American Airlines Compensation - Find Out What You Should Know
Do you want to know if you are entitled to American Airlines compensation because your American Airlines flight has suffered a flight disruption? Whether you’ve had a delayed flight or canceled flight with American Airlines, you’ve come to the right place for information on how to get the American Airlines compensation you deserve. At AirHelp we strive to take the burden of air passengers whose flight experience has been disrupted and are entitled to compensation. Continue reading to learn how we can help you enforce your flight rights.
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How To Claim American Airlines Compensation
So you’ve suffered an American Airlines flight mishap and want to know how much American Airlines compensation you’re owed?
At AirHelp, our expert knowledge of air passenger rights and compensation mean that we help you to find out-
- If you are eligible for American Airlines compensation in the first place, and
- How much you are owed
The good news is our free digital compensation checker will tell you in minutes if you are in fact eligible for American Airlines compensation and how much you are owed.
If your flight was delayed, there’s no need to fill out a complicated and time-consuming American Airlines delayed flight compensation form and enter a longwinded back and forth discussion with the airline. Once our compensation checker informs you that you are eligible for compensation for your flight mishap, our team of trusted industry experts will help you with your claim at each step of the way.
American Airlines Flight Delay Compensation
Naturally, airlines make every effort to stick to their advertised schedules, but sometimes things don’t go according to plan. When air travel takes an unexpected turn, AirHelp can take all the administrative heavy lifting off your hands and pursue flight compensation for you.
There’s no need to fill out any complicated American Airlines delayed flight compensation form if your flight has been delayed. All you have to do is type in your flight details and our free and easy-to-use flight delay compensation calculator will tell you if you are eligible to cash compensation and exactly how much you are owed by American Airlines airlines.
Your right to compensation for a delayed flight depends on a few different factors. Essentially, it boils down to whether or not it was American Airline’s fault.
According to the EU 261 legislation, you are entitled to American Airlines compensation if your flight delay was more than 3 hours. In this circumstance, American Airlines could owe you compensation to $700 for the inconvenience their flight delay caused. And what’s more, your American Airlines compensation claim will remain valid for up to 6 years after the flight disruption.
American Airlines Cancelled Flight Compensation
Under EU regulation, if you are an American Airlines passenger and your flight is canceled and:
- You were not informed of your flight’s cancellation, or
- You were informed of the cancellation less than 14 days before departure, or
- You weren’t offered a rerouting option
- You can be eligible for American Airlines canceled flight compensation.
Generally speaking, when American Airlines cancels flights, the airline will attempt to rebook passengers onto another flight at no additional charge. In fact, in most cases of canceled flights, American Airlines will automatically try and rebook you onto another flight. You can request further changes if the alternative flight doesn’t work for you, or if you no longer wish to travel that route.
The situation is different if you need to cancel your flight. There is no compensation owed if it is your decision to cancel your flight. Tickets can usually be rebooked on American Airlines’ website. You may be asked to pay a rebooking fee and a handling charge, depending on the type of ticket you purchased. If you rebook a ticket that turns out to be more expensive than your original flight, you’ll need to pay the difference. As a general rule, as long as there are still seats available, you can usually rebook your ticket in the same fare class or higher.
How is American Airlines Compensation Calculated?
There is a popular misconception about American Airlines compensation which is the amount of compensation you are owed depends on the price of your ticket. It isn’t. According to EC 261, which elaborates on air passenger rights, the amount of American Airlines compensation you are owed when you’ve suffered a American Airlines flight delay is based on the distance of your flight.
Our helpful chart breaks down what you are owed based on the distance of your flight. And remember, when in doubt of how much American Airlines compensation you are owed, you can follow this link to our free compensation checker and find out in minutes how much you are entitled to for your American Airlines flight disruption.
€250 for flights delayed three hours or more, in which the total flight distance is less than 1,500 km
€400 for flights delayed three hours or more, in which the total flight distance is between 1,500 km and 3,500 km (or more than 1,500 km within the EU).
€300 for flights delayed between three and four hours
€600 for flights delayed more than four hours, in which the total flight distance is more than 3,500 km (or between an EU and non-EU airport).
If your flight is delayed five hours or more, by law, the airline has to give you:
A full refund for the flight
A full refund for other flights in that same reservation which you won’t be able to make
A flight back to your original point of departure (the first airport you departed from)
Food and drinks
Access to phone calls and e-mail
Accommodation if you're delayed overnight as well as transportation between the airport and the hotel
Why should I claim my compensation with AirHelp?
Each year almost nine million passengers are entitled to compensation for delayed and canceled flights, as well as denied boarding. Yet, 87% of travelers do not know their rights.
Only 66% of these people will file for the compensation that they are legally owed.
68% of travelers feel that they are not informed by airlines following a flight disruption, so AirHelp is the perfect solution for frustrated, time-is-of-the-essence passengers facing delays which are out of their control. AirHelp offers travelers a hassle-free experience for gaining the compensation that is rightfully theirs.
I’m very happy of all your help and services! Very professional, easy and fast.
I would fully recommend using AirHelp to anyone who has experienced a cancelled flight. The communication was easy and the money that we were compensated with is now in my account. This is all after the airline refused any sort of compensation or real apology. Excellent work, folks.
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.
It coordinates fares, services, and scheduling with alliance partners British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair in the transatlantic market and with Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines in the transpacific market. Regional service is operated by independent and subsidiary carriers under the brand name of American Eagle.
American Airlines Headquarters
The American Airlines headquarters are in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Airline IATA Code: AA
Address: 4333 Amon Carter Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76155
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