Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, a cancelled flight is not the way anyone wants to start their trip. Flights might be cancelled for any number of reasons from adverse weather to technical faults. For many, such cancellations resulting in a delay on arriving could mean compensation.


  • No Win, No Fee Available
  • A dedicated and skilled claims team will deal with your case
  • You have six years to claim
  • Free initial advice from a qualified solicitor
  • High success rate for clients
  • National coverage

How do I know if I can claim compensation for a cancelled flight?

The scope is broad, which benefits those people who have experienced the frustration of a cancelled flight. We are happy to consider the cancellations you have experienced to establish if you are entitled to compensation.

You will qualify for compensation is

  • You travelled on the flight;
  • You were three or more hours late arriving at your destination;
  • You were travelling into or out of a country in the EU or flying with a European airline;
cancelled flight compensation

Previously airlines have escaped paying compensation by relying on the problem being a result of a ‘Technical Fault’, but a recent decision has meant that this is no longer a ‘one size fits all’ excuse for airlines paying the compensation.

How much cancelled compensation might I be entitled to?

The compensation is calculated per passenger; we are able to claim for all the passengers you travelled with subject to their prior authorisation. It doesn’t matter how much your flight was or the reason for your trip, what does matter is that you didn’t arrive on time!

The compensation ranges from €250 to €600 per person; Virgin Atlantic paid £47000 compensation to passengers on one flight which was delayed 26 hours in 2012 [more], but many still aren’t claiming what they’re entitled to.

The amount of compensation you are entitled to is based on where you were flying to and how late you were arriving at your destination. So for instance, a family of four delayed by four hours travelling London to Dublin would be entitled to €1000. Had they been travelling further afield like on the often delayed route to Orlando in Florida, a cancellation meaning that they arrived xx late would have entitled them to €2400.

These claims are subject to a 6 year limitation period, which means that if you’ve been affected in the last 6 years we may be able to assist you but in order to avoid missing out, taking action sooner rather than later is advised. We will action your claim promptly and efficiently with the minimum hassle or stress involved for you – we understand that after the frustration and inconvenience of a delay that the last thing you need is the inconvenience of lots of lengthy correspondence. Let Michael Lewin Solicitors do the hard work for you!

Success Stories

Katie Winslade claimed through Michael Lewin Solicitors and said “what a fantastic result! Thank you so much for negotiation of a fair settlement. I will recommend you to any friends who have had trouble with airlines.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer you a high level of service with minimum fuss and the best possible result. But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at our success stories.

How much will this cancelled flight claim cost me?

We represent Claimants on a no win no fee basis so there is no risk of losing any money.

How do I get in touch?

If you would like to speak to someone who can assist with your cancelled flight enquiry, simply fill in the short form below and someone will be in touch shortly.


If you have had a delayed flight in the past 6 years, please fill out the following form and one of our legal experts will get in touch with you. All claims are on a no win no fee basis. To enable us to handle your claim quicker remember to give us your flight number and date your flight was delayed/cancelled.

Was your flight delayed entirely, or were you delayed
more than three hours in reaching your destination? *
 Yes No

Was the flight in question in the last 6 years *
 Yes No

Did the flight take off or land at a European airport? *
 Yes No

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