Ethiopian Airlines flight delayed or cancelled? Get compensation and a refund!
Even though Ethiopian Airlines is not a European airline, you might, in certain circumstances, be eligible for flight compensation up to £520 under British and European regulations!
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Claim flight compensation for your disrupted Ethiopian Airlines flight if you were departing from the UK/EU.
Ethiopian Airlines flight delayed by at least 3 hours? You might get up to £520 in compensation!
Ethiopian Airlines flight cancelled fewer than 14 days before departure? You might be entitled to both compensation AND a ticket refund!
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Ethiopian Airlines is a non-EU airline. This means that the British and EU passenger rights regulations apply only to Ethiopian Airlines flights departing from the UK or the EU.
Unfortunately, when flying to the UK/EU on an airline based outside of the UK/EU, your passenger rights are not protected by the relevant UK/EU legislation. More details on this can be found in the table below.
For you to be eligible for flight compensation:
Your Ethiopian Airlines flight from the UK/EU must be delayed by more than 3 hours,
The airline must be the party responsible for the delay — learn more about this in the Extraordinary Circumstances section of this article.
Ethiopian Airlines flight delayed by 3 hours or more?
Claim compensation of up to £520!
Depending on the circumstances of your cancelled Ethiopian Airlines flight, you can claim compensation of up to £520, a refund, or both!
According to British and European flight compensation regulations, you can claim compensation for an Ethiopian Airlines flight if it was cancelled less than 14 days before the original departure date.
Ethiopian Airlines must be at fault for the cancellation — see the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this article for more information on when the airline is allowed to refuse compensation.
Remember that because Ethiopian Airlines is a non-EU airline, your right to compensation is limited to flights departing from the UK/EU.
If your Ethiopian Airlines flight from the UK/EU was cancelled, you may be eligible for a refund if:
The airline did not provide you with an alternative flight.
The airline did offer you an alternative flight, but you declined it.
You might get £520 in flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled Ethiopian Airlines flight.
With us, you can claim compensation in just a few minutes!
The amount of compensation is determined by the distance of your flight:
For flights shorter than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.
For flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.
For flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.
For flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 —but if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.
Ethiopian Airlines may refuse compensation even if your flight was delayed by at least 3 hours or cancelled at the last minute.
If the disruption was caused by a third party or a force majeure, we are dealing with extraordinary circumstances, and the airline may deny your flight compensation claim.
Here are some of the most common examples of situations where the airline cannot be held liable for the disruption:
Bad weather conditions, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry (for example, a strike of air traffic control workers at a specific airport).
However, a strike of the airline's crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!
Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.
Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.
An ill or unruly passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
Airlines frequently claim that an extraordinary circumstance occurred, even when this was not the case! They do this to avoid having to pay out compensation.
The time limit to submit a claim depends on three different laws:
The law of the country of departure
The law of the country of arrival
The law of the country where the airline is headquartered
In general, if your flight departed from the United Kingdom, you have 6 years to claim flight compensation and a refund.
Different time limits may apply when flying from another country: for example, if you took an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Paris, you will only be able to claim under French law, which states that you have 5 years to submit a claim for flight compensation.
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Ethiopian Airlines is the Ethiopian flag carrier airline. Its headquarters are located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The airline was established in 1945 but only started flying internationally in 1951.
Ethiopian Airlines offers flights to and from most of the continents and for a total of 110 destinations: Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the US, South Africa, Russia, Asia and more! Australia is the only continent on which the airline does not operate.
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