Ryanair Flight Delays and Cancellations – Your Guide to Compensation

Encountered delays or cancellations on a Ryanair flight? There’s no need to worry – our team at Air Travel Claim is on hand to help you understand your compensation rights.

If your Ryanair flight has been delayed or cancelled, you could be eligible for compensation. You may be able to claim up to £520 per passenger, and we’re dedicated to ensuring that you receive fair treatment throughout this process.

Compensation Amounts Under UK 261 for Ryanair Flights:

  • Flights under 1,500 km: Up to £220 per passenger
  • Flights between 1,500 – 3,500 km: Up to £350 per passenger
  • Flights over 3,500 km: Up to £520 per passenger

These rules can be intricate, so use our free tool to confirm your eligibility.

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Here’s how to determine if you’re entitled to compensation for Ryanair flight delays or cancellations and how to begin your claim

Use our complimentary tool to check if you could be due compensation.

We’ll take care of the rest, managing the claim on your behalf.

You only incur a fee if we successfully win your case, operating under a ‘no win, no fee’ policy. We assist passengers from all destinations flying with Ryanair.

Understanding Your Rights on Ryanair Flights

UK air passenger regulations (UK 261) protect travellers from delays or cancellations, including those on Ryanair flights. These regulations ensure you can receive compensation for flight disruptions, up to £520 per passenger.

Which Flights Are Covered?

Ryanair flights departing from any UK airport: Covered.
Ryanair flights arriving at a UK airport from an EU country: Covered.
Ryanair flights to or from non-EU countries: Coverage depends on specific scenarios.

Eligibility for Compensation Due to Delays

You can claim up to £520 for delays over 3 hours. Eligibility depends on how much the delay extended beyond the scheduled arrival time. These rules don’t apply to circumstances beyond the airline’s control, such as severe weather or strikes.

Understanding Flight Cancellation Compensation with Ryanair

If Ryanair cancels your flight, UK air passenger rights oblige the airline to offer either an alternative flight or a refund. For cancellations within 14 days of departure, you might be eligible for up to £520 per passenger. However, exceptions apply in ‘extraordinary circumstances.’

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Managing Delays and Cancellations with Ryanair

If you experience delays or cancellations with Ryanair, follow these steps:

  • Gather evidence of the delay or cancellation.
  • Keep all relevant travel documents.
  • Inquire with Ryanair about the reason for the disruption.
  • Request Ryanair to cover meal and refreshment costs during the delay.
  • Be cautious of any offers from the airline and avoid signing away your compensation rights.
  • Retain receipts for any additional costs incurred due to the disruption.

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We are committed to helping Ryanair passengers get the compensation they are entitled to. Start your claim with us today, and let us alleviate the hassle of dealing with Ryanair flight delays and cancellations.

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