Claim a compensation from 250 to 600€ + expenses for a 3 hours flight delay
There are 2 global regulations on delayed flights: EU law and the Montreal Convention
1: EU law
- The delayed flight is operated by an European Airline or…
- The airline takes off from a European country even if it is not a European airline
Flight delay compensation table according to EU law
|Distance (Km)||Delay compensation||Claim for the delay|
|Less than de 1.500 km||250 €||Claim 250 €|
|1.500 Km – 3.500 Km||400 €||Claim 400 €|
|More than 3.500 Km||600 €||Claim 600 €|
2- Montreal Convention
It applies when these two circumstances occur simultaneously:
- When the airline is not European and…
- The flight does not take off from Europe
Over 130 nations, including the USA, are signed up to the 2003 Montreal Convention. This sets out air passenger rights for several types of flight disruption, including flight delays.
The convention addresses “damages” resulting from flight disruption. An example is financial damages. If your delayed flight meant you had to pay for an additional night in a hotel, you should be reimbursed for this. You can read more about the Montreal Convention here.
According to UE regulations, you are entitled to receive up to 600€ + expenses if your flight delay more than 3 hours.