Finnair Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund
It's everyone's dreaded travel scenario: you buy a ticket from Finnair, 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 Finnair. 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 Finnair 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 Finnair and receive as much as €600 per passenger. Use our free Compensation Calculator to find out much you are owed and to start your Finnair claim. You don't need to be an expert on Finnair refund policy or cancellation policy to receive your money back.
What Are My Passenger Rights in Case my Finnair 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 Finnair 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 Finnair Delayed Flight?
- Confirm the reason for the delay or cancellation.
- Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, Finnair 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.
Finnair 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.
- Finnair Cancel Flight: if Finnair 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.
Finnair Flight Cancellations: When are they Liable?
When Finnair can escape liability: Finnair 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 Finnair 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 Finnair flight compensation.
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When Finnair cannot escape liability: When Finnair 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 Finnair flight delay compensation if you arrived 3+ hours later than the scheduled arrival time of your initial flight.
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Finnair 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 Finnair 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 Finnair 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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Finnair 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 Finnair delayed flight compensation claim form to receive up to €600 as a flight refund.
Exclusions: Finnair 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 Finnair delay compensation and how to demand Finnair claim compensation.
What is the Time Limit for Compensation Claims?
You have up to six years to contact Finnair and collect your compensation and ticket refunds.
How to Claim Compensation for a delayed flight Finnair?
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
Finnair 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
Finnair 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
What to do when your Finnair 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 Finnair refund for cancellation.
What if I cancel my Finnair flight? Can I get a refund?
If Finnair 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. Finnair 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 the Finnair cancelled a flight due to Covid-19?
If Finnair cancelled a flight due to Covid-19, passengers are entitled to a reimbursement as part of flight cancellation rights. If Finnair 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.
Can I Get a Finnair Refund?
Unless you have booked a flexible, refundable fare, it is likely that if you decide to cancel your flight yourself, no reimbursement will be given. However, if there are circumstances outside of your power that results in Finnair cancelling your flight, then you ought to receive a full refund as compensation.
How many hours for flight delay to be eligible for Finnair compensation?
If your Finnair flight is delayed for 3 hours or more at destination, you may be entitled to compensation of up to 600 EUR. Amount of compensation depends on factors such as the duration of delay and flight distance. Check your flight's eligibility for compensation using AirAdvisor website.
How long does it take to get Finnair flight delay compensation?
It is common for Finnair to take 2-3 months to process compensation claims. You may notice Finnair being unresponsive, sometimes this may happen as airline may try delay or neglect such requests because airlines know that approx. 80% of passengers cannot handle such legal process without a lawyer. AirAdvisor can help collect your claim as we have more than 5 years of experience and legal partners to do that.
How to claim Flight Delay Compensation with Finnair?
Make your claim for delay or cancellation compensation with AirAdvisor today! Our team has helped tens of thousands of clients before and we will help you get the money that is owed to you. We know how to maximize the chances of a successful process, so let us do the work for you.
How much compensation for Finnair delayed flight can you get?
Passengers may be eligible for compensation up to €250 (£205) per person on flights under 1,500 km. When it comes to EU flights of over 1,500 km in distance and international EU flights between 1,500 km - 3, 500km long there is a maximum compensation rate of €400 (£330). On the longest international trips (more than 3,500 km), passengers are compensated a maximum amount of €600 (£520) each.
How Much Time Do I Have to Make My Claim againt Finnair?
The deadline for filing a compensation claim can vary depending on laws of country of initial departure or final destination. But as a rule of thumb, travelers have a period of up to three years from their flight date to take an action, however some countries have shorter period (example 1 or 2 years to submit a claim). AIrAdvisor website will help you check if your Finnair claim is within the time limit to file or not, ensuring that you don't miss out on any potential compensation.
There was a delay while the plane was leaving Bangkok airport to Helsinki airport which resulted us in missing are connecting flight from Helsinki to Dublin and losing our baggage in the process
The flight was delayed coming in we werent given any reasons and we then consequently missed our connecting flight and lost our baggage
I was travelling from Oulu to Athens on 25/11/2019. Finnair flight on 25/11 at 09:35 from Oulu to Helsinki was canceled so I missed my flight from Helsinki to Athens (SAS from Helsinki to Copenhagen at 12:55 and Aegean flight from Copenhagen to Athens at 16.55). The flights were not connected because I booked Oulu->Helsinki and Helsinki->Athens separately. Finnair got me another flight on 26/11, but I had to book a new flight from Helsinki to Athens!