What's crucial for Ryanair compensation is when the airline lets you know, says Martin Lewis

Following the publication of a list of 40-50 cancelled Ryanair flights per day over the next six weeks, Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com said:

“If Ryanair doesn’t give you more than 14 days’ notice of a cancellation then as well as a choice between a refund or an alternative flight, you’re also entitled to £110- £350 per person fixed compensation. The list it’s published on its website doesn’t count as notification, but it says it is planning to communicate cancellations to everyone by the end of today.

“What’s crucial for this is when it lets you know – more than 14 days before your arrival time and you’re not entitled to the extra, less and you are. The amount depends on how far you are flying and how delayed your arrival is – even if you choose a refund, it’s how late the alternative flight offered is.”

If you think you're due compensation you can use MSE’sfree flight delays reclaim tool.


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About Martin Lewis: Martin Lewis OBE, Money Saving Expert, is the journalist and consumer campaigner who created MoneySavingExpert.com and is now the site’s Executive Chair. Martin also founded and chairs the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute charity.

He’s the UK’s most-googled man, Citizens Advice’s Consumer Champion of the Year, and has spearheaded major financial justice campaigns including bank charges reclaiming (over seven million template letters downloaded), PPI reclaiming (over six million) and a successful large-scale campaign to get financial education in schools. He has his own prime-time ITV programme, The Martin Lewis Money Show, as well as a range of other regular media slots. He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2014.

About MoneySavingExpert.com: MoneySavingExpert.com is dedicated to cutting consumers’ bills and fighting their corner. The free-to-use consumer finance help resource aims to show people how to save money on anything and everything, and campaigns for financial justice. It was set up in 2003 for just £100, and its free-to-use, ethical stance quickly made it the UK’s biggest independent money website, according to internet ranking site Alexa.com, and the number one ‘Business and Finance – Business Information’ site, according to Hitwise. It has more than 12 million people opted-in to receive the weekly MSE’s Money Tips email, and more than 16 million unique monthly site users who visit more than 28 million times a month. In September 2012, it joined the MoneySupermarket.com Group PLC.