Flight Delay Compensation Germany

Having a flight delay when leaving Germany or arriving in Germany? Your flight may be covered by EC Regulation flight delay. In most cases, you may get flight delay compensation Germany of up to €600 for flight delays over 3 hours. Find out about your rights for Germany flight delay compensation.

Regardless of your citizenship or residency, you may be protected by EC Regulation flight delay in case of long delays (including Frankfurt flight delays). You may be entitled to flight delay compensation Germany of up to €600. 

AirAdvisor explains what delayed flights are covered, what additional services you can claim along your Germany flight delay compensation and how much of flight delay compensation companies Germany you can get. 

You can also find out what are the responsibilities of airlines in case of Germany flights cancelled and what to do if your Germany flights cancelled today.

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Flight delay compensation Germany: what are my rights?

According to the EU Regulation flight compensation, all air passengers arriving or leaving Germany may have the right to EC flight delay compensation. 

Air passengers who have flight delays when leaving Germany or arriving to Germany may be entitled to flight delay compensation Germany

You may get flight delay compensation Germany only if:

  • your flight arrived at the final destination with a delay of more than 3 hours
  • your flight departed from EU airport or was operated by an EU airline 
  • flight delay resulted from the airline’s fault (conflicting schedules, technical issues, airline staff strikes, etc.)
  • you did check-in on time 
  • you claimed compensation within the deadline

Check if your flight qualifies in less than 3 minutes with the help of our Germany flight delay compensation calculator.

 

EC Regulation flight delay: what flights qualify?

woman is happy to discover that her delayed flight qualifies for EC Regulation flight delay compensation

Your flight is eligible for flight delay compensation companies Germany only if a few conditions are met.

Regardless of where you are based, you may get compensation for:

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

Besides Germany, EC 261 Regulation covers the other 26 EU countries, 9 outermost regions, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. 

All the flights qualified for Germany flight delay compensation are shown in the table:

Flight Journey

EU Airline

non-EU Airline

within EU

Yes

Yes

EU airport - non-EU airport

Yes

Yes

non-EU airport - EU airport

Yes

No

outside EU 

Yes

No

 

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How much Germany flight delay compensation can I get?

You may claim between €250 and €600 of flight delays compensation Germany. 

The exact amount of compensation depends on:

  • travel distance of your flight
  • length of the delay
  • if you had a single flight or connecting flights, and others

if your flight is eligible, you can get Germany flight delay compensation of up to €600

Check how much flight delay compensation Germany you can get with this simple table: 

Flight Delay to Final Destination

Travel Distance of Your Flight

all flights, less than 1,500km, ex. Berlin - London

all internal EU flights, more than 1,500km, ex. Berlin - Lisbon

all non-internal EU flights, 1,500-3,500km, ex. Berlin - Moscow

all non-internal EU flights, more than 3,500km, ex. Berlin - New York

less than 3 hours

no compensation

3 hours or more

€250

€400

€400

€600

never arrived

€250

€400

€400

€600

Travel distance between departure and arrival airports significantly affects the amount of compensation.

For example, compensation for flight delays Frankfurt - Helsinki is €400. Given the same flight delay circumstances, compensation for Berlin - Helsinki delay is €250. 

This is because the flight distance between Frankfurt and Helsinki is above 1,500km, while between Berlin and Helsinki is less than 1,500km. 

On the other hand, the compensation for delayed flight from Germany to USA only depends on the length of the delay.

It doesn't depend on the flight distance since the travel distance between all German and American airports is over 3,500km. 

Learn more about your passenger rights for EU flight delay compensation.  

 

EC Regulation flight delay: additional benefits

EU airline delay entitles you to additional benefits. Check your rights in the following table: 

Airline must:

Your Waiting Time in the Airport

less than 2 hours

over 2 hours 

over 3 hours 

over 5 hours

inform you about the delay and your rights

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

offer you complimentary meals and refreshments 

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

provide you with 2 free phone calls, emails or faxes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

provide you with hotel and transportation (only if the flight is delayed overnight)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

pay you flight delay compensation Germany of up to €600*

No

No

Yes

Yes

provide you with refund of full ticket cost or return flight**

No

No

No

Yes

*Be attentive when agreeing on travel vouchers. They usually contain a waiver of cash compensation. 

**If not offered free of charge by airline, it must reimburse you for all expenses.

 

If eligible, you may request a refund of all expenses you had while waiting for your flight. So, do not throw away the receipts. 

 

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Compensation and refund: Germany flights cancelled

Frankfurt flight delays may be covered by EC Regulation flight delay

Are your flights to Germany cancelled? Do not worry. You are protected by EU 261. 

It does not matter if your flights to Germany from UK cancelled, flights to Frankfurt cancelled, or other flights cancelled to Germany. The airlines must provide you with an alternative flight or a ticket refund for any flight cancellation.

Moreover, if Germany flights cancelled were due to the airline's fault, you may be eligible for compensation.

Find out what to do when your flight gets cancelled and how much you can get with the AirAdvisor Germany flights cancelled today calculator

 

Why AirAdvisor?

On AirAdvisor website, you can find out if your flight is eligible for flight delay compensation Germany

We, the AirAdvisor team, can help you to get your flight delay compensation Germany

What is so special about AirAdvisor?

  • we are industry experts with 5 years of experience
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  • we manage all the process of getting your compensation: from collecting the data to defending your rights in court
  • everything that we do is free of charge: we work on a no win no fee basis so risk-free for you

We always have a solution for your flight disruption. Our team can get your compensation for Frankfurt flight delays, denied boarding in Cologne airport, Berlin or Frankfurt flights cancelled, or others.

All you need is a computer and the internet. Fill in your flight details on the AirAdvisor website. We will take charge of the rest. 

We will get your EC Regulation flight delay or cancellation compensation. Zero stress and entirely free of charge. 

 

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