Aer Lingus - Flight Cancellations
Important information about Aer Lingus
With destinations around the world, Aer Lingus offers many affordable flights. The airline is the flag-carrier of Ireland and the second largest in the country, behind Ryanair. After the formation of Aer Lingus in 1935 it has since been bought by the International Airlines Group who have continued ownership over the last 5 years.
Throughout the decades, the airline has grown in fleet size and routes. The most recent service growth is within the expansion to America to Philadelphia and Seattle which launched in 2018. This development is also reflected in their service. Their reputation has improved, and is now considered to have friendly staff, be customer-focused and have a high-quality service. Consequently, it has been rated 4 stars by Skytrax World Airline Awards.
The impressive fleet includes 7 different types of aircraft, either owned by or flying on behalf of Aer Lingus. The large fleet include a mixture of Airbus’ and Boeing; in total there are 52 aircraft in-service.
Flying to Britain is this Irish airline busiest routes; another frequent flight is to North America. Unfortunately, passengers of Aer Lingus experience the occasional delay, cancellations and even an overbooking. Consequently, passengers may be eligible for a flight compensation claim.
Backing up your claim
To give your claim the best chance of success, check with the airline regarding exactly what caused the delay. Collect any evidence you can, such as flight documents, photos and receipts, keep any paperwork given to you by the airline. A successful outcome can depend heavily on evidence – particularly if the flight took place (or didn’t, as the case may have been) a few years back.
Ask the airline staff what you can claim for - both there and then and later on - and make a note of any details you’re given, plus staff names, times and dates. If you can, take contact details of the airline’s other passengers in the same situation.
You may be able to claim as much as €600. This varies according to the distance you flew, or should have flown, with different rates applying to short, medium and long haul flights, as follows.
What you can claim at the airport
For short haul flights, you can claim from 2 hours’ delay or more. The airline should cover the cost of food and drinks, and of 2 phone calls, emails or faxes. For medium haul flights, the delay time from which you can claim increases to 3 hours, and then 4 hours for long haul flights.
For longer delays of 5 hours plus, you have a right to refuse to board a flight that is delayed by over 5 hours, in which case the airline must refund you or offer alternative transportation.
In the case of a flight being delayed until the next day, the airline must provide overnight accommodation, as well as transfers to and from the airport. Make sure you get any promised services put down in writing and keep a copy. Sometimes, it is not always possible for the airline to provide all of their passengers accommodation in the case of a widespread disruption. If you find yourself paying for your own accommodation, keep all of your receipts and this should be reimbursed by the airline.
How Flight Patrol can help
Claiming flight delay compensation from Aer Lingus is easier when you know how. Our experience means we can secure what passengers are entitled to, with a minimum amount of fuss. We will claim on your behalf, we have an experienced team of claims experts and we will secure your compensation without causing you any stress or hassle.
If you claim yourself, you could find that it takes a lot of time. You may even struggle to get anywhere, simply because you have little experience in dealing with such claims. The process could therefore be stressful and energy-sapping, as well as time-consuming, and you may need to do a lot of research to make any headway at all. Your chances of success will sadly be limited by the fact that you are not familiar with this process. Passengers complain that the process takes up time, requires experience, is stressful and has a low chance of success.
If we claim on your behalf, we can reach a conclusion professionally, simply and swiftly. We can offer a highly experienced team, a stress-free experience and, most importantly, a high chance of success with your claim.
Your rights when delayed with Aer Lingus
- According to EU law up to €600 compensation
- Regardless of the ticket price
- Flights up to 6 years old
- When the flight was delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled or overbooked
Tips and Tricks when delayed with Aer Lingus
- Confirm the reason for the delay with the airline
- Collect proof: photos, receipts of expenses, vouchers etc
- Insist on your basic rights and services at the airport
- Exchange contact information with other passengers
How to claim against Aer Lingus
- Enter your flight details into our calculator
- Enter details of replacement flights (if any)
- Enter details of fellow passengers
- Leave the rest to us!
Up to 1500km
(e.g. London - Edinburgh)
Up to 3500km
(e.g. London - Athens)
(e.g. London - Tokyo)
Don't take any excuses! Vouchers for food or hotels don't negate the airline's responsibillity to pay your compensation