Claim Compensation for Aer Lingus Delays or Cancellations

If your Aer Lingus flight delays or was cancelled without prior notice, you might be qualified for compensation under European Regulation EC 261. We’re here to help you with Aer Lingus flight compensation on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.

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Here is an ultimate guide on claiming compensation for Aer Lingus Airlines flight delays, cancellations, and denied boarding due to overbooking, following EU Regulation EC 261 of 2004.

Also, know about all your rights, privileges, and, most importantly, whether you are eligible for Aer Lingus flight compensation.

Aer Lingus flight delayed or cancelled. Can I claim compensation?

If your Aer Lingus flight was excessively delayed, you might be qualified for flight delay compensation up to 600€ per person under EU Air Passenger Rights Regulation EC 261.

If you are an air passenger traveled with Aer Lingus Airline, and your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours at the final destination, or if you planned your travel with Aer Lingus and the flight was cancelled without any prior notice; or if you were denied to board your flight due to overbooking, then according to European Union Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, you can claim compensation up to 600€. This takes into account the distance between departure and arrival airport.

To claim Aer Lingus cancelled flight compensation, your flight should have been cancelled without prior notice. If you were notified between 7 to 14 days, the compensation amount would be reduced by 50%.

Still Confused, Are You Eligible to Claim Compensation Against Aer Lingus Airlines?

Flight damage, flight failure, airport delay, and plane delay are some reasons for delays. Safety measures have been taken by European Union Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 and entitles you to claim compensation for delays of more than 3 hours.

You can even ask for a refund for flight cancellations without prior notice of at least 14 days. If you have missed your connecting flight due to a delay, flight time change, or cancellation, you can also claim your money back from the airline.

Managerial issues like denied boarding due to overbooking, airport delay, and technical issues like flight damage and flight failure are also claimable. Air passengers should report the delay of flights to the authority responsible for flight delays and demand money back from them.

If you need help claiming the compensation, you can always contact us (ClaimFlights). You just need to provide details of your Aer Lingus flight that you can get from the flight itinerary or boarding pass.

To know how much compensatory amount Aer Lingus owes you, use our free Flight Delay Compensation Calculator. Fill out our Aer Lingus delayed flight compensation form, where you just need to enter your flight number, journey date, and the reason behind the delay or cancellation.

How much compensation can you claim for Aer Lingus’s delayed or cancelled flight?

The amount of compensation varies between 250 to 600 Euros depending upon the length of the delay and the distance of your flight.

The table below shows the receivable compensation that you can request for Aer Lingus delays or cancellations claim:

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul e.g., Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for a distance of over 3500 km if EU borders were not crossed.

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Your Flight Has Been Delayed or Canceled. What Should You Do?


Ask a reason for the delay

Ask the airline for the reason behind the delay. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check your Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our compensation checker to check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

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Flight departure delays

If there’s a delay at departure, you are eligible for the “Right to Care.” The airlines must offer:

For 2+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours of Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

Was your flight delayed for more than 3 hours?

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EC Regulation 261/2004 – Air Lingus Airlines Passenger Rights Regulation

EC Regulation 261/2004 (dated 17 February 2005) applies to air passengers departing from any EU airport or from a non-EU airport with an EU airline to an EU destination. Passengers must note that Aer Lingus delayed flight compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions.

There will be no compensation for a delay or cancellation caused by an extraordinary circumstance under which such delay or cancellation becomes uncontrollable. Examples of such situations include extreme bad weather, pilot strikes, or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such cases, passengers will not be given any compensation.

If you had a flight booking with Aer Lingus Airlines and your flight was delayed or cancelled without prior notice or for reasons which could have been easily avoided by the airline, then according to EU Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, you can claim compensation up to 600€. This considers the travel distance and the delay duration, which should be more than 3 hours.

Within EU:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, you can claim up to 250€
  2. And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, you can claim up to 250€
  2. If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, you can claim up to 400€
  3. And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€

Note: If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European Flight, EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in the case of EU-based flights travelling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.

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Am I Eligible to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays or Cancellations?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation. It applies to EU and Non-EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.

This means you can claim on flights departing from any airport in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).

Thus you are eligible to claim compensation for delayed or cancelled flights departed or which were scheduled to depart from an EU airport.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

How can we (ClaimFlights) help you with Aer Lingus Flight Compensation?

All you have to do is provide us with your Aer Lingus flight details like flight number, flight date (you can find them on your flight itinerary or boarding pass) and the reason behind the delay or cancellation. Our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data, so everything goes smoothly.

Our claim expert team has access to flight information such as the time the flight was delayed, the reason behind delay or cancellation, actual flight departure and arrival time, etc., making us more likely to win. We are providing the best services to claim without any legal hassles or complications.

Our free online compensation checker tool can help you calculate the exact compensatory amount that can be claimed. Our claim professionals take up your case on a No Win No Fee basis. So if you have any complaints regarding Aer Lingus flights, you can contact Claim Flights anytime.

We charge only if the case is valid; otherwise, you do not have to bear any costs.

Calculate The Amount Aer Lingus Airlines Owes You

Passengers are often unaware of the rules and regulations and end up claiming a futile amount compared to what they are entitled to. At ClaimFlights, the exact compensation can be calculated with the help of our free flight delay compensation calculator available online.

You can claim flight compensation or reimbursement with our assistance by filling out the Aer Lingus flight delay compensation claim form. You may need to enter further details about yourself and co-passengers for whom you would like to claim flight compensation. Our experienced claim expert team can file a claim on your behalf and pursue it from the airlines.

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Helpful Information about Aer Lingus Airlines

Aer Lingus is an Irish airline and the national flag carrier of Ireland. It is the second-largest low-cost air carrier in Ireland, formed in 1936. Its rapid growth and expansion are mainly due to its low-cost business model. Its headquarters are situated at Dublin Airport in Swords.

It operates both domestic and international flights to America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The IATA code of Aer Lingus Airline is “EI”. The parent company of Aer Lingus Airlines is International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British AirwaysIberia and Vueling Airline.

During its starting stage, Aer Lingus used to carry 5 million passengers annually, which has now increased to 11 million passengers annually, showing that the airline has truly grown. Aer Lingus works with a mission to connect Ireland with the rest of the world at a comprehensive price

Aer Lingus offers domestic flight services known as “Aer Lingus Regional”, the brand name used for the regional flights. Aer Lingus also provides cargo services (Aer Lingus Cargo) on all routes to the United States from Dublin and Shannon and some routes to the UK and most European routes.
Aer Lingus Codeshare Partners
Aer Lingus has both codeshare and Interline agreements with various airlines. The code-share agreements allow them to use their flight numbers on other airlines’ flights and marketing of their products on other airlines’ flights, while the interline agreements allow them to book tickets on other flights as their own.

The airlines with which Aer Lingus has code-share agreement are British Airways, Air Canada, Flybe and KLM. Aer Lingus has both code-share and interline agreements with Etihad Airways, JetBlue Airways and United. Aer Lingus has Franchise agreement with Stobart Air which is the regional Irish airline and operates number of routes under Aer Lingus brand.

Aer Lingus Fleet Size & Destinations
Aer Lingus operates 48 planes serving domestic and international passengers. Airbus A320, A321, and A330 aircraft are used for long and short-haul routes to European, North African and Asia Minor destinations. Airbus A330 and Boeing 757 are used for North American and some European destinations.

Aer Lingus has 7 Airbus A330-300s, 34 Airbus A320-200s, 3 Airbus A321-200 and 4 Airbus A330-200. The airline has spread its wings across North America and Europe using these fleets. Aer Lingus airline has bases in Belfast, Cork, and Shannon, which helps them operate flights to other destinations.

The countries across Europe to which Aer Lingus connects are Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

Where Does Aer Lingus Airlines Fly To

Sr. No. Country City
1 Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Murcia, Málaga, Majorca, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife
2 United Kingdom Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay, Southampton
3 United States Boston (Logan Airport), Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. (Dulles)
4 France Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Perpignan, Rennes, Toulouse
5 Italy Bologna, Catania, Milan, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Verona
6 Germany Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart
7 Ireland Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon
8 Croatia Dubrovnik, Pula, Split
9 Austria Salzburg, Vienna
10 Switzerland Geneva, Zürich
11 Greece Athens, Corfu
12 Portugal Faro, Lisbon
13 Isle of Man Isle of Man
14 Finlando Rovaniemi
15 Iceland Reykjavík
16 Netherlands Amsterdam
17 Belgium Brussels
18 Hungary Budapest
19 Canada Toronto
20 Bulgaria Burgas
21 Czech Republic Prague
22 Jersey Jersey
23 Poland Warsaw
24 Turkey Izmir
Most Popular Routes of Aer Lingus Airlines

The most popular destinations of Aer Lingus are Dublin to Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Paris, JFK Airport, Heathrow, Orlando, London, San Francisco, New York, and Amsterdam; Boston to Shannon; Cork to Malaga and Rome; Gatwick to Belfast; Heathrow to Shannon; Glasgow to New York; Belfast to London.

Aer Lingus Services
Aer Lingus has introduced a frequent flyer program or Loyalty based program, “AerClub/Avios”, for their frequent flyers, where Aer Lingus passengers can earn rewards or points (also known as miles, segments, or kilometres) against their flight tickets. These earned points can be redeemed for priority bookings, other goods or services, air travel, fast track access, airport lounge access, and travel class upgrades.

Aer Lingus provides 2 classes of services on their aircraft depending on flight distance: Economy Class and Business Class. On short-haul flights (Europe, North Africa, and some Asian countries), Economy Class passengers can get 29″-30″ seat pitch and Buy on Board Service, where passengers can purchase meals and drinks on board. No business class service is offered on short-haul flights.

On long-haul flights (North America and some European destinations), Aer Lingus provides 32″ seat pitch, Personal TV Screens with Audio/Video on demand, free meals, and non-alcoholic drinks; Kid Zone – for younger passengers with Disney movies, TV shows, music, and games; Universal power ports for their Economy class passengers. However, Business class passengers can get a flatbed, free meals and drinks, universal power ports, Individual TV Screens with Video on demand (VOD), and free Wi-Fi services.

Aer Lingus Ratings

Skytrax which rates airlines based on the quality of the services and performances, has rated Aer Lingus 6 of 10 stars reviewed by more than 815 customers as of January 2022. Aer Lingus customers have rated 2 of 5 stars for Inflight Entertainment; 3 of 5 stars for Food & Beverages and Seat Comfort and 4 of 5 stars for Staff Service and Value for Money.

Aer Lingus Cancellation or Baggage Claim Policy
Aer Lingus cancellation policy is specific to the fare type you have booked. If you cancel your flight against a confirmed reservation before the scheduled departure time or change your flight date, you can request a refund from Aer Lingus. If you wish to cancel your flight due to bereavement, immediate family members (spouse, children, etc.,) can get a full refund of the flight ticket cost, and Aer Lingus only charges the administration fee.

If your checked baggage or luggage was delayed or damaged or got missed or lost at the airport, you could complain to Aer Lingus Airlines. To know more about baggage or luggage-related queries like carry-on baggage size or weight, luggage restrictions, the baggage allowance for domestic or international flights, and charges for excess baggage, you can check Aer Lingus Baggage Policy.

Aer Lingus Airlines Contact Information

You can Check The Below Links for any Further Queries or Complaints

Aer Lingus Official Website: Aer lingus

Wikipedia Page: Aer Lingus Wikipedia

Aer Lingus Mobile App: Android Play Store | iPhone/iPad App Store

Aer Lingus Office Address : Head Office Building, Dublin Airport, Ireland

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter

Telephone Number: + 353-1-8868202 (Toll-free)

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