Flybe Flight Delays and Cancellation Compensation

Has Your Flight Been Delayed For 3 Hours Or Even More?

As the biggest regional airline in Europe, Flybe operates many of the UK’s domestic flights. The lower-cost airline has 62 destinations around Europe and is among the airlines with the lowest number of delays, but this is likely because it predominantly flies into smaller airports. Even so, Flybe still has enough cancellations to be noticed, and it also, as with most airlines, has some fairly long flight delays.

According to EC Regulation 261/2004, however, a Flybe flight delay compensation claim is applicable for delays that last over three hours. Passengers have a right to a maximum of €600 in compensation for a delayed flight the airline caused without warning. We are here to help passengers enforce their rights by placing them and the airline on the same level. You can also see the flight delay compensation Flybe will have to pay using our straightforward, free online calculator.

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Rights For Flybe Flight Delay Compensation

For travellers using this carrier, you are entitled to flight delay compensation from Flybe as well as certain benefits whenever your journey is disrupted by a delayed or cancelled flight, and these benefits include the following:

  • According to current EU regulations, you are entitled to up to €600 in flight delay compensation from Flybe (based on your flight’s distance)
  • You are entitled to compensation no matter the price of your ticket.
  • You receive compensation when your flight is delayed for three hours or more, cancelled outright, or overbooked.
  • You can submit a claim up to six years following the original flight.

Tricks and Tips When Dealing With Flybe:

When your scheduled flight is heavily delayed, you have a few options for speeding things along and getting your Flybe flight delay compensation much faster:

  • Seek out an airline representative in order to establish the reason for the delay.
  • Before leaving the airport, insist on receiving the basic benefits and services you are entitled to.
  • Gather proof that you were affected by the delay—screenshots or photos of the arrival and departure boards, vouchers you received from the airline because of the delay, receipts of your incurred expenses, etc.
  • Exchange contact information with passengers who were also affected by the delayed or cancelled flight.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Conditions For a Flybe Flight Delay Compensation Claim

The compensation that you are entitled to hinges on your flight’s total distance rather than the total cost of your ticket. If a flight makes it to a destination but was delayed by three hours or more—and it falls under current EU regulations—you are eligible to make a claim, which is valid retrospectively for as much as six years following the flight. Here is a brief look at the kind of compensation you would qualify for depending on the distance of your flight:

  • €250 on flights below 1500 km.
  • €400 on flights of 1501 km to 3500 km.
  • €600 on flights greater than 3500 km.

To get an idea of how much compensation you are entitled to, here is a quick breakdown:

FLIGHT DISTANCE
LENGTH OF DELAY
AMOUNT AWARDED
Up to 1,500km
3 hours or more
€250
1,500km - 3,500km
3 hours or more
€400
Up to 1,500km
3 hours or more & between 2 EU Member States
€400
Over 3,500km
3-4 hours
€300
Over 3,500km
4 hours
€600

Additional Services for Delayed or Cancelled Flights:

If you undergo a heavily delayed flight, you qualify for entitlements in the form of basic services and benefits. The total distance of your flight, as well as the length of the delay, will determine your eligibility. Below, you can find a quick overview of what you are entitled to:

  • For short distance flights less than 1500 km, with a two-hour or more wait time: free food and drinks as well as two complimentary emails, faxes, or phone calls.
  • For medium distance flights ranging from 1500 km to 3500 km, with a three-hour or more wait time: free food and drinks as well as two complimentary emails, faxes, or phone calls.
  • For long-haul flights over 3500 km, with a four-hour or more wait time: free food and drinks as well as two complimentary emails, faxes, or phone calls.
  • For flights of any distance, with a five-hour or more wait time: you can withdraw from the flight entirely. Flybe must either reimburse you for the price of your ticket or organize an alternate means of transportation for you.
  • For flights of any distance, with a delay into the following day: you qualify for a free hotel stay and transportation to the hotel and back to the airport.
  • Please keep in mind, in all likelihood, you will need to fill out the appropriate forms with the airline to ensure you collect your flight delay compensation with Flybe.

Additional Info For Flybe Airlines

  • Flybe flies roughly seven million people per year across 62 different destinations, usually connecting with smaller airports and dropping passengers off with long-haul airports.
  • Flybe’s fleet currently consists of 84 mixed aircraft.
  • This airline is one of Europe’s most punctual, but it did delay 146 flights in 2016 for over three hours, qualifying those passengers for flight delay compensation from Flybe.
  • This airline stands out as one of the more cooperative airlines when it comes to the amount of flight delay compensation Flybe will pay. The airline has a reputation for paying out its claims on a timely basis.
  • You can check-in with Flybe online as early as 36 hours prior to takeoff and as close as two hours prior to your flight.
  • It is likely better to use online check-in rather than waiting until you arrive at the airport, as it keeps you from standing around in the queues any longer than you have to.