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Last Updated: May 08, 2024

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The tickets bought, the suitcases packed, the journey is ahead, the airport is already noisy and bustling around... And suddenly - like a bolt from the blue: the flight was delayed!

Don't panic. The main responsibility of any airline is to make sure that you arrive at your destination on time. If a long delay catches you at the airport, you could be entitled to compensation of up to €600 (£520). To find out how much, use our flight delay compensation calculator. Just enter your flight details and we'll show you exactly how much you can claim.

Flight compensation regulation, or Regulation EC261, is among EU-regulated laws. It covers flight delays and enforcing the rights of air passengers.

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The regulation includes the list of criteria required to be eligible for compensation. The rule of thumb is that you can claim compensation for flight delays ONLY if you arrive late at your final destination by 3 hours or more.

It does not matter what your citizenship is or where you live. You can claim compensation for the following:

  • all flights departing from an EU airport
  • all flights operated by an EU airline

Compensation in Case of Extraordinary circumstances

Sometimes flight delays are caused by extraordinary circumstances when an airline does not have to pay the compensation. Such cases outside the airline's control include bad weather, air traffic control, terrorism, airport employee strikes, political unrest, etc.

Check if your flight delay qualifies for compensation with our flight delay checker.

Some airlines are reluctant to pay flight compensation. And as a general excuse, they explain that the technical faults with aircraft are the reason for delay. For this reason, different national EU courts involved the European Court of Justice.

They asked the Court to clarify provisions of EC261 regarding the extraordinary circumstances that result in flight disruptions.

In case of technical faults, the Court of Appeal recognizes even unexpected issues as the airline's fault. Thus it cannot be classified as an extraordinary circumstance.

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Almost 90% of air passengers do not claim compensation because they do not know that they have such a right. Those who know prefer to avoid stressing time-consuming court trials.

With our EU261 compensation calculator, you can check whether you are eligible for compensation and your delayed flight compensation amount. It takes less than 2 minutes.

If you are entitled to compensation, we will help you to obtain it. Since we don’t take any upfront payments, you have nothing to lose. So why not give it a try?

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Valid for UK Flights

You can also use our flight compensation calculator to check for flights that are departing from UK or are operated by an UK airline.

After Brexit, the British authorities created the commonly known UK 261 law that covers air passenger rights. The new law copies the EU Regulation that was applicable in the UK before Brexit.

Thus, you now have the same rights in the UK as well, not just when it comes to flight delay but also cancellation, denied boarding or missed connecting flights.

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How to Use Our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator

Our flight compensation calculator is free and easy to use. Follow the below steps. You will instantly discover how much compensation for flight delay you can claim.

Step 1

Check our free flight delay compensation calculator as in the image below.

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Fill in your flight information and basic personal details. We will tell you if you are entitled to compensation right away.

Look at some screenshots of how the airline delay compensation calculation works. In a few steps, you can find out if you are eligible for compensation.

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Tell us more about your flight delay

Specify what exactly happened

Provide the total delay time with a reason (if possible)

Indicate flight date and flight number

Find out how much flight delay compensation you are owed

Flight Delay Compensation Calculator - Documents and Information Needed

To check if you are entitled to compensation and how much compensation for flight delay you can claim, please, keep a copy of your ticket handy.

Within the flight delay compensation calculator, we will ask for basic flight details found on a ticket: flight number, airline, date, and route.

 

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Flight Delay Compensation Amounts

Your delayed flight compensation amount would depend on the duration of the delay in hours and distance of your flight.

Here are the compensation amounts prescribed by the Regulation EC261:

  1. €250 (£220): for all flights (under 1,500km), ex. London - Berlin
  2. €400 (£350): for all internal EU flights over 1,500km, ex. London - Athens
  3. €400 (£350): for all non-internal EU flights between 1,500km - 3,500km, ex. London - Moscow
  4. €600 (£520): for all non-internal EU flights over 3,500km, ex. London - New York

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Can I Get Missed Connecting Flight Compensation?

How much is flight delay compensation in case of missed connection flights? Can you claim it at all?

If you have a flight with one or more connections within a single ticket, it is viewed as a whole in the EU-regulated laws. This means that EU Regulation EC261 covers such a flight with all connections and the airline must provide compensation.

You are eligible for compensation for the delays at any point of the journey, no matter whether the connecting flight departed from an EU or non-EU airport. Only the following criteria have to be satisfied:

  • your flight departs from an EU airport, or is operated by EU airline, and
  • the delay at the final destination is more than 3 hours

Let’s assume you have a flight from Paris to Sydney with a stopover in Tokyo. Here are some possible flight delay scenarios:

  1. Your initial flight from Paris to Tokyo was delayed by less than 3 hours, but you missed the connecting flight from Tokyo to Sydney: you are entitled to compensation.
  2. Your connecting flight from Tokyo to Sydney is delayed by more than three hours: you are entitled to compensation since the initial flight departed from the EU airport.
  3. Your initial flight from Paris to Tokyo is more than 3 hours late, but you manage to catch a connecting flight and arrive in Sydney on time: you are not entitled to compensation since you arrived at your final destination without delay.

Check your eligibility for missed connection compensation on our website.

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Does Delayed Flight Compensation Amount Depend On The Price of My Plane Ticket?

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Flight delay compensation amounts do not depend on the price of your flight ticket. They are defined by the distance of your flight.

The only exception is that you are entitled to compensation of up to €400 (£350) for the delayed flights departing and arriving entirely within the EU.

For example, if you had a flight from Paris to Tenerife, you are eligible for compensation of €400 (£350) only even though the distance between the cities is more than 3,500km.

To be sure, check how much is flight delay compensation in your case with the help of our flight delay compensation calculator.

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Why Claim Compensation With AirAdvisor?

Our flight delay compensation calculator is an effective and efficient tool that will save you time and money in the not-so-easy process of claiming airline compensation you deserve.

Our long-time expertise in the field, advanced technology, and broad partnerships are the perfect combinations that allows us to help each traveller entitled to compensation.

You don't have to worry about anything. We'll take care of the process, updating you on the progress every step of the way.

We will collect the data, communicate with airlines and legal authorities, and do everything that is needed to provide you with a successful result.

Get your ticket handy and fill in our flight delay compensation calculator. We will do the rest.

Flight Compensation Calculator FAQ

How to calculate flight delays?

When claiming flight compensation, the only calculation you need to make is to determine the flight distance. As long as the delay is of at least 3 hours, the compensation amount you can get varies according to flight distance.

How much is compensation for flight delayed 5 hours?

Flight delay compensation claims for flights delayed for 5 hours or more as identical to those that you make if you landed 3 hours later than the original time. The only difference is that after 5 hours you can also ask for a refund.

How is the 3 hour flight delay calculated?

The 3-hour delay is calculated at landing. If the cabin crew opens the airplane door, at arrival, 3 hours later than the initial time, you are entitled to compensation.

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