Ethiopian Airlines Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

Ethiopian Airlines 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.

Ethiopian Airlines flight claim compensation: European law and Montreal Convention

Ethiopian Airlines European compensation: delayed, cancelled and overbooked flight

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Only when any of these 2 circumstances occur:

  1. if the airline is European or…
  2. if the flight takes off from europe

Compensation summary under Eu law: Ethiopian Airlines delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

Summary – Ethiopian Airlines flight compensation according to EU Regulation
Flight (km)Ethiopian Airlines CompensationClaim
– 1.500 km€ 250Claim € 250
1.500 Km – 3.500 Km€ 400Claim € 400
More than 3.500 Km€ 600Claim € 600


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Ethiopian Airlines Example of compensation according to european law

  • Flight cancellation from Paris to London: -1.500 km = € 250 + expenses.
  • Flight cancellation from Tenrife to Bilbao: 1.500 km -3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Madrid to Tokyo: 3.500 km + = € 600 + expenses.

Ethiopian Airlines Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

Ethiopian Airlines delay compensation

Only applicable when these two circumstances happen simultaneously:

  1. All baggage claims even if the airline is european
  2. When it is not an european airline and the flight does not depart from Europe

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

Montreal Convention review: Ethiopian Airlines compensation
CompensationLimit of liabilityExpenses
Luggage5.708 euros = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Hotels, taxis, tours, other missed flights

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Ethiopian Airlines lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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If you want to Claim Ethiopian Airlines for luggage delay you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Outline: Ethiopian Airlines lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Baggage claimLimit of liabilityExpenses
Lost or damaged1.414 euros = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis

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Note: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to Ethiopian Airlines: Property Irregularity Report

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About Ethiopian Airlines PIR

A Ethiopian Airlines Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference is a unique code that traces your delayed or damaged baggage. You can find 10 letters and numbers and it is required to claim to Ethiopian Airlines.

  • Reference code
  • Flight
  • Number of lost luggages
  • Date
  • Problem
  • Colour and type
  • Name

What you should know about Ethiopian Airlines cancellations

Ethiopian Airlines cancellations notified more than fourteen days before date of departure:

James has received a message from Ethiopian Airlines telling him that his flight in 20 days is cancelled. He does not have a right to compensation under the Eu law but may seek a refund of his flight cost. If there isn´t proof of message from Ethiopian Airlines he will be entitled to a compensation too.

Ethiopian Airlines cancellations notified between 7 and 14 days before date of departure:

Norman has received a mail from Ethiopian Airlines notifying him that his flight in 13 days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by Ethiopian Airlines between 7 and 14 days before his departure and his flight departs more than 2 hours before the original scheduled time of departure and arrives more than four hours after the first scheduled arrival time.

Ethiopian Airlines cancelled flight notified less than seven days before departure:

Julian has received a mail from Ethiopian Airlines notifying him that his flight in two days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by Ethiopian Airlines less than seven days before his departure and the new flight departs more than one hour before the {original} time of departure and arrives more than two hours after the original scheduled time.

About Ethiopian Airlines Downgrade

If you suffer a Ethiopian Airlines downgrade, the airline must refund 30 to 75 percent of the cost of the ticket depending on the flight distance.

Can I claim my delayed flight directly to Ethiopian Airlines?

First, if you want to claim directly to Ethiopian Airlines, you should know your chances are very small, since very often Ethiopian Airlines tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, like bad weather. Consequently, it is highly recommendable 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 Ethiopian Airlines?

Time Limit: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of regulation that is applicable in each case.

  • Montreal Convention: two years
  • Eu law: two to ten years. You must read the civil code for each country.

Documents to claim successfully to Ethiopian Airlines:


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Boarding pass

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Some Tips to claim Ethiopian Airlines

Inquire about the reason for Ethiopian Airlines delay or cancellation

The cause of the delay is important: specially if you don´t have the boarding pass.

Ethiopian Airlines flight delays: 3 or more hours

Ethiopian Airlines delay must be higher than 3 hours to be entitled to a compensation.

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Overbooked Ethiopian Airlines flight

Ethiopian Airlines Overbooking: When Ethiopian Airlines sells more tickets than the actual number of people they can take.

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

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

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

How to calculate the distance between two airports and know the compensation that Ethiopian Airlines should pay?

Ethiopian Airlines flight calculate distance
In the first place, keep in mind that the Ethiopian Airlines origin and final destination are measured of the reservation. For this reason, if we have a stop, you do not 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.