Korean Air Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

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

Korean Air flight claim compensation: EU 261 Law and Montreal Convention

Korean Air EU Flight compensation: delay, cancellation and overbooking

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Suitable when any of these two circumstances occur:

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

Compensation outline under Eu law: Korean Air delay, cancellation and overbooking

review – Korean Air flight compensation according to EU Regulation
Flight Distance (Km) Korean Air 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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Korean Air Example of compensation according to european law

  • Flight cancellation from Milan to Brussels: Less than 1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
  • Flight overbooking from Las Palmas to Florence: 1.500 km -3.500 km = 400 euros + expenses.
  • Flight overbooking from Rome to Cali: 3.500 km + = € 600 + expenses.

Korean Air Compensations under Montreal Convention for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

Korean Air delay compensation

Only 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 doesn´t depart from Europe

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

Montreal Convention table: Korean Air compensation
Compensation Limit of liability Expenses
Baggage 5.708 euros = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) Hotels, taxis, tours, other missed flights

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Korean Air lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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

Outline: Korean Air lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Luggage 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 Korean Air: Property Irregularity Report

Property irregularity report Korean Air

What is Korean Air PIR?

A Korean Air Property Irregularity Report (PIR) number is a unique code that traces your lost or damaged baggage. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is imperative to claim to Korean Air.

  • Number of lost baggages
  • Problem
  • Ref code so that Korean Air can track the suitcase
  • Flight code
  • Date
  • Colour and type
  • Name

The Korean Air 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
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • War
  • Some strikes not releated to Korean Air such as air traffic

Korean Air not real Extraordinary Circumstances:

  • Problems with Korean Air staff
  • Bad weather affecting a previous flight
  • Denied boarding due to an overbooking
  • Korean Air technical problems

Korean Air missed connecting flight because of flight delay

It is normal in a Korean Air flight to have 1 (or more) stops, on the way.
If any one of Korean Air flights are delayed, you may lose the connection.
Korean Air must find you another flight to the final destination and you will be entitled to claim up to 600 euros compensation if your new flight arrives 3 hours later than the original Korean Air flight.

Can I claim my delayed flight directly to Korean Air?

First of all, if you want to claim directly to Korean Air, you have to know your chances are very small, since very often Korean Air tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, like issues with air traffic control. Therefore, it is advised to funnel your claim through lexority.

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

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

  • Montreal Convention: two years
  • Eu law: 2 to 10 years. It is necessary to the civil code for each country.

Documents to claim successfully to Korean Air:


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Boarding pass

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Some Tips to claim Korean Air

keep safe all Korean Air travel documents

keep safe your boarding pass and e-ticket Korean Air gave you. You don’t want to dispose of them. They are often very useful to claim Korean Air.

Korean Air delayed flights for 3 or more hours

Korean Air delay must be higher than 3 hours to be entitled to a compensation.

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Overbooked Korean Air flight

Overbooked Korean Air flight: When Korean Air 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.

Korean Air aims to avoid empty seats because of no-shows, but this must be legally sanctioned.

When the Korean 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 Korean Air refuses them access to the plane.

How to calculate the distance between two airports and know the compensation that Korean Air should pay?

Korean Air flight distance
First of all, it is important to take into account that the Korean Air origin and final destination are measured of the reservation. So, 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 site: https://www.distancesfrom.com/ you can exactly calculate the kilometers between places.