Were you more than 3 hours late because of a French Bee flight delay? Then you could be eligible for up to £520 in French Bee flight compensation — if the airline was responsible for the delay.
For more information on when the airline might not be responsible for a flight disruption, check out the Extraordinary Circumstances section of this article.
In the event of a cancelled French Bee flight, you may be entitled to a ticket refund, compensation of up to £520, or both, depending on the circumstances surrounding the cancellation!
To claim flight compensation for a cancelled French Bee flight, you need to make sure to meet both of the following criteria:
Your flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before the scheduled departure date
The airline was responsible for the cancellation. More details on the extraordinary circumstances (situations where the airline is not responsible for the cancellation) can be found below.
If your flight was cancelled and you did not take the alternative flight offered by the airline, you may be entitled to a refund from French Bee. Note that if the airline does not offer you any alternative flight at all, you are also entitled to a ticket refund.
Accepting a travel voucher in lieu of a refund is not recommended. Here is why:
When you accept a travel voucher, you must fly with the same airline again. Furthermore, the airline set a time limit for redeeming the voucher.
If the airline declares bankruptcy, you may be unable to change your voucher into a monetary refund = your money will be lost.
Overbooking is common amongst airlines. They frequently sell more tickets than there are seats on the plane. The first passengers to check in will get their seats and if there aren't enough volunteers to give up their reservations, passengers may be denied boarding against their will.
Here’s a tip: Check in online! This way, you will be among the first passenger to check in and therefore, will avoid having the bad surprise of being denied boarding at the airport!
You certainly can. French Bee is a French airline departing from Paris Orly. As a result, the European air passenger rights regulation EU261 applies to all French Bee flights that are delayed or cancelled.
However, if you were flying with a non-EU/non-UK airline, the situation might be different. Details can be found in 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|
Extraordinary circumstances are situations in which the airline is not to be blamed for the delay or cancellation. If any of the following conditions apply to your French Bee flight delay or cancellation, you may not be eligible for flight compensation:
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.
(The above list is non-exhaustive.)
Be aware: airlines can claim that extraordinary circumstances occurred when it was not the case! They do so to avoid having to compensate passengers for disrupted flights.
Claim your compensation and refund today with the help of Flight-Delayed.co.uk to improve your chances of receiving French Bee compensation and refund. We will help you get a successful claim and hold the airline accountable. For your convenience, we only work on a 'no win, no fee' basis.
French law (the only one applying to French Bee flights) states that you have 5 years to claim flight compensation in the event of a delayed or cancelled flight.
Check out our free Claim Calculator to see if you are still eligible for French Bee compensation and refund.
Passengers who claim flight refund and flight compensation with us often get their money within a few weeks or months.
However, if the airline fails to respond and/or the claim must be filed in court, the wait time could get extended by additional months or even years.
Rest assured though, that when you claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk, no matter how long your claim process takes, our team will keep you updated on any important changes.
How does it work? You'll need only a few minutes to upload all of the necessary documents to our platform. Our legal team will then assess your claim, prepare legal documentation, contact the airline's decision-makers, and, if necessary, take your claim to court.
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French Bee is a French low-cost airline based in Bellevigny in France and a subsidiary of Air Caraibes. French Bee offers long-haul flights from Paris Orly to destinations such as the French Islands (La Réunion, French Polynesia) but also to the United States (New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles).
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