Aer Lingus Flight Delay Compensation

If your Aer Lingus flight delays for more than 3 hours, or was cancelled without prior notice, you may be eligible for compensation up to 600€ based on EU 261 rule.

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Aer Lingus Delayed or Cancelled Flights Rights

Here is all you need to know to claim compensation of up to 600€ per passenger under EU 261 rule for Aer Lingus flight delays or cancellations.

You may be eligible for flight delay compensation if …

  1. your flight arrived with a delay of more than 3 hours
  2. you have been departed from an EU airport
  3. you arrived at an EU airport with an EU-registered airline
  4. the delay was not due to any extraordinary circumstances

How much can you claim for flight delays?

The amount of compensation varies between 250€ to 600€ depending upon the route distance and length of the delay.

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
Long distance
(more than 3500 km)
e.g. Frankfurt to Madrid e.g. Frankfurt to Turkey e.g. Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for distance over 3500 km when EU borders were not crossed.

What should you do if your flight was delayed?


Ask a reason for delay

Ask the airline for a reason behind it. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our claim checker and check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

Claim Money Back

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Passenger Rights under EU 261 Rule

Under EC Regulation 261/2004, air passengers are entitled to compensation or refund from the airlines for longer flight delays, cancellations and denied boarding due to overbooking.

In these cases, you can claim compensation, if the airline was responsible for …

  • flight delays: if you reached the final destination with more than 3 hours delay.
  • flight cancellations: if your flight was canceled without prior notice of at least 0 to 14 days before departure.
  • denied boarding: if you were denied to board your flight due to overbooking or overselling of flight tickets.
  • missed connecting flight: if you missed your connecting flight due to delay or cancellation of your first flight, and reached later than 3 hours at the final destination.

Whereas, if the flight disruptions were caused due to some extraordinary circumstances there is no compensation.

Examples of such circumstances include security threats, strike, tsunami, extreme bad weather conditions, or any ‘Act of God’.

To read more about your right to reimbursement, continue reading at EC261 – EU air passenger rights.

Aer Lingus delayed flight rights

You are eligible for plane delay compensation if …

your flight had 3+ hours delay at the arrival airport, i.e., at the final destination

you were departed from EU airport, or arrived at EU airport with EU-registered airline

Within the EU:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And, if the distance is over 3500 km and the delay goes beyond 4 hours, you can claim financial compensation up to 600€

Flight departure delays

If there’s delay at departure, you are eligible for “Right to Care”. The airlines must offer:

For 2 Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5 Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

Plus, compensation of up to 600 Euros, if you reached your final destination later than three hours.

Aer Lingus flight cancellations rights

If your flight was cancelled without prior notice of at least 14 days, you may ask for flight cancellation compensation or get a refund.

There are two options available for you to choose from …

  1. You can either apply for a ticket refund, or
  2. You may ask for the change of flight or an alternate flight.

If your alternate or replacement flight gets delayed beyond the scheduled arrival time, you are entitled to cancelled flight compensation.

The amount varies between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …

  • days you were informed before
  • length of delay, and
  • route distance

Aer Lingus denied boarding rights

If you were denied boarding, you may be eligible for compensation under the European Regulation EC261 up to 600€ if …

  • you have presented yourself on time for check-in, and
  • you have a valid flight reservation and travel documentation, and
  • you were denied boarding due to overbooking (overselling of flight tickets), and
  • you didn’t voluntarily give up your seat

If you were denied to board the flight due to overbooking, you should be re-routed to the earliest available flight.

Alternatively, you can ask for a refund of the ticket cost (which should be credited in the next 7 working days), if you are not willing to travel.

If you had been stranded at the airport for your replacement flight, it’s your right to ask for free:

  • meals and refreshments
  • 2 calls, email or fax service
  • hotel accommodation and transport facility (for an overnight delay, or when stay becomes necessary)

Was your flight cancelled without any notice?

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Aer Lingus missed connecting flight rights

A connecting flight is a flight booked under one booking number or in one booking event.

You may be eligible for missed flight compensation up to 600€ under the European Union Regulation EC261, if …

  • the same airline operates your connecting flight(s) which you missed due to a problem on your first flight, and
  • the delay at the final destination is more than three hours.

Am I eligible to claim compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is European law, it applies to EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim delayed flight compensation.

It states that you can claim for flights departed from an airport located in the EU Member States (with any airline), or arrived at an airport located in the EU Member States with an EU regulated airline.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

Thus you are eligible for compensation under EC 261 Regulation.

Calculate the amount Aer Lingus owes you

Passengers are often unaware of their rights and end up claiming a futile amount compared to what they are entitled to receive.

At “Claim Flights” we facilitate free flight delay compensation calculator. It helps you to calculate the amount that you can demand from the airline.

You can check for free the amount Aer Lingus owes you.

How to proceed with your claim?


Gather proof of flight disruption

  • get a confirmation in writing from the airlines
  • take photos of the flight information board
  • gather contact details of co-passengers (who can act as a witness)

Keep your documents ready

  • flight documents (flight ticket, boarding pass)
  • receipts or bills of additional costs (e.g. taxi, food & meals, and accommodation)

Request compensation

  • enter your flight details
  • know the amount to claim (if you have any questions, read this guide)
  • fill the claim form (doesn’t take more than 2 minutes)
  • you can choose “Claim Flights” to enforce your rights

How to claim compensation for Aer Lingus delays?

In general, when passengers approach the airline, they were excused with reasons such as ‘extraordinary circumstances’, thus no compensation.

But, we know the actual reason behind the flight disruptions and help you with your claim.

To proceed with your claim, check your flight in our compensation checker tool.

All you have to do is provide us with your flight number, date of journey, and some further information.

If you further decide to claim through us, provide us with your personal details and assign us by signing the digital contract.

We work on a “No Win = No Fee” basis. You don’t need to pay anything if we are not successful. You will not have financial risk. You pay only if we get money.

Our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly.

Our claim experts have access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason behind it, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation.

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Aer Lingus

With a huge social media (Facebook & Twitter) following, the airline Aer Lingus is the second-largest airline of Ireland whose parent company is International Airlines Group which is also the parent company to, Iberia and Vueling airline. Been one of the oldest, formed in 1936, Aer Lingus airline describes itself to be the “National Airline” of its country, Ireland. Aer Lingus is Headquartered at Dublin Airport, Ireland.

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Aer Lingus works with a mission to connect Ireland with the rest of the world at a competitive price. The airline during its starting stage used to carry only five passengers with its first aircraft “De Havilland 84 Dragon” which has now increased to 11 million passengers per year showing that the airline has truly grown over the years.

Aer Lingus Airline which operates flights domestically is known as “Aer Lingus Regional” the brand name used for the regional flights. Its rapid growth and expansion are mainly due to its low-cost business model.

Useful Information About Aer Lingus Airport Flight

Aer Lingus Partners

Aer Lingus has both Code-Share agreement and Interline agreement with various airlines. The code-share agreements allow them to use their flight numbers on other’s flights and market their products on other’s flights while the interline agreements allow them to book tickets on other’s flight as their own.

Also, the code-share agreement is bi-directional that is it works for both while the Interline agreement is only uni-directional. The airlines with which Aer Lingus has code-share agreement are British Airways, Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Flybe, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and KLM airline.

While, it has interline agreements with JetBlue Airways, Etihad Airways and United Airlines. Aer Lingus airline has both Code-share & Interline agreements with Etihad Airways, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines. Aer Lingus has Franchise agreement with Stobart Air which is regional Irish airline and operates number of routes under Aer Lingus Regional brand.

Aer Lingus Fleet Size & Destinations

Aer Lingus operates with more than 46 aircrafts which serves to both domestic and international passengers. Its fleets include Airbus A330-300s, Airbus A330-200s, Boeing 757s, Airbus A321s, Airbus A320s, Airbus A319s, and ATRs. Using these fleets, the airline has spread its wings across North America & Europe. Aer Lingus airline has its bases at Belfast City, Cork and Shannon which helps them operate flights to other destinations.

Most Frequent Routes Operated By Aer Lingus Airline

Sr. No. Country City
1 United Kingdom Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London (Gatwick & Heathrow), Manchester, Newcastle
2 Spain Alicante, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Tenerife
3 Germany Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart
4 Italy Milan Linate & Milan Malpensa, Rome, Venice
5 France Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice, Paris, Toulouse
6 Ireland Cork, Dublin, Knock, Shannon
7 Switzerland Geneva, Zürich
8 Portugal Faro, Lisbon
9 Denmark Copenhagen
10 Netherlands Amsterdam
11 Hungary Budapest
12 Belgium Brussels
13 Poland Warsaw
14 Austria Vienna
Aer Lingus International Destinations:
Aer Lingus frequent international destinations outside Europe are Chicago, Los Angeles, New York (John F. Kennedy Airport), Orlando, San Francisco in the United States; Agadir in Morocco and Toronto in Canada.
Aer Lingus Airline Reviews & Statistics (Skytrax)

Skytrax which rates airlines based on performances and services have rated Aer Lingus 6 out of 10 stars by Skytrax reviewed by more than 798 customers as of 24 February 2021. For Inflight Entertainment 2 out of 5 stars; Food & Beverages 3 out of 5 stars; and for Seat Comfort, Staff Service & Value for Money 3 out of 5 stars.

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Esenia Ulbrich is the founder of Claim Flights and heads the legal team. She hold a master of business administration and loves sailing in the Saronic Gulf, hiking in the alpes and spents time with her daughter.

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