Air Canada Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

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

Air Canada flight compensation: EU 261 Law and Montreal Convention

Air Canada European Flight compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking

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Suitable when any of these two circumstances occur:

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

Compensation brief under Eu law: Air Canada delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

brief – Air Canada flight compensation according to EU 261/2004 Regulation
Flight Distance (Km) Air Canada Compensation Claim
Less than 1.500 km € 250 Claim € 250
1.500 Km – 3.500 Km € 400 Claim € 400
More than 3.500 Km € 600 Claim € 600


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Air Canada Example of compensation according to European 261 law

  • Flight overbooking from Paris to London: -1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
  • Flight cancellation from Las Palmas to Paris: Between 1.500 km and 3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
  • Flight overbooking from Berlin to New York: More than 3.500 km = € 600 + expenses.

Air Canada Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

Air Canada delay compensation

Only applicable when these 2 circumstances occur simultaneously:

  1. All baggage claims even if it is an european airline
  2. When the airline is not European and the flight doesn´t take off from Europe

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

Air Canada Montreal Convention Compensation
Compensation Limit of liability Expenses
Luggage 5.708 euros = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) Hotels, taxis, tours, other missed flights

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Air Canada lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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

Brief: Air Canada lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Luggage claim Limit of liability Expenses
Lost or damaged 1.414 euros = 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 Canada: Property Irregularity Report

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What is the PIR of Air Canada?

The Air Canada Property Irregularity Report (PIR) number is a unique code that traces your delayed or damaged baggage. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is demanded to claim to Air Canada.

  • Reference code
  • Flight
  • Number of lost luggages
  • Date
  • Type of disruption
  • Color and type
  • Name

The Air Canada Extraordinary Circumstances

The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ applies when the delay/cancellation is caused by something unexpected in which a claim receives no compensation. Such as:

  • Security
  • Really bad weather conditions
  • Political or civil unrest
  • Some strikes unrelated to Air Canada like baggage handlers

Air Canada not real Extraordinary Circumstances:

  • Issues with Air Canada staff
  • Bad weather affecting a previous flight
  • Denied boarding due to an overbooking
  • Air Canada technical problems

Air Canada Flight Disruption on a Business Trip?

If Air Canadaflight gets cancelled, overbooked or delayed the passenger is granted the compensation, even if the company paid for the flight.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to Air Canada?

First of all, if you want to claim directly to Air Canada, you should know your chances are scarce, since very often Air Canada tries to justify their delayed flights with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, such as issues with air traffic control. Therefore, it’s advised to direct your claim through lexority.

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

Time Limit: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, depending on the type of law that is fit 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 successfully to Air Canada:

Reservation email

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Boarding pass

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ID or pass

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Guidance to claim Air Canada

keep safe all Air Canada flight documents

Keep the boarding pass and e-ticket Air Canada gave you. You should not get rid of them. They are often very useful to claim Air Canada.

Air Canada flight delays: 3 or more hours

Air Canada delay must be higher than 3 hours to be granted a compensation.

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Overbooked Air Canada flight

Overbooked Air Canada flight: When Air Canada sells more tickets than the actual number of passengers they can accommodate.

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

Air Canada aims to avoid empty seats due to no-shows, and this must be legally sanctioned.

Once a Air Canada 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 Canada refuses them access to the plane.

Find out the Distance between airports to calculate Air Canada compensation

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In the first place, keep in mind that which is measured is the Air Canada origin and the final destination of the reservation. So, if we have a stop, you shouldn´t count it. The orthodromic distance (the shortest distance between two places by plane) between origin and final destination has to be measured.

In this webpage: Distance from you can exactly calculate the km between places.