Federal Express Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

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

Federal Express flight compensation: European law and Montreal Convention

Federal Express EU Flight compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking

Federal Express EU 261 Law compensation}

Only when any of these two circumstances occur:

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

Compensation outline under European law: Federal Express delay, cancellation and overbooking

Table – Federal Express flight compensation according to EU 261/2004 Regulation
Flight Distance (Km) Federal Express 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


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Federal Express E.g compensation according to European 261 law

  • Flight delay from Frankfurt to Brussels: Less than 1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Tenrife to Florence: Between 1.500 km and 3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Berlin to Tokyo: 3.500 km + = € 600 + expenses.

Federal Express Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooked flights and baggage

Federal Express delay compensation

Only when these two circumstances occur at the same time:

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

Compensation table for flight delays, cancellations, or overbooking according to the Montreal Convention

Federal Express 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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Federal Express lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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If you want to Claim Federal Express for baggage delay you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Outline: Federal Express lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Baggage claim Limit of liability Expenses
Lost or damaged € 1.414 = 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 Federal Express

Pir Federal Express

What is the meaning of PIR?

A Federal Express Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference number is a unique code that traces your lost or damaged suitcase. You can find 10 letters and numbers and it is required to claim to Federal Express.

  • Number of lost baggages
  • Issue
  • Ref code so that Federal Express can track the suitcase
  • Flight
  • Date
  • Colour and type
  • Name

The Federal Express Extraordinary Circumstances

The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ is applicable when the delayed or cancelled flight is due to something uncommon in which a claim receives no compensation. Example:

  • Security
  • Really bad weather conditions
  • War
  • Some strikes not releated to Federal Express like air traffic

Federal Express unreal Extraordinary Circumstances:

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

Federal Express “no show” : is it legal?

“No show” is ilegal. you are granted a compensation for the denied boarding.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to Federal Express?

First, if you want to claim directly to Federal Express, you have to know your chances are scarce, since very often Federal Express tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that didn’t really happen, like bad weather. Therefore, it’s advised to direct your claim through lexority.

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How far back can you go with claiming flight delay compensation to Federal Express

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

  • Montreal Convention: 2 years
  • Eu law: two to ten years. It is necessary to the civil code for that particular country.

Documents to claim correctly to Federal Express:

Reservation email

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Boarding pass

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Some advice to claim Federal Express

Keep all Federal Express trip docummentation

keep safe the boarding pass and e-ticket Federal Express gave you. You don’t want to throw them away. They are often very useful to claim Federal Express.

Federal Express flight delays: 3 or more hours

To be entitled to a compensation, Federal Express delayed flight must be higher than 3 hours.

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Overbooked Federal Express flight

Federal Express Overbooking: When Federal Express sells more tickets than the possible number of passengers they can accommodate.

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

Federal Express aims to avoid empty seats due to no-shows, but this must be legally sanctioned.

Once a Federal Express 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 Federal Express refuses them access to the plane.

Find out the Distance between airports to calculate Federal Express compensation

Federal Express calculate km flight
In the first place, keep in mind that which is measured is the Federal Express origin and the final destination of the reservation. For this reason, in case 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 website: Distance from you can exactly calculate the km from airport to airport.