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Claim up to £540 if your flight was delayed by more than 3 hours

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We are experts in making flight delay compensation claims

Each year millions of pounds of late flight compensation are unclaimed as many airline passengers are still unaware that they are entitled to claim EU flight compensation if their flight was either cancelled or delayed by more than 3 hours. Whether you are travelling for a family holiday, leisure or business, if you have experienced a flight delay of more than three hours within the EU, you will eligible for plane delay compensation. Late flights can negatively affect passengers in a variety of ways: losing days of holiday, missing connecting flights and scheduled meetings, but all result in unwanted stress which you can be compensated for. You can apply for compensation yourself through the small claims court; however, the processes and procedures are time-consuming and often complex, and if you lose, you face the risk of having to pay the airline’s legal costs, rather than receiving the late flight compensation you deserve. In recent years, FairPlane UK has reclaimed millions of pounds in flight compensation for our clients for their late flights and can often succeed in making a successful claim where individuals have previously failed to do so. We fully represent our clients from the start of the claim through to the final settlement and take away the stress of having to deal with the airlines and courts directly, and the need for them to attend court. Should your airline compensation claim be rejected, you will not have to pay the airlines legal costs as we cover those too.

Many airlines have historically rejected valid claims for airline delay compensation, but as a firm of solicitors registered with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, we have the expertise to legally enforce your claim, ensuring that you will receive the late flight compensation you are due. Some companies that offer a similar service for airline delay compensation only pursue claims against airline carriers that are based in the UK; however, we successfully take action for late flight compensation against all airlines, no matter where in Europe the parent company is based.

Take a look at our airline claims page to find out about some of those that we deal with on a regular basis. Over the years, we have built good working relationships with some of the airline carriers, and our in-house processes and procedures lead to an efficient settlement of our clients’ plane delay compensation. Other carriers are a little less receptive to paying the airline compensation that they owe, but we work hard to get the money owed for late flights for our clients. Some claims are quick to settle, and others take more time, but the average late flight compensation claim takes 61 days. You will receive only the highest quality service from our team of UK based experts. Our service operates on a No Win, No Fee basis, so there’s no legal risk and nothing to pay unless your claim is successful. We’ll take the stress, effort and risk out of making a flight compensation claim.

No risk, with No Win, No Fee

The service we provide is on a No Win, No fee basis, which means that only those people whose claims are successful will have any costs to pay. Before transferring your compensation, we will simply take our fees from the money that we have obtained on your behalf from the airline.

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Happy Clients

At FairPlane we’re focused on providing a great service, but don’t take our word for it, just take a look at the glowing reviews our previous clients have left for us. Let us help you claim the flight compensation you are owed. You’ll be happy you did.

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Many ways to get in touch

If you have a question about flight delay claims or the service we provide, we’d love to hear from you. Talk things through with one of our claim experts on the phone or simply send us a message using one of the forms on this site.

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We are Legal Experts

Airlines rarely pay flight compensation claims voluntarily. 70% of our customers report that their own attempts to obtain compensation directly from the airlines either fall on deaf ears or are routinely rejected. Our legal experience and expertise ensures you won’t be ignored.

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Our service is provided on a No Win, No Fee basis, which means that there’s nothing to pay unless your claim for flight delay compensation is successful.

If your claim is successful, the airline will initially pay your compensation directly to us. We will then deduct our fee of 25% + VAT (and the insurance premium of £20) from the monies we receive. We will then either transfer your payment directly to your bank account or send you a cheque in the post.

The compensation you receive for a flight delay or cancellation is not taxable.

Q. Who are FairPlane UK?

FairPlane is a company that operates across Europe, helping individuals to make successful compensation claims for delayed, cancelled and overbooked flights. The company was first established in Austria 2012, with the dedicated UK company (FairPlane UK) launched in 2015. FairPlane UK operate unique systems and strategies in order to provide airline passengers with the best possible, risk free, opportunity of making a successful claim.

FairPlane UK is a law firm registered with and regulated by the Law Society and the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority).

Q. How does FairPlane work?

At FairPlane UK we have access to a variety of flight related data that we use to aid us in our work. These include databases of historic weather conditions and aircraft movements. In addition, our lawyers are fully versed in the most recent European law in regards to flight claims. It is because of this knowledge and experience that we are almost able to guarantee that if we take on your claim, we will be able to obtain for you, any compensation you are owed. Our charges are based on success…so there is nothing to pay unless we obtain any compensation for you from the airline. There are no up-front charges or hidden costs.

For more details about the claim process, please see the How it works page on this website.

Q. How much does your service cost?

FairPlane UK will only charge a fee depending on the amount of flight delay compensation we manage to obtain for you. This performance-based fee is up to a maximum of 25% of the obtained compensation plus VAT. We also insure your claim to safeguard you financially should your case be lost. The cost of this is £20 and is also deducted from your flight delay compensation…but only if you win.

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