O'Hare Chicago Airport Flight Delay Compensation Up To 600€

O’Hare Chicago International Airport Flight Delays or Cancellations

If your O’Hare Chicago International 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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Chicago O’hare Airport Flight Delays / Cancellations Claims

O’Hare International (ORD) Airport is the busiest airport in the world with more than 65 million passengers’ traffic annually. Despite having a good name, O’Hare Airport also has flight delays or cancellations records.

O’Hare Intl. Airport flights are often delayed or canceled, because of bad weather or snowstorm. Especially in the months of December to February when snowfall is heavy, most of the flights may delay or cancel.

Air passengers who are unaware of their flight rights often wonder whether they can get compensation for delays or cancellations. And if yes, then what compensation can be claimed.

According to EC Regulation 261/2004, you can claim compensation up to 600€, if your flight delays on arrival for more than 3 hours, or gets canceled without prior notice of at least 7 days, or you were denied to board your flight due to overbooking.

Eligibility to Claim Compensation for O’hare Airport Delays or Cancellations

If you had booked your ticket with an EU airline to travel to, or from any of the EU Member State, you are eligible to claim compensation for delays, cancellations, or denied boarding incidents.

If you had your flight booking with a non-EU airline, then the following conditions should be considered to claim flight delay compensation:

  • The flight should have been departed from an EU airport (in case of delays)
  • The flight should be scheduled to depart from an EU Member State (if canceled or overbooked)
  • The flight should have been delayed for more than 3 hours on arrival.
  • The flight should not have been delayed or canceled due to exceptional circumstances (such as extreme bad weather, strike, or threat of terrorist attack)

O’hare Airport Delayed / Cancelled / Overbooked Flight Problems

O’Hare Intl. Airport is one the busiest airport in the world. It carries more than 65 million passengers to worldwide destinations. According to flight delay statistics, Chicago flights are usually delayed by almost two to three hours on arrivals as well as at departures due to heavy passengers’ traffic, cargo load, or for some other reasons.

If your flight delays on arrivals for more than 3 hours, or was cancelled without prior notice of at least 7 days, or you were denied boarding due to overbooked flight, then EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles you to claim compensation.

How much can I claim for O’hare International 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 O’hare International Airport delay claim:

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 the delay

Ask the airline for the reason behind the delay. 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 your Eligibility

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

Exchange Contacts

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

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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


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5+ Hours of 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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EC Regulation 261/2004 – Passenger Rights Regulation

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. In such situations, passengers are not eligible for compensation.

If you are an air passenger travelled from Chicago ORD Airport with an EU registered airlines or to Chicago with non-EU Airline, but departed from an EU airport, you are eligible for 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, passengers can receive compensation up to 600€.

This takes into account the distance that you travelled.

Within EU:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  2. And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  2. If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  3. 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 by a European Flight, EU 261 Rule won’t apply to you. It is only applied in the case of EU based flights travelling within Europe or to or from an EU Member State.

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Am I Eligible to Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU and Non-EU airspace. 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 compensation for flights departed or which were scheduled to depart from an EU airport.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

How to Claim Flight Delay or Cancellation Compensation?

With the help of O’Hare airport flight tracker, you can get the exact status of your flight. 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 delay or cancellation.

Our free compensation checker tool can calculate exact compensation amount that can be claim from the airline. Our claim expert team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation.

We are providing best services to air passengers for claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights, without any legal hassles or complications. Our claim professionals’ takes your case on No Win-No Fee base. We also enlighten the passengers about their flight rights. So for any complaints or queries regarding O’Hare flight delays or flight cancellation you can contact us at any time.

How to claim compensation for delayed or canceled flights?

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Useful Information about Chicago O’hare International Airport (ORD)

O’Hare International Airport (or Chicago O’Hare Airport) is the primary and busiest airport of Chicago, Illinois. It is the 3rd busiest airport in the United States and the 6th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. Its IATA code is “ORD” and ICAO code is “KORD”. O’Hare Airport operates as a hub for American Airlines, United Airlines, and Air Choice One (regional air carrier). O’Hare Airport is the United Airlines’ largest hub and 3rd largest hub of American Airlines in terms of passengers carried and daily flights service.

O’hare Airport Infrastructure

Chicago O’Hare is a huge airport with 8 runways, 4 passengers’ terminals (Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Terminal 5) with nine concourses, parking lots and total of 182 gates.

Terminal 1 is used for United Airlines flights as well as for some Star Alliance partners, Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways. Terminal 1 has 50 gates on two concourses.

Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights of Air Canada and Delta Airlines. Terminal 2 has 43 gates on 2 concourses.

Terminal 3 used for all American Airlines flights, as well as departures for selected Oneworld partners including Iberia and Japan Airlines. Terminal 3 has 75 gates on 4 concourses.

Terminal 5 is used for Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways international flight arrivals. Terminal 5 has 21 gates on 1 concourse.

Chicago O’Hare Airport Flight Destinations
O’Hare (ORD) Airport flights carries more than 65 million passengers every year. Operating over 55 airlines flights to worldwide destinations. O’Hare Airport offers direct flight services to 208 destinations, including 158 domestic destinations in USA and 56 international destinations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

List of EU Airlines & European Destinations

Below is the list of European Airlines operating at O’Hare Airport to or from EU Member States:

Airline Country Cities/City
Scandinavian Airlines Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Denmark Copenhagen
Air France France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
LOT Polish Airlines Poland Krakow, Warsaw-Chopin
Icelandair Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
WOW Air Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
Lufthansa Germany Frankfurt, Munich
Turkish Airlines Turkey Istanbul-Atatürk
British Airways United Kingdom London-Heathrow
Alitalia Italy Rome-Fiumicino
KLM Netherland Amsterdam
Finnair Finland Helsinki
Aer Lingus Ireland Dublin
Austrian Airlines Austria Vienna
Iberia Spain Madrid
Swiss International Air Lines Switzerland Zürich

List Of Non EU Airlines & European Destinations

Below is the list of American Airlines operating at O’Hare Airport to or from EU Member States:

Airline Country Cities/City
United Airlines United Kingdom London-Heathrow
France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Netherlands Amsterdam
Germany Frankfurt, Munich
Ireland Dublin
American Airlines France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
United Kingdom London-Heathrow
Ireland Dublin
Delta France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Most Popular Flight Routes
Chicago O’Hare most popular flight routes are, O’Hare to San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Denver, Boston and Washington D.C. in United States. Most popular international flight routes are, Chicago to London, Paris, Dublin and Tel Aviv.
How to Get to O'hare Airport?
Various ground transportation facilities available near Chicago O’Hare Airport, where passengers can use any of the following, to get to or from O’Hare. Including car rental, Taxi or Limo services for shared or private rides to travel to or from downtown Chicago; Metra (Train) offers train service throughout Chicago, metropolitan area; Shuttle bus services or public buses to reach to O’Hare Airport. Uber services is also available.
Chicago O'hare Airport Services

ORD Airport has many restaurants, lounges, hotels and other such recreational centres where you can keep yourself engaged while waiting for your flight. ATMs and banks are located throughout the airport where you can exchange your currency.

For business meetings, rooms are available at O’Hare airport hotel, operated by Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Getting from one terminal to another terminal, O’Hare airport has ATS (Airport Transit System). Pre and post
security areas, Lost and Found, parking areas, free Wi-Fi access and many more services offered at O’Hare airport.

O'hare Airport Reviews
Skytrax rates airlines and airports based on the quality, services and performances, has rated Chicago O’Hare Airport less than an average of 3 stars out of 10, reviewed by more than 273 airline passengers. O’Hare Airport passengers usually complains about poor customer services, lack of passengers’ seats, flight delays or cancellations, baggage or luggage check-in delays and more.
O'hare Airport Contact Information
The links below might be useful for you to contact O’hare Airport directly.

Website: Chicago O’hare Airport

Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O’Hare_International_Airport

Airport Address: 10000 W O’Hare Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Zip Code: 60666 Customer Service Phone Number: +1 800-832-6352

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