American Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

If your American Airlines flight delays for more than 3 hours, or was cancelled without prior notice, you may be eligible for compensation up to 600€ based on EU 261 rule.

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American Airlines Flight Delays / Cancellation Claims

American Airlines flights departing from EU member state if gets delayed for more than 3 hours, then airline passengers can claim compensation up to 600€ from American Airlines in accordance with EC Regulation 261/2004. European Union Regulation EU 261 Rule made in the year 2004 and came into effect from February of 2005 states that flight passengers who faced inconvenience due to flight delays, flight cancellations or if they’re denied boarding should be compensated from the airlines.

To claim flight delay compensation you should have travelled within or from EU Member State. As American Airlines (AA) has merged with US Airways; claims against US Airways can be made through American Airlines. However, when you claim flight delay compensation yourself; you may face certain difficulties, as usually airlines excuses for some reasons and you may be not aware of the actual fact.

So, you can seek the help of our claim experts in order to get the delayed flight compensation an airline owes for you. Air passengers can also claim the refund from AA airlines if their flight has been cancelled at any EU Airport or if they are denied boarding due to overbooked flight seats. For e.g., if you booked your flight ticket with American Airlines and say, your flight from London was cancelled and you were offered an alternate flight which was delayed at the arrival airport for more than 3 hours then you can claim up to 600€ from the airline as per EU 261 rule.

For claiming American Airlines flight delay compensation the following conditions should meet as per European Union Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004:

  • Your American Airlines flight should be departing from an EU Member State
  • Flight delay should be of more than 3 hours

American Airlines Flight Delays / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flight Delays or cancellations is usually common problem faced by air passengers, there are also cases of denied boarding when an air passenger is not allowed to board the flight due to oversold flight tickets. In such cases, European Union introduced EC Regulation 261/2004 which entitles passengers to claim flight delay compensation for flight delays of more than 3 hours; to claim refund of flight tickets cost for flight cancellations; also allows to claim flight delay compensation in case of flight cancellations or denied boarding and when you were offered re-routed flight if the delay at the arrival airport is more than 3 hours.

How much can you claim for American Airlines Flight delays?

The amount of compensation for American Airlines’ delayed flight is between 250€ to 600€. It depends upon the travel distance and the length of the delay.

Short distance
(up to 1500 km)
Medium distance
(1501 to 3500 km)
Long distance
(more than 3500 km)
e.g. Frankfurt to Madrid e.g. Frankfurt to Turkey e.g. Frankfurt to New York
€250 €400 €600*

* the amount may get reduced by 50%, i.e., you may get up to 300€ for distance over 3500 km when EU borders were not crossed.

Your Flight Has Been Delayed or cancelled. What Should You Do?


Ask a reason for delay

Ask the airline for a reason behind it. Get confirmation in writing from the airlines’ customer service.

Note Arrival Time

Note the flights’ arrival time, i.e., when the aircraft door was opened and passengers were allowed to step out.

Collect Evidence

Collect evidence such as pictures of arrival board, boarding pass, receipts, etc., to prove the delay.

Check Eligibility

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Exchange Contacts

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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


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5 Hours Flight Delays


Free meals and refreshments.


2 free phone calls, email or fax service.


Re-routed to the earliest available flight


Refund of the ticket cost, if you were unwilling to travel


Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

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EC Regulation 261/2004

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 delay compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions.

There will be no compensation for a delays / cancellations caused by an extraordinary circumstance, under which such delays / cancellations becomes uncontrollable. An example of such situations includes bad weather or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such situations, passengers will not be given any compensation.

Nevertheless, if there is a delay of more than 4 hours for a flight of 3500 km or more; delay of 3 hours or more in intra-community flight of 1500 km or more; and delay of 3 hours in case of flight under 1500 km, the passenger is entitled to claim compensation under EU norms as set by EU Regulation 261 of 2004. This entitlement is when the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances.

If you are an air passenger travelled with American Airlines and your flight has been delayed or you have booked an American Airlines flight ticket and your flight has been cancelled at EU airport (without any prior notice) or for reasons which could be under control of respective authority then according to EC Regulation 261/2004, American airline flight passengers can claim compensation up to 600€ for flight delays. This takes into account the distance that you travel.

Within EU:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  2. And over 1,500 km, you can claim up to 400€

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  1. If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  2. If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  3. 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.

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Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European law; it applies to EU air space. 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).

Since American Airlines is a Non-EU airline you can only receive the flight delay compensation in the situations described in the table to the right.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
EU ✈ Non-EU
Non-EU ✈ EU
Non-EU ✈ Non-EU

Delayed Flight Passengers Can Claim with Claim Flights

Facing problem while claiming flight delay compensation from AA Airlines? We at Claim Flights bring the user-friendly options using which you can complete the claim within a few minutes. We execute all the activities following EC Regulation 261/2004 The Federal Court of Justice on 7th May 2013 comes under Article 3 of EU Regulation 261/2004 came out with the verdict that the passengers who face inconvenience due to flight delay, cancellation or denied boarding should receive the compensation from the airlines.

EU 261 Rule helps you to acknowledge the authenticated services and you don’t have to spend a long time to make the claim successful. We always maintain an updated law case database along with efficient claim which is well versed with the features regarding the delayed flight compensation. Once, you enter our website you can find through which you can easily know the amount you can claim from American Airlines (AA). Once you entered American Airlines Flight Number & your flight date you get access to the next steps completing which you can place your claim successfully.

Get Familiar with the Passenger’s Rights

Sometimes, the airlines’ excuses with the ‘Act of God’ but every event can’t be an ‘Act of God’. We here help you to understand the clear fact and thus you won’t be facing any difficulties. We would reveal the true information and would put any excuses avoiding the compensation that you are entitled to receive. You may not have the original reason and the knowledge on flights database but we definitely get access to them giving you the justice.

How to claim compensation for delayed or cancelled flights?

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Claim Flights – Flight Compensation Firm (How We Can Help You To Claim Your Money Back)

Claim Flights is the most trusted claim company and have very efficient claim experts team who makes your claim case successfully and paid your compensation amount from the airline at right time. If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more within or from Europe then you can claim compensation for flight delays. All you have to do is provide us with your flight details (flight number & flight date) and enter the reason of delay.

Our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly. Our team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight delay / cancellation, flights scheduled departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation. So if you have any complaints regarding American Airlines flight delays or cancellations you can contact us at any time.

Don’t delay and claim your delayed flight compensation today. We also facilitate free flight delay compensation letter template to claim yourself; free Flight Delay Compensation Calculator which you can use to know the amount to claim from AA Airlines.

Claim Yourself Delayed Flight Compensation

If your flight was delayed for more than 3 hours or if your flight has been cancelled without prior notice of 2 weeks or if you were denied boarding due to overbooked flight, you can use our free claim letter template to write the letter to American Airlines to claim compensation for your delayed / cancelled / overbooked flights in accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles European Union air passengers to claim up to 600€ compensation for flight delays of 3 hours or more, flight cancellations or for denied boarding.

Calculate the Amount American Airlines Owes You

Passengers are often unaware of the law and end up claiming a very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. At Claim Flights the exact compensation amount can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator. Flight Delay Compensation Calculator can help you to calculate the amount to claim from American Airlines for your delayed or cancelled flight. You can check for free the amount Airlines owe for you with our flight delay compensation calculator.

You can claim flight delay compensation with our assistance by filling the claim form. You may need to enter further details about yourself & co-passengers for whom you would like to claim the flight compensation from American Airlines. Our Expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the Airlines.

Air passengers are charged only in case they get the compensation from the airline. Our fee is very less as compared with other claim companies. You can compare the claimable compensation amount provided by us with other claim companies. Claim Flights takes up your case on a No Win No Fee basis and makes sure that you get the right amount in time.

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Useful Information about American Airlines

American Airlines (AA) is one of the largest airlines in the world based with its headquarters at Fort Worth, Texas and other hubs at Los Angeles, O’Hare International Airport Chicago, Philadelphia Airport, Phoenix, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Miami International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. AA airlines operate a wide network of domestic as well as international flights. Tulsa International Airport is the place where basic maintenance work is being carried out for the flawless execution of the process. American Airlines Group is the parent company of American Airlines. American Airlines is also recognized as one of the founding members of Oneworld Airline Alliance which allow synchronized fare options with its alliance partners Finnair, British Airways, Iberia and Japan Airlines.

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American Airlines Codeshare Partners

American Airlines shares codeshare agreements with all airlines in Oneworld apart from alliance members AA Airlines also share codeshare agreements with Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airline (Horizon Air), Cape Air, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Interjet, Jet Airways, Jetstar Airways, Korean Air, Seaborne Airlines and WestJet.

American Airlines Fleets Size & Destinations

American Airlines have more than 900 fleets under its name as of September 2016. American Airlines is also known to be the world’s largest airline in terms of fleet size and scheduled passengers carried.

Aircrafts Number of Aircrafts
Airbus A319-100 125
Airbus A320-200 51
Airbus A321-200 191
Airbus A330-200 15
Airbus A330-300 9
Boeing 737-800 278
Boeing 757-200 53
Boeing 767-300 38
Boeing 777-200 47
Boeing 777-300 20
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 17
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 1
Embraer ERJ-190 20
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 19
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 40
Total 924

American Airlines flies to 350 destinations worldwide over more than 50 countries. American Airlines alliance partners Finnair, British Airways and Iberia serves passengers from Europe to America and the other joint partners Japan Airlines and Qantas serves passengers from Asia to America.

American Airlines Most Frequent European Routes
Sr.No. Country City/Cities
1 Italy Milan (Malpensa Airport), Rome (Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport), Shannon
2 United Kingdom London (Heathrow Airport), Manchester, Birmingham
3 Spain Barcelona, Madrid (Barajas Airport)
4 France Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport)
5 Germany Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf
6 Ireland Dublin, Shannon
7 Martinique Fort-de-France
8 Netherlands Amsterdam
9 Belgium Brussels
10 Switzerland Zurich
11 Greece Athens

And some frequent routes of American Airlines from European countries to American destinations are New York, San Francisco, San Jose, and Boston.

American Airlines Reviews & Statistics

American Airlines flights passengers usually complain about the flight delays or lateness, cancellations, baggage delay, seat comfort, service, in-flight entertainment, leg room space, poor crew service, flights booked under the same leg, meals, etc. as of AirlineQuality and TripAdvisor.

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Dr. Mirko C. Ulbrich is founder and CEO at Claim Flights GmbH. He has made many Himalaya hiking trips, but has found a passion to grow roses and go hiking in the alpes.

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