Delta Airlines Flight Delays or Cancellations
If you have ever experienced Delta Airlines flight delays or cancellations, you could be entitled to financial 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.
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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 which 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 how to claim compensation for Delta Airlines delays or flight cancellations.
The amount of compensation you can claim is between 250€ to 600€ and it depends upon 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…
- You reached the final destination later than 3 hours
- You have departed from EU airport or arrived at an EU airport with an EU registered airline.
- 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.
(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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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
For 5+ Hours Flight Delays
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….
- you were not informed about flight cancellation
- 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 …
- days you were informed before
- length of delay, and
- 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, it is necessary for the passenger to 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.
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.
Delta Overbooked flight Compensation
Under EU law, you are eligible for compensation for denied boarding due to 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.
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.
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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.
You are eligible for flight compensation if your departure took from any of the European destinations below:
|Germany||Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg|
|United Kingdom||London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow|
|Italy||Rome, Milan, Venice|
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
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.
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