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Ryanair DAC is an Irish low-cost airline founded in 1984, headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports.
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Decode your flight rights - get compensated for flight hiccups up to six years old!
The 2004 EU261 regulation says you will get Ryanair compensation if you find out your flight:

  • Delayed by more than 3 hours
  • Canceled but not informed within 14 days of flight cancelation
  • Denied boarding due to overbooking
  • Forced you to miss a connecting flight because you arrived three hours later than expected

However, certain extraordinary circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions or airport issues, may exempt airlines from compensating passengers. However, if the delay results from technical problems, operational reasons, or an airline staff strike, Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 likely entitles you to compensation.

But don't let these disruptions define your journey!

Remember that in any of the cases mentioned above, you are entitled to an alternative flight to get Ryanair reimbursement for your ticket. You may be entitled to a refund even in extraordinary cases.

Should your Ryanair flight experience delays, the airline is obligated to cover all essential expenses until your departure. In the event of a Ryanair flight cancellation, they are also responsible for footing the bill for your food, drinks, and accommodation.

Typically, the airline provides vouchers for use at the airport. However, if the voucher falls short or you don't receive one, there's no need to stress. You're free to make additional purchases, and by retaining your receipts, the airline is obliged to reimburse you for your expenses fully.

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Does Ryanair pay for delayed flights?

Get your Ryanair flight delay compensation in no time!

Despite airlines' best efforts, like Ryanair, to stick to schedules, delays can happen. The silver lining for travelers? Your rights as a passenger kick in when Ryanair flights run behind.

With Ryanair being EU-based, most of its flights fall under EC 261—an extensive law globally championing air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 empowers you to claim compensation for delays, cancellations, or overbooked flights not caused by you.

While some situations (like bad weather) may exempt airlines, technical glitches or airline staff strikes often mean you're owed compensation under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004.

You have up to six years to file a compensation claim for a delayed Ryanair flight. This time may change depending on the jurisdiction country. Enter your flight details in our easy compensation calculator—it'll reveal if you're owed money. And our expert legal team? They're all set to help you claim what's rightfully yours.

You will get a refund up to as high as €600.
Get a reimbursement irrespective of the ticket price.
Get compensated for flight delay cases as old as six years old!

Know your EU261 compensation claim.

Your Ryanair delayed flight compensation depends on your planned flight distance:

Up to 1500 km Up to 3500 km More than 3500 km
€250 €400 €600

Keep in mind that the length of your original flight will affect your Ryanair flight delay compensations. Not sure if you are eligible or not? Try our flight delay and cancellation compensation claim calculator.

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How much is the Ryanair compensation claim?

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If you are seeking Ryanair compensation because you just:
Missed your connecting flight
Or were denied boarding at the airport
Or, got your flight delayed by more than three hours
Or, found your flight canceled

Then you are at the right place. According to EU Regulation 261/2004, Ryanair is entitled to pay you compensation of up to €600.

Use our Claim Calculator to find Ryanair delayed flight compensation in just 2 minutes. No obligations!

Some more Ryanair flight delay compensation provisions and services you should know!

Suppose your Ryanair departure takes a detour from the norm. In that case, your entitlements kick in immediately, offering you a ticket to essential benefits and services.

  • Short Distance (1500 km or less):
    Wait for 2 hours or more, and you're treated to free drinks, free food, and two chances to ring, email, or fax your heart out.
  • Medium Distance (between 1500 and 3500 km):
    Hit the 3-hour mark and get free drinks, free food, and those two lifelines for communication—are yours.
  • Long-Haul (more than 3500 km):
    Enjoy the same perks for a 4-hour delay or more, keeping your spirits high and your hunger at bay.
  • Delays Beyond 5 Hours:
    Ryanair is on the hook to either refund you or find an alternative route to your destination.
  • Next Day Departure Woes:
    You are entitled to a comfy hotel stay, complete with transport to and from the airport.

Filing Ryanair complaints for refunds could be a patchy road!

Embarking on the path to secure compensation for a flight disruption, especially with Ryanair, can be akin to navigating a maze with its fair share of challenges. The journey can be both complex and rewarding, from unraveling the intricacies of regulations to meeting stringent conditions. If you want to file for Ryanair compensation claim form, here's what you will probably face.

  • The Criteria Conundrum
    Airlines set specific conditions for compensation eligibility, considering factors like the nature and duration of disruptions, reasons for delays, and airline responsibility.
  • Regulatory Roadblocks
    Air travel compensation follows regulations such as EU Regulation 261/2004, outlining passenger rights. Navigating these rules in specific situations adds a layer of complexity.
  • Paper Trail Pitfall
    Compensation claims often require documentation, including booking proof, boarding passes, and disruption details. Without the proper documents, delays or denials may arise.
  • Cooperation Challenges
    Airlines differ in their willingness to cooperate with compensation claims. The speed and efficiency of processing claims can vary from one airline to another.
  • Legal Paths
    In certain instances, passengers may need legal action for compensation, a process that can be both time-consuming and expensive.
  • Policy Puzzle
    Airlines may tweak compensation policies or dispute resolution processes, making it challenging for passengers to stay informed and navigate the changes effectively.
  • Claim Crunch
    Airlines, especially major ones like Ryanair, handle a high volume of compensation claims. Processing these claims takes time, potentially causing delays due to the sheer number of requests.

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  • Airline excuses?
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Claim Ryanair Compensation for Canceled Flights

If your Ryanair flight faces the unfortunate cancellation fate, European air passenger rights step in with clarity: Ryanair is obligated to provide you with an alternative means of transportation to your destination or, if you prefer, a refund.

Moreover, if you receive a Ryanair cancellation notice less than 14 days before departure, you might be eligible to claim compensation of up to €600 per person. You can also claim reimbursement if your flight arrives at your destination more than two hours late.

Typically, when Ryanair cancels flights, they aim to rebook passengers onto another flight at no extra cost. Should the provided alternative not suit your needs, or if you decide against the trip, you can request further adjustments.

It's important to note that if Ryanair manages to book you on a new flight landing around the same time as your original one, no compensation is required. This makes sense as it minimally disrupts your plans. However, in many cases where last-minute cancellations occur, passengers often have the right to file a compensation claim against Ryanair.

These rules hold unless the Ryanair flight cancellation results from an event beyond Ryanair's control, such as severe weather conditions or an airport accident—events categorized as exceptional circumstances.

Can I Claim Ryanair Compensation for Strikes?

In light of a recent court decision, airlines are now obligated to provide compensation to passengers facing delays or cancellations caused by spontaneous, wildcat strikes. This ruling applies specifically to all impromptu strikes within the Ryanair fleet, often stemming from airline restructuring.

Contrary to previous policies where all delays resulting from strikes were deemed ineligible for compensation, Ryanair can no longer assert that decisions made by their management constitute extraordinary circumstances.

Passengers affected by unannounced industrial actions during wildcat strikes can now file claims for compensation for their Ryanair flights. However, it's important to note that strikes at airports and by unions are still considered exceptional events beyond the company's control. In such cases, claims for Ryanair flight delays due to these events may not be compensated.

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About  Ryanair

Based in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, Ryanair Holdings plc is Europe's largest airline group and serves as the parent company for Ryanair, Ryanair UK, Buzz, Lauda, and Malta Air. As pioneers in sustainable aviation, we're committed to being Europe's cleanest, greenest airline group, setting ambitious goals for sustainability by 2030. Our extensive network spans over 240 destinations across more than 40 countries, offering the most budget-friendly fares in Europe.

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