Delta Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

If your Delta Airlines flight was delayed or canceled, you may have the right to compensation under European Regulation EC 261.

The amount of compensation is up to 600€ ($700).

Delta Air Lines Flight Delays / Cancellations Rights

If your Delta Air Lines flights departed from EU Member State, was delayed for more than 3 hours on arrival, or gets cancelled without any notice, then you are eligible to claim compensation up to 600€ in accordance with EC Regulation 261/2004.

You can also demand reimbursement or refund of your flight ticket cost from airlines, for delays or cancellations, if your flight was scheduled to depart from an EU airport, as per EU 261 Rule.

European Union Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 was made in the year 2004 and came into effect from February 2005, states that, as an air passenger you can claim compensation for flight delays of more than 3 hours, or cancellations without any notice of at least 7 days, or you were denied boarding due to overbooking.

Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines gets its fame as one of the most important airlines of the United States, having its headquarters located at Jackson Atlanta International Airport, situated at Atlanta, Georgia. IATA code of Delta Airlines is “DL”.

Delta Airlines operates as a hub for 10 domestic airports and 4 international airports, including, Los Angeles Airport, Atlanta Airport, Boston Airport, New York-JFK Airport, New York-LaGuardia Airport, Cincinnati Airport, Detroit Airport, Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, Salt Lake City Airport and Seattle/Tacoma Airport, London-Heathrow Airport, Amsterdam Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Tokyo-Narita Airport.

Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and Air France-KLM are working with “Sky Team” airlines alliance whose 4 founding members are the ones Delta Airlines belongs to. Delta Air Lines also has a historical record of sixth ancient or oldest airlines foundation of United States.

Delta Airlines Codeshare Partners

Delta Airlines shares codeshare agreement with Hawaiian Airlines, Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Aeroméxico, Gol Transportes Aéreos, Transavia, Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, WestJet, Seaborne Airlines, Czech Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia and China Airlines. Codeshare agreements allows Delta Airlines to sell flight tickets or advertise or market flights of their code share partners in their own name.

Delta Airlines Fleets

Delta Airlines operates 850 fleets under its brand name to worldwide destinations, which are as follows:

Aircraft Number of Fleets
McDonnell Douglas MD-88 109
Boeing 757-200 100
Boeing 717-200 91
Boeing 737-900ER 87
Boeing 737-800 77
Airbus A320-200 64
McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 62
Airbus A319-100 57
Boeing 767-300ER 57
Airbus A330-300 31
Airbus A321-200 29
Boeing 767-400ER 21
Boeing 757-300 16
Airbus A330-200 11
Boeing 737-700 10
Boeing 777-200LR 10
Boeing 777-200ER 8
Boeing 747-400 5
Airbus A350-900 4
Boeing 767-300 2
Total 851

Delta Airlines Flight Destinations

Delta Air Lines operates more than 5000 flights at daily basis. Delta flights carries air passengers to more than 300 different destinations, across 64 different countries, which helps the commuters get to their destination with more ease.

Delta Air Lines EU Destinations

Arrival Delay Distance Compensation
Up to 2 Hours – 59 Minutes Any distance No
3 hours or more > 1500 Km 250€
1500 – 3500 km 400€
<= 3500 km 600€

Delta Airlines Services

Delta Airlines has frequent flyer program or loyalty program known as “SkyMiles” to encourage their air passengers who fly frequently, where passengers can redeem their miles or earn rewards or points against their flight tickets.

Delta Airlines provides 6 different cabin services on their aircrafts namely, Delta One, Delta Premium Select, First Class, Delta Comfort+, Main Cabin and Basic Economy. Delta One cabin service is the premier business class service, offered on international as well as transcontinental domestic flights from New York-JFK to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Delta Premium Select cabin features extra legroom, adjustable leg rests, extra seat pitch, width, and recline. Theses cabin service available on new Airbus A350 and Boeing 777.

First Class cabin service offered on mainline domestic flights and selected short and medium-haul international flights, and Delta Connection aircraft with more than 50 seats, variety of free snacks, drinks and alcohol, and full meal service on flights 900 miles and longer.

First Class passengers are also eligible for priority boarding.Delta Comfort+ cabin services includes: Sky Priority Boarding, dedicated overhead space, complimentary beer, wine, and spirits on flight 250 miles or more, and complimentary premium snacks on flights more than 900 miles.

Complimentary premium entertainment is available via Delta Studio, with free headsets, personal entertainment like movies, TV shows, and free magazines. Economy Class also known as Main Cabin, available on all aircraft.

Complimentary meals and alcoholic drinks are provided on international flights as well as selected transcontinental domestic flights between New York-JFK and Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles.Basic Economy cabin services includes, no ticket changes, no paid or complimentary upgrades regardless of frequent-flier status, and only having a seat assigned at check-in.

Delta Airlines Flight Cancellations And Baggage Policy?

If you want to cancel your Delta flight reservation, you must read and understand the cancellation policy as mentioned on their website or mobile app. You may get refund of flight ticket cost.

Delta Airlines has hours cancellation policy, which entitles you to cancel your flight reservation within 24 hours and get refund of flight ticket cost.

Delta Airlines allows passengers to carry 1 carry-on bag and one personal item. Personal item can be 1 purse, briefcase or laptop bag. Baggage may not exceed 45 linear inches (or 114 cm). Baggage carry on size limits should approximately 22″ x 14″ x 9″ or 56 x 35 x 23 cm.

If your bags was delayed, or item have been lost or missed from luggage, you will need to initiate the claims or inquire about your things on their customer service phone number.

You are eligible for bag fee rebate, if your paid checked bags have been delayed for more than 12 hours after reported to a baggage check-in/service office.

Delta Airlines Reviews

Delta Airlines have been rated 5 out of 10 stars reviewed by more than 1050 air passengers as of November 2017 by SkyTrax. SkyTrax rates airlines based upon their quality, performance and services. In terms of On-board Services, Delta air passengers gave 3 stars out of 5 for Inflight Entertainment, Food & Beverages, Seat Comfort, Staff Service and Value for Money.

More Information About Delta Airlines

Official Website:

Customer Service Phone Number: 0124 272 3050

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter

Mobile App: AndroidiOS (iPhone, iPad)

Delta Airlines Flight Problems

Flight delays or cancellations is usually a common problem faced by an air passengers, there are also cases of denied boarding when an air passengers is not allowed to board the flight due to oversold flight seats.

In such cases, European Union introduced EC Regulation 261/2004 which entitles you to claim compensation for flight delays of more than 3 hours; flight cancellations without prior notice; denied boarding due to an overbooked flight.

You can also demand reimbursement for flight delays, when you were offered re-routed flight or an alternate flight in case of cancelled or overbooked flight which gets delayed on arrival airport for more than 3 hours.

EC Regulation 261/2004 – Delta Airlines Passenger Rights Regulation

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 compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions. There will be no compensation for a delay or cancellation caused by an extraordinary circumstance, under which such delay or cancellation becomes uncontrollable. An example of such situations includes extreme bad weather, pilot strikes or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such situations, passengers will not be given any compensation.

If you had booked with Delta Airlines and your flight was delayed or cancelled without any prior notice or for reasons which could have been easily avoided by the airline, then according to Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, you can claim compensation up to 600€. This takes into account distance of travel and the delay duration which should be more than 3 hours.

Within EU:

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

Between EU Airport And Non-EU Airport:

  • If you travel up to 1,500 km or less, then you can claim up to 250€
  • If the distance is between 1,500 – 3,500 km, then you can claim up to 400€
  • And if the distance is more than 3500 km and flight delays for more than 4 hours, then you can claim up to 600€
Flugverspätung Entfernung

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.

Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is a European Union Regulation, it applies to EU and Non-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).

Thus you are eligible to claim compensation for flights departed or which were scheduled to depart from an EU airport.

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
From Inside EU to Outside EU Yes Yes
From Inside EU to Inside EU Yes Yes
From Outside EU to Inside EU Yes No
From Outside EU to Outside EU No No

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

To claim flight compensation on behalf of you against airlines, it is necessary and our requirements that you just need to provide us your Delta Airlines flight details such as flight number & flight date (available on boarding pass or flight itinerary) and reason for flight delays or cancellations. Our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly.

Our claim expert team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, flight departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation. Our claim professionals’ takes your case on “No Win-No Fee” base. We also enlighten the passengers about their flight rights. So for any complaints or queries regarding Delta Airlines flight delays or cancellations you can contact us at any time.

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Therefore, we provide you with the facility to get all the information you need, right in your language. So that you can easily claim compensation without any hassles and the Delta Airlines can help you out without having to put on any defences.

How to Claim Flight Delay Compensation?

Claim Flights claiming process is very easy to use and to provide us the desired information doesn’t take more than 2 minutes of your precious time.

We have access to a lot of information about different airlines flights, thus you receive the compensation within right time.

Claim Yourself Delayed Flight Compensation

If your flight delays, or gets cancelled or you were denied boarding though having confirmed flight reservation, you can use free claim letter template to write the letter to airline to claim compensation. Passengers are often unaware of the rules and regulations and end up claiming very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim.

If your flight delays, or gets cancelled or you were denied boarding though having confirmed flight reservation, you can use free claim letter template to write the letter to airline to claim compensation. Passengers are often unaware of the rules and regulations and end up claiming very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim.

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