Claim Compensation for Your SAS Delayed Flight
Have you experienced a delay or cancellation on a SAS flight in the last 3 years? Thanks to EU Regulation 261/2004, you may be eligible for compensation of up to $700 (€600) from the airline.
Sadly, claiming SAS delayed flight compensation can be very time-consuming and stressful. Even after numerous forms, phone calls, and emails, airlines often find a way to get out of paying compensation.
We at SkyRefund made it our mission to protect air passengers’ rights and to help them receive their SAS flight compensation without any hassle or risk.
You can use our compensation calculator to easily check your eligibility. Just enter your flight number and date of travel and we will take it from there.
But that’s not all! We work on a “No Win, No Fee'' basis, so you won’t have to pay us for our work unless SAS sends you your compensation.
How much compensation are you entitled to for your SAS delay?
The amount of compensation you can get depends on your journey distance and the duration of the delay.
You can claim $275 (€250) for delays or cancellations of flights with a span of less than 1,500 km. For flights ranging between 1,500 and 3,500 km you may be eligible for $440 (€400). And for intercontinental journeys of over 3,500 km, you may get $700 (€600).
Good news is, if you had a connecting flight under the same booking number, your compensation will be based on the distance of the whole journey.
The above mentioned conditions are valid in case your flight is delayed, canceled, or you are denied boarding due to overbooking.
|€ 250||€ 400||€ 600|
|Less than 1500 km||Between 1500 & 3500 km||More than 3500 km|
When Can You Claim Flight Delay or Cancellation Compensation?
SAS Flight Delay
There are two important conditions for SAS flight compensation eligibility.
1. Your plane arrived at your final destination with a delay of over 3 hours. Keep in mind that the delay is calculated as the difference between the scheduled arrival time and the actual arrival time. Even if your waiting time to depart was more than 3 hours, the pilot can make up for the lost time and arrive with a delay shorter than 3 hours. In this case you will not be able to claim a refund.
2. Your flight delay was not the result of any extraordinary circumstances. The most common cases include:
- Bad weather conditions (for example low visibility, strong headwinds)
- Air traffic control restrictions
- Bird strikes
- Union and airport strikes
The circumstances around each flight are analyzed on a case by case basis, something SkyRefund’s experts excel at.
SAS Canceled Flight Compensation
If your SAS flight gets canceled, you will be eligible for compensation depending on the time frame in which the airline informed you of the disruption.
If they notified you of the canceled flight between 7 and 14 days before departure and your alternate flight reached its final destination more than 4 hours behind schedule, you can claim SAS canceled flight compensation.
In most cases, airlines tell you about the flight cancellation less than 7 days before takeoff, leaving you little to no time to amend your plans. In these cases, a delay of over 2 hours will be enough.
As with SAS flight delays, if your flight was canceled due to extraordinary circumstances, you will not be entitled to compensation.
But remember: whatever the reasons for your cancellation, SAS should offer you a choice between a full refund of the ticket cost and a replacement flight to your final destination.
Scandinavian Airlines System, commonly referred to as SAS, is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The airline’s main hubs are Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Oslo Airport (OSL) and Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN). SAS was formed in 1946 and is a founding member of Star Alliance.
Since then SAS has become a leader in airline innovation and the company introduced the first airline to offer in-flight entertainment and in 1969 — the first one to employ a female pilot. More recently, they have introduced sustained efforts to decrease their carbon footprint.
The airline review website Skytrax has given SAS an overall score of 4/10 based on the food and beverages, seat comfort, value for money, and staff service.
SAS has a reputation for punctuality, but there was a drop in their scores last year and nearly 25% of their flights experienced a delay in 2022.