According to European legislation (EU261), airlines are required to compensate passengers for flight delays of more than 3 hours. Flight compensation is only available if:
Your flight originated in Europe or was run by a European airline (further details in the table below).
The airline was at fault for the delay. In other words, there was no unforeseen circumstance or third party to blame for the delay (see "Extraordinary circumstances").
There are multiple options available if your Kiwi.com flight was cancelled. You may be eligible to receive the full monetary refund of your ticket, flight compensation, or even both in some situations.
When all of the following requirements are satisfied, you can file a flight compensation claim for a cancelled Kiwi flight in accordance with EU261.
Your flight was either departing from Europe or was operated by an airline based in Europe.
Your flight was cancelled by the airline fewer than 14 days in advance.
The airline was to blame for the cancellation, not a third party or unforeseeable circumstance (see the “Extraordinary circumstances” section of this page)
You are qualified for a flight refund as soon as your flight was cancelled and met the following criteria, regardless of the airline or your flight schedule:
You rejected the airline's alternative flight offer after it was offered
The airline did not provide you with an alternative flight at all.
Was the flight you booked with Kiwi.com cancelled?
Employ Flight-Delayed.co.uk to get a refund and submit a claim for flight compensation.
Accepting airline vouchers is strongly discouraged. If you accept a voucher, you will be required to book another flight with the same airline and it may also specify a time limit for using the voucher. Additionally, you can also have problems getting your money back if the airline declares bankruptcy.
The compensation amount depends on the distance of your flight and is provided per passenger.
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%.
They unfortunately can. The airline has the right to refuse to grant you compensation even if your flight was abruptly cancelled or delayed for more than 3 hours. In these circumstances, a third party or unforeseen occurrence, rather than the airline, is responsible for the delay.
Here are a few examples of the most typical 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.
Your airline might have fabricated its claim of extraordinary circumstances.
Make a claim with Flight-Delayed, and we'll compare the data to ensure that you get the compensation you're due!
They're both realistic options. But when it comes to requesting flight compensation, we advise travellers to enlist a skilled expert.
An expert will take over after you provide all the relevant flight-related information on our website to ensure that your claim is handled correctly. In order to ensure that you obtain your flight compensation, Flight-Delayed.co.uk analyses your claim, makes sure all of the necessary paperwork is completed, contacts the airline, and, if necessary, will take your claim to court. For your convenience, all work is completed on a "no win, no fee" basis.
Why claim with Flight-Delayed.co.uk?
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If you wish to learn more about our fees, please visit our Price List page.
Otherwise, if you are ready to claim, start the process right away — you can do it straight from your phone or your computer!
In the Czech Republic, Kiwi was first established as Skypicker in April 2012. Customers can browse and reserve the cheapest flights on the website. Kiwi.com locates the cheapest alternative quickly and effectively by combining a search for low-cost flights with the more conventional scheduled flight search. The business compares pricing from several airlines, such as Wizz Air and Ryanair, for instance.
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