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Emirates Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund

You bought one or more tickets from Emirates Airlines and found yourself in an unpleasant situation: the flight was delayed or canceled or denied boarding? Do you still not know if compensation is due in your case?

You could claim up to €600 from Emirates Airlines. AirAdvisor makes claiming compensation easy. If we claim your compensation, we charge a fee of 30% from the amount you receive from the airline. However, we get paid only if we successfully claim your compensation on your behalf.

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Emirates Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund

It's everyone's dreaded travel scenario: you buy a ticket from Emirates, show up, and discover that your flight is delayed, cancelled, or worse. Or you find that the flight is fine, but you or an immediate family member are denied boarding. What are your rights? Are you due compensation?

You could receive up to €600 from Emirates. We here at AirAdvisor make claiming compensation easy. If we collect compensation for you, we charge a fee of only 30% from the amount you receive. But we get paid only if we successfully obtain compensation on your behalf.

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If you've had a cancelled or delayed flight and are looking for information about a refund or Emirates flight compensation, we are here to help. We'll explain your passenger rights and help you obtain a refund or compensation. Submit a complaint to Emirates and receive as much as €600 per passenger. Use our free Compensation Calculator to find out much you are owed and to start your Emirates claim. You don't need to be an expert on Emirates refund policy or cancellation policy to receive your money back.

What Are My Passenger Rights in Case my Emirates Flight Was Cancelled or Delayed?

According to EU law your rights include:

  • up to €600 compensation which is not reliant on ticket price
  • Includes disrupted Emirates flights up to 3 years old
  • Covers flights that were delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled, or overbooked


What Should I Do in Case of Cancellations or a Emirates Delayed Flight?

  • Confirm the reason for the delay or cancellation.
  • Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, Emirates booking number, vouchers, etc.
  • Insist on your basic benefits and services at the airport.
  • Check your eligibility for compensation with our free online compensation calculator.


Emirates Flight Compensation Claims

As a passenger, you may be entitled to compensation if the following have occurred:

  • Flight delay: If your flight arrived 3+ hours late at your final destination.
  • Emirates Cancel Flight: if Emirates cancelled your flight and informed you less than 14 days before departure.
  • Overbooking: If you have been denied boarding due to overbooking.
  • Missed connecting flight: If you missed a connecting flight due to a delay in one of the legs and you arrived at your destination 3+ hours late.


Emirates Flight Cancellations: When are they Liable?

When Emirates can escape liability: Emirates claims if a flight was cancelled due to events outside of its control; for example bad weather, or issues at the airport. Such events are typically called extraordinary circumstances and in such cases, you are not entitled to a Emirates missed flight refund.

All airlines will generally try to book you on the next available flight at no additional charge, in the case of cancelled flights. You may agree to the proposed flight or request another replacement flight, or demand reimbursement if you are not happy with any of the options proposed.

Note: If your rebooked scheduled departure arrives at a similar time to your original departure time, you're not entitled compensation. The law is fair and allows airlines not to pay compensation if you can reach your destination with minimum inconvenience. In most cases, passengers who have a cancelled flight will have valid claims for a Emirates flight compensation.

An airport employees’ strike is beyond anyone's control. Learn more about cancellation compensation here.

When Emirates cannot escape liability: When Emirates cancel flights, EU 261 Regulation on air passenger rights are clear: You must be put on an alternative flight or provided with a full flight refund.

Also, if you were notified about the flight cancellation less than 14 days before your date of departure, you may be able to receive up to €600 per person in compensation. Additionally, you may receive Emirates flight delay compensation if you arrived 3+ hours later than the scheduled arrival time of your initial flight.

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Emirates Flight Refund policy

A flight compensation and a refund are two different things. Regulations allow you to receive both: a cancellation refund and compensation.

In case of a cancellation, an airline will try to re-book you on the similar flight, but if that becomes impossible, a cancellation refund will be a full cash refund. Generally, your claim would succeed, providing there were no extraordinary circumstances beyond airline control.

If Emirates cancels your flight to extraordinary circumstances (such as Covid travel restrictions or a serious illness) and you were offered no replacement flight, you can obtain a ticket refund in full, since your flights booked were not available.

Types of ticket refunds: A full refund must be in cash or credit. Vouchers are allowed only if you specifically agree to it. We do not recommend accepting vouchers due to short expiry dates and potential restrictions on redemption.

Note: If Emirates offers a replacement flight with approximately the same arrival time and you decide not to take it, there is a possibility of you losing the right to get both compensation and a ticket refund. 

Rule of thumb: you can generally reject alternative flights and receive a refund in full, if a new replacement flight arrives 3+ hours later from your initial scheduled arrival time.

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Emirates Flight Delay Compensation

While all airlines attempt to operate on time, sometimes delays happen. EU regulation 261 (EU 261) protects passengers in cases of flight delays.

According to EC 261, if your flight arrives later than 3 hours at your final destination, you may be eligible to file a Emirates delayed flight compensation claim form to receive up to €600 as a flight refund.

Exclusions: Emirates delayed flight compensation will not be enforceable in case of extraordinary circumstances. If the flight departure time is delayed because of bad weather or any airport related disruption, that is considered an extraordinary circumstance. Technical problems, airline staff strike, or operational problems are not valid reasons for rejected compensation claims.

Tip: accepting vouchers or signing release paperwork will result in losing the right to compensation. 

Learn more about passenger rights to Emirates delay compensation and how to demand Emirates claim compensation.


What is the Time Limit for Compensation Claims?

You have up to six years to contact Emirates and collect your compensation and ticket refunds.

How to Claim Compensation for a delayed flight Emirates?

We advise you to use our free flight delay compensation calculator for further information. It takes only a couple of minutes to input basic information about your flight. Our calculator will inform you if you are eligible for compensation and exactly how much.

EU 261 Compensation Claim: How Much Can You Get?

Distance Compensation: All flights under 1,500 km Up to €250 per person

Emirates Internal flights over 1,500 km Up to €400 per person

Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 km Up to €400 per person

Emirates international flights over 3,500 km Up to €600 per person

Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261. To get calculate how much compensation is owed to you, please use our free compensation check.

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Common questions: Compensation Claims and Refunds

Can you get a Emirates Refund?

Yes, absolutely. If Emirates cancelled your booked flight without a good reason, your refund claim should be valid. Find our how much you're entitled to in Emirates delay compensation with our free calculator. Have your booking reference number handy as your fill out our customer verification form.

What to do if the Emirates refunds form is not working?

When that happens, our team at AirAdvisor can assist. Our external legal partners ensure your claim is successful. We've made applying for compensation easy and it only takes 3 minutes.


How to get a refund or compensation from Emirates?

According to Emirates terms and conditions, passenger should submit a refund application form or compensation claim form on the Emirates official website, not on a third party website. Use the same email used for booking your ticket, so your claim can be identified. You should receive a reference number, typically within 40-60 days. If the airline delays in responding or denies your claim, please submit a flight claim with us and our team will help enforce your complaint. There is no risk and no upfront charges when you submit your claim through us.


What to do when your Emirates flight is cancelled?

Confirm the reason for a flight cancellation with the airline ticket desk. Also, collect receipts for any additional expenses for reimbursement later. Ask the airline to provide food and refreshments for a delay of 3 hours or more. If your replacement flight is departing the next day, the airline must provide hotel accommodation and transportation. Finally, use our free online compensation calculator to check if you are eligible for compensation and submit a Emirates refund for cancellation.


What if I cancel my Emirates flight? Can I get a refund?

If Emirates cancels the flight, they must refund the price of ticket to passengers. But if you decide to voluntarily cancel your scheduled flight, you are not entitled to a refund. Emirates cancellation policy is restrictive, unless you have a flexible fare, which allows you to reschedule your flight to a later date with minimal cost.

Note: regardless of ticket type, passengers have the right to request a refund amount for airport taxes and fees as part of a cancellation refund.


Do I also get my money back for a cancellation due to Covid-19?

If Emirates cancelled a flight due to Covid-19, passengers are entitled to a reimbursement as part of flight cancellation rights. If Emirates attempts to reimburse your cancelled flight with a voucher, we do not recommend taking it. Instead, apply for a refund. If your refund claim is rejected, AirAdvisor can help enforce your claim through our external lawyers.

Emirates flight is delayed 5 hours or more: can I cancel a flight and get a refund?

Yes, in such case you can cancel your flight and Emirates has to refund you directly or offer you alternative transportation to your destination.

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What happened with Emirates Airlines clients

Recent Comments

Anthony from United Kingdom (Emirates Airlines Flight cancellation)
September 20, 2020, 12:25 pm

Fight canceled, there was no warning, no notification. I had to phone newcastle Airport for status on the day of the flight

Armando from Portugal (Emirates Airlines Flight cancellation)
August 12, 2020, 8:39 pm

After rebooking the flight three times, Emirates never gave me a notification that the flight was canceled!! I had learned that my flight by calling the airline three days before. And this happen two times in a row! I had to book my flight with another airline in order to get to my destination. Also i lost money with other flight and train tickets due to these rebooking and cancellations. I wish a refund asap! Thanks in advance, Armando

Fuyumi from Japan (Emirates Airlines Flight cancellation)
August 11, 2020, 4:35 pm

Initial my returning to Japan flight was on 7th Aug departing from Athens with Emirates. I have received a flight schedule change on 28th July that the flight schedule will be changed from 7th Aug to 6th Aug and next flight to Tokyo was in 4 days. I had had already booked my flight from Santorini to Athen on 7th Aug as well as hotel booked from 5-7th Aug which was non-refundable. To change the flight from Santorini to Athens from 7th Aug to 6th Aug with Volotea airline, it cost me additional 42.9 euros as well as hotel which it was non-refundable but could just changed the date from 5-7th Aug to 4-6th Aug and therefore, my friend couldn't change the schedule and I had to fully cover the hotel fee on 4th Aug which cost me 237 euros per night. On the date of departure from Athens to Tokyo on 6th Aug 2.5 hrs prior to the flight schedule, I was denied by Emirates to on-board as I was not holding a Corona test negative result which was not required for me on the way from Tokyo to Athens on 23rd July flying out from Tokyo to Athen (arrived on 24th July). Also Emirates had emailed me with very light communication which didn't catch my attention for the requirement of corona negative test result due to regulation change in UAE wef Aug 1, as I didn't have a test result when I checked in on 6th Aug 2.5 hours prior to the flight schedule, they had denied me on-board. Test result would have taken at least 10 hrs and I had no way to catch a flight with them, also next flight to Tokyo was in 4 days which I couldn't wait due to my work schedule hence I cancelled the flight with Emirates and re-booked a new flight with Qatar which didn't require me a corona test result as well as next day of 7th July was the departure date which cost me extra 690 Euros. Emirates told me that I can get a refund back through Travel Agent in Tokyo where I booked my flight ticket through but I am contacting them to proceed with the refund on my return flight portion but NO response from them after my 4 or 5 emails hence no refund was received.

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