In the world of air travel, disruptions can sometimes be a harsh reality. Knowing your rights to compensation in such situations is crucial. To make this task a breeze for you, we present our flight compensation calculator. This efficient tool requires only your flight details to do the hard work for you. Input your flight route and in an instant, it delivers an estimate of the compensation you might be entitled to in the event of a delay, cancellation, or overbooking. Designed with precision and accuracy, it follows international compensation guidelines to give you a clear picture of what you could potentially claim. This calculator was updated in 2024.

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Our streamlined EC261 flight compensation calculator is designed for simplicity and accuracy. By simply entering your departing airport and final destination, the calculator will determine the distance of your journey and instantly provide an estimate of the compensation you might be entitled to under the EC261 regulation. Equip yourself with this knowledge and approach your airline with confidence, knowing what you may rightfully claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

⭐How much are you entitled to claim?

Cancelled or delayed flight compensations are issued in different amounts, dependent upon the flight distance: 250€, 400€, and 600€.

  • ✅Up to 1500 km

Passengers on flights up to 1500 km can receive up to 250€ compensation.

  • ✅From 1500 km to 3500 km

If the distance was from 1500 km to 3500 km long, you qualify for up to 400€ compensation.

  • ✅More than 3500 km

If your flight was over 3500 km in length, your compensation could be as high as 600€.

✔️When are you entitled to flight compensation?

EC Regulation Number 261/2004 establishes standard rules for passenger compensation aid for disrupted flights in the European Union countries. These rules state that passengers can expect compensation if their flight was departing or arriving in the EU and was delayed due to the airline’s fault. Compensation is given to a passenger who has experienced a delay of more than 3 hours. A flight delay, in general, can be any delay, but in order to qualify for compensation, the delay must put you at your final destination more than 3 hours late. A cancelled flight is considered eligible for compensation if it was cancelled less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date. Bellow, you will find the most common airline faults:

  • ✔️Airplane technical issues

Suppose the airplane has mechanical or technical issues, such as faulty landing gear or questionable control systems. In that case, the aircraft is considered to have technical errors and is not safe to proceed with the flight.

  • ✔️Airplane rotation

Rotation situations involve the plane arriving late from its previous destination. This situation offsets the time it departs on its following scheduled flight route.

  • ✔️Operational issues

Operational issues can include anything having to do with the planning of the flight. That typically involves route planning, but it could consist of other technicalities that affect the plane’s operation.

  • ✔️Other

The law provides some level of flexibility here since there are other scenarios where the flight may not be able to proceed with its flight route. However, these reasons are not always foreseeable. Therefore hard to document specifics.

❌When are you not entitled to claim flight compensation?

There are certain circumstances where the airline is not responsible for flight disruptions. If the airline is not responsible, then passengers do not qualify for compensation.

  • ❌Delayed for less than 3 hours

If your flight was delayed, but you still made it to your final destination less than 3 hours late, you do not qualify for compensation.

  • ❌Flight canceled more than 14 days ago

A cancelled flight is not considered eligible for compensation if it was cancelled more than 14 days before the scheduled departure date.

  • ❌Airplane manufacturing flaws

Manufacturing flaws in the aircraft are considered to be no fault of the airline. Under these conditions, no compensation is required.

  • ❌Bad weather conditions

If it is determined to be unsafe for the aircraft to depart, the airline is not at fault, and compensation is not required.

  • ❌Strikes and incidents

Strikes are not considered the fault of the airline; therefore, compensation benefits do not apply.

  • ❌Non-EU flight/operator

If your flight carrier isn’t registered in the EU, the flight does not qualify for compensation.

  • ❌Anything related to COVID-19

If your flight was cancelled or delayed because of COVID-19, you are not eligible for EU flight compensation.


We trust that our Flight Compensation Calculator has shed light on the compensation you may be entitled to. Flight disruptions are certainly inconvenient, but armed with knowledge and a potential compensation amount, they become far less daunting. Should you choose to proceed with a compensation claim, consider engaging a professional flight compensation company for an effortless process. Keep this tool bookmarked for any future disruptions and feel free to share it with others who could benefit. After all, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to asserting your rights as an air passenger.

Additionally, we highly recommend trying out our specialized calculators designed for specific flight disruptions. If your travel plans have been upset due to a delayed or cancelled flight, our delayed flight compensation calculator and cancelled flight compensation calculator can provide more tailored results. By inputting your flight details, these calculators will give you a more accurate estimation of the compensation you may be due, in accordance with relevant regulations. Gain the peace of mind you deserve by understanding your potential claim. Try them today and navigate your compensation journey with confidence.


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