Did you know you could be entitled to Flybe flight cancellation compensation or similar reimbursement in the case of delays, overbooking or denied boarding even if your flight was 3 years ago?
Flybe’s flights are subject to the provisions of EC261, which applies to passengers departing from an EU airport or a non-EU airport but with an EU airline. Even though the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU, passenger rights remain unchanged for the time being.
Here you will learn all you need to know about your rights and Flybe.
How to claim Flybe flight delay compensation?
According to EU Regulation 261/2004, passengers can claim compensation for the flight disruptions they experience. SkyRefund makes the process of claiming delay compensation from Flybe quick and simple. You can check if your flight is eligible and our claims team will then do all the work to ensure that you receive what you are owed.
At SkyRefund we partner with top-level lawyers who are ready to protect your rights in court, if required. We will deal with all the administrative hassle, making sure you receive compensation from Flybe. Your rights are our company’s top priority.
According to our pricing policy, you are obliged to pay us only if we are successful with your claim. We charge a fee of 35% (VAT included) of the compensation amount sent from the airline. “No Win - No Fee”.
Check whether you’re eligible and claim compensation from Flybe. All we need is your flight number and date.
How much Flybe flight delay compensation can you claim?
Depending on the distance between the initial and final destinations of your flight and the duration of the flight delay, the amount of your Flybe compensation is determined as follows:
|€ 250||€ 400||€ 600|
|Less than 1500 km||Between 1500 & 3500 km||More than 3500 km|
For flights shorter than 1,500 km, you could claim €250 for the disruption. If your flight was between 1,500 km and 3,500 km, your Flybe delayed flight compensation rises to €400. For flight distances above 3,500 km, you could claim up to €600.
Flybe Flight Delay - Compensation Requirements
You are entitled to compensation if your Flybe flight:
- Arrived at your final destination with a delay of over three hours
- Was not delayed due to the presence of any extraordinary circumstances
Extraordinary circumstances are any conditions which lead to long delays or cancellations that cannot be prevented by the airline. In such cases, Flybe isn’t required to pay delayed flight compensation because the disruption isn’t their fault.
Unfortunately, these situations occur more often than air passengers would like. The most common instances of extraordinary circumstances include:
Bad weather (e.g. snowstorms, low visibility, strong winds)
Air Traffic Control strikes
Airline union strikes or
Restrictions from the control tower
Other, fortunately less common examples would include acts of terrorism, security risks and hidden manufacturing defects.
In addition, in order to be entitled to Flybe flight delay compensation, your delay needs to be longer than 3 hours. The duration of your flight delay is determined as the difference between your actual and scheduled time of arrival.
Please note that the delay is determined by the time of arrival, not of departure. We would therefore advise you to document the time of arrival when you reach the airport of your final destination. This may help you receive your Flybe flight delay compensation later on.
Flybe Flight Cancellation Compensation
In order to claim a refund for your Flybe cancellation, you need to have been notified of the disruption less than two weeks before the scheduled day of departure.
You can claim Flybe flight cancellation compensation if:
- You are informed of the cancelled flight between 7 and 14 days before your flight and your alternate flight arrives more than 4 hours behind schedule
- You are notified of the cancellation less than a week before the flight and your replacement flight arrives more than 2 hours late
In addition, as with claiming compensation for flight delays, your cancellation should not be brought about by extraordinary circumstances.
Finally, even if your flight does not cover the requirements for Flybe flight cancellation compensation, you are still entitled to either a replacement flight or a full refund of your ticket price.
Аbout Your Passenger Rights
Flybe Missed Connection
If you miss a connecting flight because of a delay or cancellation, you can get a refund from Flybe for the connecting flight. The conditions are almost identical to those for flight delays. The only significant difference is that your flights need to be on the same booking.
Right to Care
Regardless of whether your Flybe flight was delayed or cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances or not, the airline is required to assist you with your expenses. This is known as passengers’ right to care.
Passengers can receive a refund for all of their necessary expenses. These usually include expenditures for food, refreshments, accommodation and transport (in case the disruption pushes their flight to the next day).
Usually, Flybe will offer you food vouchers but even if they don’t, you can still make your required purchases. Just remember to save your receipts, so that you can claim your reimbursement later on.
In most cases, overbooking is the reason why passengers are bumped off flights.
According to EU Regulation 261, if you are bumped from a flight, you can claim denied boarding compensation from Flybe.
The only additional determinant for compensation eligibility is that you were denied boarding against your will. If you give up your seat when approached with an offer from the airline, you may get certain perks, but you would not be entitled to compensation.
Flybe was established in 1979 as Jersey European Airways. In 2000, the company was renamed British European (BE). It was the largest independent airline in Europe that carried around 8 million passengers a year.
The autumn of 2018 saw a steep decrease in Flybe’s share value and as a result, Flybe announced it was in the process of holding talks about selling the business.
In 2019, it was acquired by Connect Airways, a consortium established by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Aviation. Flybe’s sale became effective on March 11, 2019.
Is Flybe still flying?
According to reports, Thyme Opco (which is linked to former shareholder Cyrus Capital) has reached an agreement with the administrators to purchase the Flybe brand and relaunch the airline in 2021.
The overall score of Flybe is 5/10. This Skytrax rating is based on passengers’ inflight comfort, the quality of customer service and the overall value for money.
Flybe has been named the most punctual UK-based carrier but if you have experienced any problems, we will help you claim Flybe flight delay compensation.