Travelling by air is one of the most common ways to reach holiday or business destinations, but sometimes flights can be delayed, causing stress and problems for passengers. Ryanair flights are no exception, and it can be difficult to know how to get compensation for damage suffered. On this page we will show you your rights as a passenger in the event of a delayed Ryanair flight and guide you through the process of getting the compensation you need.
Flights can be delayed for a variety of reasons, some of which are controllable by the airline and some of which are not. Some of the most common causes of Ryanair flight delays include:
Adverse weather conditions: storms, snow, rain and wind can cause flight delays or cancellations.
Technical problems with the aircraft: mechanical or electronic problems can cause flight delays.
Airspace congestion: delayed flights caused by airspace congestion may cause cascades of delays on subsequent flights.
Operational problems: there may be delays due to operational problems, such as large numbers of departing passengers or no staff.
Unforeseeable and unavoidable situations, defined as force majeure: events such as strikes, accidents or acts of terrorism can cause flight delays or cancellations.
Adaptation of the flight schedule: like many other air carriers, Ryanair can adapt its flight schedule to traffic requirements.
It is important to note that, regardless of the cause, Ryanair has an obligation to assist affected passengers if their flight is delayed and, in certain circumstances, to offer compensation for damages suffered, but there are exceptions depending on the cause of the flight delay. In any case, it is always important to check your rights as a passenger and your options.
In the event of a delayed Ryanair flight, passengers have the right to assistance and, in certain circumstances, compensation for damages suffered.
Passenger rights are governed by EU Regulation 261/2004, which sets out the conditions for compensation and assistance in the event of a flight being delayed, cancelled or overbooked.
In case of a delay of at least 2 hours, Ryanair must provide assistance, which may include:
Supplies, such as food and drinks
Possibility of making phone calls or sending messages free of charge
Accommodation in case of need, if the next flight does not depart the following day
Free transport to reach the final destination or another agreed destination.
In addition, in the event of a delay of at least 3 hours, passengers are entitled to monetary compensation of up to € 250 for flights within 1,500 kilometres, € 400 for flights over 1,500 kilometres within the EU and up to € 600 for flights over 1,500 kilometres outside the EU. However, there are exceptions such as the cause of the flight delay that might exclude the possibility of compensation. It is important to check your rights as a passenger and your options.
If you have been delayed for at least 3 hours on a Ryanair flight, you are entitled to monetary compensation. Here are the steps to obtain your compensation:
Fill in the compensation claim form: Ryanair provides a compensation claim form on its website, which you must fill in and submit.
Provide the necessary documents: in order to claim compensation, you need to provide the documents relating to your flight, such as the booking confirmation, tickets and receipts for expenses incurred in connection with the flight delay.
Wait for a response: once you have sent your claim, Ryanair will have a period of time to respond.
Appeal if necessary: If your claim is rejected or you are not satisfied with the amount offered, you have the option of appealing to the national civil aviation regulatory authority.
Appeal: If you are dissatisfied with the response received from the airline or the regulatory authority, you can appeal to the civil court or alternative dispute resolution bodies.
Remember that it is important to file your claim within the time limits provided by the applicable legislation and follow the procedures indicated by the airline.
Ryanair flights can be delayed for a variety of reasons and this can cause stress and problems for passengers. However, as a passenger you have rights and the opportunity to obtain compensation for the damage you have suffered. Using the information provided on this page, you should be able to navigate the claim process and get the compensation you deserve. Don't forget to always check your rights as a passenger and the options available to you, depending on the cause of the flight delay. In case you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact our team of experts. We are here to help you get the compensation you need and to assist you at every stage of the process.
If you have been delayed for 3 hours or more on a Ryanair flight and would like to claim compensation, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts. We are here to help you understand your rights as a passenger, check your options and help you get the compensation you need. We take care of all stages of the process, from filling out the claim form to filing the claim and appealing if necessary. Don't waste time, contact us today and start your path to compensation.