If you faced an avoidable flight cancellation or delay or were denied boarding when traveling with Wizz Air, you may be entitled to compensation. Here’s everything you need to know about filing a claim, including how long it takes to get your compensation.
When Can I Expect My Wizz Air Compensation?
First, you need to make sure your Wizz Air flight qualifies for compensation by using this flight compensation claim checker. Not only will it tell you if you are eligible, it will also estimate how much you can receive.
You’ll need to gather your documentation and file a claim once you are eligible. You can do so on the Wizz Air website, but it’s typically easier to partner with a flight compensation company. They can advocate on your behalf and save you the trouble.
Fill out a claim form online or by downloading a PDF. Fill out all pertinent information and file your form. Track your claim’s status with your unique ID. It can take up to 30 days for a decision to be made.
If you win the claim, you have several options on how you can receive your compensation. It can be issued back to your bank account or original method of payment. Wizz Air may also offer travel credit, which you can accept if you want. Under EC 261, you are allowed to receive your compensation in cash if that’s your preferred method.
If you partnered with a flight compensation company, you will need to pay them a fee off the top of your winnings.
What Qualifies Me for Compensation?
EC 261 strives to hold airlines accountable for avoidable flight delays and cancellations. Additionally, there are also protections in place for overbooking. All of this is intended to force airlines to operate efficiently and fine them when they don’t. Enough fines can seriously impact their bottom line, which should drive change.
The following circumstances can qualify you for compensation under EC 261, though keep in mind that the cause behind them must be within the airline’s control. You will not be compensated if weather and other extraordinary circumstances cause the flight issue.
- Flight delays that are two hours or more
- Flight cancellations that are less than 14 days in advance
- Involuntary denied boarding
The amount that you will receive depends on how long your flight is and where it is operating. The smaller the delay or shorter the flight, the less compensation you will receive. Typically, you will receive between €250 and €600 for your troubles.
You are also qualified for additional care depending on the length of your issue, including meals, hotels, transportation, and more. You can work with the Wizz Air customer service team to receive the care you are entitled to, so make sure you get settled with your current situation before you worry about filing an EC 261 claim.
If Wizz Air denies your claim, you can always gather the qualifying documentation and resubmit your claim. When you partner with a flight compensation company, they advocate on your behalf, saving you time and energy.
They are well versed in EC 261 and other regulations to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. All you need to do is submit your information, and they will review it and decide if they want to take your case. Typically, flight compensation companies only take cases they know they can win, given they only get paid if they do.
Their fees often come off the top of your winnings, so you don’t have to worry about how to afford to partner with them.
Wizz Air compensation typically takes more than 30 days to arrive. It can take up to 30 days to receive your initial judgment and then additional time for it to hit your account if you are entitled to compensation. If your claim is rejected, you can partner with a flight compensation company to help advocate for you.