Refunds, Reimbursement, and Compensation: American Airlines

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If you’ve experienced flight delays or cancellations with American Airlines, you may be entitled to receive up to €600 in compensation per person.

American Airlines’s latest on-time performance data reveals that out of 460 flight departures in the last 24 hours, 76.30% departed on time.

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American Airlines: Flights canceled today

How many flights were canceled today?

  • According to our most recent data American Airlines canceled 6 flights in 24 hours.

  • 0.00% of domestic flights and 1.30% of international flights were canceled.

  • If your flight was canceled and you had less than 14 days notice, you could be owed up to €600 (€600) compensation. Check here.

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American Airlines Flight Cancellation Compensation

Regardless of whether you're at home or abroad when you find out about your American Airlines flight cancellation, you're going to have a lot of questions and concerns. The first thing to know is that American Airlines should find you a new flight, or offer you a full refund.

But because flight cancellations almost always play havoc with your travel plans, you should check whether you're also entitled to claim American Airlines cancelled flight compensation to help make up for the disruption.

Under UK and EU regulations, American Airlines should pay passengers up to €600 per person when they cancel flights at late notice — that is, any flight cancellation less than 14 days before it was due to depart.

Exceptions:
American Airlines will not have to pay compensation if they were able to offer a replacement flight with similar departure and arrival times to the original. You can check the exact requirements on our flight cancellation compensation page.

Airlines also don't have to pay compensation if extraordinary circumstances were at play. That means that if an unusual situation occurred that was outside of the airline's control but forced a cancellation, there's no American Airlines flight cancellation compensation owed. Typical examples include bad weather or a strike by air traffic control.

Delayed or canceled flight with American Airlines? Find out if you're owed up to €600 in compensation

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American Airlines: Flight delays today

How many flights were delayed today?

  • Our latest data shows that over a 24-hour period, 11 American Airlines flights were delayed 3 hours or more.

  • Of 0 flights, 0 were delayed over 3 hours. That rate was 2.39% for international flights.

  • Passengers who arrive at their destination over 3 hours late could be owed compensation. Check your flight.

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American Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

Whenever you're kept waiting by American Airlines flight delays, it's worth checking whether you're entitled to compensation for your time. If American Airlines is responsible for the delay, both UK and EU regulations say that passengers are owed up to €600 per person when they're delayed by 3 hours or more.

When you're claiming flight delay compensation, American Airlines will check what time the flight arrived at the final destination. That's because for flight delay claims it is the time that you arrived that is important, not the time of departure. AirHelp owns one of the most comprehensive databases of flight stats available, so we can always back up American Airlines flight delay compensation claims with the exact delay time.

Exceptions:
Airlines like American Airlines do not have to pay out compensation if there's some external reason for the delay. That means delays caused by bad weather, an incident at the airport, or air traffic control strikes are not eligible for compensation. These kind of situations are called extraordinary circumstances.

You can learn more about what is and isn't included on our flight delay compensation page.

Claim up to €600 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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Air Passenger Rights and Flight Compensation

Europe's air passenger rights, EC 261, are among the most comprehensive in the world. They are designed to ensure airlines like American Airlines take appropriate care of their passengers and compensate passengers fairly when their journeys are disrupted by flight delays, cancellations, or overbookings.

All passengers on a flight departing from a European airport are covered by EC 261. However, as American Airlines is not a European airline, they do not need to pay EC 261 compensation when they are flying outside of Europe, or even on flights to Europe if the departure airport is outside the EU.

Which American Airlines Flights are Covered by EC 261?

Covered by EC 261
Flights departing EU airports ✔️ Yes
Flights arriving at EU airports ❌ No

How Much American Airlines Flight Compensation?

DistanceCompensation
All flights under 1,500 kmUp to €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

Table shows values in € as specified in EC 261. Distances and amounts are similar under UK law.

There are exceptions and special circumstances which may impact how much compensation owes in your case. The easiest way to find out what you’re owed is to use our free compensation check.

Flight statistics: delays and cancellations of American Airlines

Punctuality of American Airlines (24 hours):

Total flights: 460
On-time flights: 351
Punctuality rate: about 76.30% of all flights were on time
Long delays (greater than 3 hours): 11
Flight cancellations: 6

The number of flights shown is an estimate based on internal and third-party databases.


About American Airlines

American Airlines is one of three major US airlines, along with Delta Airlines and United Airlines. American Airlines is a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance, the third largest airline alliance in the world.

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