Finnair Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

Finnair Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to € 600 refund for a delayed or cancelled flight and € 1.414 for lost luggage.

Finnair flight compensation: Eu law and Montreal Convention

Finnair European compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking

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Only when any of these 2 circumstances occur:

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

Compensation brief under EU 261 Law: Finnair delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

Summary – Finnair flight compensation according to EU Regulation
Flight Distance (Km) Finnair Compensation Claim
– 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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Finnair E.g. compensation according to european law

  • Flight cancellation from Paris to Brussels: Less than 1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
  • Flight overbooking from Tenrife to Belgium: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
  • Flight cancellation from Rome to India: More than 3.500 km = € 600 + expenses.

Finnair Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

Finnair 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 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

Finnair Montreal Convention Compensation
Compensation Limit of liability Expenses
Baggage € 5.708 = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights

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Finnair lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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If you Claim Finnair for luggage delay you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Outline: Finnair 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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Note: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to Finnair: Property Irregularity Report

Property irregularity report Finnair

What is the meaning of PIR?

A Finnair Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference number is a unique code that traces your delayed or damaged luggage. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is needed to claim to Finnair.

  • Number of lost luggages
  • Problem
  • Ref code so that Finnair can track the suitcase
  • Flight
  • Date
  • Colour and type
  • Name

The Finnair Extraordinary Circumstances

The term ‘extraordinary circumstances’ is applicable when the delayed or cancelled flight is caused by something uncommon in which a claim receives no compensation. Such as:

  • Security
  • Really bad weather conditions
  • War
  • A few strikes unrelated to Finnair such as air traffic

Finnair not real Extraordinary Circumstances:

  • Issues with Finnair staff
  • Bad weather affecting a previous flight
  • Denied boarding due to an overbooking
  • Finnair technical problems

Finnair “no show” booking clauses

“No show” is ilegal. You can claim a compensation if you are being denied from boarding.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to Finnair?

First, if you want to claim directly to Finnair, you should know your chances are scarce, since very often Finnair tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, like issues with air traffic control. Therefore, it is highly recommendable to funnel your claim through lexority.

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

Deadline to claim a flight to Finnair: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of law that is applicable in each case.

  • Montreal Convention: 2 years
  • Eu law: 2 to 10 years. You must read the civil code for each country.

Documents to claim successfully to Finnair:


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Boarding pass

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Personal ID

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Some advice to claim Finnair

Ask for the reason for Finnair delay or cancellation

The cause of the delayed flight is critical: principally if you don´t have the boarding passes.

Finnair flight delays: 3 or more hours

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

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Overbooking at Finnair flight

Overbooked Finnair flight: When Finnair sells more tickets than the actual number of people they can take.

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

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

When the Finnair 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 Finnair refuses them access to the plane.

Distance from airport A to airport B to calculate the Finnair compensation

Finnair flight distance
In the first place, it is important to take into account that which is measured is the Finnair origin and the final destination of the reservation. So, if we have a stop, you shouldn´t 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 kilometers from airport to airport.