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:
(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
Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.
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.
- 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 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.
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 ✈ EU||✅||✅|
|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.
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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
List of EU Airlines & European Destinations
Below is the list of European Airlines operating at O’Hare Airport to or from EU Member States:
|Air France||France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Poland||Krakow, Warsaw-Chopin|
|British Airways||United Kingdom||London-Heathrow|
|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:
|United Airlines||United Kingdom||London-Heathrow|
|France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|American Airlines||France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Delta||France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
Most Popular Flight Routes
How to Get to O'hare Airport?
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
O'hare Airport Contact Information
☛ 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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