10 airlines that deny flight compensation to passengers in 2020


A new study has revealed that 1 in 2 passengers in Europe don’t get compensated if their flights get delayed or cancelled, even if they are eligible.

Worst airlines for flight compensation

You may choose to file a claim for compensation independently. However, this is not always the best way to approach this as airlines simply refuse to pay. If you have the misfortune of dealing with one of these airlines, you will most likely encounter problems every step of the way and will be forced to take legal action against an airline to get your compensation.

Here are the worst offenders:


Aeroflot denies compensation to approximately 86% of passengers.


The British low-cost airline Easyjet rejects 87% of claims.


The Latvian carrier AirBaltic rejects 94% of compensation claims.


Colombia’s flag carrier Avianca rejects 97% of claims.


Ryanair is Europe’s largest low-cost airline but rejects 98% of flight compensation claims.

Bulgaria Air and Blue Air

Bulgaria Air and Blue Air are a tie as they both deny compensation to 99% of passengers

Tunisair, Vueling Airlines, and Ernest Airlines

It’s a tie between Tunisair, Vueling Airlines and Ernest Airlines as they reject nearly 100% of all claims.

However, following Ernest Airlines license suspension, the airline has guaranteed tickets’ reimbursement for all passengers. Click here to read more.

If you have travelled with any of these airlines and experienced a delay or cancellation for which the airline was directly responsible, Ifdelayed.com can help you get the compensation that you are rightfully entitled to. File a claim with us against the airline and we will take care of the rest. Learn more about how this works.