Compensation for Ryanair flight delays or cancellations
If you have ever experienced Ryanair flight delays or cancellations, you could be entitled to financial compensation up to 600€ under EU Regulation EC 261 of 2004.
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Here in this guide, you will come to know when you can claim compensation for Ryanair Airlines flight delays, flight cancellations, and denied boarding incidents under EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation EC 261/2004.
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Ryanair flight delays or cancellations
For Ryanair flight delays or cancellations, you may be entitled to compensation up to 600€ under EU law EC 261. You are eligible for compensation if your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours.
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Ryanair Passengers’ Right to Compensation
Traveling life is not as easy as we think. While traveling, things don’t go according to our plans, such as irregular flights, i.e., delayed or canceled. Thanks to EC Regulation 261/2004, which provides some benefits in such a situation.
Was your Ryanair flight delayed or canceled?
Under EU law EC 261, you could be entitled to compensation.
For Ryanair flight delays of more than three hours at the final destination or Ryanair flight cancellations without prior notice of at least 2 weeks, you could claim compensation up to 600€ (i.e., up to $700) as per EU 261 rule.
Furthermore, inconvenience due to overbooking, missed connecting flights due to delay or cancellation, or flight route changes are other problems under which you can claim compensation.
We here at ClaimFlights, take you through all the information you need to know about When and How to Claim Compensation.
We will help you determine whether you are eligible for compensation and how much you can claim.
Check how much you can claim using our free flight compensation calculator. Provide some basic details such as Ryanair’s flight number, flight date, and the reason behind the inconvenience and file a claim.
Ryanair flight delay compensation
For Ryanair flight delays of more than three hours at the final destination, you are entitled to compensation up to 600€ under the EU law.
You could claim Ryanair flight delay compensation under the following conditions …
- you reached the final destination later than 3 hours
- the departure or arrival airport belongs to an EU member state airport
- and, the delay was not due to extraordinary circumstances
Note: Extraordinary circumstances are events beyond the control of the airlines, such as extreme weather, tsunami, coronavirus, or some ‘Act of God’. Thus, you are not eligible to claim.
How much can you claim for Ryanair flight delays?
The amount of compensation 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 Ryanair delayed flight.
(up to 1500 km)
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
|e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid||e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul||e.g., Frankfurt to New York|
* 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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Ryanair Airlines departure delays
If Ryanair flight delays for more than two hours, passengers are entitled to ‘Right to Care’ assistance.
For 2+ Hours Flight Delays
For 5+ Hours Flight Delays
Ryanair canceled flight compensation
Ryanair can cancel a flight for several reasons. If you have experienced flight cancellations, you could be eligible for compensation under Regulation EC 261/2004.
The amount to claim for a canceled flight is between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …
- days you were informed before
- the length of delay, and
- route distance
If Ryanair canceled the flight without prior notice of at least 14 days, you could be entitled to compensation or refund.
If Ryanair’s flight was canceled, 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.
Whereas for flight cancellations due to extraordinary circumstances, there is no compensation.
Ryanair missed flight connection; how does it work?
You may be entitled to Ryanair’s missed connecting flight compensation under the European Union Regulation EC 261, if …
- the entire journey was booked under one booking reference
- and, the delay at the final destination was more than three hours
You could claim up to 600€ for a missed flight. Whereas, in order to be eligible for compensation, you must satisfy the above criteria.
Ryanair denied boarding rights
If you were denied boarding due to overbooking, you could be eligible for compensation under EU law.
What is Overbooking?
Overbooking is when an airline sells more tickets than there are seats on the plane. They are allowed to do this because passengers sometimes don’t show up at the airport.
If everyone arrives at the airport, they are forced to leave someone behind. And, if it happened to you, you could claim compensation.
Whereas to claim compensation …
- it is necessary for you to not give up your seat voluntarily in exchange for some vouchers,
- the departure or arrival airport belongs to the EU member states
If you were offered an alternate flight of your choice but reached the destination later than two hours, you could ask for compensation.
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Useful Information about Ryanair Airlines
Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline that started in 1985. It became one of the most popular airlines all over Europe. It holds the record of being the largest and busiest airline.
Ryanair started its operation to fly from Waterford to London Gatwick on a 15-seater aircraft. In 1986, they got permission to start their services from London to Dublin.
Due to its low cost, it became the most extensive carrier that carried 82,000 passengers in-between these routes during its first operational year.
Ryanair was able to obtain the rights of operating the scheduled services in the European states in 1992. This opportunity brought a lot of chances for Ryanair Airlines to grow.
Fleet Size & Destinations
The route network of this airline serves almost 35 different countries in Europe, North Africa (Morocco), and the Middle East (Israel and Jordan).
On a regular basis, the airline serves across 225 different destinations in 41 countries.
Following is the list of famous destinations where Ryanair flights are regularly operated …
|France||Bergerac, Béziers, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Carcassonne, Clermont-Ferrand, Dole, Figari, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lille, Limoges, Lorient, Lourdes, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Nîmes, Paris, Perpignan, Poitiers, Rodez, Saint-Malo, Strasbourg, Tillé, Toulouse, Tours, Mulhouse|
|Spain||A Coruña, Alicante, Almería, Barcelona, Bilbao, Castellón, Fuerteventura, Girona, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Reus, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zaragoza|
|Italy||Alghero, Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Comiso, Crotone, Cuneo, Genoa, Lamezia Terme, Milan, Milan, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Parma, Perugia, Pescara, Pisa, Rimini, Rome, Rome, Trapani, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Venice, Verona|
|United Kingdom||Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, Exeter, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow, Leeds / Bradford, Liverpool, London, London, London, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay|
|Germany||Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Memmingen, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Freiburg|
|Poland||Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Łódź, Lublin, Olsztyn, Poznań, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Warsaw, Warsaw, Wrocław|
|Greece||Athens, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kavala, Kos, Santorini, Thessaloniki|
|Portugal||Faro, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Terceira Island|
|Sweden||Gothenburg, Malmö, Stockholm, Stockholm, Växjö|
|Croatia||Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Split, Zadar|
|Denmark||Aalborg, Aarhus, Billund, Copenhagen|
|Ireland||Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon|
|Czech Republic||Brno, Ostrava, Pardubice, Prague|
|Netherlands||Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht|
|Bulgaria||Burgas, Plovdiv, Sofia, Varna|
|Romania||Bucharest, Cluj, Timișoara|
|Ukraine||Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv|
|Lithuania||Kaunas, Palanga, Vilnius|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Banja Luka|
Ryanair Baggage Policy
|Cabin Baggage Allowance|
|Ticket Type||Hand Baggage||Max. Size||Max. Weight||Price|
|Priority & 2 Cabin Bags OR Plus/Flexi/Family||1 Bag||55cm x 40cm x 20cm||10 kg||Between €/£6 to €/£10|
|1 Small Bag||40cm x 20cm x 25cm|
|Checked Baggage Allowance|
|Checked Baggage||Max. Weight||Price|
|1 Bag||10 kg||Between €/£10 to €/£12|
|3 Bag||20 kg||€/£ 25 At the time of booking and €/£ 40 After the booking is done|
Note: Each passenger is entitled to bring 1 small personal bag (handbag, laptop bag, and a small backpack) on board which must fit under the seat in front of you (40cm x 20cm x 25cm).
If your baggage is lost during travel, lost baggage compensation could be processed within 28 working days of receipt. Please make sure to ask for a receipt for the damaged or lost baggage to file a claim over their website.
Ryanair Airlines have been rated 5 out of 10 stars by Skytrax reviewed by more than 1986 air passengers as of December 2021. SkyTrax rates airlines based upon their quality, performance, and services.
Regarding on-board services, Ryanair air passengers gave 1 star out of 5 for inflight entertainment, 2 stars out of 5 for food & beverages, seat comfort, and 3 stars out of 5 for their staff service.
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