When are you entitled to flight compensation for a delayed flight?

To be eligible for compensation, the following three conditions must be met:

Legal basis for claiming flight delay compensation.

Passengers are protected by the provisions of Regulation (EU) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004, which established common rules for compensation and assistance in the event of long delay of flights. Compensation up to €600 may be due depending on flight route distance.

How much EU flight delay compensation can you get for a delayed flight?

The amount of compensation depends on the total flight distance and can be:
€250 check>

for flights up to 1,500 km

€400 check>

for all flights over 1,500 km within the European Union and for the remaining flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km

€600 check>

for all remaining flights over 3,500 km

What should you do if your flight is delayed?

Keep all your travel documents
  • Flight documents: boarding pass, booking confirmation, electronic ticket (e-ticket), delay notification, etc.
  • Expenses: taxi, hotel, meals, drinks, etc.
Keep your flight information
  • Flight number
  • Flight schedule (scheduled time of departure and arrival)
  • Amount of delay (actual time of departure and arrival)
Try to ascertain the reason for the delay
  • Ask the cabin crew for written confirmation
  • Check weather conditions
  • Check if other flights are delayed or cancelled
Check how much compensation is due with our online flight checker
  • Enter your flight details to check how much compensation is due
Claim compensation for delayed flight

What documents do you need to make a flight delay claim?

Documents necessary to prove readiness for departure when making a claim include:

How to claim compensation for delayed flight?

There are two different options, the first is to take personal action and file a complaint directly with the airline. The second is to ask GIVT to look after your claim. In both cases it may take a long time for the airline to pay any compensation. If you opt to pursue a complaint with the carrier independently, you should read and understand the pertinent regulation, applicable provisions and judgments, prepare relevant documents, and be prepared to assert legal rights.

When are you not entitled to claim compensation for delayed flight?

The European Commission’s website provides an example list of extraordinary circumstances which exempt the carrier from compensation liability, including:

What other rights do you have in the event of a delayed flight?

When your flight is delayed you have the right to:

Claiming is easy! See how…

Progress

Claiming is easy! See how…

01

We will verify your flight eligibility

In a couple of minutes we will tell you how much compensation you are entitled to.

02

We will enforce your rights

Our experts will contact your airline, and take all the legal steps necessary to get your flight compensation.

03

You could get as much as €600

We will keep you updated on your claim progress, right to the end.

See what our customers have to say…

Holiday flight from Oslo to London was delayed by nearly 6 and a half hours. Turning for help to GIVT, as well as GIVT’s subsequent fight for compensation brought €250 for each passenger!
Alex from Oxford
Business flight from Munich to Helsinki might have resulted in a missed business meeting because of a 3 hour flight delay. GIVT won €4000 in compensation in 45 days!
Daniel from Munich
Although Punta Cana is one of the most beautiful towns in the Dominican Republic, it was not so charming for the 7 travellers who had to wait over 16 hours at the airport due to technical problems. After turning for help to GIVT, each of the passengers got €600 in compensation within 28 days!
Clara from Colchester

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