Korean Air Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund
It's everyone's dreaded travel scenario: you buy a ticket from Korean Air, 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 Korean Air. 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 Korean Air 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 Korean Air and receive as much as €600 per passenger. Use our free Compensation Calculator to find out much you are owed and to start your Korean Air claim. You don't need to be an expert on Korean Air refund policy or cancellation policy to receive your money back.
What Are My Passenger Rights in Case my Korean Air 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 Korean Air 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 Korean Air Delayed Flight?
- Confirm the reason for the delay or cancellation.
- Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, Korean Air 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.
Korean Air 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.
- Korean Air Cancel Flight: if Korean Air 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.
Korean Air Flight Cancellations: When are they Liable?
When Korean Air can escape liability: Korean Air 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 Korean Air 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 Korean Air flight compensation.
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When Korean Air cannot escape liability: When Korean Air 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 Korean Air flight delay compensation if you arrived 3+ hours later than the scheduled arrival time of your initial flight.
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Korean Air 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 Korean Air 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 Korean Air 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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Korean Air 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 Korean Air delayed flight compensation claim form to receive up to €600 as a flight refund.
Exclusions: Korean Air 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 Korean Air delay compensation and how to demand Korean Air claim compensation.
What is the Time Limit for Compensation Claims?
You have up to six years to contact Korean Air and collect your compensation and ticket refunds.
How to Claim Compensation for a delayed flight Korean Air?
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
Korean Air 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
Korean Air 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 Korean Air 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 Korean Air refund for cancellation.
What if I cancel my Korean Air flight? Can I get a refund?
If Korean Air 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. Korean Air 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 Korean Air cancelled a flight due to Covid-19?
If Korean Air cancelled a flight due to Covid-19, passengers are entitled to a reimbursement as part of flight cancellation rights. If Korean Air 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 Korean Air Refund?
Unless you've chosen a flexible, refundable fare when booking your flight, cancelling the ticket yourself will likely render you ineligible for any compensation. However, if Korean Air has to cancel the flight due to external circumstances outside of your control then the airline shall provide a full refund.
How many hours for flight delay to be eligible for Korean Air compensation?
If your Korean Air flight experiences a delay of 3 hours or more at the final destination airport, you may be eligible for compensation. The calculation of delay and compensation can be complex and may depend on factors such as the length of delay and flight distance. Use the AirAdvisor flight delay compensation calculator to check your Korean Air flight eligibility.
How long does it take to get Korean Air flight delay compensation?
According to EU 261 regulation, compensation for flight delays shall be paid by airline within a month, however Korean Air typically takes 2-3 months to process such claims. In some instances, Korean Air may postpone or overlook these requests in an attempt to avoid paying out. AirAdvisor team can assist you in such situations.
How to claim Flight Delay Compensation with Korean Air?
Are you owed compensation for a delayed or canceled flight from this airline? If so, AirAdvisor is here to help! Our team of legal and travel experts have the knowledge and expertise necessary to complete your claim with the best possible results. Reach out today to learn how we can make sure that you get back what's rightfully yours. Don't let them keep your money any longer - contact us now!
How much compensation for Korean Air delayed flight can you get?
If you're travelling within the EU, up to 250€ per person can be reimbursed if your flight is under 1,500 km. Meanwhile, flights over 1,500 km will get a compensation of 400€ per passenger - and that's true for both intra-EU journeys as well as international ones between 1,500km and 3,500km. As for those extra long trips? They'll be eligible for 600€ in compensation!
How Much Time Do I Have to Make My Claim againt Korean Air?
The statute of limitations for filing a Korean Air compensation claim can differ depending on the laws of the country of departure or arrival. Generally such period is 3 years. But it's important to note that some countries may have a shorter time frame, such as one or two years. Avoid the hassle and check your flight at AirAdvisor's website. Let AirAdvisor team file your claim before it expires.
The total delay for arriving at my final destination in Hong Kong was 24 hours. Korean Air notified me of the delay of the first flight (Paris to Seoul) at the gate, which landed in Seoul 3h 50mins later than scheduled. Korean Air then had to move my second flight to the next available flight to Hong Kong, which was 24 hours later than my itinerary. Korean Air did not provide any support in rebooking my 7-day quarantine stay at the designated-quarantine-hotels, and I had to manually phone the designated-quarantine-hotels to search for any availabilities (quarantine hotels are booked out usually months in advance). Korean Air did provide a letter of delay allowing me to waive the PCR requirement for entering Hong Kong.