The news that your flight has been delayed, or worse, canceled, is one of life's few truly irritating events. Your trip might be utterly ruined by a flight delay, which can cause havoc with your travel schedule. You can end yourself detained at the airport and forfeit reservations for trips, activities, and concerts that you have already paid for. At times, you might even skip out on noteworthy occasions at your destination, like a wedding or a crucial business meeting. But you're in luck if your flight originated from an airport in the EU. You are eligible to request a spirit flight delay compensation. Even though Spirit Airlines is not a European airline, EC 261—legislation on air passenger rights—applies to its flights when they leave from an EU airport.