h 5 - Ryanair
Bristol - 2h 0m - easyJet
Dublin, Ireland - 2h 27m - Aer Lingus, Ryanair
Fuerteventura, Spain - 3h 7m - Ryanair, Vueling
Glasgow (GLA) - 2h 45m - Jet2
Glasgow (PIK) - 2h 35m - Ryanair
Gran Canaria, Spain - 3h 17m - Vueling, Ryanair
Granada, Spain - 1h 25m - Vueling
Lanzarote, Spain - 3h 5m - Vueling, Ryanair
Leeds - 2h 30m - Jet2
Liverpool - 2h 17m - easyJet, Ryanair
London (LON) - 2h 7m - British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair
London (SEN) - 2h 0m - easyJet
Madrid, Spain - 1h 12m - Iberia, Vueling, Air Europa
Manchester - 2h 25m - Jet2, Monarch
Málaga, Spain - 1h 37m - Vueling, Ryanair
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2h 25m - easyJet
Seville, Spain - 1h 37m - Vueling, Ryanair
Tenerife, Spain - 3h 16m - Vueling, Air Europa, Ryanair
Since Spain is an EU country, flights to and from this country fall under European legislation. So whether you are flying to Ibiza or Barcelona from the UK or from Ibiza or Barcelona to the UK, a delayed or cancelled flight will fall under EU Regulation 261/2004. This is irrespective of what airline you are travelling with. So that means that when your flight is delayed or cancelled, or you are denied boarding, and you arrived at your destination 3 hours or more later than scheduled, you could be entitled to receive compensation from the operating airline. This compensation is part of a larger European scheme to protect consumers. It basically means that airlines aren't allowed to delay a flight and fob off air passengers without taking responsibility for this. In the past, airlines were allowed to merge two half-empty flights at the last minute in the interest of economic efficiency, resulting in passengers being left at the airport for hours or sometimes even days. The European Commission and European Court of Justice decided to put an end to that, which is why airlines are now required to compensate air passengers if they lose 3 hours or more.
The only way an airline can still be exempted from paying this compensation to their passengers is if it can eventually be proven that the delay or cancellation wasn't deliberate, but was the result of 'extraordinary circumstances'. This is the case when something happens that causes the flight to be delayed or cancelled that could not reasonably have been prevented or predicted by the airline. But if you request compensation and the airline says there is no entitlement, don't just take their word for it! Airlines try to fob customers off this way all the time, hoping they will give up and the airline won't end up having to pay compensation. There are authorities in every EU country that can investigate the cause of a delay or cancellation and determine if your claim is valid.
Flight-Delayed can help you with filing your claim with the airline, lodging a complaint with the national enforcement body and taking legal action against the airline if they continue to refuse to pay you. The compensation amount can range from 250 euros (±200 GBP) up to 600 euros (± 500 GBP) per passenger. This amount is irrespective of the initial price of your ticket, as you are compensated a certain amount for the number of hours you lost.
Non-UK flights to Ibiza and non-UK flights to Barcelona: if you are flying to Spain from a non-EU country, your flight would have to have been operated by a European airline. But if you are flying from Spain to another country, your flight will fall under Regulation regardless of where you are flying to or who you're flying with. The claim calculator will help you sort all this out. It will give you an estimation of how much compensation you could receive, free of commitment.
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