Aer Lingus Flight Delays
And Cancellation Compensation

Has Your Flight Been Delayed For Over 3 Hours?

Aer Lingus may not be the largest provider in the UK, but it is one of the more dependable airlines. Even so, delays will inevitably happen, which is why you need to learn everything about Aer Lingus flight delay compensation.

FDC Claims was established to help you know and protect your rights. For your convenience, we have provided a free online calculator to estimate the compensation paid when you have problems travelling with this airline. You can use this tool to check your eligibility and whether a flight was delayed or in the worst-case scenario, outright cancelled.

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Flight Delay Compensation Calculator:

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Rights for Aer Lingus Flight Delays and Cancellations

When travelling, you should know there are some things you are entitled to as the traveller:

  • Up to €600 flight delay compensation, regardless of the price of the ticket
  • Claims can be made for up to six years after the scheduled date of flight
  • These benefits/rights are available for flights that have been cancelled or delays by more than three hours from scheduled departure (limited benefits for certain flights delayed by two hours)

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Aer Lingus Delayed/Cancelled Flights

Experiencing any delay can be challenging, but there are ways to speed along collecting your compensation for flight delay Aer Lingus benefits:

  • Contact the airline to get the formal reason for the delay
  • Go to an Aer Lingus representative at the airport and let him or her know you want to collect your benefits
  • It is important to have proof of the delay, such as photos of the Arrival/Departure board, vouchers received for the delay, and receipt of expenses incurred from the delay (taxi travel, hotel room, etc.)
  • It is also a good idea to exchange information with some of your fellow passengers on the same flight for corroboration of the delay or cancellation


Conditions For Aer Lingus Flight Delay Compensation Claim

The EU flight delay compensation Aer Lingus would pay is dependent upon the scheduled travel distance of the flight, not price. Current EU regulations stipulate passengers are entitled to benefits when a flight is delayed by three or more hours (limited benefits for flights delayed by two hours) or cancelled. Claims can be made up to six years after the scheduled flight.

Up to 1,500km
3 hours or more
1,500km - 3,500km
3 hours or more
Up to 1,500km
3 hours or more & between 2 EU Member States
Over 3,500km
3-4 hours
Over 3,500km
4 hours

Additional Services for Delayed or Cancelled Flights:

If your flight is heavily delayed, you are entitled to basic services and benefits in the airport (which can vary by your flight’s distance), including the following:

Additional Aer Lingus Information

  • Located in Dublin, Ireland
  • The airline currently serves 91 airports
  • In 2016, Aer Lingus had roughly 15,000 flights
  • Aer Lingus is currently the 2nd largest airline in Ireland with 49 Airbus planes
  • Aer Lingus is considered one of the most on-time airlines in the UK, with less than three dozen extended flight delays in 2016
  • Aer Lingus flight delay compensation policies are very customer-friendly but can take some time to process
  • When travelling on Aer Lingus, you can check in between two and 30 hours prior to flight departure
  • You can also use the Aer Lingus app for check in (recommended)