Air France Cancelled or Delayed Flight Compensation

If your Air France Airlines flight was delayed for more than three hours or cancelled without prior notice, you could be eligible for compensation up to 600€ under EU law. We may assist you in requesting compensation for Air France flight delays or cancellations on a “no win no fee” basis.

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Here is an ultimate guide for passengers whose flights were delayed, cancelled, or overbooked to claim compensation under EU Regulation EC 261/2004.

In this guide, you will also learn about all your rights, privileges, and, most importantly, if you are eligible for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004 EU Air Passenger Rights.

Air France flight delays or cancellations rights

Was your Air France flight delayed or cancelled? If the answer is Yes, you may have the right to claim compensation.

According to EU Law, if your Air France flight was delayed for more than three hours or cancelled less than 14 days before it was due to depart, you might be qualified to claim Air France compensation for the delays or cancellations up to €600 for each passenger.

The process of claiming delayed flight compensation from the airlines could be hectic. We can help you with hassle-free claims.

Check if you are eligible to claim and how much you can claim using our flight delay compensation calculator. Find it in just 2 minutes and proceed to claim on a ‘No win, No fees’ basis.

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Air France Passengers’ Right to Claim Compensation

Flying with Air France, you may have suffered flight disruptions such as delays, cancellations, or denied boarding due to overbooking, which can completely ruin your travel plans.

But hold on! Under EC Regulation 261/2004, you could be eligible for compensation for flight delays and cancellations.

What to do if your Air France flight is delayed or cancelled? Under EU law EC 261, you could be entitled to compensation up to 600€.

You could claim compensation for Air France flight delays of more than three hours at the final destination or flight cancellations without prior notice of at least 2 weeks.

Air France Airlines does not have to pay compensation or refund if they could arrange an alternative flight with similar departure and arrival times to the original one.

Any person in this World who faced delays or cancellations can claim compensation under EU law. You do not need to be an EU citizen.

We at ClaimFlights take you through all the information you need about When and How to Claim Air France Delay Compensation. We will also help you to understand how EU law protects you and how much you can claim compensation.

Air France flight delay compensation

For Air France flight delays of more than three hours at the final destination, you are entitled to compensation up to 600€ under EU law.

Whereas the most important factors to file Air France delay compensation claim are only if …

  1. you reached the final destination later than 3 hours
  2. the departure or arrival airport belongs to an EU member state
  3. and the delay was not due to extraordinary circumstances

Note:Extraordinary circumstances are events that beyond the control of the airlines, such as bad weather, tsunami, coronavirus, or some ‘Act of God’. Thus, you are not eligible to claim compensation.

How much can you claim for Air France flight delays or cancellations?

The amount of compensation to claim varies from 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the route distance and the length of the delay.

The table below clarifies how much you can claim for Air France delayed or canceled flights.

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
Long-distance
(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?

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Ask a reason for delay

Ask the airline for a reason behind it. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.
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Note Arrival Time

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

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

Check Eligibility

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

Exchange Contacts

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

Claim Money Back

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Right to care in case of Air France Airlines Departure delays

If Air France flight delays for more than two hours or 5 hours, passengers are entitled to ‘Right to Care’ assistance.

For 2+ Hours Flight Delays

Foods/Snacks

Free meals and refreshments.

Communication

2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours Flight Delays

Foods/Snacks

Free meals and refreshments.

Communication

2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

Flight

Re-routed to the earliest available flight

Refund

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

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

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Air France Flight Cancellation Compensation

For flight departing from EU airport which gets cancelled without prior notice, you could be eligible for Air France cancelled flight compensation under Regulation EC 261/2004.

The amount to claim for a cancelled flight is between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …

  • days you were informed before
  • the length of delay, and
  • route distance

If Air France Airlines cancelled your flight without prior notice of at least 14 days, you could be entitled to compensation or refund.

If Air France’s flight was cancelled, you have two options to choose from …

  • apply for a refund, or
  • ask for an alternative flight

If your alternate flight delays for more than 2 hours, you could be eligible for compensation under EU law.

You could not claim compensation for flight cancellation due to extraordinary circumstances.

You can use our Air France compensation claim form available on our website to file your claim through us. Our team of claim experts can seek your claim, guaranteeing that you get the right amount of money at the right time.

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Air France missed flight connection. How does it work?

You may be entitled to Air France missed connecting flight compensation under the European Union Regulation EC 261 if …

  1. the entire journey was booked under one booking reference
  2. and, the delay at the final destination was more than three hours

You could claim up to 600€ for a missed flight. To be eligible for compensation, you must satisfy the above criteria.

Air France denied boarding compensation

If you were denied boarding due to overbooking, you could be eligible for compensation under EU law.

Whereas to claim compensation …

  1. it is necessary for you to not give up your seat voluntarily in exchange for some vouchers,
  2. you presented yourself at the airport on time
  3. you had all the travel documents
  4. the departure or arrival airport belongs to the EU member states

In case, you were offered an alternate flight of your choice but reached the destination later than two hours, you could ask for compensation.

How to claim compensation for delayed or canceled flights?

We are specialized in helping airline passengers to get their compensation from the airline quickly.

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Check Entitlement

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Check if you can claim using our compensation checker tool.
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Enter Flight Details

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Fill in your flight number, date of journey, and some further information.
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Assign to us

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We process your case

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Useful information about Air France Airlines

Air France airline came into existence in 1933 as a merger of Air Union, Air Orient, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne, Société Générale de Transport Aérien, and Compagnie Générale Aéropostale.

Air France is the subsidiary of the Air France – KLM group and has been the French flag carrier for over 8 decades.

Its headquarter is in Tremblay-en-France. The global hub of Air France is at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, with Orly Airport as a domestic hub.

American-Airlines
Fleet Size and Destinations
The airline serves almost 36 domestic destinations and international services to almost 175 destinations in 93 countries.

Air France operates 225 fleets under its name. Also, a prominent domestic carrier with flights operating in 36 destinations within France.

Country City
France Agen, Ajaccio, Aurillac, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Brive, Caen, Calvi, Castres, Clermont Ferrand, Figari, Lannion, La Rochelle, Lille, Limoges, Lorient, Lourdes, Lyon, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Pau, Perpignan, Quimper, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Lourdes, Toulon, Toulouse
United States Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington
Germany Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
Italy Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Venice
United Kingdom Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester
Spain Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville
Canada Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver
Morocco Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat
Nigeria Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt
People’s Republic of China Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan
Brazil Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
Congo Brazzaville, Pointe Noire
Dominican Republic Punta Cana, Santo Domingo
India Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai
Russia Moscow, Saint Petersburg
South Africa Cape Town, Johannesburg
Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm
Netherlands Amsterdam, Rotterdam
Denmark Billund, Copenhagen
Mexico Cancún, Mexico City
Belgium Antwerp, Brussels
Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City
Cameroon Douala, Yaoundé
Martinique Fort de France
Poland Kraków, Warsaw
Switzerland Geneva, Zürich
Djibouti Djibouti City
Argentina Buenos Aires
Japan Osaka, Tokyo
Panama Panama City
Sint Maarten Philipsburg
Mauritius Port Louis
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Romania Bucharest
Slovenia Ljubljana
Chile Santiago
Costa Rica San José
Hungary Budapest
Israel Tel Aviv
Turkey Istanbul
Algeria Algeria
Armenia Yerevan
Benin Cotonou
China Beijing
Thailand Bangkok
Venezuela Caracas
Angola Luanda
Austria Vienna
Central African Republic Bangui
Colombia Bogotá
Croatia Zagreb
Cuba Havana
Czech Republic Prague
Equatorial Guinea Malabo
Greece Athens
Iran Tehran
Ireland Dublin
Lebanon Beirut
Portugal Lisbon
Bulgaria Sofia
Egypt Cairo
Ghana Accra
Jordan Amman
Malta Malta
Senegal Dakar
Tunisia Tunis
United Arab Emirates Dubai
Norway Oslo
Peru Lima
Ukraine Kiev
Air France Ticket Cancellation Policy
Passengers who have a reservation with Air France can cancel their ticket and get a refund from the airline. However, passengers must cancel their ticket within 24 hours of booking, and the ticket must be booked at least seven days before the departure.

If the booking is cancelled just a few hours before the departure, passengers must pay a cancellation fee to the airline

Air France Baggage Policy
Air-France Hand Baggage
Ticket Type Hand Baggage Max. Size Max. Weight
Economy Class 1 Bag + 1 Accessory 55 x 35 x 25 cm 12kg (26Ib)
Premium Economy Class 2 Bag + 1 Accessory 55 x 35 x 25 cm 18Kg (40Ib)
Business Class 2 Bag + 1 Accessory 55 x 35 x 25 cm 18Kg (40Ib)
First Class (La Première) 2 Bag + 1 Accessory 55 x 35 x 25 cm 18Kg (40Ib)

Note : Personal accessory which should not exceed the following dimensions: 40 x 30 x 15 cm / 16 x 12 x 6 in

Air France Checked Baggage
Ticket Type Checked Baggage Max. Size Max. Weight
Economy Class (Except Light Fare) 1 Bag 158 cm / 62.2 in 23kg (50Ib)
Premium Economy Class 2 Bags 158 cm / 62.2 in 23kg (50Ib)
Business Class 2 Bags 158 cm / 62.2 in 32kg (70Ib)
First Class (La Première) 3 Bags 158 cm / 62.2 in 32kg (70Ib)

Note : In Economy class (light fare) passenger can purchase an additional checked baggage option

If your baggage arrived later than expected or your baggage is lost during transportation you could be entitled to Air France lost or delayed baggage compensation. You can find more information on lost or damaged baggage on Air France’s Website.

Air France Reviews
Air France Airlines have been rated 5 out of 10 stars by Skytrax reviewed by more than 1072 air passengers as of June 2021. SkyTrax rates airlines based upon their quality, performance, and services.

In terms of on-board services, Air France air passengers gave 3 stars out of 5 for inflight entertainment, food & beverages, seat comfort, and their staff service.

Air France Contact Information
These information or links might be useful for you to contact Air France directly:

Website: Air France

Social Accounts: Twitter | Facebook

Contact: +1 800-237-2747

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Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

International Legal Strategist

Petya Petrova-Racheva holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree, and has broad knowledge of European Laws in different countries. She loves travelling and her dog, as well as her family.

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