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Flight Cancellation Claims Lawyers

Flight cancellations can cause disruption to you and your work, as well as leaving you out of pocket, which is why you can and should claim compensation when things go wrong. Cost-cutting by airlines has resulted in an increase in delays caused by a shortage of standby cabin and maintenance staff, and a shorter turnaround time at airports means even a small problem can result in delays across an airline’s entire network. You can claim compensation if your flight was cancelled; if the flight you paid for did not depart from the airport. Even if you were allocated a different flight at a different time or day, you could still claim compensation. Airlines are legally bound to pay the compensation to you, but will most likely refuse to pay out. This is where Flight Delay Reclaims come in: we offer legal assistance where it's required. We operate on a no-win no-fee basis, so you have nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. For a successful online claim, we charge 20% plus vat of the compensation that we recover for you. This will also apply to any court proceedings that require to be raised against the airline, as we will recover the court costs from the airline.

EU regulations give passengers the right to compensation for cancelled flights. There is a five-year limit on claims for flight compensation in Scotland, so don’t delay in contacting us to get your claim underway. Compensation of up to £550 can be claimed, and the amount you will receive is dependent on various factors, such as how soon the passengers were informed of the delay; the time it took to get a replacement flight; the distance of your flight journey; whether the flight was scheduled to land in the EU or not; and how much the delay impacted on the passenger’s travel itinerary.

It should be noted, however, that there is also no compensation owed where the airline cancelled the flight more than 14 days in advance. The airline will also be exempt from paying compensation for reasons outwith their control, such as flight groundings by authorities, or strikes or adverse weather conditions. Airlines, however, often claim "circumstances outwith their control", but they have recently failed in a major Supreme Court case, attempting to claim that technical problems with the aircraft was not their fault. It’s likely, therefore, that you’ll be entitled to compensation if your flight has landed over three hours late. It is strongly advised to remain at the gate once you have been informed of a flight cancellation. Otherwise, you may not be aware of any alternative flight options provided by the airline, and you will lose the right to claim compensation. If you think you have a compensation claim, do get in touch with us straight away.

Am I Entitled to Flight Compensation?

If you were notified about a cancellation between one and two weeks from the scheduled departure time, you may be able to claim compensation if the scheduled departure time affected your holiday time. (I.e. if the change caused you to miss some of your holiday) This applies to cancellations where the arrival time is four hours later than initially scheduled, or if the return flight is more than two hours earlier than the original booking.

If the airline notified you of the cancellation less than one week notice prior to the scheduled flight, you may be able to claim if the new departure time is more than one hour later, or if the new arrival time is more than two hours later than the original flight.

Cancelled Flights: How Much Can I Claim?

By using the simple guide below, you can find out how much you may be entitled to. If you then decide to submit your claim, our expert team of solicitors will start working to make sure you receive the compensation you're legally entitled to.

The following is a guide as to how much compensation you can claim for cancelled flights:

  • £210 for EU flights or flights between an EU and non-EU airport with a travel distance of 1,500 kilometres (932 miles) or less.
  • £340 for EU flights or flights between an EU and non-EU airport with a travel distance exceeding 1,500 kilometres (932 miles).
  • £510 for flights between an EU and non-EU airport with a travel distance exceeding 3,500 kilometres (2,175 miles).


Flight Cancellation Claims Solicitors UK

If you have been in a situation where your flight was cancelled, delayed, or you have missed a flight connection, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Flight Delay Reclaims who will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. With over fifty years' experience, our expert solicitors will take the stress out of making a claim, and with our no win no fee service, you have no worries about upfront costs. Contact us today via our online contact form or give us a call on 0800 038 7999.

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