Olympic Air 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.
Olympic Air flight compensation: European law and Montreal Convention
Olympic Air EU Flight compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking
Only applicable when
- When it is an european airline or…
- if the flight takes off from europe
Compensation table under Eu law: Olympic Air delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh
|Flight Distance (Km)||Olympic Air 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|
Olympic Air Expenses
Olympic Air damages
Olympic Air Example of compensation according to European 261 law
- Flight overbooking from Milan to London: Less than 1.500 km = € 250 + expenses.
- Flight delay from Tenrife to Belgium: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
- Flight overbooking from Brussels to United States: More than 3.500 km = 600 euros + expenses.
Olympic Air Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage
Only when these two circumstances occur simultaneously:
- All baggage claims even if it is an european airline
- When it is not an european airline and the flight does not depart from Europe
Compensation table for flight delays, cancellations, or overbooked flight 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|
Olympic Air lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation
If you want to Claim Olympic Air for luggage delay you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.
|Luggage claim||Limit of liability||Expenses|
|Lost or damaged||€ 1.414 = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)||Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis|
Read: Fill the PIR: Property Irregularity Report to claim for the luggage to Olympic Air
What is the meaning of PIR?
The Olympic Air Property Irregularity Report (PIR) ref number is a unique code that traces your delayed or damaged baggage. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is imperative to claim to Olympic Air.
- Number of lost baggages
- Reference code so that Olympic Air can trace the suitcase
- Color and type
The Olympic Air Extraordinary Circumstances
The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ is applicable when the delay/cancellation is caused by something unexpected in which a claim receives no compensation. Things like:
- Really bad weather conditions
- A few strikes unrelated to Olympic Air like air traffic
Olympic Air unreal Extraordinary Circumstances:
- Issues with Olympic Air staff
- Bad weather affecting a previous flight
- Denied boarding due to the flight being overbooked
- Olympic Air technical problems
Olympic Air Flight delay on a Business Trip?
If Olympic Airsuffers a cancellation, delay or overbooking the passenger is granted the compensation, even if the company paid for the tickets.
Can I claim my flight delay directly to Olympic Air?
First, if you want to claim directly to Olympic Air, you have to know your chances are very small, since very often Olympic Air tries to justify their delayed flights with extraordinary circumstances that didn’t really happen, such as issues with air traffic control. Therefore, it is advised to direct your claim through lexority.
How far back can you go with claiming flight delay compensation to Olympic Air
Deadline to claim a flight to Olympic Air: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of law that is fit in each case.
- Montreal Convention: two years
- Eu law: two to ten years. It is necessary to the civil code for each country.
Documents to claim properly to Olympic Air:
Some advice to claim Olympic Air
Ask for the reason for Olympic Air delay or cancellation
The cause of the delayed flight is critical: mainly if you don´t have the boarding pass.
Olympic Air delayed flights for 3 or more hours
To be entitled to a compensation, Olympic Air delayed flight must be higher than 3 hours.
Overbooked Olympic Air flight
Olympic Air Overbooking: When Olympic Air sells more tickets than the possible number of people they can accommodate.
The overbooking is legal, but you can be granted up to € 600.
Olympic Air aims to avoid empty seats because of no-shows, but this must be legally sanctioned.
Once a Olympic Air passenger has received a flight ticket 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 Olympic Air refuses them access to the plane.
Distance from airport A to airport B to calculate the Olympic Air compensation
First of all, keep in mind that the Olympic Air origin and final destination are measured of the reservation. For this reason, if we have a stop, you don´t have count it. The orthodromic distance (bird flight) between origin and final destination has to be measured.
In this site: Distance from you can exactly calculate the kilometers from airport to airport.