Had a delayed flight this side of 2005? Well you could be entitled to some compensation

Had a delayed flight in the past 11 years? You could be entitled to some cash. Image credit:    Ivar Husevåg Døskeland   /Flickr

Had a delayed flight in the past 11 years? You could be entitled to some cash. Image credit: Ivar Husevåg Døskeland/Flickr

Had a flight delayed or cancelled in the last 12 years? Was it for a duration of three hours or greater? Well, if so, then you might just be entitled to some money back in the form of compensation.

Flight Delay Claim – a firm based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – is endeavouring to help entitled consumers reclaim money for flight delay-related reasons.

This is thanks to EU Regulation 261/2004 which was introduced in 2005 to establish common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding, flight cancellations, or long delays of flights.

Now those affected can claim up to £520 in some cases and have Flight Delay Claim do the legwork for them.

How can I apply?

The entire process is as straightforward as can be. Log on to FlightDelayClaim.co.uk by heading to their website, fill in the quick-and-easy application form and wait for one of their advisors to get back to you.

Flight Delay Claim's simple application form ensures a stress-free way to make a claim.

Flight Delay Claim's simple application form ensures a stress-free way to make a claim.

Claims are restricted to flights within the EU at any time since the law came into force on 17 February 2015. The flight must have also either been subject to a delay of at least three hours, been cancelled, you were denied boarding or had to miss a connection.

Applications for whole parties can also be made - so if there are four people on your booking, for example, then only one claim needs to be made. 

The documentation required is minimal and consists of four parts:

  • Name of airline used

  • Name of departure and arrival airport

  • Flight number and date of flight

  • Booking confirmation (Proof of purchase)

What happens next?

The FDC team take care of the claim for you, and should have everything finalised in two to 12 weeks, depending on which airline it is.

Beyond the initial application and consultation, there isn’t any work you would need to do! FDC prepare all the documentation and deliver the claim to the airlines, dealing with any issues they may have.

All claims can be tracked throughout the process via the tracker on FlightDelayClaim.co.uk.

What is the cost?

Potentially, nothing at all. FDC work on a no win, no fee basis – so there really is nothing to lose by pursuing a claim – even if seems unlikely.  All successful claims will be subject to a 25% fee charged on the settlement price, plus VAT.

How to apply

Again, just follow this link and fill out the application form on the homepage. There is also a handy FAQ section on the website which provides more information.

It is worth doing if you have had a flight disrupted by any of the above criteria. There could be some cash in it and that could come in very handy on your next trip.