British Airways Cancelled and Delayed Flight Compensation

Airline Rating & Flight Compensation

British Airways Flight Delay Compensation 

Get a flight delay compensation of up to 600€ (about 550£) for your late flight with British Airways. 

 

Flight delays bother British Airways just as much as you. After all, they also have a schedule to stick to and would love to operate their flights on time more often. However, not all delays are the same - and when the airline is responsible, it’s only fair that passengers get compensated for the inconvenience.

 

The good news is: that’s what the EU Regulation 261/2004 is all about. You can get up to 600€ per passenger in compensation for your delayed flight with British Airways, depending on the length of your journey. To be eligible, you must have reached your destination at least 3 hours after the originally scheduled time of arrival, and the airline must be responsible for the delay.

 

Keep in mind that it’s the time at arrival that matters: for example, if your flight departs 3h10 minutes late but arrives “only” 2h55 minutes late, then you are not eligible to compensation under EU261. This happens when pilots manage to catch up with the schedule during the flight.

 

British Airways is only slightly above average when it comes to punctuality; but they make up for it by processing compensation claims more efficiently than many airlines. As a result, they are among the best airlines in the world

 

The easiest and fastest way to check your eligibility is to fill out your flight details in our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator. In less than 2 minutes, you will know whether you are entitled to money from the airline or not.

 

At ClaimCompass, we have already helped tons of passengers get their compensation from British Airways. All you have to do is let us do the work and we’ll get your money for you. This complete guide on flight delay compensation has all the info you need to become an expert on the topic. 

 

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      British Airways On-Time Performance

      The tab below provides specific data regarding the airline's on-time performance. It includes the amount of flights operated by the airline each month, which portion of these flight arrived on time (i.e with less than 15 minutes delay), which portion consists of delayed flights, and the average delay of their flights in minutes. Source: Flightstats.com

      Number of flights
      On-time (<15 min delay)
      Delayed (15+ min late)
      Average delay (in min)
      Average
      30490.0
      77.56%
      22.44%
      43.34
      Jul 2019
      33030
      71.99%
      28.01%
      47.00
      Jun 2019
      31926
      71.49%
      28.51%
      42.80
      May 2019
      32698
      83.25%
      16.75%
      41.20
      Apr 2019
      31137
      83.17%
      16.83%
      41.20
      Mar 2019
      30660
      73.96%
      26.04%
      45.70
      Feb 2019
      27125
      80.37%
      19.63%
      45.60
      Jan 2019
      27863
      84.78%
      15.22%
      43.80
      Dec 2018
      27943
      72.66%
      27.34%
      43.30
      Nov 2018
      28602
      76.10%
      23.90%
      43.50
      Oct 2018
      32403
      75.55%
      24.45%
      41.40
      Sep 2018
      32003
      79.86%
      20.14%
      41.20

      As you can see from the data above, since January 2018, about 23% of British Airways’ flights arrived 15 minutes late or more. On average, flights by the airline were delayed by 45.5 minutes. However, a summary by quarter highlights a negative trend: fewer flights arrived on-time during the second quarter than during the first one - and even fewer during the last quarter. That being said, the on-time performance of British Airways remains above average. As such, the airline’s flight performance since January 2018 is rated 5.2 out of 10.

      British Airways Flight Cancellation Compensation 

      British Airways also cancels some of their flights - sometimes because of circumstances out of their control, in which case they are not obligated to pay compensation to their passengers. But in cases that do not qualify as “extraordinary circumstances”, you could be owed up to 600€ from the airline as flight cancellation compensation.

       

      What are extraordinary circumstances? Some examples include air traffic restrictions, adverse weather conditions, medical emergency, security issues, strike at the airport… In short, these are circumstances which the airline cannot control and could not have prevented.

       

      The conditions ensuring your right to compensation when British Airways cancels your flight are slightly more complicated than for flight delays. In short, if the airline is responsible for the cancellation, they haven’t given you at least a 14-day notice, and you reach your final destination late (or don’t reach it at all), then it’s very likely that you are eligible under the EU Regulation. Read this page for more information on your passenger rights when your flight is cancelled. 

       

      If this happened to you, you can fill out our Flight Cancellation Compensation Calculator to verify if you can get compensated and how much money you can expect from British Airways. ClaimCompass will take care of everything for you, from submitting your claim to British Airways to securing your money.

       

      Check your flight here and get up to 600€ in compensation!

       

       

      British Airways and Compensation Claim Processing

      Many air passengers have already entrusted their compensation claim against British Airways to ClaimCompass. As one of the largest airlines in the world, it’s normal that they also receive a larger than average amount of claims when their flight is delayed, cancelled, or overbooked. As you can see from the data below, the airline is rather cooperative when it comes to processing passenger claims.

      Rating criteria
      Days / Rating
      Average number of days for the airline to reply once the claim is submitted
      30.1
      Rating
      3.6/10
      Average number of days to solve the claim
      47.6
      Rating
      8.6/10
      Average number of days to pay the compensation after the case was sent to court
      46.0
      Rating
      8.0/10

      Because it is one of the largest airlines in the world, British Airways usually takes some time before providing a statement once the compensation claim for flight delayed or cancelled was submitted. However, they are very quick to process the claim and pay the compensation when it is due. It takes on average 5 weeks to secure your compensation from British Airways (47.6 days). Because some cases are more complicated, they need to be sent to the court or a National Enforcement Body (NEB). When the court rules in favour of the passenger, British Airways is usually quick to transfer the compensation (46 days on average). Keep in mind that these data represent averages: some problematic cases can take much longer. Our experts are used to dealing with British Airways and work hard to secure your compensation in as little time as possible.

      Have you ever had a delayed flight with British Airways in the past 5 years? Check out if you’re eligible to compensation! The airline may owe you up to 600€: it takes less than 3 minutes to find out!