Delta Airlines Flight Delays or Cancellations Compensation

For Delta Air Lines flight delays or cancellations, you may receive compensation up to 600€ under EU Regulation 261.

Enter your flight details and check how much you are entitled to.
Here in this guide, you will come to know when you can claim compensation for Delta flight delays, cancellations, and denied boarding incidents under EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation EC 261/2004.

Delta flight delays or cancellations

Flight delays or cancellations are usually a common problem faced by air passengers. There are also cases of denied boarding when an air passenger is not allowed to board the flight due to oversold flight seats.

In such cases, EU Regulation 261 entitles you to claim compensation for flight delays of more than 3 hours.

Was your Delta flight delayed or cancelled? You could be entitled to compensation up to 600€. We at ClaimFlights help passengers who have faced such flight disruption.

Here is a complete guide on claiming compensation for Delta Airlines delays or flight cancellations.

The amount of compensation you can claim is between 250€ to 600€, depending on the route distance and length of the delay.

Delta flight delay compensation

Under EU Regulation 261, you are eligible for delta delay compensation, under the following conditions…

  1. You reached the final destination later than 3 hours
  2. You have departed from EU airport or arrived at an EU airport with an EU registered airline.
  3. And, the delay was not due to extraordinary circumstances

The compensation varies between 250€ to 600€ based upon the length of the delay and travel distance.

How much can you claim for Delta delays?

The amount of compensation to claim from Delta Airlines is between 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the travel distance and the length of the delay.

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid e.g., Frankfurt to Istanbul e.g., Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* 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?


Ask a reason for delay

Ask the airline for a reason behind it. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our claim checker and check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

Claim Money Back

Assign us your case for a hassle-free claim (we work on a "No Win – No Fee" basis) and Sit Back & Relax.

Delta Airlines departure delays

If Delta flight delays for more than two hours, passengers are entitled to ‘Right to Care’ assistance.

For 2+ Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

Was your flight delayed for more than 3 hours?

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Delta flight cancellation compensation

Flight cancellations can put any passenger in frustration, which leads to travel plans in suffering and the consequences could be serious.

It’s one of the most frustrating things to experience for any air traveler.

Under EU Regulation 261, you are eligible for delta flight cancellation compensation if….

  1. you were not informed about flight cancellation
  2. you were informed about flight cancellation less than 14 days before departure.

For Delta cancelled flight without prior notice of at least 14 days, you can either apply for a refund or ask for an alternate flight.

If your alternate flight or re-scheduled flight delays for more than 2 hours, you could be eligible for compensation under EU law.

The amount of compensation is between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …

  1. days you were informed before
  2. length of delay, and
  3. route distance

Whereas, for Delta flights cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances, you are not eligible for compensation.

We at ClaimFlights make it easier to claim cancelled flight compensation successfully without facing any difficulties.

Delta Missed Connection Flight

In order to claim compensation for a missed flight, the passenger must book the entire journey under one booking reference.

You may be entitled to Delta missed connecting flight compensation under the European Union Regulation EC261 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.

Related Questions

Can I claim compensation for flight delays due to bad weather?
You will not be compensated if the delta flight was delayed or cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances such as heavy air traffic, bad weather, technical or mechanical problems, strikes, or any ‘Act of God’.

Whereas, if the airline is responsible for the delay or cancellation, they must compensate the passengers.

Can I cancel my Delta flight and get a refund ?
If you want to cancel your Delta flight, you are bound by the terms and conditions set out by the airline at the time of booking. You may get a refund of the flight ticket cost.

Delta Airlines has a 24-hour cancellation policy. However, some fees and taxes are deducted if you had booked a non-refundable ticket.

Was your flight cancelled without any notice?

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Delta Overbooked Flight Compensation

Under EU law, you are eligible for compensation for denied boarding due to an overbooked flight 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 under EU law.

Sometimes the airline also offers travel vouchers to the air passengers who were bumped.

Related Questions

What happens if you miss a connecting flight ?
There are two possibilities to miss a connecting flight. First is you missed a connecting flight due to Delta Airline cancelling or delaying your flight, you could be entitled to compensation. Second is if you missed your connecting flight due to personal reason, contact the airline as soon as possible.
Why do airlines overbook flights?
Airlines do not want to incur losses due to empty seats due to flight cancellations, delays or last minute changes in travel plans. That’s why sometimes airlines sell more tickets on purpose, than the available seats on the plane.

How to claim compensation for delayed or canceled flights?

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Useful Information about Delta Air Lines:

Delta Air Lines gets its fame as one of the most important airlines of the United States. It’s headquarters is located at Jackson Atlanta International Airport, situated at Atlanta, Georgia.

Delta Airlines’ IATA code is “DL”. It operates 912 fleets under its brand name to worldwide destinations. Boston Logan Airport is one of the hub for Delta airlines.

Delta Air Lines also has a historical record of the sixth ancient or oldest airlines of the United States.

Delta Airlines Flight Destinations
Delta Air Lines operates more than 5400 flights on a daily basis. Delta flights carries air passengers to more than 325 different destinations, across 52 different countries, which helps the commuters get to their destination with more ease.

European Destinations:

You are eligible for flight compensation if your departure took from any of the European destinations below:

Country City
Germany Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg
United Kingdom London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow
Italy Rome, Milan, Venice
Spain Barcelona, Madrid
Ireland Dublin, Shannon
France Paris, Nice
Denmark Copenhagen
Netherlands Amsterdam
Iceland Reykjavík
Belgium Brussels
Switzerland Zürich
Portugal Lisbon
Greece Athens
Czech Republic Prague
Delta Airlines Services
Delta Airlines has a frequent flyer program or loyalty program known as “SkyMiles” to encourage their air passengers who fly frequently.

Delta Airlines provides 6 different cabin services on their aircraft namely, Delta One, Delta Premium Select, First Class, Delta Comfort+, Main Cabin, and Basic Economy.

Delta Airlines Cancellations Policy
If you want to cancel your Delta flight reservation, you must read and understand the cancellation policy as mentioned on their website.

Delta Airlines has a 24 hours cancellation policy, which entitles you to cancel your flight reservation within 24 hours and get a refund of the flight ticket cost. If you want to cancel a non-refundable ticket then only you have to pay a cancellation fee.

Delta Baggage Policy
Delta Airlines allows passengers to carry 1 carry-on bag and one personal item. Personal items can be 1 purse, briefcase or laptop bag. Baggage shouldn’t exceed 45 linear inches (or 114 cm). Baggage carry on size limits should approximately be 22″ x 14″ x 9″ or 56 x 35 x 23 cm.

If your bags were delayed, or items have been lost or missed from luggage, you may initiate the claim or inquire about your things on their Baggage Service Center.

You could be eligible for a bag fee rebate, if your paid checked bags have been delayed for more than 12 hours after reporting to the baggage check-in/service office.

Delta Airlines Reviews
Delta Airlines have been rated 4 out of 10 stars reviewed by more than 2237 air passengers as of February 2021 by SkyTrax. SkyTrax rates airlines based upon their quality, performance, and services. In terms of Onboard Services, Delta air passengers gave 3 stars out of 5 for Inflight Entertainment, Food & Beverages, Seat Comfort, Staff Service and Value for Money.
Delta Airlines Contact Information
The links below might be useful for you to contact Delta Airlines directly.

Website: Delta Airlines

Social Accounts: Facebook | Twitter

Mobile App: Android| iOS

Contact No: 0124 272 3050

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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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