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London Heathrow Airport: Cancelled Flights and Delays

If you have suffered a flight delay or cancellation, or got denied boarding by an airline at London Heathrow Airport, you may have the right to compensation of up to €600 per person.

AirAdvisor makes it easy for you to claim compensation. Filing a claim does not entail any risk or advance cost, as AirAdvisor only gets a success fee commission from payment received from the airline. The service is free, if compensation is not collected.

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Couple walking through Heathrow after delays of their flights were confirmed

Heathrow flights are cancelled and delayed on a daily basis for various reasons. As this is one of the world's busiest airports, it's only natural for Heathrow delays and flight cancellations at Heathrow to occur.

But what can you do when you're dealing with delays at Heathrow or Heathrow cancellations? Well, thanks to EU law, it’s possible for you to claim a whopping 600€ (£520) in travel compensation if you are made to wait. Read on to find out more.

 If your flight was delayed, canceled or overbooked within the last 3 years, you could be eligible for up to £520 ($700) in compensationCheck Your Flight

Heathrow Flight Delays 

It's not uncommon to see Heathrow Airport delays. Issues like bad weather, scheduling problems, staff issues, and so on can all lead to Heathrow check-in delays and cancelled flights in the worst cases.

It can be very frustrating to experience Heathrow check-in delays and cancelled flights. However, thanks to a special law called EU 261 Regulation, passengers at Heathrow have the following rights:

  • Claim up to 600€ (£520) per person after cancelled flights from Heathrow.
  • Make your claim any time in the 3 years after your Heathrow flight cancellation.
  • Claim compensation for delays, overbooking, missed connections, or for flights cancelled at Heathrow.


How to Claim Compensation After Cancelled Heathrow Flights

 Passenger checking Heathrow’s cancelled flights

If your Heathrow flights are cancelled, you’ll need to get in touch with your airline and fill out claims forms to get the compensation you’re owed. This can be a long and challenging process, and airlines may try to evade or ignore you.

That’s where we come in.AirAdvisor can guide you through the entire process of making your claim. We’ll help you get the compensation you’re owed, and thanks to our no-win, no-fee system, you won’t have to pay a penny until we’re successful. 

Check out our free flight delay compensation calculator to find out how much you could be owed.


When Can I Claim Heathrow Airport Compensation?

Part of EU law called EU 261 protects passengers in all of the following situations:


Heathrow Flight Cancellation and Delay: Steps to Follow

 Information screen with flight cancellations in Heathrow

Dealing with Heathrow Terminal 5 delays? If so, here’s what you should do about it:

  • Find and speak to an airline representative to learn more about the situation and ask any questions you might have.
  • Gather as much evidence as you can to help out when you make your claim later on for compensation.
  • Claim necessary essentials while you wait, like food, drink, and even accommodation if you’re waiting overnight.
  • Use our online compensation calculator to find out exactly how much compensation you could get, based on the length of your flight.



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Why Do Flights Get Delayed at Heathrow?

There are many reasons why flights are delayed at Heathrow, from technical problems to late passengers, staff issues, weather problems, and more.


Can I Get a Heathrow Express Refund?

It may be possible to claim a refund for your Heathrow Express ticket in some cases, like if the ticket was not used.


How Many Terminals Does Heathrow Have?

Heathrow Airport has five terminals in total.


Is Heathrow the Biggest Airport in the World?

No, but it is the biggest in the UK and it's one of the busiest in the world, with tens of millions of passengers passing through each year.


How Do I Claim Compensation if My Heathrow Flight Was Delayed?

AirAdvisor can help you make your claim. We’ll negotiate with the airline on your behalf and help you get a swift payment. Best of all, we won’t take any payment from you until we are successful, so you can work with us completely risk-free.

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Popular problematic flights departing from London Heathrow Airport

Cancelled or delayed flights from London Heathrow Airport

AIRLINEFlight numberDestination airport
LufthansaLH 441Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 519Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 901Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 903Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 905Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 907Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 909Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 911Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 915Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 917Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 919Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 921Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 923Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 925Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 9873Frankfurt, (FRA)
LufthansaLH 9927Frankfurt, (FRA)
Aegean AirlinesA3 603Athens, (ATH)
Aegean AirlinesA3 609Athens, (ATH)
Air MaltaKM 101Malta, (MLA)
Air MaltaKM 107Malta, (MLA)
Austrian AirlinesOS 452Vienna, (VIE)
Austrian AirlinesOS 462Vienna, (VIE)
Austrian AirlinesOS 456Vienna, (VIE)
Brussels AirlinesSN 2094Brussels, (BRU)
Brussels AirlinesSN 2096Brussels, (BRU)
Croatia AirlinesOU 491Zagreb, (ZAG)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1002Amsterdam, (AMS)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1008Amsterdam, (AMS)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1010Amsterdam, (AMS)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1012Amsterdam, (AMS)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1020Amsterdam, (AMS)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1022Amsterdam, (AMS)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1024Amsterdam, (AMS)
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL 1032Amsterdam, (AMS)
EurowingsEW 9469Duesseldorf, (DUS)
EurowingsEW 7465Hamburg, (HAM)
EurowingsEW 461Cologne, (CGN)
EurowingsEW 2461Stuttgart, (STR)
EurowingsEW 465Cologne, (CGN)
EurowingsEW 7463Hamburg, (HAM)
EurowingsEW 7461Hamburg, (HAM)
EurowingsEW 469Cologne, (CGN)
EurowingsEW 9467Duesseldorf, (DUS)
EurowingsEW 9465Duesseldorf, (DUS)
EurowingsEW 2465Stuttgart, (STR)
EurowingsEW 9463Duesseldorf, (DUS)
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesSK 500Copenhagen, (CPH)
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesSK 802Oslo, (OSL)
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesSK 502Copenhagen, (CPH)
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesSK 804Oslo, (OSL)
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesSK 532Stockholm, (ARN)
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesSK 806Oslo, (OSL)

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