Los Angeles Airport Flight Delays
If your Los Angeles Airport flight was delayed or canceled, you may have the right to compensation under European Regulation EC 261. You may claim up to 600€ ($700) from the airlines.
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Here is an ultimate guide to claim compensation for Los Angeles Airport flight delays, cancellations, and denied boarding incidents under EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation EC 261/2004.
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Los Angeles Airport Flight Delays
Los Angeles International Airport or LAX Airport is one of the busiest and largest airport of California, US. It handles more than 80 million passengers and 2 million cargo tons every year.
Due to heavy passengers’ traffic, bad weather conditions and aircrafts movements, LAX Airport flights, often gets delayed or are cancelled. Air passengers often wonder whether they can get any compensation for it.
According to EC Regulation 261/2004, passengers’ are eligible to claim compensation, if flight delays for more than 3 hours on arrivals, or was cancelled without prior notice of at least 7 days, or for denied boarding incidents.
Does EC Regulation 261/2004 Applicable For LAX Airport Flights?
No matter from whichever country you belongs to, or whatever citizenship you had, if you travel to or from any of the European destination with EU airlines flights, you are eligible to claim compensation.
If you had booked Non-EU Airline flight ticket, then the following criteria should meet to claim compensation:
- Flight should have been departed from an EU Airport (in case of delays on arrival at LAX Airport)
- Flight should be scheduled to depart from an EU Airport (if cancelled or you were denied boarding)
- Flight should have been delayed for more than 3 hours. (even applicable for re-scheduled flights or an alternate flight)
- Flight should not have been delayed or cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances (such as extreme bad weather or tsunami)
Los Angeles Airport Flight Delay / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems
According to flight delay statistics, Los Angeles Airport (LAX) has a record of 81.6% flights arriving on time and 81.3% flights departing on time from the airport. Airport delays because of the weather are as low as 0.45% and cancellation of flights is also very low i.e. 1.11%.
Are you planning to travel from Los Angeles Airport? Then it is advisable for you to plan some more time in advance. Because, though Los Angeles Airport is amongst the most punctual airport of the USA, flights from or to Los Angeles Airport often gets delayed or cancelled, due to passenger traffic, bad weather, cargo load or aircraft delay.
Thanks to European Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, it allows air passengers to claim compensation for delays, cancellations or denied boarding problems, when the airline is responsible for it.
How much can I claim for Los Angeles Airport delayed flight?
The amount of compensation varies between 250 to 600 Euros depending upon the length of the delay and distance of your flight.
The table below shows the receivable compensation that you can request for Los Angeles delay claim:
(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
EC Regulation 261/2004 – Air Passenger Rights
EC Regulation 261/2004 (dated 17 February 2005) applies to air passengers departing from any EU airport, or from a non-EU airport with an EU airline to an EU destination. Passengers must note that flight compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions.
There will be no compensation for delays or cancellations caused due to extraordinary circumstances, under which such delays or cancellations becomes uncontrollable. An example of such situations includes, extreme bad weather, strikes or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack.
If you are an air passenger travelled from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) with an EU registered airlines, or to California with non-EU Airline but departed from an EU airport, you are eligible to claim compensation.
If your flight was delayed on arrival for more than 3 hours, for reasons which could have been easily controlled by the airlines or was under control of respective authority, then according to EC Regulation 261/2004, you can receive compensation up to 600€. This takes into account the distance of your flight.
- If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
- And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€
Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:
- If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
- If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
- And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€
Note: If you are travelling to a Non-European country from a Non-European country, EU 261 Rule won’t be applicable.
Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?
EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU air carriers. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.
This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).
Thus, you are eligible to claim for Los Angeles Airport flight delays or cancellations, if flight was from an EU Airport.
|Origin and Destination||EU Airline||Non-EU Airline|
|EU ✈ EU||✅||✅|
|EU ✈ Non-EU||✅||✅|
|Non-EU ✈ EU||✅||❌|
|Non-EU ✈ Non-EU||❌||❌|
How To Claim Flight Delay Or Cancellation Compensation?
You can check your flights status at LAX Airport flight tracker, information received from the tracker can help you to make a claim. You just need to provide us your airlines flight details like flight number and flight date (available on flight itinerary or boarding pass) and reason for delays or cancellations.
Our claim expert team helps you to understand your rights and file the case on your behalf and save you from complicated legal procedures. We have access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, actual flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win.
Flight compensation amount can vary from 250€ to 600€, depending upon flight distance. Our free flight compensation checker tool can help you to calculate the exact compensation amount, to claim from airline. Our claim professionals takes your case on “No Win-No Fee” base and provide compensation in right time. So it’s never late, claim for your flight compensation today.
Claim Yourself Los Angeles Airport Flight Compensation
If your flight delays, or gets cancelled or you’re denied boarding, you can use our free claim letter template to write the letter to airline to claim compensation.
Passengers are often unaware of the rules and regulations and end up claiming very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. Claim Flights has free online flight compensation checker tool which calculates the exact compensation amount airlines owes you.
You can claim flight compensation with our assistance by filling the claim form. You may need to enter further details about yourself & co-passengers for whom you would like to claim the compensation.
Our claim expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the airlines. Air passengers are charged only in case their case is valid.
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Useful Information about Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles Airport is the primary and busiest airport of California.
It is the 2nd busiest airport in the United States and one of the largest and busiest airport in the world.
Los Angeles Airport is most popularly known by its IATA code “LAX”.
LAX Airport Infrastructure
Terminal 1 is mostly used for Southwest Airlines flight passengers check in. Delta Airlines flights, arrive and depart from Terminal 2 and 3.
American Airlines flights departures and arrivals are done at Terminal 4.
Terminal 5 is mostly used by American Airlines, JetBlue, Allegiant Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Frontier, Spirit, and Sun Country Airlines.
Terminal 6 is used by Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Air Canada, Thomas Cook Airlines, XL Airways France, Mokulele Airlines, Boutique Air and Great Lakes.
Terminal 7 and 8 are mostly used for United Airlines flights departures and arrivals.
Terminal B or TBIT handles most of the international airlines flights, and some American and Delta Airlines flights. Southwest Airlines, Volaris, Avianca, Copa, Interjet and Virgin Australia flights arrives and departs from Terminal B.
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Destinations
Los Angeles Airport offers non-stop flight services to 101 domestic destinations and 85 international destinations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America, Latin America and Oceania.
List of EU Airlines & European Destinations
|Norwegian Air Shuttle (operated by Norwegian Long Haul)||France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Air France||France||Papeete, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|XL Airways France||France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|British Airways||United Kingdom||London-Heathrow|
|Virgin Atlantic||United Kingdom||London-Heathrow|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Poland||Warsaw-Chopin|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||United Kingdom||Manchester|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Switzerland||Zürich|
How To Get To Los Angeles International Airport?
There are various ground transportation facilities available near LAX Airport, where passengers can use any of the following to reach to Los Angeles Airport:
LAX Shuttle Bus/Airport Metro connector: All the terminals of Lax Airport are connected by shuttle buses, and there is an underground tunnels that connects the Terminal 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and Terminal TBIT. G Shuttle bus (Metro rail) offers a free connection to and from the Los Angeles station/aviation on the Los Angeles Metro Rail Green Line.
Bus: FlyAway Bus is a shuttle bus service run by Los Angeles Airport, which offers non-stop service to and from Los Angeles International Airport. It provides schedule bus service between LAX and Downtown Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys), West Los Angeles (Westwood), Hollywood, Long Beach and California.
Private Shuttles: There are various car rental, shared van, Taxi or Uber service available near Los Angeles Airport, where passengers’ can use for either private or shared rides.
Los Angeles Airport Services
There are various duty-free shops, snacks bars, hotels and restaurants available at Los Angeles Airport, where passengers can engage themselves while waiting for their flights. Restrooms, Telephone Booths, Lost and Found, parking lots, and luggage storage services are offered at LAX Airport.
Airport Guide are also available at Los Angeles Airport, which provide map or directions for terminals, shops, parking areas, flight and baggage check-in areas and more. For business meetings, private rooms or business lounges also available with free Wi-Fi, scanner, fax and copy machines.
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