Reimbursement and Compensation: British Airways

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If you believe you may be entitled to flight delay compensation or flight cancellation compensation from British Airways, you have arrived at the correct destination. We can clarify your air passenger rights and provide the necessary assistance to obtain up to US$650 compensation per person. Based on our records of British Airways flights in recent times, there were 5147 departures during the last 24 hours, out of which 65.77% departed on time.

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British Airways Flight Delays Today

How many flights by British Airways experienced a delay today?

  • Our data shows that 13 flights by British Airways were delayed for more than 3 hours within a 24-hour period.

  • 0.002882 of domestic flights and 0.25% of international flights by British Airways were delayed more than 3 hours.

  • If you arrive at your destination more than 3 hours late, you may be entitled to compensation. Check here.

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Compensation for a Delayed Flight by British Airways

Even though British Airways tries to keep to their schedule, flights may still arrive late. Fortunately, as a passenger, you are protected by air passenger rights when British Airways flights are delayed.

Since British Airways is based in the EU, nearly all of its flights are protected by EC 261, one of the most comprehensive laws globally protecting air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation for delayed, cancelled, or overbooked flights that are not their fault.

There are some extraordinary circumstances such as bad weather or airport problems that may exempt airlines from paying compensation. However, if the delay is caused by technical issues or a strike by airline staff, you will likely be eligible for compensation under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004.

Additionally, you generally have up to 3 years to make a claim for compensation for a delayed British Airways flight. Just enter your flight information, and our user-friendly flight delay compensation calculator will determine if you qualify for monetary compensation, and our team of professionals will be available to help you obtain it.

Delayed or canceled flight with British Airways? Find out if you're owed up to $700 in compensation

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British Airways: Flight Canceled Today

How many British Airways flights were cancelled today?

  • Recent data indicates that British Airways has cleared 99 within 24 hours.

  • 2.16% of domestic flights and 1.89% of international flights have been cancelled.

  • Are you entitled to compensation if your flight is cancelled with less than 14 days notice from the scheduled departure date? You may be entitled to compensation up to US$650. Check here.

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Flight Cancellation Compensation British Airways

In the event of a British Airways flight cancellation, European laws on air passenger rights are clear: British Airways must offer you alternative transportation to get to your destination or, if you prefer, a refund.

Furthermore, if you received a notice regarding cancellation less than 14 days before departure, you may also be eligible to claim compensation of up to US$650 per person.

When British Airways cancels flights, it will usually attempt to rebook passengers on another flight at no extra cost. If this does not work for you, you may request other changes or choose to no longer take the trip.

If British Airways books you a new flight that arrives at a similar time to your original flight, it is not required to pay compensation. This is because your plans will have minimal disruption. However, in many cases, passengers whose flights are cancelled at the last minute have the right to file a claim for compensation against British Airways.

These rights do not apply if the flight cancellation was caused by an event beyond British Airways's control, such as severe weather conditions or an accident at the airport. Such events are referred to as exceptional circumstances.

Find out more about your right to compensation for a cancelled flight here.

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

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Air Passenger Rights and Flight Compensation

Because British Airways is based within the EU, almost all the flights they offer are protected by EC 261, one of the world's most comprehensive laws for air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation when they have suffered delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights over which they are not at fault.

Passengers also have the right to seek compensation for earlier flights; it is often still possible to submit claims for flights in the last 3 years.

Which British Airways flights are covered by EC Regulation 261?


How Much British Airways 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

The table shows values in € as specified in EC Regulation 261

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As with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that may affect any specific claim, including the amount due for compensation. AirHelp makes it easy to check compensation here.

Flight statistics: delays and cancellations of British Airways

Punctuality of British Airways (24 hours):

Total flights: 5147
On-time flights: 3385
Punctuality rate: about 65.77% of all flights were on time
Long delays (greater than 3 hours): 13
Flight cancellations: 99

The number of flights shown is an estimate based on internal and third-party databases.


About British Airways

British Airways is the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size. When measured by passengers carried, it is second-largest in the United Kingdom behind EasyJet.

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