Atlanta Airport Flight Delays or Cancelations

For Atlanta Airport flight delays or cancellations, you may have the right to compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004.

You may claim up to 600€ ($700) from the airlines.

Atlanta International Airport Delays / Cancellations

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is one of the busiest airports of Georgia, USA. It deals with heavy aircraft traffic, of more than 1000 domestic and international flights on a daily basis.

Atlanta Airport flights often get delayed or are canceled due to bad weather conditions, heavy aircraft movements or busy airport terminals.

Passengers often wonder if they can receive any compensation or refund for flight delays or cancellations.

They should be aware of their rights under EC Regulation 261/2004, it entitles to claim compensation or get refund for cancellations or delays or denied boarding incidents.

If your Atlanta flight delays for more than 3 hours, or was canceled without any notice of at least 7 days, or you were denied to board due to overbooking, you can ask for compensation, i.e., up to 600€, from airlines, in compliance with EC Regulation 261/2004.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (or Atlanta Airport), is the primary and busiest airport of USA, located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Atlanta Airport is the world busiest airport in terms of passengers’ traffic and aircrafts movements. It carries more than 100 million air passengers to worldwide destinations. More than 1000 domestic and international flights operates on daily basis.

Atlanta Airport serve as primary hub for Delta Airlines. Its IATA code is “ATL”.

Eligibility to claim compensation

If you were booked with EU airline, to travel to or from any of the EU Member State, you are eligible to claim compensation for delays, cancellations and denied boarding.

If you had booked your flight ticket with non-EU airline, then there are certain conditions as below:

  • Flight should have been departed from an EU Airport and arrived at Atlanta Airport with delay of more than 3 hours
  • Flight should have been scheduled to depart from an EU Member State (for cancellations or overbooking)
  • Flight should not have been delayed or cancelled due to exceptional circumstances (such as extreme bad weather, strike or threat of terrorists attack)

Atlanta Airport Infrastructure

Atlanta Airport has 5 parallel runways, 7 concourses with 209 gates and 2 main terminals, Domestic Terminal and Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal. In both the terminals, passengers’ check-in and baggage claims are done.
Domestic Terminal is on the west side of the airport. Domestic Terminal is consist of 2 another terminals, Terminal North and Terminal South. Delta Airlines flights arrivals and departures are done at Terminal South. All other domestic airlines uses Terminal North.
International Terminal is located on the east side of the airport and it includes customs and immigration services for international flight passengers.

Atlanta Airport Flight Destinations

Below is the list of airlines operating at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, for which EU 261 Rule can be applicable.
AirLine Country Cities/City
Delta Air Lines United Kingdom Manchester, London-Heathrow, Birmingham
France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Germany Munich, Frankfurt
Italy Rome-Fiumicino
Netherland Amsterdam
Spain Madrid
Belgium Brussels
Virgin Atlantic United Kingdom London-Heathrow, Manchester
Air France France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
British Airways United Kingdom London-Heathrow
Turkish Airlines Turkey Istanbul-Atatürk
KLM Netherland Amsterdam
Lufthansa Germany Frankfurt

How to get to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport?

Various ground transportation options available near Atlanta Airport where passenger can easily reach to or from downtown Atlanta along other cities in Georgia.
Metro Train: Atlanta Airport have their own train station (MARTA) on the city’s rapid transit system. Located between North and South Domestic terminals.
ATL SkyTrain: ATL SkyTrain also serves the Georgia International Convention Center, Spring Hill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway, the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, and the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel.
Rental Car: Rental Car Center (RCC) provide one-stop facility for ATL Airport passengers. It is just few minutes away from ATL Airport and it is operates 24×7. Shared van, Private SUV, Taxi Cab, Limousine or Uber services also available near Atlanta Airport, where passengers can use for either shared or private rides to easily get to Atlanta Airport.

Atlanta Georgia Airport Services

There are various services offered at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, which includes, Shop on the Fly, where passengers can earn points or rewards when they shop or park their vehicles at airport. Atlanta Airport provide free parking areas with convenient access at both the terminals.

Lost and Found, baggage storage, pre and post security check-ins, baggage claims, restroom areas, business lounges or private rooms for business meetings, terminal and concourse maps or direction guide to check-in areas, restrooms, shops, and parking lots also offered at Atlanta Airport.

Atlanta Georgia Airport also offers refreshments, accommodation, free Wi-Fi and other facilities, if your flight delays for more than 5 hours or cancelled or for overnight flight delay.

Atlanta Airport Reviews

Atlanta Airport got 4 stars out of 10, rated by SkyTrax, which rates the airlines & airports quality, services and performances. Atlanta Airport received 4 stars out of 5 for terminal cleanliness, 3 stars for terminal seating and 2 stars for Queuing times for flight or baggage check-ins, reviewed by more than 250 air passengers.

Atlanta Airport (ATL) Flight Problems

According to flight statistics, Atlanta Airport flights arrived 89.8% on time and departed 87.1% on time. Though Atlanta Airport good in punctuality, sometimes flights gets delayed or cancelled due to passengers’ traffic, busy airport terminals and heavy aircrafts movements.
If your Hartsfield Atlanta Airport flight delays or cancelled, you can claim compensation up to 600€ from respective airlines as per EC Regulation 261/2004.

EC Regulation 261/2004 – Passenger Rights Regulation

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European flight regulation, came into effect from February of 2005, applies to air passengers departing from any EU airport, or from a non-EU airport with an EU airline to an EU destination.

Passengers must note that flight compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions. There will be no compensation for delays or cancellations caused due to extraordinary circumstances, under which such delays or cancellations becomes uncontrollable.

An example of such situations includes, extreme bad weather, strikes or security concerns such as fear of terror attack. In such situations, passengers are not eligible for compensation.

If you are an air passenger travelled from Atlanta Georgia Airport to Europe with an EU registered airlines or to Georgia with non-EU Airline, but departed from an EU airport, you are eligible for compensation.

If your flight was delayed on arrival for more than 3 hours, for reasons which could have been easily controlled by the airlines or was under control of respective authority, then according to EC Regulation 261/2004, passengers can receive compensation up to 600€.

Within EU:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€
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Note:If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country by a European airline flight, EU 261 rule won’t apply to you.

Am i eligible to claim compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU and Non EU air carriers.You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.

This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
From Inside EU To Inside EU YES YES
From Inside EU To Outside EU YES YES
From Outside EU To Inside EU YES NO
From Outside EU To Outside EU NO NO

Why choose “Claim Flights”?

We are providing best services to air passengers for claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights, without any legal hassles or complications. Our claim experts will file the case on behalf of you against airlines, in accordance with EU 261 Rule.

You just need to enter your flight details like flight number and flight date (available on flight itinerary or check Atlanta Airport flight tracker) and reason for delay or cancellation, in flight compensation checker.

Compensation amount varies in different situations like European flight delay compensation, flight delay in extraordinary circumstances, flight delays for more than 4 hours compensation, international flight delay compensation and so on.

Compensation checker will access your situation and will tell you the exact compensation amount that you can claim from the airlines. Our claim expert team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, actual and scheduled flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win.

Our claim professionals’ takes your case on “No Win-No Fee” base. We also enlighten the passengers about their flight rights. So for any complaints or queries regarding Atlanta flight delays or cancellations you can contact us at any time.

How to Claim Flight Delay Compensation?

Claim Flights claiming process is very easy to use and to provide us the desired information doesn’t take more than 2 minutes of your precious time.

We have access to a lot of information about different airlines flights, thus you receive the compensation within right time.

Atlanta Airport Flight Compensation – Claim Yourself

If your flight delays, or gets cancelled or you were denied boarding, you can use our free claim letter template to write the letter write the letter to airline to claim compensation. Passengers are often unaware of the rules and regulations and end up claiming very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim.

Claim Flights has free online flight compensation checker tool which calculates exact compensation amount airlines owes you. You can claim flight compensation with our assistance by filling the claim form.

You may need to enter further details about yourself & co-passengers for whom you would like to claim the compensation. Our expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the airlines. Air passengers are charged only in case their case is valid.

Our fees is very less as compared with other claim companies. You can check the claimable compensation amount provided by us with other claim companies. Claim Flights makes sure that you get right amount in right time.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

International Legal Strategist

Petya Petrova-Racheva holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree, and has broad knowledge of European Laws in different countries. She loves travelling and her dog, as well as her family.

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