Ryanair Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

Ryanair 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.

Ryanair flight compensation: Eu law and Montreal Convention

Ryanair European Flight compensation: delayed, cancelled and overbooked flight

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Only when any of these 2 circumstances happen:

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

Compensation brief under Eu law: Ryanair delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

outline – Ryanair flight compensation according to EU Regulation
Flight (km) Ryanair 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


Ryanair Expenses


Ryanair damages

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Ryanair E.g compensation according to European 261 law

  • Flight cancellation from Frankfurt to London: -1.500 km = € 250 + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Tenrife to Bilbao: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Paris to United States: More than 3.500 km = 600 euros + expenses.

Ryanair Montreal Convention Compensations for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

Ryanair delay compensation

Only applicable when these 2 circumstances happen at the same time:

  1. All luggage claims even if the airline is european
  2. When the airline is not European and the flight does not depart from Europe

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

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

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Ryanair lost baggage or delayed luggage compensation

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If you Claim Ryanair for lost baggage you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Review: Ryanair 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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Important: Fill in the PIR to claim for the luggage to Ryanair: Property Irregularity Report

Pir Ryanair

What is Ryanair PIR?

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

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

The Ryanair 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 not releated to Ryanair like air traffic

Ryanair unreal Extraordinary Circumstances:

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

Ryanair “no show” booking clauses

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

Can I claim my delayed flight directly to Ryanair?

First, if you want to claim directly to Ryanair, you have to know your chances are very small, since very often Ryanair tries to justify their delayed flights with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, such as issues with air traffic control. Consequently, it is advised to funnel your claim through lexority.

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Time limit: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to Ryanair?

Deadline to claim a flight to Ryanair: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, contingent on the type of regulation that applies in that particular case.

  • Montreal Convention: two years
  • Regulation 261/2004 of the EU: 2 to 10 years. You must read the civil code for each country.

Documents to claim properly to Ryanair:


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Boarding pass

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Personal ID

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Guidance to claim Ryanair

Ask for the reason for Ryanair delay or cancellation

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

Ryanair flight delays: 3 or more hours

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

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Overbooking at Ryanair flight

Overbooked Ryanair flight: When Ryanair sells more tickets than the possible number of passengers they can accommodate.

The overbooking is legal, but you are entitled to a compensation up to € 600.

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

When the Ryanair 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 Ryanair refuses them access to the plane.

How do I calculate the distance between airports to claim a compensation to Ryanair?

Ryanair flight distance
In the first place, keep in mind that which is measured is the Ryanair 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 webpage: https://www.distancesfrom.com/ you can exactly calculate the km from airport to airport.