American Airlines Flight Delay Compensation
If your American Airlines flight was delayed or canceled, you could be eligible for flight delay compensation under EU law. We’re here to assist you with compensation and understanding your rights under EU 261 rule and claim accordingly.
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Here is an ultimate guide to claiming compensation for American Airlines flight delays, cancellations, and denied boarding incidents under EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation EC 261/2004.
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American Airlines Flight Delays or Cancellations
Were you stranded at the airport due to flight delays or cancellations with American Airlines (AA)?
Get to know whether you are eligible for American Airlines delayed flight compensation.
According to EU rule, you may receive up to 600€ reimbursements for delays, cancellations, and denied boarding if your AA flight was departed from an EU airport.
Under EU law, you may have some sort of benefits. Whereas under US law, there is no protection for you.
We can help you with compensation for American Airlines delays or cancellations on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.
Let’s find out ‘When’ and ‘How much’ you can claim for American Airlines’ delayed or canceled flight.
American Airlines Delayed Flight Compensation
Airlines usually stick to their schedules, but sometimes it doesn’t work that way. Your flight may get delayed due to the airlines’ fault or some conditions which are beyond the control.
If your American Airlines flight delays for more than 3 hours, you could be eligible for compensation up to 600€ under EU Regulation 261/2004.
Under EU law, your right to American Airlines’ delay compensation depends on the following factors…
- you reached the final destination with a delay of more than 3 hours
- you were departed from an EU airport
- and the delay wasn’t due to extraordinary circumstances
How much can you claim for American Airlines delays?
The amount of compensation for American Airlines’ delayed flight is between 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the travel distance and the length of the delay.
(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.
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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 Flight Delays
For 5+ Hours Flight Delays
American Airlines Canceled Flight Compensation
The airline can cancel a flight for numerous reasons. If you do find yourself in such a situation, you might be worried. Under EU law EC 261, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
If American Airlines cancel your flight without any major reason, you could be entitled to compensation, provided the following condition met
- you were not informed about flight cancellations less than 14 days before departure time
- the reason behind the cancellation was within the airlines’ control
- you had confirmed flight booking.
How much can you claim for AA canceled flight?
The amount of compensation is between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …
- days you were informed before
- the length of delay, and
- route distance
For an American Airlines canceled flight without prior notice of at least 14 days, you have two options to choose from.
- apply for a refund, or
- ask for an alternative flight
If your alternate flight or re-scheduled flight delays for more than 2 hours, you could be eligible for compensation under EU law.
Whereas, for American Airlines flight cancellation due to extraordinary circumstances, you are not eligible for compensation.
We at ClaimFlights make it easier to claim canceled flight compensation successfully without facing any difficulties.
Am I eligible to claim compensation under extraordinary circumstances?
Can I cancel my American Airlines flight and get a refund for a canceled flight?
Within 24 hours or the same day of booking your ticket, you may cancel your trip and get a full refund of your ticket fee, subject to at least 2 days prior to the flight schedule departure date. There is no refund for a non-refundable ticket unless and until American Airlines cancels their flight due to certain conditions such as Change in the schedule, Military Orders, or Death of the Passenger/Co-Passengers.
American Airlines Missed Flight Connection
Sometimes, to reach the final destination, passengers require connecting flights, i.e., the passenger has one or more layovers in between and may have to change their flight to reach the final destination.
However, the passenger can miss their connecting flight due to delay or cancellation. In such a situation, the passenger could be eligible for compensation if the entire journey was booked under one booking reference.
You may claim American Airlines missed connecting flight compensation under the European Union Regulation EC 261, if …
- the same airline operates your connecting flight(s) which you missed due to a delay or cancellation of your first flight,
- And the delay at the final destination is more than three hours.
American Airlines Overbooking Compensation
Overbooking is a situation in which an airline sells more tickets than there are seats on the plane. They are allowed to do this because they know passengers sometimes don’t show up at the airport.
This situation, however, actually puts the airlines at an advantage. They are allowed to bump passengers if the situation demands.
Under EU law, you could receive compensation up to 600€ for denied boarding due to overbooking if the departure was from an EU airport.
Although you were offered an alternate flight or alternative transportation but reached later than three hours at the final destination, you are eligible for compensation.
Sometimes the airline also offers travel vouchers to the air passengers who were bumped.
What happens if you miss an American Airlines flight?
The rule will work if you missed your flight due to circumstances beyond your control and you need to be present at the airport within 2 hours of your missed flight.
Why do American Airlines overbook flights?
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Useful Information about American Airlines
American Airlines (AA) is one of the world’s largest airlines, with its headquarters at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). Miami Airport is also the third-largest hub for American Airlines, and it has other 8 hubs located in the US.
It operates a wide network of domestic as well as international flights. Tulsa Airport is the place where basic maintenance work is being carried out for its flawless execution.
American Airlines Group is the parent company of American Airlines. It is recognized as one of the founding members of OneWorld Airline Alliance.
American Airlines Flight Destinations
It has more than 948 fleets under its name which flies to more than 190 destinations
worldwide over more than 55 countries.
You are eligible for flight compensation if your departure took from any of the European destinations below:
|Germany||Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich|
|United Kingdom||Manchester, Edinburgh|
|Italy||Milan, Rome, Venice|
American Airlines Baggage Policy
Carry-on baggage should not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 (dimensions in inches) including handles and wheels. Checked baggage / Hold luggage limits to weight 23 kilograms or 50 pounds.
For Platinum, Gold and Premium Economy passengers, 1st and 2nd checked baggage are allowed for free.
You have to bear additional charges if you carry excess baggage, a maximum of up to 10 bags are allowed to check for Transatlantic, Transpacific, and US Domestic travelers.
In case your baggage gets lost or delayed for more than 5 days, you need to contact the airport agent to get your reference number which will be useful to file your claim. You may seek the help of AA agents at the airport and track using their 13 digit reference number. You can contact them to claim reimbursement for items in your bag.
American Airlines Reviews
In terms of Onboard Services, AA air passengers gave 2 stars out of 5 for in-flight entertainment, food & beverages, seat comfort, staff service, and value for money.
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