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This article has been reviewed by a licensed lawyer Anton Radchenko for general accuracy. This is for informational purposes only and is not a legal advice.
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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 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 (£510).

Flight compensation regulation, or Regulation EC261, is among EU regulated laws. It covers flight delays 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 airline compensation 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:

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

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

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Some airlines are reluctant to pay 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 recognises even unexpected issues as the airline fault. Thus it cannot be classified as an extraordinary circumstance.

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 flight delay 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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How to Use Our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator

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


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

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

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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 the copy of your ticket handy. 

Within the flight delay compensation calculator, we will ask for basic flight information 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 (£210): for all flights (under 1,500km), ex. London - Berlin
  2. €400 (£340): for all internal EU flights over 1,500km, ex. London - Athens
  3. €400 (£340): for all non-internal EU flights between 1,500km - 3,500km, ex. London - Moscow
  4. €600 (£510): 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 connecting 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 such a flight with all connections is covered by Regulation EC261.

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 criterias have to be satisfied:

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

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

  1. Your initial flight from London to Tokyo is 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 3 hours: you are entitled to compensation since the initial flight departed from the EU airport.
  3. Your initial flight from London 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.


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

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 (£340) for the delayed flights departing and arriving entirely within the EU.

For example, if you had a flight from London to Tenerife, you are eligible for compensation of €400 (£340) 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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Our flight delay compensation calculator is an effective and efficient tool that will save your 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 combination that allows us to help each traveller entitled to compensation

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

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