Compensation for United Airlines Flight Delays or Cancellations
Was your United Airlines flight delayed or canceled? You could be eligible for compensation or refund under EU Regulation 261/2004.
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Here is an ultimate guide to requesting compensation for United Airlines flight delays, cancellations, and overbooking under EU Regulation EC 261/2004.
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United Airlines flight delays or cancellations rights
Do you know you may ask for compensation for United Airlines (UA) flight delays or cancellations? Under EU Regulation 261/2004, you may receive compensation of up to 600€ for longer flight delays and cancellations.
So let’s dig into it deeper to understand when you are eligible for compensation and how to claim compensation following EU Regulation EC 261.
United Airlines Flight Delay Compensation
If your United Airlines flight was delayed for more than three hours, you could be eligible for compensation up to 600€ under EU Regulation 261/2004.
You could claim under the following conditions …
- you arrived at the final destination later than 3 hours
- you were departed from an EU airport
- and, the delay wasn’t due to extraordinary circumstances
How much can I claim for UA flight delays?
The amount to claim for United Airlines delayed flight is between 250€ to 600€ depending upon the route distance and length of the delay. If you have traveled …
(up to 1500 km)
(1501 to 3500 km)
(more than 3500 km)
|e.g., Frankfurt to Madrid||e.g., Frankfurt to Athens||e.g., Frankfurt to Newark|
* 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.
No claims can be asserted to passengers under extraordinary circumstances such as extreme weather, strikes, coronavirus, or any “Act of God”. And it seems to be valid, as these situations are beyond the control of the airlines.
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.
United Airlines flight cancellation compensation
Flight cancellations can put many passengers in frustration, which leads to travel plans suffering and the consequences could be very serious.
If United Airlines cancels your flight without any prior notice, you could be entitled to claim flight cancellation compensation between 125€ to 600€.
Under European Regulation EC 261, if your flight was canceled and you were informed less than 14 days before departure, you are eligible for compensation.
For United canceled 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 varies between 125€ and 600€ depending upon …
- the days you were informed before
- the length of delay, and
- route distance
Whereas, for United flight cancellation due to extraordinary circumstances, you could not receive any compensation.
We at ClaimFlights make it easier to claim canceled flight compensation successfully without facing any difficulties.
United Airlines Missed Flight Connection
In order to claim compensation for a missed flight, it is necessary for the passenger to book the entire journey under one booking reference.
A missed flight connection is likely to leave passengers stranded at the airport for several hours. Even small delays in original flights can result in a passenger missing their flight and have to wait for hours in order to get an alternate flight.
You may be entitled to United missed flight connection 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.
How to claim compensation from United Airlines?
You may contact United Airlines directly, or for a hassle-free claim, we are here to help you on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. On a successful claim, we charge a 25% success fee + VAT (0% VAT, if you are a non-EU resident).
What happens if you miss your connecting flight with United Airlines?
But, if you missed it due to personal reasons, contact the airline as soon as possible, you might be able to get a refund for your ticket cost.
United Airlines Overbooked Flight Compensation
Flight overbooking is a situation in which you have bought a flight ticket but then you were informed that there are no seats available to board the aircraft and you were forcibly removed.
This situation actually puts the airlines at an advantage, as they are able to sell more tickets than they have seats.
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.
How to claim compensation for delayed or canceled flights?
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Useful Information about United Airlines
United Airlines is one of the most popular airline company in the world with its headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois.
United Airlines has 8 hubs within the United States that include Chicago, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
United Airlines Flight Destinations
United Airlines have more than 790 fleets under its name. UA operates its flights across over 238 domestic, and 118 international destinations in 48 countries around the world. (Source: Wikipedia)
United Airlines European Destinations
You are eligible for flight compensation if your departure took from any of the below European destinations:
|United Kingdom||London, Edinburgh|
|Italy||Milan, Rome, Venice, Naples|
|Germany||Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt|
|Spain||Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga|
Can you cancel a flight with United Airlines and get a refund?
You can cancel your United flight ticket within 24 hours of booking. You may get a full refund of the flight ticket cost without being charged.
If you cancel your ticket after completion of 24 hours of booking, you may have to pay the cancellation fee.
United Airlines Passengers' Reviews
United Airlines have been rated 3 out of 10 stars reviewed by more than 4600 air passengers as of July 2023 over SkyTrax.
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In terms of Onboard Services, United air passengers gave 2 stars out of 5 for inflight entertainment, food & beverages, seat comfort, staff service, and value for money.
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