COPA Airlines Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

COPA Airlines Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to 600 euros compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight and 1.414 euros for lost luggage.

COPA Airlines flight claim compensation: EU 261 Law and Montreal Convention

COPA Airlines European Flight compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking

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Only applicable when any of these 2 circumstances occur:

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

Compensation table under European law: COPA Airlines delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

Summary – COPA Airlines flight compensation according to EU Regulation
Flight Distance (Km) COPA Airlines Compensation Claim
Less than 1.500 km € 250 Claim € 250
1.500 Km – 3.500 Km € 400 Claim € 400
+ 3.500 Km € 600 Claim € 600


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COPA Airlines Example of compensation according to European 261 law

  • Flight delay from Milan to Zurich: Less than 1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Las Palmas to Florence: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Brussels to Kyoto: 3.500 km + = 600 euros + expenses.

COPA Airlines Montreal Convention Compensations for delays, cancellations, overbooked flights and baggage

COPA Airlines delay compensation

Suitable when these two circumstances occur at the same time:

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

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

COPA Airlines Montreal Convention Compensation
Compensation Limit of liability Expenses
Baggage € 5.708 = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) Hotels, taxis, tours, other missed flights

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COPA Airlines lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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If you Claim COPA Airlines for luggage delay you can get a compensation of € 1.414 + expenses.

Table: COPA Airlines lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Baggage 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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Must read: Fill the PIR: Property Irregularity Report to claim for the luggage to COPA Airlines

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What is the PIR of COPA Airlines?

A COPA Airlines Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference 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 COPA Airlines.

  • Number of lost luggages
  • Issue
  • Reference code so that COPA Airlines can track the suitcase
  • Flight code
  • Date
  • Colour and type
  • Name

The COPA Airlines Extraordinary Circumstances

The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ is applicable when the delay/cancellation is due to something unusual in which a claim receives no compensation. Things like:

  • Security
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Political or civil unrest
  • A few strikes unrelated to COPA Airlines such as baggage handlers

COPA Airlines unreal Extraordinary Circumstances:

  • Issues with COPA Airlines staff
  • Bad weather affecting a previous flight
  • Denied boarding due to the flight being overbooked
  • COPA Airlines technical problems

COPA Airlines “no show” : is it legal?

“No show” is ilegal. Your are entitled to claim a compensation if you are being denied from boarding.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to COPA Airlines?

First of all, if you want to claim directly to COPA Airlines, you have to know your chances are scarce, since very often COPA Airlines tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, such as bad weather. Therefore, it’s 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 COPA Airlines?

Time Limit: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, depending on the type of law that is applicable in that particular case.

  • Montreal Convention: two years
  • Regulation 261/2004 of the EU: two to ten years. It is necessary to the civil code for that particular country.

Documentation to claim properly to COPA Airlines:


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Boarding pass

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Guidance to claim COPA Airlines

keep safe all COPA Airlines trip documents

Keep your boarding pass and e-ticket COPA Airlines gave you. You don’t want to dispose of them. They are often very useful to claim COPA Airlines.

COPA Airlines flight delays: 3 or more hours

To be entitled to a compensation, COPA Airlines delayed flight must be higher than 3 hours.

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Overbooked COPA Airlines flight

COPA Airlines Overbooking: When COPA Airlines sells more tickets than the actual number of passengers they can accommodate.

The overbooking is legal, but you can get a compensation up to € 600.

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

When the COPA Airlines 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 COPA Airlines refuses them access to the plane.

How to calculate the distance between 2 airports and know the compensation that COPA Airlines should pay?

COPA Airlines calculate km flight
First of all, it is important to take into account that the COPA Airlines origin and final destination are measured of the reservation. For this reason, in case we have a stop, you don´t 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 website: you can exactly calculate the km between places.