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Flight to USA cancelled or delayed? Get compensation and a refund!

British and European passengers enjoy some of the most pro-air passenger rights in the world. This also applies to flights from the UK or Europe to the United States.

If you had a delayed or cancelled flight to the USA, you might be eligible for £520 in flight compensation (+ eventual refund).

 

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Key takeaways​

  • British and European regulations protect passengers flying from the UK and EU.

  • You might be eligible for £520 if you had a cancelled or delayed flight to the USA.

  • If your flight was cancelled and you have not been offered an alternative flight, you are eligible for a money refund — don’t accept vouchers!

  • Some flights from the United States are also eligible for compensation.

  • You can check if you are eligible for a refund or compensation by using our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator.

  • At Flight-Delayed.co.uk, we have legal teams in 9 different countries and over 10 years of experience fighting airlines. We can help you get your money back based on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

 


Table of contents

Delayed flight to the USA — compensation rules

Cancelled flight to the USA — compensation and refund rules

Travelling from USA to UK/EU — compensation and refund rules

Can the airline deny me compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight to the USA?

How long do I have to submit my flight compensation or refund claim?

How long will it take to get my flight compensation?

How can I claim compensation or refund for a delayed or cancelled flight to the USA?

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Can I get compensation for a delayed flight to the USA?

If you have a delayed flight from UK or Europe to the USA, know that there are regulations in place that protect your air passenger rights.

Based on the EU regulation Regulation EC 261/2004 and its British equivalent 'The Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019’, you are entitled to delayed flight compensation if your flight is delayed by more than 3 hours.

As shown in the infographic below, the delayed flight compensation depends on the distance of your delayed flight. However, know that if you are flying from the UK or Europe to the United States, you always fall in the last bracket, meaning you can get back even £520.

 

cancelled and delayed flight compensation

 


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Cancelled flight to the USA? You might get both a refund and compensation!

Depending on the circumstances, if you have a cancelled flight to the USA, you might be able to score both a refund AND compensation

The difference between the two? A refund means getting back the money you have paid for the ticket for your now-cancelled flight. In every case where your flight to the USA has been cancelled but you have not been offered an alternative flight, you are eligible for a refund. And remember not to accept a travel voucher from the airline — according to the law, they must give you actual money!

Additionally, you might be also eligible for compensation for a cancelled flight to the USA. Compensation is awarded when the flight cancellation significantly affects your travel plans. See the tables below and find whether you are entitled to cancelled flight compensation.
 

flight to the USA cancelled compensation rules

 

As you can see, if your flight to the USA has been cancelled fewer than 14 days in advance and you have not been offered an alternative flight, you are entitled to both a refund and compensation.

The value of cancelled flight compensation is the same as of delayed flight compensation — in regards to flights from the UK or Europe to the USA, it will be £520.

 


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Can I claim flight compensation when travelling from the USA to the UK or Europe?

Yes, but only if your flight carrier is a UK or EU-based airline.

For example, if you are travelling with British Airways or with KLM, you are eligible for delayed and cancelled flight compensation based on UK/EU law.

However, if you are flying with an American airline, such as Delta, you are not eligible for flight compensation.
 

flight delay compensation when flying outside of the UK and EU

 

Can the airline deny me compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight to the USA?

Yes, but they might not always be right.

In some cases — especially if you are requesting flight compensation for a flight to the USA without the help of a legal professional — airlines might deny you compensation, as they believe you will not take them to court.

However, there are also the so-called extraordinary circumstances when passengers are not eligible for compensation:

 

  • Bad weather, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.

  • A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry.

    HOWEVER! A strike of a specific airline/their 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 unruly or ill passenger.

  • Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
     

If you are unsure if your flight is eligible for compensation, use our free, no-obligation Claim Calculator to check it. If you wish, we can also later handle the compensation claim for you and take care of all the paperwork and potential court proceedings. We collect a fee only after you have been paid by the airline.

 


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How long do I have to submit my flight compensation or refund claim?

This depends on the country you are flying from.

For example, the United Kingdom has one of the longest periods to submit a flight compensation claim — you can do so up to 6 years after the original flight date.

Use our free Claim Calculator to check whether you are eligible for flight compensation or a refund for your delayed or cancelled flight to the USA.

 

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How long will it take to get my flight compensation?

This highly depends on how fast the airline will answer and whether the case will be taken to court.

At Flight-Delayed.co.uk, we make sure to process the claims as soon as possible. Thanks to our 10+ years of experience in the industry and close relationships with many airlines, we can process your claim fast and give it the much-needed attention throughout the whole process.

Unfortunately, we sometimes must deal with unresponsive airlines and lengthy court proceedings. This means that while often passengers can get their money within weeks or months, other cases take even a few years to be resolved. 

Whatever the case, we will make sure to provide you with updates about your claim as often as possible. Plus, please remember that we only collect a fee after the airline has already paid you money.

 


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How can I claim compensation or refund for a delayed or cancelled flight to the USA?

You can do everything right from your phone or your computer using our easy-to-use online system. Simply fill out basic information regarding your flight and then add any relevant travel documents requested.

After this is done, we’ll take care of all the paperwork and legal proceedings. You can go back to doing what you love and just wait for the money to appear in your bank account!

 

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Why claim flight compensation and refund with Flight-Delayed.co.uk?

During our 10+ years of fighting for air passenger rights, we have helped countless passengers get their flight compensations and refunds. We have won 98% of court cases and boast Excellent score on Trustpilot

We can give your claim the attention it needs to be successful and mediate on your behalf with the airline — and if mediation won’t work, we’ll take your case to court.

 


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