Air Botswana Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

Air Botswana Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to 600 euros refund for a delayed or cancelled flight and 1.414 euros for lost luggage.

Air Botswana flight compensation: Eu law and Montreal Convention

Air Botswana European compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking

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Only applicable when any of these two circumstances happen:

  1. When it is an european airline or…
  2. if the flight takes off from europe

Compensation review under Eu law: Air Botswana delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

Table – Air Botswana flight compensation according to EU 261/2004 Regulation
Flight (km)Air Botswana CompensationClaim
Less than 1.500 km€ 250Claim € 250
1.500 Km – 3.500 Km€ 400Claim € 400
+ 3.500 Km€ 600Claim € 600


Air Botswana Expenses


Air Botswana damages

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Air Botswana Example of compensation according to european law

  • Flight cancellation from Paris to Zurich: -1.500 km = € 250 + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Tenrife to Belgium: 1.500 km -3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Rome to Cali: 3.500 km + = 600 euros + expenses.

Air Botswana Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooked flights and baggage

Air Botswana delay compensation

Only applicable when these two circumstances occur simultaneously:

  1. All baggage claims even if the airline is european
  2. When it is not an european airline and the flight does not depart from Europe

Delayed flight, cancellation or overbooking compensation table according to the Montreal Convention

Air Botswana Montreal Convention Compensation
CompensationLimit of liabilityExpenses
Baggage5.708 euros = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights

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Air Botswana lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

Air Botswana lost baggage claims

If you want to Claim Air Botswana for baggage delay you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Summary: Air Botswana lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Luggage claimLimit of liabilityExpenses
Lost or damaged€ 1.414 = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis

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Read: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to Air Botswana: Property Irregularity Report

Pir Air Botswana

What is Air Botswana Property Irregularity Report?

The Air Botswana Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference is a unique code that traces your delayed or damaged luggage. You can find 10 letters and numbers and it is demanded to claim to Air Botswana.

  • Number of lost luggages
  • Issue
  • Ref code so that Air Botswana can track the suitcase
  • Flight
  • Date
  • Colour and type
  • Name

About Air Botswana cancellations

Air Botswana cancellations notified more than fourteen days before date of departure:

Norman has received a mail from Air Botswana telling him that his flight in 24 days is cancelled. He does not have a right to compensation under the Regulation but may seek a refund of his flight cost. If there is not proof of message from Air Botswana he will be entitled to a compensation too.

Air Botswana cancelled flight notified between 7 and 14 days before date of departure:

Mario has received a mail from Air Botswana notifying him that his flight in 13 days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by Air Botswana between 7 and 14 days before his departure and his flight departs more than 2 hours before the original scheduled time of departure and arrives more than four hours after the original scheduled arrival time.

Air Botswana cancellations notified less than seven days before departure:

Mario has received a message from Air Botswana notifying him that his flight in two days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by Air Botswana less than 7 days before his departure and the new flight departs more than one hour before the {original} time of departure and arrives more than two hours after the original scheduled time.

Air Botswana denied boarding:

  • Do not get rid off boarding passes.
  • Ask why you’re being denied boarding.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to Air Botswana?

First, if you want to claim directly to Air Botswana, you should know your chances are very small, since very often Air Botswana tries to justify their delayed flights with extraordinary circumstances that didn’t really happen, like bad weather. Therefore, it is advised to funnel your claim through lexority.

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Deadline to claim a flight: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to Air Botswana?

Deadline to claim a flight to Air Botswana: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of law that applies in that particular case.

  • Montreal Convention: two years
  • Regulation 261/2004 of the EU: two to ten years. You must read the civil code for each country.

Documents to claim properly to Air Botswana:


Claim delay to Air Botswana

Boarding pass

Claim cancellation to Air Botswana

Personal ID

Claim baggage Air Botswana


denied boarding claim Air Botswana

Guidance to claim Air Botswana

Ask the reason why Air Botswana flight got delayed or cancelled

The reason of the delay is critical: specially if you don´t have the boarding passes.

Air Botswana delayed flights for 3 or more hours

Air Botswana delay must be higher than 3 hours to be entitled to a compensation.

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Overbooking at Air Botswana flight

Air Botswana Overbooking: When Air Botswana sells more tickets than the possible number of people they can take.

The overbooking is legal, but you can be granted up to € 600.

Air Botswana aims to avoid empty seats because of no-shows, and this must be legally sanctioned.

When the Air Botswana passenger has received a reservation or any document stating the payment has been accepted and registered, it is a “confirmed reservation”. Boarding denials happen when a passenger presents to the gate but Air Botswana refuses them access to the plane.

How do I know how long was Air Botswana flight delayed?

Air Botswana delayed flight time

  1. Contact a Lexority attorney to tell you how long the Air Botswana flight has been delayed without any doubt. Take in to account that the following tools are not always accurate and need a payment record.
  2. Use the web Flight Stats where if you register you can see the Air Botswana status of all flights including those of years ago.
  3. Another option is accesing to Flight Radar where you can see the last seven days Air Botswana flight delays without registering. If you register you can also see delayed flights from up to 2 years ago.

Must read: When the Air Botswana delay is very close to three hours, Flightradar24 is not 100% reliable, since it shows the time of landing, but not the exit from the plane, which is what the law imposes has to be taken in consideration.