Please note: As of January 28 2023, the airline ceased trading and all its flights have been cancelled.
If you have encountered flight cancellations or delays with Flybe, it is crucial to understand that your rights as an air passenger are protected by British regulations. In certain situations, you may be entitled to Flybe compensation of up to £520 and a full refund of the ticket price for your cancelled Flybe flight.
Was your Flybe flight delayed? If you arrived at your final destination at least 3 hours late, you are most likely entitled to flight compensation.
Was your Flybe flight cancelled? If you did not take an alternative flight offered by the airline, you are entitled to a refund. Additionally, if the flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before departure, you might be entitled to cancelled Flybe flight compensation.
Regardless of the flight disruption or its cause, airlines must provide passengers with special assistance, known as the "right to care.” This includes: food and beverage vouchers, communication services, and, if needed, accommodations and transportation. You can claim those directly at the airline’s service desk at the airport, if the airline refuses to give you a voucher, just go and buy what you need — they will have to pay you back those expenses (as long as they are reasonable).
Warning: If your flight was delayed or cancelled because of “extraordinary circumstance”, you won’t be entitled to flight compensation as the airline needs to be responsible for the flight disruption to provide compensation to passengers.
If your Flybe flight is delayed by more than 3 hours, you may be entitled to Flybe flight delay compensation under the relevant legislation for passenger rights. It is important that the airline is responsible for the delay.
To check your eligibility for Flybe flight delayed compensation, you can use our free and convenient Claim Calculator. It will assess your eligibility in under a minute. If you qualify, we can handle the entire claim process on a "no win, no fee" basis. We are ready to go to court if necessary to fight for your rights!
Depending on the circumstances of your Flybe flight's cancellation, you may be entitled to a ticket refund, compensation of up to £520, or both.
To be eligible for flight compensation for a cancelled Flybe flight:
your flight must have been cancelled less than 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date, AND,
the airline must have been the one to cancel the flight (see "Extraordinary circumstances").
You may be eligible for a Flybe ticket refund if your flight was cancelled and you did not take the airline's alternative flight. If you were not offered an alternative flight, you are also entitled to a ticket refund. More details are in the table below.
Accepting a travel voucher instead of a monetary refund is generally discouraged.
This is due to the fact that:
Accepting a travel voucher requires you to fly with the same airline again. Furthermore, airlines usually set a time limit for redeeming a voucher.
If the airline declares bankruptcy, you may be unable to convert your voucher into a cash refund, resulting in the loss of your money.
Passengers should note that the cancellation of a Flybe flight does not automatically ensure compensation or refunds. It is recommended to review Flybe's policies to comprehend the available options for potential compensation in the event of flight cancellations.
If your Flybe flight is delayed or cancelled, resulting in a missed connecting flight that was part of the same booking, you may be eligible for compensation and/or a refund for the entire journey.
You can easily assess your eligibility for compensation or a refund by using our user-friendly and free Claim Calculator.
To stay informed about potential flight disruptions with Flybe, it is recommended to regularly check the status of your flight on their official website or the website of the relevant airport. By staying updated, you can be well-prepared and minimise any unforeseen complications during your travel with Flybe.
The amount of compensation depends on the distance of your flight.
For flights shorter than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.
For flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.
For flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.
For flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 —but if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.
We call extraordinary circumstances situations where the airline is not at fault for the delay or cancellation of your flight. If any of the following conditions apply to your Flybe flight delay or cancellation, you may be ineligible for flight compensation (this is not an exhaustive list):
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.
When this occurs, we recommend that you double-check the information. You can also claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk; regardless of what the airline says, our team of experts will investigate your claim and notify you if you are eligible for flight compensation. We only work on a 'no win, no fee' basis for your convenience.
You have 6 years to file a claim for Flybe flight compensation or a Flybe flight refund if you were flying to or from the United Kingdom. Scotland is an exception, as there you have five years to file a claim.
If your itinerary does not include the United Kingdom, different national laws can apply.'
Are you unsure whether you can still seek flight compensation? Check it out right now with our free Claim Calculator.
Passengers who claim flight compensation or a refund with Flight-Delayed.co.uk usually receive their funds within a few weeks or months.
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If the airline does not respond and/or the claim must be filed in court, the wait time could be years.
Regardless of how long your claim takes, our legal experts will keep you informed of any significant changes to your claim.
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Flybe, or Flybe Limited since 2021, is a British Airline based in Birmingham, UK. The airline offers regional flights within the United Kingdom as well as flights to and from Europe.
Flybe was operating from 1979 until 2010 when, unfortunately, the airline had to stop its activity due to hard financial circumstances because of Covid19. But the airline did not let go and started its activity again in 2021, using a new name Flybe Limited.'
Since its relaunch in 2021, Flybe has had a big interest in providing sustainable flights. Flybe is offering short-distance and local flights operating on small and comfortable aircraft. However, as of January 28 2023, the airline ceased trading and all its flights have been cancelled.
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