British Airways - Flight Cancellation and Delay Compensation Options

Important information about British Airways flight delays and cancellations
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British Airways Flight Delays and Cancellations 

The flag carrier for the United Kingdom, British Airways (BA) has been faced with many flights disruptions in the last couple of years. With so many daily flights, it is not surprising that BA owes so much in compensation.

A British Airways flight will almost always be covered by the flight delay regulations as flights have to either depart from the EU, or arrive into the EU on an EU airline to be eligible for compensation when delayed or cancelled. This means that usually all BA flight delays exceeding 3 hours are eligible, as long as there were no extraordinary circumstances.  How much you are entitled to is dependent on the distance you travelled. The longer flights will gain you more compensation.

  • Short Distance

    Short Distance


    Up to 1500km

    (e.g. London - Edinburgh)

  • Medium Distance

    Medium Distance


    Up to 3500km

    (e.g. London - Athens)

  • Long Distance

    Long Distance


    From 3500km

    (e.g. London - Tokyo)



Don’t take any excuses! Vouchers for food or hotels don’t negate the airline’s responsibility to pay your compensation

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