If you experience denied boarding, flight delay or cancellation, you may be protected by EU261 Regulation. Regardless of your citizenship or residency, you may have EU passenger rights to several benefits.
One of them is having the right to claim cash compensation of up to €600 ($700) from the airline responsible for flight disruption. You can do so by filling in a flight compensation form.
Read on and learn more about the conditions to be eligible for compensation and what other rights you may declare in your EU261 claim. You will also find a guideline on how to submit a compensation claim letter.
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When you experience flight disruption, you may have the right to compensation and assistance according to the EC261 Regulation. Here are key conditions to be eligible for compensation:
You should send a complaint letter for airline compensation immediately if your flight meets the following additional criteria valid to any flight disruption:
EU airport - non-EU airport
non-EU airport - EU airport
Before sending your flight claim letter, get in touch with the AirAdvisor’s team. We can take charge of the whole process, saving you time and money.
If you have not heard about AirAdvisor then you are lucky enough to not experience flight disruptions. We have been active for more than 5 years and helped more than 20,000 air passengers to get the compensation they were rightfully owed.
If you are stuck in the airport, our competent team is there to help you. AirAdvisor can manage the whole process of claiming compensation for a delayed flight or any other misfortune you may have.
We can prepare all the documents and argue with the airlines. If required, we will defend your rights in court. No airline can resist the persistence of our brilliant lawyers.
Remember that you do not have to pay anything for our services. We can take charge of your EU261 claim entirely free of charge. Another great thing to know is that you may get compensation for past flight disruptions, those that happened years ago!
EC Regulation flight delay, cancellation or denied boarding compensation ranges between €250 ($300) and €600 ($700). The amount you are entitled to mainly depends on the travel distance of your flight:
The exact amount you can claim in the compensation claim letter depends on other factors:
You can find out how much you are owed with the help of AirAdvisor’s online compensation claim letter tool. You just need to fill in your travel details, such as flight number, and we will think of the rest.
Whenever you experience flight disruption, you have three alternatives of how you can react:
The process of getting your money from the airline is tiring and may end up being full of frustration. Often airlines ignore incoming complaints unless sent by the legal bodies. On the other hand, involving a legal professional is a costly activity.
It is advisable to get in touch with our team if you would like to avoid stress and significant financial withdrawals. This is the cheapest and most efficient way of obtaining money from the airline.
AirAdvisor compiled a basic guideline on how to prepare for the submission of the EU261 claim:
EU261 disruption compensation claim form shall be filled out and submitted within a specific time limit to be valid. The deadline depends on the country where the court authority or the headquarter of the airline is based.
Refer to the table below to check how many years from flight disruption you have to send a complaint letter for airline compensation:
Netherlands, Slovenia, Iceland, Switzerland, Slovakia
2 years 2 months
Austria, Germany*, Czech Republic**, Denmark, Portugal, Finland, Sweden***, Romania, Norway, Croatia, Estonia
Hungary, France, Greece, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria
Ireland, UK (except Scotland), Cyprus
*Germany: deadline is on the last day of the third year. For example, the flight disruption happens on 01/09/2021. This means that the claim deadline is 31/12/2024.
**Czech Republic: you shall notify the airline about flight disruption within 6 months after it happened.
***Sweden: the time limit is renewed at any time when a claim is filed.