Overbooked Flight Compensation: What Happens If a Flight Is Overbooked

Claim up to €600 in compensation for an overbooked flight!

When are you entitled to an overbooked flight compensation?

You are entitled to an airline overbooking compensation if the disruption meets these 2 conditions:

Your overbooked flight was to/from EU

Your overbooked flight was from or within EU or arrived to EU and was operated by an EU airline.

How much can you get in compensation for an overbooked flight?

Airlines overbooking flights owe you compensation in case you were denied boarding. Your overbooked flight compensation depends on your flight distance - the longer the flight, the bigger the compensation.

When are you not entitled to overbooked flight compensation?

There are several circumstances under which the airlines are not responsible for the flight disruption - and the flight is not eligible for flight compensation!

How does it all work with Skycop?

Claiming your compensation via Skycop is an easy three-step process

  1. 1

    Submit Your Claim

    It only takes minutes to finish it! That way you’ll find out your preliminary eligibility – and the size of the compensation.

  2. 2

    We Fight For Your Rights

    Our experts will be checking your eligibility in depth, contacting the airlines, working with the authorities and so on.

  3. 3

    Receive Your Compensation

    Once we receive the compensation, we will transfer the money to you, minus our fee. You don’t pay if we don’t win.


My flight was overbooked. What information should I have to support my overbooking claim?

To support your overbooking claim, you should have your flight booking confirmation, boarding pass, and any documentation related to the airline’s compensation policies and procedures.

Can I get denied boarding compensation because of overbooking? What are my other rights?

In this case, you can expect to:

  • Recover the full price of the ticket within 7 days from the date of the incident
  • Get a ticket on the next plane to your final destination, under similar terms
  • Select a later flight under similar conditions.

If you choose to travel on a different route, and you have to wait, the carrier is required to provide you with free meals and drinks, access to two free calls, let you use email or send a free fax. When you have to wait for a flight for one or more nights – you must be granted free accommodation in a hotel, including transport to/from the airport.

Can I keep track of the actions Skycop compensation specialists take so that I know the progress of my claim?

Yes. Just log in to your user account to see the whole process, check for any missing information required, and see other relevant information.

How do I know if I am entitled to flight compensation?

You are entitled to compensation if your flight was disrupted due to the airline’s fault, and the disruption fits the criteria listed in the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004.

The easiest way to check whether you can receive compensation from the airline is to complete the free application form on our website.

Can you help with compensation for lost baggage?

Skycop may help you claim compensation for lost or damaged baggage. Please contact our support team.

My Flight Was Overbooked. What To Do?

Turn your delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight into a compensation up to €600!