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E261 Compensation + Expenses

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Bit of an odd topic, but I'm not sure where else to ask and I reckon I'll get a good response here!

I was recently delayed approx 6 hours on Ryanair. The length of the delay meant that I had no chance of completing my journey that evening, and had to book a hotel + taxi (€90)

I've applied for compensation with Ryanair, and they immediately authorised €250 of compensation under EU261. However - they stated that they were not liable for anything that happened after they landed.

EU261 appears to provide for €250 compensation straight off the bat just because the flight was late, and then further reasonable expenses, including accommodation should it become necessary:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_Compensation_Regulation#Compensation_and_assistance

So as I understand it, I could be due €250 compensation + €90 accommodation reimbursement = €340.

So my questions are:

Am I right?

Do I have a hope in hell of getting Ryanair to accept the accomodation reclaim, or should I just accept the hassle-free €250 and be on my way? I'm not sure how interested I am in a small-claims court proceedings etc for the sake of €90.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I certainly wouldn’t want the stress for 90 but it does grate me that you’re probably correct and that they shouldn’t be making it hard for you
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@AdamNotts, I thought the purpose of the €250 is to provide reasonable compensation for any direct costs / damages resulting from the delay? I would not bother if the compensation has covered your costs.
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My take is that the €250 is to provide compensation for poor service, on top of which reasonable expenses resulting from the delay are payable.

However, I'm struggling to find anything 100% definitive.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
No, as you had completed your flight/contract with ryanair.
You could try claiming for consequential loss, but doubt you will get anywhere.
Other otion is claim off travel insurance.


I have had similar after a long delay & missed prebooked train and had to buy new tickets for £220
Asked a no win no fee and they would not take it on. I did not pursue it as virgin paid us each the 600 euro.

I have a mate who was due to flyback from oakland but ba pulled the route and rerouted him from SF to LHR. Problem was his car was in Gatwick. He made arrangements to get his car to LHR with the carparking firm at his cost and BA would not refund him it, as they said they would have taxi’d him back to Gatwick.
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