Air France Flight Delay Compensation

If your Air France flight was delayed or canceled, you may have the right to compensation under European Regulation EC 261.

The amount of compensation is up to 600€ ($700).

Air France Delays / Cancellations Rights

According to EC Regulation 261/2004, on flight delays or cancellations, passengers are entitled to claim compensation, that can be up to €600 ($700).

So, are you eligible to claim?

The delay should not be because of natural disasters like storm or an earthquake. If the delay or cancellation was due to negligence of Air France airline and the passengers were not given any notice about it then they can go on and file the claim against the airline.

EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles air passengers to claim flight delay compensation and the airline cannot deny it. There are a lot of people who have no idea about how much compensation they can claim for delays or cancellations.

Air France flight passengers can claim up to €600 (approximately $700) for flights delayed for more than 3 hours, cancelled without prior notice of 2 weeks or if they’re denied to board due to oversold flight tickets or missed the flight connection.

Are you willing to know the claim amount?

Our flight compensation calculator is open 24/7. You can use it to know the amount you can claim for the hassles that went through. You just need to enter your flight details like flight number and date.

Air France

Air France airline came into existence in 1933 as merger of Air Union, Air Orient, Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne, Société Générale de Transport Aérien and Compagnie Générale Aéropostale. Air France is the subsidiary of the Air France – KLM group and is the French flag carrier for more than 8 decades.

During the time of the merger, the company becomes one of the biggest airline company in the world that was operating highest revenues. Its headquarter is in Tremblay-en-France. The global hub of Air France is at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. However, Paris Orly Airport, Marseille Provence Airport, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and Toulouse Blagnac Airport are its secondary hubs. The airline serves almost 36 different domestic destinations as well as international services to almost 168 destinations.

Air France Codeshare Agreement

Air France shares codeshare agreement with following airlines: Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air Burkina, Air Corsica, Air Europa, airBaltic, Aircalin, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, AtlasGlobal, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti Nui, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, CityJet, Comair, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Bulgaria Air, Flybe, Garuda Indonesia, Gol Transportes Aéreos, HOP!, Japan Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Korean Air, LATAM Brasil, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, MNG Airlines, Montenegro Airlines, WestJet, Winair, Aeroméxico, TAAG Angola Airlines, TAROM, Ukraine International Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Air Antilles Express, Air Astana, Air Austral, Saudia, Singapore Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines

Air France Fleets

Air France is a vast airline which carries over 40 million people to 168 destinations in 93 countries annually. Air France operates 226 fleets under its name which include 18 Airbus A318-100, 38 Airbus A319-100, 43 Airbus A320-200, 5 Airbus A321-100, 15 Airbus A321-200, 15 Airbus A330-200, 9 Airbus A340-300, 10 Airbus A380-800, 25 Boeing 777-200ER, 43 Boeing 777-300ER, 3 Boeing 787-9 and 2 Boeing 777F.

It is also a big domestic carrier with flights operating in 36 destinations within France.

Air France Domestic & International Destinations

Sr. No. Country City
1 France Agen, Ajaccio, Aurillac, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Brive, Caen, Calvi, Castres, Clermont Ferrand, Figari, Lannion, La Rochelle, Lille, Limoges, Lorient, Lourdes, Lyon, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Pau, Perpignan, Quimper, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Lourdes, Toulon, Toulouse
2 United States Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington
3 Germany Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
4 Italy Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Venice
5 United Kingdom Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester
6 Spain Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville
7 Canada Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver
8 Morocco Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat
9 Nigeria Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt
10 People’s Republic of China Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan
11 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
12 Congo Brazzaville, Pointe Noire
13 Dominican Republic Punta Cana, Santo Domingo
14 India Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai
15 Russia Moscow, Saint Petersburg
16 South Africa Cape Town, Johannesburg
17 Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm
18 Netherlands Amsterdam, Rotterdam
19 Denmark Billund, Copenhagen
20 Mexico Cancún, Mexico City
21 Belgium Antwerp, Brussels
22 Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City
23 Cameroon Douala, Yaoundé
24 Martinique Fort de France
25 Poland Kraków, Warsaw
26 Switzerland Geneva, Zürich
27 Djibouti Djibouti City
28 Argentina Buenos Aires
29 Japan Osaka, Tokyo
30 Panama Panama City
31 Sint Maarten Philipsburg
32 Mauritius Port Louis
33 Hong Kong Hong Kong
34 Romania Bucharest
35 Slovenia Ljubljana
36 Chile Santiago
37 Costa Rica San José
38 Hungary Budapest
39 Israel Tel Aviv
40 Turkey Istanbul
41 Algeria Algeria
42 Armenia Yerevan
43 Benin Cotonou
44 China Beijing
45 Thailand Bangkok
46 Venezuela Caracas
47 Angola Luanda
48 Austria Vienna
49 Central African Republic Bangui
50 Colombia Bogotá
51 Croatia Zagreb
52 Cuba Havana
53 Czech Republic Prague
54 Equatorial Guinea Malabo
55 Greece Athens
56 Iran Tehran
57 Ireland Dublin
58 Lebanon Beirut
59 Portugal Lisbon
60 Bulgaria Sofia
61 Egypt Cairo
62 Ghana Accra
63 Jordan Amman
64 Malta Malta
65 Senegal Dakar
66 Tunisia Tunis
67 United Arab Emirates Dubai
68 Norway Oslo
69 Peru Lima
70 Ukraine Kiev

Air France Reviews and Statistics

Air France airline has received 6 out of 10 stars when it comes to the quality of the products and services they offer to the passengers on board. Customers have rated 3 stars out of 5 for its food & beverages, in-flight entertainment, seat comfort, staff service and value for money.

The airline holds a very good record of their flights being on right time i.e. 81%. When it comes to flights that were being delayed, the record is 8% and for the extremely late flights, the company stands at 5%. However, for the cancellation of their flights, the record is exceptionally good. All these stats are taken from Flight Stats.

Air France Flight Delays / Cancellations / Denied Boarding Problems

Heavy air traffic and cargo load or an air carrier delay may lead to delays of Air France flights. According to EU air passenger rights EC Regulation 261/2004, air passengers can claim compensation for the inconvenience caused to them due to flight delays of more than 3 hours at arrival airport; flight cancellations without prior notification and for denied boarding due to overbooking. The passenger can claim compensation up to $700. You must know about your rights on flight delays and claim your money back airlines owes of you.

Department of Transportation also known as DOT has set certain air travel rights for people who are travelling from US to EU. If you are bumped due to overbooking, delayed for 3 hours or went through flight cancelation, you may have the rights to claim for compensation.

EC Regulation 261/2004 – Air France Flight Delay / Cancellation Compensation

Since Air France and its subsidiaries are European regulated airlines, travelling with them within Europe or away from Europe will be governed by the European Law. Under EU law, as per Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, flight passenger is entitled to claim up to €600 for delayed or cancelled flights.

This comes into effect only when there is a delay of more than 3 hours or cancelled without any extraordinary circumstances such as extreme bad weather or earthquake or for that matter any natural calamity. If the delay or cancellation was caused due to airlines’ negligence then you should get compensation from the airline.

In cases, flight getting delayed by 2 ½ hours from the scheduled arrival time and it lands on the airport but doesn’t open the door to alight causing a further delay of 30 mins, you can claim compensation from the airlines as it amounts to 3 hours delay in total. And also, if you have booked your tickets with any of these airlines, Air France/ Transavia / HOP! and you face cancellations of their flight without any notice or if their flight delays on arrival for 3 hours or more or if you were involuntarily denied boarding then you can demand compensation from the Air France Airline.

If you are the air passenger travelled with Air France and your flight has been delayed or cancelled (without any prior notice) or for reasons which could have been easily solved then according to Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, Air France flight passengers can claim up to €600 as flight compensation. This takes into account distance that you travelled both within Europe and Outside Europe and the duration of delay which should be more than 3 hours

Within EU:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€
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Note: If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European Flight, EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in the case of EU based flights travelling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.

Am i eligible to claim compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU and Non-EU airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.

This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).

Thus you are eligible to claim compensation for flights departed or which were scheduled to depart from an EU airport.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
From Inside EU to Outside EU Yes Yes
From Inside EU to Inside EU Yes Yes
From Outside EU to Inside EU Yes No
From Outside EU to Outside EU No No

How we can help you to claim your money back?

If your flight has been delayed or cancelled while you are travelling within Europe, flying with an EU registered flight and you want to claim compensation for the problem the airline has caused to you, all you have to do is provide us with your Air France flight details (flight number & flight date) and our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly Our Claim Expert team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation. If you have any complaints regarding Air France airline flight delays or cancellation you can contacts Claim Flights at any time.

How to Claim Flight Delay Compensation?

Claim Flights claiming process is very easy to use and to provide us the desired information doesn’t take more than 2 minutes of your precious time.

We have access to a lot of information about different airlines flights, thus you receive the compensation within right time.

Claim yourself delayed flight compensation

If your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours or if your flight has been cancelled without prior notice of 2 weeks or if you were denied boarding due to overbooking of flight tickets, you can use our free claim letter template to write the letter to airline to claim compensation for your delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight in accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004.

EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles air passengers to claim up to €600 compensation for flight delay of 3 hours or more, flight cancellations or for denied boarding

Calculate the amount airline owes you

Passengers are often unaware of the law and end up claiming a very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. At Claim Flights the exact compensation can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator. Flight Delay Compensation Calculator can help you to calculate the amount to claim from Air France airlines for your delayed / cancelled flight. You can check for free the amount Air France airlines owe for you with our flight delay compensation calculator.

You can claim flight delay compensation with our assistance by filling the claim form. You may need to enter further details about yourself & co-passengers for whom you would like to claim the flight compensation from the Air France. Our Expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the airlines. Air passengers are charged only in case passenger gets the compensation from the airline. You can compare the claimable compensation amount provided by us against other claim companies. Claim Flights takes up your case on a no win no fee basis and makes sure that you get right amount in time.

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