Your rights as a passenger are protected by European and British law if you were on a Flydubai flight departing the UK/EU and it was cancelled or delayed. You may be entitled to up to £520 in compensation from Flydubai and a complete refund of your ticket cost if your Flydubai flight is cancelled.
Was your Flydubai flight delayed? If your flight was delayed by at least 3 hours, you might be entitled to flight compensation.
Was your Flydubai flight cancelled? If you opted not to take the airline's other flight, you're entitled to a refund. In addition, if your flight was cancelled with less than 14 days left until departure, you may be eligible for Flydubai flight compensation.
Regardless of what caused the flight delay, airlines must provide passengers with special assistance, or the "right to care," as mandated by law. Vouchers are offered for food and drink requirements, communication needs, and, if necessary, travel and lodging. Purchase what you require even if the airline's service counter at the airport declines to offer you the vouchers because they are legally required to reimburse your costs (as long as they are reasonable).
If your flight was cancelled or delayed because of an "extraordinary circumstance," you will not be qualified to request flight compensation. To reimburse passengers, the airline must be held liable for the flight disruption.
According to the EU flight compensation regulation (EU261), air passengers’ rights are only protected when flying from a European country and/or on a European airline.
Therefore, since Flydubai is a non-EU airline, your flight must have departed from the UK or an EU country for you to be eligible for Flydubai flight compensation.
Unsure whether you can get flight compensation for your Flydubai delayed or cancelled flight? Check out the table below!
|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|
In order for you to be eligible for Flydubai flight compensation, your Flydubai flight departing from the UK/EU must have been delayed by more than 3 hours.
Additionally, Flydubai must be the party responsible for the delay. Read more about this in the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this page.
In the event of a cancelled Flydubai flight departing from the UK/EU, you are entitled to claim flight compensation of up to £520 per passenger, a refund, or, even both, depending on the exact circumstances surrounding the cancellation.
According to British and European flight compensation regulations, you can claim compensation for a cancelled Flydubai flight when departing from the UK or an EU country if the cancellation was announced less than 14 days before departure.
Flydubai must be the party at fault for the cancellation — in some cases, the airline is allowed to refuse flight compensation to passengers. See the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this article for more information.
If your Flydubai flight from the UK/EU was cancelled, you may be eligible for a refund if:
The airline did not offer you an alternative flight.
The airline did offer you an alternative flight, but you decided not to take it.
|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 you decide to cancel your Flydubai flight, the British/European air passenger rights legislation may not allow you to claim flight compensation. Visit Flydubai's website or contact their customer service section to learn more about their refund and compensation policies.
You may be eligible for compensation and/or a ticket refund under UK/EU air passenger rights legislation if you booked both flights as part of the same reservation and the delay or cancellation meets the mentioned requirements.
If you flew from the UK/EU, you might receive flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled Flydubai flight.
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Before leaving for the airport, check the status of your flight to be prepared for any unexpected changes to your schedule. You may always check the status of your Flydubai flight by visiting the airline's, airport's, or flight tracker's websites.
The amount of compensation per passenger is determined by the distance of your flight:
Even if your Flydubai flight was delayed 3 hours or more or cancelled at the last minute, in certain circumstances, Flydubai can rightfully decline to pay flight compensation.
In cases when the disruption was caused by a third party or a force majeure, the airline is not obligated to pay claim compensation to passengers and therefore, they may refuse your claim. These situations, called extraordinary circumstances, vary greatly.
Here you can find a list of some of the most common 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.
Keep in mind — It’s often the case that airlines claim that extraordinary circumstances happened when they did not, in order to avoid paying passengers their owed compensation.
If your flight departed from the United Kingdom, you have 6 years to claim flight compensation and a refund, except for Scotland where you have 5 years to claim.
If your flight was departing from another European country, the situation might be different. For instance, if you took a Flydubai flight from Amsterdam, you will only be able to claim under Dutch law, which states that you have 2 years to submit a claim for flight compensation.
When using Flight-Delayed.co.uk, passengers usually receive their money within a few weeks or months.
If the airline is unresponsive and/or the claim is taken to court, the wait time could be extended by several months or even several years.
If you decide to file a claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk, our team of experts will keep you updated on any important updates related to your case and will always be available to answer any questions that you may have.
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Flydubai, founded in 2008 by the head of Emirates Airlines, is a low-cost airline from the United Arab Emirates, based in Dubai International Airport (DXB). The airline flies to more than 90 destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
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