United Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

If your United 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.

Enter your flight details and check how much you can claim:

United Airlines

United Airlines (UA Airline) is one of the most popular airline companies in the world which operates its flights across 375 destinations around the world. United Airlines has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois and nine other hubs spread across the United States, Japan and Guam. It is the largest airline company as far as the number of destinations is concerned. It maintains a large fleet of 712 mainline flights.

United Airlines has 235 domestic destinations and 138 international destinations. It operates in 60 countries spread across every continent in the world. However, sometimes, you may face problem due to flight delay /cancellations of flights and thus you need to know your rights to claim for such inconvenience. In this respect, it’s also important to know the United Airline flight status that would help you to execute the claim flawlessly.

How much can you claim for United Airlines Flight delays?

The amount of compensation for United 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.

What should you do if your flight was delayed?

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Ask a reason for delay

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

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

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

Check Eligibility

Enter your flight details into our claim checker and check if you are eligible for compensation.

Exchange Contacts

Exchange contact information of co-passengers (which can act as evidence while asking for compensation).

Claim Money Back

Assign us your case for a hassle-free claim (we work on a "No Win – No Fee" basis) and Sit Back & Relax.

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

Foods/Snacks

Free meals and refreshments.

Communication

2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

For 5 Hours Flight Delays

Foods/Snacks

Free meals and refreshments.

Communication

2 free phone calls, email or fax service.

Flight

Re-routed to the earliest available flight

Refund

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

Accomodation

Hotel accommodation & transport facility for an overnight delay.

Was your flight delayed for more than 3 hours?

Claim Compensation

Eu Regulation 261/2004

EU Regulation 261/2004 makes rules for compensation applicable to all flights that originate from an EU destination. These norms are applicable in cases of flight delay compensation, flight cancellation compensation and denied boarding compensation. Where United Airlines flights fly from EU destination they are covered by the regulation and bound to pay compensation under it to passengers.

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 the Regulation. This entitlement is when the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances.

If you are an air passenger travelled with United Airlines and your flight has been delayed or your booked flight gets cancelled (without any prior notice) or for reasons which could have been easily solved then according to Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, United Airlines flight passengers can claim up to 600€ as flight delay compensation. This takes into account the distance of your flight both within Europe and Outside Europe and the time of flight delay which should be more than 3 hours.

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.

Was your flight cancelled without any notice?

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Know your rights & make your claim successful with Claim Flights

As an airline passenger, you have certain rights which you should be aware of. Under EC Regulation 261/2004, you are entitled to claim compensation for any delayed or cancelled flights in any country under the European Union (EU). However, airline companies can deny any claim if the delay or cancellation happened due to an ‘act of God’. This is a tricky ground as there are several instances where the same cause can and cannot be claimed as an ‘act of God’.

In case of instances where the airline company had no control over the reason for flight delay or flight cancellation and thus they are not liable to pay any compensation But as an individual, it is unlikely that you will be aware of the finer details of EC 261/2004 Regulation and hence can lose out to airline companies in claiming compensation.

This is where Claim Flights comes in. With our panel of experts, you can be sure to get your claim if indeed. It was the airline company’s fault which led to the delay. There have been several cases when our clients have been granted their claim after being unsuccessful when they had approached it individually for the airline delays. We would have a detailed look over the United flight schedule and accordingly would provide you with the beneficial solutions making the entire system easier for you.

How to claim compensation for a delayed flight?

We are specialized in helping airline passengers get their compensation from the airline.

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Check Entitlement

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Check if you can claim using our compensation checker tool.
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Enter Flight Details

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Fill in your flight number, date of journey, and some further information.
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Assign to us

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For a hassle-free claim, assign us your case by signing the digital contract.
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We process your case

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Our claim experts will take all your hassles, and claim on behalf of you.
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Get Compensation

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Am I Eligible to Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European law, it applies to EU airspace. 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).

Table in right clearly specifies whether you are eligible for compensation for your Alitalia flight delay.

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

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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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