Refund, Reimbursement, and Compensation: Eurowings

Refund, Reimbursement, and Compensation: Eurowings

At AirHelp, we think passengers deserve fair compensation when their travel plans are torn apart by flight delays or cancellations. If you were flying in or out of Europe you could be owed up to US$700 (€600) per person, in addition to your rights to a full refund, thanks to EU air passenger rights laws. Click below to start checking how much you're entitled to in Eurowings delay compensation and Eurowings cancellation compensation.
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Eurowings Flight Cancellation Compensation

Regardless of whether you're at home or abroad when you find out about your Eurowings flight cancellation, you're going to have a lot of questions and concerns. The first thing to know is that Eurowings should find you a new flight, or offer you a full refund.

But because flight cancellations almost always play havoc with your travel plans, you should check whether you're also entitled to claim Eurowings canceled flight compensation to help make up for the disruption.

Under EU regulations, Eurowings should pay passengers up to US$700 per person when they cancel flights at late notice — that is, any flight cancellation less than 14 days before it was due to depart. In addition, no matter when the airline cancels your flight, you are entitled to a replacement flight or all your money back — which means a full refund of your ticket.

Exceptions:
Eurowings will not have to pay compensation if they were able to offer a replacement flight with similar departure and arrival times to the original. You can check the exact requirements on our flight cancellation compensation page.

Airlines also don't have to pay compensation if extraordinary circumstances were at play. That means that if an unusual situation occurred that was outside of the airline's control but forced a cancellation, there's no Eurowings flight cancellation compensation owed. Typical examples include bad weather or a strike by air traffic control.

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Eurowings Flight Delay Compensation

Whenever you're kept waiting by Eurowings flight delays, it's worth checking whether you're entitled to compensation for your time. If Eurowings is responsible for the delay, EU regulations say that passengers are owed up to US$700 per person when they're delayed by 3 hours or more.

When you're claiming flight delay compensation, Eurowings will check what time the flight arrived at the final destination. That's because for flight delay claims it is the time that you arrived that is important, not the time of departure. AirHelp owns one of the most comprehensive databases of flight stats available, so we can always back up Eurowings flight delay compensation claims with the exact delay time.

Exceptions:
Airlines like Eurowings do not have to pay out compensation if there's some external reason for the delay. That means delays caused by bad weather, an incident at the airport, or air traffic control strikes are not eligible for compensation. These kind of situations are called extraordinary circumstances.

You can learn more about what is and isn't included on our flight delay compensation page.

Claim up to US$700 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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What do EU Air Passenger Rights Say?

EC 261 is the EU regulation that covers situations like flight delays, cancellations, and overbookings. It lays out the care passengers can expect from airlines in the event of any of these disruptions, and it clearly states in what situations passengers are owed compensation.

Travelers are allowed to claim for past flights under EC 261 — often you can still claim for flights in the past 3 years.

The regulation applies to all flights that depart from a European airport, but as Eurowings is a European airline, passengers are given extra protection by EC 261, and flights into Europe are covered too, even when they depart from outside the EU.

Which Eurowings Flights are Covered by EC 261?

Covered by EC 261
Flights departing EU airports ✔️ Yes
Flights arriving at EU airports ✔️ Yes

How Much Eurowings Flight Compensation?

DistanceCompensation
All flights under 1,500 kmUp to €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261

As with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that can affect each specific claim, including how much compensation is owed. AirHelp makes it simple to check compensation here.


About Eurowings

Eurowings Europe is a low-cost airline registered in Austria that is a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group. It began operations in June 2016.

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