When Edinburgh Airport delays and cancellations ruin your travel plans, AirHelp is here to help. We make it easy and stress-free for you to claim up to US$700 (€600) compensation per person by handling all the paperwork and legal matters for you. Find out how much you’re owed today by clicking the link below.
We know how frustrating it can be to experience Edinburgh Airport delays and cancellations. For most people, traveling is stressful enough without the added strain of a disrupted flight. After all, a late flight can lead to missed connections, bookings, and events — in other words, a delay not only leads to loss of time but loss of money as well.
This is why EU Regulation No. 261/2004 was created. Shortened to EC 261, it’s a law that protects air passengers by making the airlines financially responsible for flight delays and other disruptions that they are responsible for.
According to EC 261,
|Route||EU Airline||Non-EU Airline|
|Departures from Edinburgh Airport||✔️ Yes||✔️ Yes|
|Arrivals at Edinburgh Airport||✔️ Yes||❌ No|
So what happens after you experience delays in Edinburgh Airport? Well, the first thing you need to check is how long the delay is expected to last. Ask the airline how long you’re expected to wait, and be sure to ask for the reason behind the delay. Sometimes, the airline will be at fault, while at other times, the disruption is beyond their control.
If the airline is responsible for the disruption, and if you arrive at your intended destination more than 3 hours late, you may be eligible for compensation. Each passenger can expect to get as much as $700, depending on distance traveled and the total length of the delay.
When you claim for compensation for your delayed flight, you usually have up to 3 years to claim. However, it can vary from country to country, which is why it is better to submit a claim as soon as possible so that you do not miss out on the cash owed to you.
Edinburgh Airport flight cancellations can be especially frustrating, particularly when you are left stranded at the airport. Flight cancellations are sometimes a necessity, but when they could have been avoided, you must be compensated. If a flight cancellation was the airline’s responsibility, you could get up to US$700 in compensation per passenger.
However, this only applies to flights that were canceled less than 14 days before your scheduled departure. If they gave you a heads up of more than 14 days before, the airline is not legally obligated to pay.
The airline is still obligated to provide you with an alternative flight to your destination. Alternatively, you can also choose to get your flight refunded if you no longer wish to travel.
|All flights under 1,500 km||Up to €250 per person|
|Internal EU flights over 1,500 km||Up to €400 per person|
|Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 km||Up to €400 per person|
|Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 km||Up to €600 per person|
Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261
If your flight disruption was not caused by extraordinary circumstances, the compensation amount is typically determined using the travel distance — however some exceptions do apply. We'll check the compensation amount when you start your claim.
There are times when Edinburgh Airport cancellations or delays cannot be avoided. Some can be caused by extraordinary circumstances, that is, disruptions that were outside of the airline’s control.
Usually, continuing to operate during these situations could put passengers, flight crew, or even
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