Delayed or cancelled American Airlines flight? Get compensation up to £520!
If you are here it is probably because your American Airlines flight was delayed or cancelled and that has ruined your holiday or business trip…
What if Flight-Delayed.co.uk was helping you see things on the bright side? Did you know that in the event of an American Airlines flight delayed or cancelled, you might be entitled to flight compensation of up to £520 and/or a refund of your ticket? Our team can help you get this money from the airline!
American Airlines flight delayed by more than 3 hours? If you were departing from the UK/EU, you can claim compensation up to £520!
American Airlines flight cancelled? If your flight was from the UK/EU, you can ask for flight compensation and a monetary refund of your ticket.
American Airlines is a non-EU airline — if you flew from the UK/EU, you are entitled to compensation on all American Airlines flights.
- Submit your claim for compensation with Flight-Delayed.co.uk — it only takes a few minutes.
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- When can I claim compensation for my cancelled American Airlines flight?
- When can I claim a refund for my cancelled American Airlines flight?
There are three criteria your case must meet in order for you to be eligible for delayed American Airlines flight compensation.
Your flight was from the UK or the EU
Your flight was delayed by more than 3 hours upon arrival
The airline was at fault for the delay → For more information, see the
"Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this article.
Under those conditions, you can claim compensation up to £520 under EU261, the European passenger rights legislation. For flights from the UK, the British passenger rights legislation will apply.
American Airlines flight from the UK/EU delayed by 3 hours or more?
Claim compensation of up to £520!
Depending on the circumstances of your American Airlines flight cancellation, you may be entitled to compensation of up to £520, a ticket refund, or both.
You may be entitled to compensation for your American Airlines’ flight if all the following requirements are met:
Your flight was departing from the UK or the EU
Your flight was cancelled fewer than 14 days before the scheduled departure date
American Airlines was at fault for the cancellation → For more information, see the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this article.
If your American Airlines flight is cancelled, you are entitled to a refund if your flight was from the UK/EU and
The airline did not offer you an alternative flight
The airline offered you an alternative flight but you decided not to take it
Get up to £520 in flight compensation for your delayed or cancelled American Airlines flight.
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The amount of compensation is determined by the distance of your flight:
For flights shorter than 1,500 km, the compensation is £220.
For flights between 1,500 and 3,500 km, the compensation is £350.
For flights of over 1,500 kilometres within the EU, the compensation is also £350.
For flights of over 3,500 kilometres outside of the EU, the compensation is £520 —but if your flight was delayed by fewer than 4 hours, the total amount might be reduced by 50%.
Yes. Even though American Airlines is not headquartered in the European Union or in the UK, if your AA flight was departing from the UK or the EU, you can claim flight compensation.
These regulations do not apply to flights departing from the US, even if your destination is the UK or an EU country.
See table below for more information.
When a third party or force majeure causes a delay or cancellation, American Airlines has the right to refuse compensation. Such situations are referred to as extraordinary circumstances.
Some of the most common extraordinary circumstances are:
Bad weather conditions, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry (for example, a strike of air traffic control workers at a specific airport).
However, a strike of the airline's crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!
Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.
Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.
An ill or unruly passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
You should be aware, however, that the airline may claim that extraordinary circumstances occurred, even if that was not the case. Companies do so in order to avoid paying out compensation.
You have 6 years to claim flight compensation and refund if you had a delayed flight to or from the United Kingdom. The exception is Scotland, where you have 5 years to claim.
Different rules might apply if your itinerary does not include the United Kingdom.
Check if you can still get compensation and a refund from American Airlines with our free Claim Calculator.
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Get your flight compensation and refund with the help of Flight-Delayed.co.uk.
Passengers who use Flight-Delayed.co.uk to claim flight compensation and refund often receive their funds within a few weeks or months.
However, if the airline fails to respond to the claim and/or the claim must be filed in court, a few months — or even years, in some cases — could be added to the wait time.
Rest assured, regardless of how long the claim takes, our team will keep you updated on any significant developments in your case and will be available to answer any questions you may have.
First, determine whether you are eligible for American Airlines compensation or a refund. You can do that in a few steps by using our Claim Calculator.
If you are qualified for flight compensation and/or a refund, you can choose to delegate the process to our team of legal professionals, allowing you to relax while we ensure you get compensation and/or your refund.
It will take only a few minutes to upload all required documents on our platform. Our legal experts will then take over from there, assessing your claim, preparing legal papers, contacting the airline's decision-makers, and, if necessary, taking your claim to court.
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American Airlines is a major American airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. In terms of fleet size, scheduled passengers carried, and revenue, it is the world's largest airline.
American Airlines offers nearly 6,700 flights per day to 350 destinations in 50 countries. According to OAG, the airline had an 85.1% on-time performance level in 2021.
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