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Manchester Airport flight delays and cancellations

Manchester Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the UK and flies to an impressive 226 different airports worldwide, albeit some of which are seasonal only. If you fly from this airport there is a chance that you could suffer delays or cancellations, with Manchester being an airport that was affected just under the average amount in the UK in 2016.

If you’ve been subjected to disruption at Manchester airport, we will help you to uphold your rights against the airline that you flew with. Use our free online calculator to instantly check, free of charge, if you’re eligible for compensation.

Manchester airport flight cancellations and delays

Your rights when delayed at Manchester Airport

  • Under EU legislation up to €600 compensation
  • When the flight was delayed at least 3 hours, cancelled or overbooked
  • Regardless of the ticket price
  • Claim on flights up to 6 years old

Tips and Tricks when delayed at Manchester Airport

  • Get the airline to confirm the cause of delay
  • Insist on your basic benefits and services at the airport
  • Exchange contact information with other travellers
  • Gather proof: photos, receipts of expenses, vouchers etc

Here is a more thorough breakdown of your passenger rights and the EU Regulation

Under what conditions does your delayed flight qualify for compensation?

The amount of compensation you’ll be eligible for is dictated by the distance of the flight – not on the amount you paid for your ticket. Fundamentally your flight must land at its destination with a delay 3 hours or more and be applicable under current EU Regulation. Your claims are valid up to 6 years retrospectively. Here is an overview of which compensation you’ll be entitled to, according to the circumstances of your delay:

Delay, cancellation, overbooking or missed connection flight? You are entitled to:

Short distance up to 1500 kmMedium distance up to 3500 kmLong distance from 3500 km
e.g. London – Edinburghe.g. London – Athense.g. London – Tokyo

Additional services at Manchester Airport

In cases of heavy delay you’ll be entitled to some services. Eligibility hinges on the length of your flight and the length of the delay experienced. Here is an overview of the circumstances under which you qualify:

  • Short distance, below 1500 km: from 2 hours delay – free drinks, food and 2 phone calls, emails or faxes
  • Medium distance, between 1500-3500 km: from 3 hours delay, free drinks, food and 2 telephone calls, emails or faxes
  • Long-haul, from 3500 km: from 4 hours delay, free drinks, food and 2 telephone calls, emails or faxes
Delays of more than 5 hours

If delayed more than five hours, you can – regardless of the distance – withdraw from your flight. The airline must either reimburse you for the costs or offer an alternative method of transport.

Departure not until the following day

The airline is responsible for finding you a hotel room, and transport to and from the hotel and airport, as well as covering the costs for both. Contact the airline directly and ask them to commit in writing to your hotel room and transfer.

Essential info: Don’t take the airline’s excuses! Vouchers for drinks, food or hotels don’t nullify the airline’s responsibility to compensate you.

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Useful advice & information about Manchester Airport

Manchester had a record number of passengers in 2016, the figure reaching over 25.5 million, with people flying to 226 airports worldwide. Amsterdam was the most popular destination flying out of Manchester Airport and they offer long haul flights to the USA, India and more.

Average punctuality
2016 was an average year for punctuality for those flying out of Manchester airport.They racked up 130,000 minutes in delays and 198 flights were cancelled outright. Manchester airport could do with some improvement but they are by no means the most culpable airport in terms of disruption.

Wifi at Manchester Airport
You can use the airport’s wifi for free for as much as 60 minutes. After that they start to charge by the hour (£5), by the day (£10) or by the month (£30).

When strikes occur at Manchester Airport
If you’re flight is disrupted due to strike action at Manchester airport, you’ll be eligible for some services at the airport, and the airline might provide alternative transportation to your destination. Unfortunately strikes are deemed to be an ‘exceptional circumstance’ and as such no compensatory claims can be made against the airlines in this case.

More information about Manchester Airport can be found here.

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