Aer Lingus 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.
Aer Lingus flight compensation: Eu law and Montreal Convention
Aer Lingus European Flight compensation: delayed, cancelled and overbooked flight
- When the airline is European or…
- When the flight departs from europe
Compensation summary under Eu law: Aer Lingus delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh
|Flight Distance (Km)||Aer Lingus 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|
Aer Lingus Expenses
Aer Lingus damages
Aer Lingus Example of compensation according to european law
- Flight delay from Frankfurt to Florence: Less than 1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
- Flight cancellation from Tenrife to Paris: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
- Flight cancellation from Berlin to New York: 3.500 km + = 600 euros + expenses.
Aer Lingus Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooked flights and baggage
Only applicable when these two circumstances occur at the same time:
- All baggage claims even if the airline is european
- When the airline is not European and the flight doesn´t depart from Europe
Delayed flight, cancellation or overbooking compensation table according to the Montreal Convention
|Compensation||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Luggage||€ 5.708 = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Hotels, taxis, tours, other missed flights|
Aer Lingus lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation
If you Claim Aer Lingus for lost baggage you can get a compensation of € 1.414 + expenses.
|Baggage claim||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Lost or damaged||€ 1.414 = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis|
Note: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to Aer Lingus: Property Irregularity Report
What is the meaning of PIR?
The Aer Lingus Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference is a unique code that traces your lost or damaged baggage. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is needed to claim to Aer Lingus.
- Ref code
- Number of lost luggages
- Colour and type
The Aer Lingus Extraordinary Circumstances
The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ is applicable when the delay/cancellation is caused by something uncommon in which a claim receives no compensation. Example:
- Extreme weather conditions
- Political or civil unrest
- Some strikes unrelated to Aer Lingus like air traffic
Aer Lingus unreal Extraordinary Circumstances:
- Issues with Aer Lingus staff
- Bad weather affecting a previous flight
- Denied boarding due to the flight being overbooked
- Aer Lingus technical problems
Aer Lingus denied boarding:
- Do not get rid off boarding passes.
- Ask why you’re being denied boarding.
Can I claim my delayed flight directly to Aer Lingus?
First of all, if you want to claim directly to Aer Lingus, you should know your chances are scarce, since very often Aer Lingus tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that didn’t really happen, like bad weather. Consequently, it’s highly recommendable to direct your claim through lexority.
Deadline to claim a flight: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to Aer Lingus?
Time Limit: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of law that is applicable in that particular case.
- Montreal Convention: two years
- Eu law: 2 to 10 years. It is necessary to the civil code for each country.
Documentation to claim successfully to Aer Lingus:
Some Tips to claim Aer Lingus
Do not accept any offer from Aer Lingus
Don´t accept any offer from Aer Lingus that doesn’t match what the EU 261 Law dictates. Refer to the sections above to check the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Aer Lingus flight delays: 3 or more hours
Aer Lingus delay must be higher than 3 hours to be entitled to a compensation.
Overbooking at Aer Lingus flight
Overbooked Aer Lingus flight: When Aer Lingus sells more tickets than the actual number of people they can accommodate.
The overbooking is legal, but you can be granted up to € 600.
Aer Lingus aims to avoid empty seats because of no-shows, and this must be legally sanctioned.
When the Aer Lingus 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 Aer Lingus refuses them access to the plane.
How to calculate the distance between two airports and know the compensation that Aer Lingus should pay?
In the first place, it is important to take into account that the Aer Lingus origin and final destination are measured of the reservation. So, in case we have a stop, you do not have count it. The orthodromic distance (the shortest distance between two places by plane) between origin and final destination has to be measured.
In this link: https://www.distancesfrom.com/ you can exactly calculate the kilometers from airport to airport.
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