Frequently Asked Questions

About EUclaim

What is EUclaim?

EUclaim helps airline passengers that have experienced a delay or cancellation of their flight or that have been denied boarding. Based on EC Regulation 261/2004 EUclaim helps passengers file a claim with the airline to claim compensation.

Why EUclaim?

EUclaim has more than 10 years of experience with passenger rights and has put this experience into the EUclaim products. EUclaim has built up a strong reputation in the aviation world with respect to passenger rights and is an expert in the area. EUclaim products are a representation of this experience. EUclaim can offer an informed advise on your flight based on historical flight data collected by Lennoc B.V.

Where does EUclaim get their information

EUclaim uses the historical flight data collected by Lennoc B.V. from commercial and public sources from governments, airports, airlines and news media. In addition, the signals from commercial airlines (ACARS and ADS-B) is collected by EUclaim.

Flight information

Does EUclaim take weather into account when analysing a flight?

EUclaim processes over 60,000 signals per hour from weather stations set up at airports (METAR’s). These weather reports are consistent with the demands set by the World Meterological Organisation (WMO). All weather reports are stored in the EUclaim database and used when analyzing a flight.

What if the airport is closed by a strike or political unrest, etc?

EUclaim collects and archives hundreds of news reports concerning strikes of Air Traffic Controllers, political unrest and temporary closures of airports. This information is used when analyzing a flight.

When does EUclaim consider a situation as an extraordinary circumstance?

EUclaim combines flight data, weather reports and news items to judge if a flight falls within the scope of the EC Regulation 261/2004. Based on the extensive data EUclaim can quickly judge if a situation can be considered an extraordinary circumstance. An airline is not obliged to pay a financial compensation in the case of an extraordinary circumstance and EUclaim will not accept the claim on a no-win-no-fee basis.

Our service

What is No Win No Fee?

EUclaim works on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you only pay us a fee when we are successful. You will receive 75% of the claim amount, minus £25 administration costs per passenger. When we are not able to solve your claim, you do not have to pay us anything.

I am not getting the option ’No Win No Fee’. Why?

There can be several reasons for this. If the flight does not fall within the scope of the EC Regulation 261/2004 we cannot assist you further. For example, a flight with a non-EU air carrier flying into the EU does not fall within the scope of the Regulation. It is possible that EUclaim does not have the means to file a claim against the airline because they do not have offices in the United Kingdom. It is also possible that, based on an investigation of the flight in our database, we believe there was an extraordinary circumstance that cause the disruption of your flight. If you wish to continue it is possible to file the claim directly with the airline.

What is your fee?

EUclaim works on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you only pay us a fee when we are successful. You will receive 75% of the claim amount, minus £25 administration costs per passenger. When we are not able to solve your claim, you do not have to pay us anything.

Are there extra legal costs involved if EUclaim must issue proceedings?

There are no extra costs if our sollicitors must go to court on your behalf. In the case of a positive outcome you will receive 75% of the claim amount minus £25 administrative costs per passenger. If we lose the case you will not have to pay us anything.

My claim

Does EUclaim guarantee that I will receive compensation?

EUclaim does not guarantee that you will receive compensation. You can however always ask EUclaim for its opinion on how best to proceed should you encounter any difficulties in pursuing your claim.

How long does the claim process take?

After investigating the claim you have filed we create an online file for you and file the claim with the airline. As a rule of thumb, we give the airline 30 days to respond, after which we consider issuing court proceedings. It is unfortunately not possible to predict how long the entire process will take. We strive to reach a conclusion within six months of filing the claim but cannot offer any guarantees. It is possible for a legal procedure to take several years. You can follow your claim in your online file.

Does limitation apply in my claim?

In the United Kingdom there is a limitation of six years for claims that fall under the scope of EU Regulations 261/2004. This means that a claim must be issued with the court within six years after your flight date. 

Does EUclaim always go to court?

EUclaim always contacts the airline on behalf of passengers concerning their claim. This allows the airlines to provide any possible evidence for extraordinary circumstances if they refuse the initial claim. Each claim is individually assessed by our sollicitors and they will only go to court if we believe that we can ensure a positive outcome in the case. EUclaim is not obliged to issue proceedings in all cases.

How do I change my e-mail address?

Please send your request for a change in e-mail address to Please mention your old and new e-mail address and we will then be able to make the relevant changes in your file.

How do I send the documentation to EUclaim?

To be able to handle your claim as quickly as possible we would prefer to receive any documentation electronically. It is possible to add documents to your claim request and online file. If you are unable to do this it is possible to send the documents via email ( or fax (0031 575 563042). All documents will be added to your online file.

What happens with my personal information?

EUclaim treats all of your personal information confidentially and will not provide these to third parties. For more information please consult our privacy statement.

How will I be updated on the status of my claim?

You can follow the status of your claim by logging in at your personal online file. You can find your online file by clicking on 'MY claim' on our website. You will receive login details after filing the claim with us. In your online file you can status updates. You will receive a notification by e-mail when we have made any changes in your file.

What if the airline contacts me directly?

When you filed a claim with EUclaim and the airline contacts you directly, you should contact EUclaim of our sollicitors immediately. You can reach us through your online file or by e-mail. It is possible that our sollicitors already started a legal procedure against the airline for you and consequently had to cover the costs for this. When the airline pays you directly, our sollicitors will send you an invoice for the costs they have made, in accordance with article 6.7 of our Terms & Conditions. Please always contact our sollicitors or EUclaim when you are contacted by the airline before accepting any offers that are made.

Can I file a claim for a baby?

If you travelled with a baby and did not pay then it is not possible to file a claim. Passengers travelling for free (often children under the age of 2) or with a discount not available to the general public do not apply for compensation in accordance with the EU Regulation 261/2004.

Why did I only receive 50% of the claim amount?

As stated in the Sturgeon judgement, passengers travelling a distance of more than 3500 kilometers that arrive at their final destination with a delay of more than three hours but less than four hours are entitled to 50% of the financial compensation. The airline has offered proof that the arrival delay was less than four hours.

When do I receive my financial compensation?

As soon as our solicitors have received the financial compensation they will inform you accordingly. 

Why have I not received any response from EUclaim?

E-mail providers such as Gmail and Hotmail sometimes consider our emails as spam. Please check all your email files and indicate that our e-mails are safe. You will then receive all our messages.

I forgot my password. What do I do now?

It is possible to create a new password for your online file. Please go to ‘MY EUclaim’ and click on ‘Forgot your password?’. By following the steps you will be able to create a new password.

I want to change my password. How do I do this?

It is possible to create a new password for your online file. Please go to ‘MY EUclaim’ and click on ‘Forgot your password?’. By following the steps you will be able to create a new password.

Who is Bott & Co?

Bott & Co is a specialist no win no fee consumer rights solicitors firm based in Wilmslow, Cheshire with particular expertise in flight delay claims. They are the most experienced and trusted solicitors on flight delay compensation rights in the UK.

Why is my claim being transferred to Bott & Co?

Bott & Co are the leading solicitors firm in relation to flight delay claims and they can represent you in your claim against the airline. They have the ability to be able to represent you in the English court of law.

Will Bott & Co take every case to court?

Bott & Co and EUclaim will only take a case to court if we believe there is a change of a positive outcome. The case will always first be filed with the airline directly. Based on the response from the airline our legal department will investigate the claim further. We are not obliged to take the claim to court.

Will EUclaim or Bott & Co charge me anything if you need to start court proceedings?

There are not extra costs if EUclaim or Bott & Co must go to court on your behalf. In the case of a positive outcome you will receive the compensation minus their fee. If they lose the case you will not have to pay anything. 

EC Regulation 261/2004

What is EC Regulation 261/2004?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a primary piece of European legislation that was created to ensure that the rights of airline passengers were protected in cases of cancellation, long delays and denied boarding. The Regulation is applicable to all flights departing from a European country and to all flights arriving in a European country if that airline is registered in the EU.

What is the Montreal Convention?

The Montreal Convention is an international treaty that amongst others determines the responsibilities of an airline in the event of damages due to delays and damages to baggage. In the event of delay an airline can be held liable for damages sustained (these have to be proven) by a passenger.


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Was your flight cancelled or delayed for more than three hours? Or did you miss your connection? Then you may be entitled to a compensation up to €600 (£545*). EUclaim can give you the right advice based on our extensive database of flight information, airport information and weather data. 

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*Compensation calculated August ’17 rate of £1: €1.10 and rounded to the nearest £5.


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