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.

We can claim compensation on behalf of you. On a successful claim, we charge 25% success fee + VAT (no VAT for residents outside of EU)

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Ryanair Passengers’ Right to Compensation

The 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 at least 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 flight due to delay or cancellation, or if flight route changes, are some other problems under which you can ask for compensation.

We here at Claim Flights, take you through all the information you need to know about When and How to Claim Compensation.

We will help you find out 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 …

  1. you reached the final destination later than 3 hours
  2. the departure or arrival airport belongs to an EU member state airport
  3. 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.

Claim amount Route distance Length of delay
250€ less than 1500 km 3+ hours
400€ between 1500 km to 3500 km 3+ hours
600€ * more than 3500 km 4+ hours (EU borders were crossed)
* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., 300€, for distance over 3500 km and when EU borders were not crossed.

Ryanair departure delays

If Ryanair’s flight was delayed for more than two hours, passengers are entitled to ‘right to care’ assistance.

For 2+ hours departure delays, you have the right to ask for …

  • free meals and refreshments
  • access to 2 free phone calls, email or fax

If your Ryanair flight was delayed for more than five hours, you can ask for …

  • refund if you are unwilling to fly (refund should be credited within 7 working days)
  • hotel accommodation and transport facility (for an overnight delay, or when stay becomes necessary)

How to claim compensation from Ryanair Airlines?

  • ☛ Ask Ryanair Airlines for the reason behind flight disruption
  • ☛ Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service
  • ☛ Note the actual arrival time, when your flight was landed
  • ☛ Keep your travel documents with you (e.g. flight ticket, boarding pass, receipts, etc.)
  • Check if you are eligible for compensation
  • ☛ Assign us your case for a hassle-free claim

Was your Ryanair Flight Delayed?

Ryanair canceled flight compensation

Ryanair Airlines can cancel a flight for a number of reasons. If you have experienced flight cancellations, you could be eligible for compensation under Regulation EC 261/2004.

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

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

If Ryanair Airlines 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 cancellation due to extraordinary circumstances, you could not claim compensation.

How much can I claim for flight cancellations?

Ryanair missed flight connection, how does it work?

You may be entitled to Ryanair 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 a situation in which an airline sells more tickets than there are seats on the plane. They are allowed to do this because they know passengers sometimes don’t show up at the airport.

If everyone arrives at the airport then 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

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 flight compensation from Ryanair?

  1. To proceed, check your flight using our compensation checker tool.
  2. Provide us with some further flight information, and you are all set.
  3. We prepare and file a claim on your behalf, also take legal action if required
  4. Once we receive compensation, we charge a success fee of 25% + VAT (no VAT for non-EU residents).
  5. Don’t be late, claim for your rights today !

Why should you choose “ClaimFlights”?

  • No win No fee. Yes, you read it right, you need to pay nothing unless we win the case
  • No additional legal action fee, or admin fee (even if we have to take your case to court)
  • Close to 100% Success in court
  • Success Fee 25% + VAT (no VAT, if you are a non-EU resident)
  • Best Payout when compared with the other flight delay claim companies
  • Test Winner in many flight delay provider tests

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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 is headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland and has primary bases at Dublin and London Stansted Airport.

Ryanair started its operation to flew 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 biggest 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

Currently, Ryanair operates 293 aircraft including 1 Boeing 737-700 while the rest of them are Boeing 737-800.

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 …

Country City
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
Finland Lappeenranta, Tampere
Belgium Brussels, Charleroi
Slovakia Bratislava, Košice
Georgia Tbilisi, Kutaisi
Armenia Yerevan, Gyumri
Cyprus Paphos, Larnaca
Luxembourg Luxembourg City
Norway Haugesund, Oslo
Turkey Bodrum, Dalaman
Bosnia and Herzegovina Banja Luka
Montenegro Podgorica
Austria Salzburg
Hungary Budapest
Malta Valletta
Estonia Tallinn
Switzerland Basel
Latvia Riga
Serbia Niš

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 Reviews

Ryanair Airlines have been rated 5 out of 10 stars by Skytrax reviewed by more than 1879 air passengers as of March 2020. SkyTrax rates airlines based upon their quality, performance, and services.

In terms of 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.

These information or links might be useful for you to contact Ryanair directly:

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