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Volotea Delayed or Cancelled Flight Compensation and Refund

If you've suffered from delayed or cancelled flights and are looking for information about a refund or Volotea flight compensation, we are here to help. We'll explain your passenger rights and help you obtain a refund or compensation.

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Submit a complaint to Volotea and receive as much as €600 (£520) per passenger for a cancelled or delayed flight. Use our free Compensation Calculator to find out much you are owed and to start your Volotea claim. You don't need to be an expert on the Volotea refund policy or cancellation policy to receive your money back.

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

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

According to EU law, your rights include:

  • Up to €600 (£520) compensation which is not reliant on ticket price
  • Covers flights that were delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled, or overbooked
  • You can claim for disrupted Volotea flights up to 3 years old

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

To make a Volotea compensation claim, you will need to take the following steps:

  1. Confirm the reason for the delay or cancellation
  2. Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, Volotea booking number, vouchers, flight number etc; also keep your boarding pass
  3. Insist on your basic benefits and services at the airport

Check your eligibility for compensation with our free online compensation calculator.

Volotea Flight Compensation Claims

Volotea Flight Delay

As air passengers, you may be entitled to Volotea compensation if the following has occurred:

  • Flight delay: If your Volotea flight arrived 3+ hours late at your final destination.
  • Volotea Cancelled Flight: if the airline cancelled your flight aless than 14 days before departure.
  • Denied boarding: 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.

Volotea Flight Cancellations: When Are They Liable?

When Volotea can escape liability: Volotea claims can be denied if a flight was cancelled due to events outside the control of the Spanish airline.

For example, in case of bad weather or issues at the airport, Volotea doesn't have to pay monetary compensation. Such events are typically called extraordinary circumstances, and in such cases, you are not entitled to a Volotea 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 to 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 with a cancelled flight will have valid claims for Volotea flight compensation.

When Volotea cannot escape liability: When Volotea cancels flights, European Union Regulation 261 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 Volotea flight delay compensation if you arrived 3+ hours later than the scheduled arrival time of your initial flight.

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Volotea 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 a similar flight, but if that becomes impossible, a cancellation refund will be a full cash refund. Generally, your claim would succeed, provided there were no extraordinary circumstances beyond airline control.

If Volotea cancels your flight due to extraordinary circumstances 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 Volotea 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 than your initial scheduled arrival time.

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Volotea Flight Delay Compensation

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

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

Exclusions: Volotea 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.

What is the Time Limit for Compensation Claims?

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

How to Claim Compensation for a delayed flight Volotea?

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

The 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 Volotea 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.

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

If Volotea cancels the flight, they must refund the price of the ticket to the passengers. But if you decide to voluntarily cancel your scheduled flight, you are not entitled to a refund. Volotea 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 Volotea cancelled a flight due to Covid-19?

If Volotea cancelled a flight due to Covid-19, passengers are entitled to reimbursement as part of flight cancellation rights. If Volotea 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 Volotea 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 Volotea cancelling your flight, then you ought to receive a full refund as compensation.

How many hours for flight delay to be eligible for Volotea compensation?

If your Volotea flight is delayed for 3 hours or more at destination, you may be entitled to compensation of up to €600 (£520). 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 Volotea flight delay compensation?

It is common for Volotea to take 2-3 months to process compensation claims. You may notice Volotea being unresponsive; sometimes this may happen as airlines may try to 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 Volotea?

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 Volotea 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 Volotea?

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 Volotea claim is within the time limit to file or not, ensuring that you don't miss out on any potential compensation.