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Ryanair Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund

You bought one or more tickets from Ryanair 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 Ryanair . 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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Ryanair Delayed or Cancelled Flight compensation and refund

It's everyone's dreaded travel scenario: you buy a ticket from Ryanair, 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 Ryanair. 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 Ryanair 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 Ryanair and receive as much as €600 per passenger. Use our free Compensation Calculator to find out much you are owed and to start your Ryanair claim. You don't need to be an expert on Ryanair refund policy or cancellation policy to receive your money back.

What Are My Passenger Rights in Case my Ryanair 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 Ryanair flights up to 6 years old
  • Covers flights that were delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled, or overbooked

 

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

  • Confirm the reason for the delay or cancellation.
  • Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, Ryanair 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.

 

Ryanair 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.
  • Ryanair Cancel Flight: if Ryanair 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.

 

Ryanair Flight Cancellations: When are they Liable?

When Ryanair can escape liability: Ryanair 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 Ryanair 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 Ryanair flight compensation.

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

When Ryanair cannot escape liability: When Ryanair 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 Ryanair flight delay compensation if you arrived 3+ hours later than the scheduled arrival time of your initial flight.

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Ryanair 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 Ryanair 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 Ryanair 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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Ryanair 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 Ryanair delayed flight compensation claim form to receive up to €600 as a flight refund.

Exclusions: Ryanair 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 Ryanair delay compensation and how to demand Ryanair claim compensation.

 

What is the Time Limit for Compensation Claims?

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

How to Claim Compensation for a delayed flight Ryanair?

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

Ryanair 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

Ryanair 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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If your flight was delayed, canceled or overbooked within the last 3 years, you could be eligible for up to $700 in compensationCheck Your Flight

Common questions: Compensation Claims and Refunds

Can you get a Ryanair Refund?

Yes, absolutely. If Ryanair cancelled your booked flight without a good reason, your refund claim should be valid. Find our how much you're entitled to in Ryanair 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 Ryanair 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 Ryanair?

According to Ryanair terms and conditions, passenger should submit a refund application form or compensation claim form on the Ryanair 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 Ryanair 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 Ryanair refund for cancellation.

 

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

If Ryanair 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. Ryanair 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 Ryanair cancelled a flight due to Covid-19, passengers are entitled to a reimbursement as part of flight cancellation rights. If Ryanair 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.

Ryanair 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 Ryanair has to refund you directly or offer you alternative transportation to your destination.

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About Ryanair

Ryanair is a low-cost, Irish airline, headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland. The airline has its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports.

Ryanair may take additional time to respond due to peak seasons. It is generally slow to resolve Ryanair complaints and if it goes it court it might take 8 to 12 months depending on different factors.

What happened with Ryanair clients

Recent Comments

Stephen from Canada (Ryanair Denied boarding)
December 23, 2020, 2:43 pm

Due to UK Covid19 variant situation. Portugal government announced only citizen and legal resident can board the plane to Portugal from Dec 20th, 2020. I have family of 4 and are all Canadian citizens. We are not allowed to board and was only offered to travel alternative dates until March 15th, 2021. We can not make travel during these days.


kristina from United Kingdom (Ryanair Flight cancellation)
December 23, 2020, 1:44 pm

Flight got cancelled 27 hr before departure, applied for refund voucher. but it will not be covering travel insurance ( 25 pounds ) and pre booked seat cost (12 pounds). The journey aim was look after my mother during Christmas, who just come out from hospital and had a fall 2 month ago.


Omar from United Kingdom (Ryanair Flight cancellation)
December 22, 2020, 7:29 pm

I was due to visit my 3 year old daughter for Christmas. It has been a year since I last saw her. I booked my flight for 24th December 2020 but only today I have been informed via email that my flight is cancelled. I also had to reschedule my original flight because the airline had changed the timing of the original flight, and since I was to travel from Manchester to Luton Airport I originally booked the trip by coach. Since the flight was rescheduled for a different day I had to book travel again, this it was by train because coach travel wasn't available on 24th December. So now I need to claim to reimburse for train and coach travel. I had paid for travel insurance through the airlines website at the time of buying the flights.


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