Wizz Air Flight Delay Compensation
How to Claim Your Wizz Air Delayed Flight Compensation
Have you experienced a flight delay, cancellation or denied boarding on a Wizz Air flight? It’s not all bad news. According to EU Regulation 261/2004 (EC 261), the airline may be required to compensate any air passengers affected by the disruption.
You could claim up to €600 in Wizz Air flight delay compensation. SkyRefund lets you check your eligibility in less than a minute.
Unfortunately, enforcing your rights in case of a delayed Wizz Air flight can often be a prolonged and demanding process. For passengers who decide to fight on their own, claiming compensation from the airline could become a more stressful experience than the actual delay. And since successfully enforcing your rights requires an in-depth understanding of current regulations, your success cannot be guaranteed.
SkyRefund’s legal experts can help you claim your rightful compensation for your delayed flight by enforcing your passenger rights on your behalf. We will take all the necessary legal steps to ensure that you receive your Wizz flight refund. We partner with top-class aviation lawyers, which allows us to take passengers’ claims to court, if necessary.
SkyRefund works according to a “No Win- No Fee” price policy. You wouldn’t owe us anything unless we are successful in retrieving your compensation. In this case, our fee would be 25% of the reimbursement amount.
Wizz Air Flight Delay Compensation Amount
The length of your trip and the duration of Wizz Air’s delay determine the amount of compensation you can claim.
If your entire journey was shorter than 1,500 km, you could be entitled to €250. When the distance of your delayed Wizz Air flight is anywhere between 1,500 and 3,500 km, you could be eligible for €400. Finally, if your travel distance exceeded 3,500 km, you could claim compensation of up to €600.
|€ 250||€ 400||€ 600|
|Less than 1500 km||Between 1500 & 3500 km||More than 3500 km|
How it works
SkyRefund offers air passengers a quick and stress-free way of claiming their Wizz Air delay compensation.
Simply submit your flight details (your flight number and date) into our compensation calculator, your booking reference and sign our authorization form. This document will allow us to represent your best interests in all matters related to your claim.
That’s it. You can lay back and relax. Our team will get in touch with Wizz Air and begin the process of claiming your delayed flight compensation on your behalf.
Am I entitled to compensation for my Wizz Air flight?
According to EC 261, you can submit a compensation form if your Wizz flight has been delayed, cancelled or overbooked. Here are all of the basics that you need to know about each of these disruptions.
Wizz Air Flight Delay
You can claim compensation for your flight if the delay meets the following requirements:
- It did not result from any extraordinary circumstances (more on this below).
- You arrived at least 3 hours late.
Extraordinary circumstances is a blanket term that covers all events leading to a long delay which the airline cannot mitigate or prevent. These can include extreme weather conditions, air traffic control strikes and security risks, among others.
Wizz Air cannot be considered liable for any of these events. Therefore, the airline would not be required to pay delayed flight compensation to any passengers who have experienced a late flight.
Would there be instances in which an airline claims extraordinary circumstances when there were none? Sure. And exceptional conditions can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from the purely difficult ones. Some aircraft might be unable to depart in certain conditions, while others could takeoff without suffering a delay. Understanding the difference will help you claim your compensation.
The second important requirement for Wizz flight compensation eligibility states that you need to have arrived at your final destination with a delay of over three hours. It is important to emphasize that the delay duration is determined upon arrival, not at departure.
In some cases, this would mean that even if your flight takeoff was delayed by more than 3 hours, you may not be able to claim compensation. This is usually the case when some of the delay is made up during the flight.
If your flight meets these two conditions, you are entitled to Wizz Air delayed flight compensation. Unfortunately, entitlement is only the beginning; you now have to enforce your right and prove it to the airline.
Submit your compensation form and SkyRefund’s claim experts will ensure that the airline pays you your compensation, even if this means taking the carrier to court.
Wizz Air Cancelled Flight
If your Wizz Air flight is cancelled, regardless of the circumstances, you should always receive either a full refund of the ticket price or an alternate flight to your final destination.
In addition to your preferred option, you could be eligible for Wizz Air cancelled flight compensation if your flight meets the following criteria:
- You were informed of the cancellation less than 14 days before the scheduled departure
- Your alternate flight to your final destination arrived more than 4 hours late.
- Your cancelled Wizz Air flight was not caused by any extraordinary circumstances
In addition, you may be entitled to cancellation compensation even if you arrived only 2 hours late. To be eligible in this case, the airline needs to have informed you of the disruption less than 7 days prior to your flight.
Unfortunately, most flights get cancelled on the day of their departure. This leaves all of their passenger’s plans in tatters.
If your flight was overbooked and Wizz Air denies you boarding against your will, you can claim the same amount of compensation as if you had experienced a delay or cancellation.
In addition, as per Regulation 261, you can choose between a refund of your ticket price or an alternate flight to your intended destination. Don’t forget, this right is in addition to your right to flight compensation. You can claim both.
About Wizz Air
Wizz Air was established in Hungary in 2003 as a low-cost airline. Its main hub is Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). Since making its first flight from Katowice in 2004, the company has expanded to cover more than 500 routes in 27 countries and has become one of the largest airlines in Central Europe. Despite this significant growth, the Hungarian airline’s mission has remained the same: to provide affordable air travel.
Wizz Air’s has had subsidiaries in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and the UK. Currently, only Wizz Air UK is in operation. It should allow Wizz Air to retain its market share in the UK after Brexit. Reports in 2018 and 2019 claim that the airline will attempt to restore its Ukrainian subsidiary.
Wizz Air Rankings
Skytrax, one of the leading websites assessing air traveller satisfaction, has given Wizz Air an overall rating of 5/10 for the airline’s overall comfort and value for money. Due to its low-cost status, Wizz Air has received particularly low ratings for in-flight entertainment.
Luggage and Fare Information
As a traditional low-cost airline, Wizz Air’s basic plan only covers cabin luggage up to 10 kg but passengers travelling with larger pieces of luggage could purchase an extra checked-in bag for an additional cost. Musicians could bring smaller instruments like ukuleles, violins, and flutes with them but larger instruments may need to be checked-in. Air travellers carrying sports equipment could also submit their luggage at check-in for an additional fee.