Alitalia Airlines Flight Delays or Cancellations
Was your Alitalia Airlines flight delayed or canceled? You could be eligible for compensation or refund under EU Regulation 261/2004.
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Alitalia flight delays or cancellations
If you experience flight delays or flight cancellations, or you were denied to board your flight due to overbooking, you may be eligible for compensation under EU law EC 261.
We here at ClaimFlights, help you to get the compensation from Alitalia Airlines, also take legal action if required for your flight delay case at no extra cost.
You can check if you’re eligible for compensation, or input your flight details in our free flight delay compensation calculator. To fill the claim form, it doesn’t take more than 2 minutes.
Alitalia Airlines Passengers’ Right to Compensation
If you have booked a flight with Alitalia Airlines, and your flight was delayed, canceled, or overbooked, you could be eligible for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004.
That’s what EU law states. EC 261 rule protects air passengers and helps to receive compensation for the inconvenience caused due to the airlines’ fault.
Here is all you need to know when your Alitalia flight was delayed or cancelled. Under EU Regulation 261/2004, you may have the right to compensation for …
- ☛flight delays: if your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours on arrivals
- ☛flight cancellations: if your flight was canceled without any prior notice
- ☛overbooking: if you were denied boarding due to overselling of flight tickets
- ☛missed connection: if you missed your connecting flight due to delay or cancellation of your first flight
Alitalia Airlines flight delay compensation
If your flight with Alitalia Airlines was delayed for more than three hours on arrivals, you could be eligible for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004.
The most important factors to claim Alitalia Airlines flight delay compensation are …
- your flight arrived with a delay of more than 3 hours
- your Alitalia flight was departed or landed at the EU airport
- and, the disruption wasn’t caused due to extraordinary circumstances
How much can you claim for Alitalia flight delays?
The amount of compensation varies from 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the route distance and the length of the delay.
The table below clarifies how much you can claim for Alitalia Airlines’ delayed flight.
(up to 1500 km)
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
|e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid||e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul||e.g., Frankfurt to New York|
* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for a distance of over 3500 km if EU borders were not crossed.
Your Flight Has Been Delayed or Canceled. What Should You Do?
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Flight departure delays
If there’s a delay at departure, you are eligible for the “Right to Care.” The airlines must offer:
For 2+ Hours of Flight Delays
For 5+ Hours of Flight Delays
Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.
Alitalia Flight Cancellation Compensation
First of all you should know that the airlines could not guarantee their flight schedule. While traveling it may happen that Alitalia Airlines could cancel their flight.
But in such a situation you must know you can claim compensation or refund under EU Regulation EC 261 of 2004. It all depends upon when you are notified about it.
If your flight was canceled without prior notice of at least 14 days, you may ask for flight cancellation compensation or ask for a refund.
If Alitalia Airlines flight was canceled, you have two options to choose from …
- apply for a refund, or
- ask for an alternative flight
If your alternate flight delays for more than 2 hours at the final destination, you could be eligible for canceled flight compensation.
The amount to claim is between 125 euro and 600 euro for a canceled flight depending upon …
- days you were informed before
- the length of delay, and
- route distance
Whereas, for flight cancellation due to extraordinary circumstances you could not claim compensation.
Alitalia denied boarding compensation
If you were denied boarding due to overbooking, you may be eligible for overbooked flight compensation up to 600€ under the European Regulation EC261.
Whereas to claim compensation …
- you should not give up your seat voluntarily in exchange for some vouchers
- you presented yourself at the airport on time for check-in
- the departure or arrival airport belonged to the EU airport
In case, you were offered an alternate flight of your choice but reached the destination later than two hours, you could ask for compensation.
Can I claim compensation if my flight was delayed due to bad weather?
Does it need to be an EU citizen to claim for Alitalia Airlines' delayed flight?
Here’s the table below to summarize …
|Origin and Destination||EU-regulated Airline||Non-EU regulated Airline|
|EU ✈ EU||✅ Yes||✅ Yes|
|EU ✈ Non-EU||✅ Yes||✅ Yes|
|Non-EU ✈ EU||✅ Yes||❌ No|
|Non-EU ✈ Non-EU||❌ No||❌ No|
Alitalia missed flight compensation
You may be eligible for missed connection compensation under the European Union Regulation EC 261, if…
- the entire journey was booked under one booking reference
- your Alitalia flight was departed from the EU member state, or arrived at the EU member state
- and, you reached the final destination later than three hours
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Useful Information about Alitalia Airlines
Alitalia Airlines’ headquarters and main hub is located at Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy. It is the national airline and flag carrier of Italy.
Milan – Linate Airport is the secondary hub of Alitalia Airlines. Its IATA code is “AZ”.
It was established in 2008, after the merger of two bankrupted airlines of Italy namely, Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane and Air One.
Alitalia is also a founding member of Skyteam Airline Alliance.
Fleet Size and Destinations
Alitalia Airlines has a total of 93 fleets as of March 2020 which serves 97 destinations across the world.
|Italy||Alghero, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Comiso, Florence, Genoa, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Milan, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pantelleria, Perugia, Pescara, Pisa, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Trapani, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona|
|United States||Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.|
|Spain||Barcelona, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Valencia|
|Greece||Athens, Corfu, Heraklion, Kefalonia, Mykonos, Rhodes, Thessaloniki|
|Germany||Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart|
|France||Ajaccio, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse|
|Brazil||Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo|
|Russia||Moscow, Saint Petersburg|
|Egypt||Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh|
|United Kingdom||Edinburgh, London|
Alitalia Airlines Baggage Policy
|Ticket Type||Hand Baggage||Max. Size||Max. Weight|
|General||1 Bag + 1 Accessory||55x35x25 cm||8 kg|
|Ticket Type||Checked Baggage||Max. Size||Max. Weight|
|Economy||1 Bag||158 cm||23 kg|
|Premium Economy||2 Bag||158 cm||23 kg|
|Business||2 Bag||158 cm||32 kg|
|Comfort (Rome – Milan)||2 Bag||158 cm||23 kg|
If your baggage was lost or damaged, please report it immediately to the ‘Lost and Found Office’ and fill out the ‘Property Irregularity Report’.
If your baggage is not found within 45 days then you may submit for a claim. Depending upon the damage and on your country of residence, Alitalia may compensate you back, continue reading here.
Alitalia Airlines Reviews
In terms of on-board services, Alitalia Airlines air passengers gave 3 stars out of 5 for food & beverages, seat comfort, value for money, staff service, and 2 stars out of 5 for inflight entertainment.
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