United Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

If your United 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).

United Airlines Flight Delays / Cancellations Claims

United Airlines flights, if departed from any of the European Airport, gets delayed on arrivals for more than 3 hours, then you are entitled to receive financial compensation of up to 600€.

You may also claim compensation in case, if United cancelled their flights without any notice or you were denied to board your flight due to overbooking, then too, EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles you to claim compensation

Understand your rights on UA Delayed, Cancelled or Overbooked Flights

If United Airlines flight delays on arrival for more than 3 hours or gets cancelled without any notice or passengers’ were denied boarding due to an overbooked flight, EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles passengers’ to claim financial compensation of up to 600€ (or $700) from United Airlines for the inconvenience caused.

Passengers can request compensation if it’s airlines’ fault. Whereas, flight problems caused due to exceptional circumstances, are not valid for claim. It’s not necessary to be an EU citizen to claim for flight delays or cancellations or denied boarding incidents. Even though you had different citizenship you are eligible to claim.

Only the condition is that the flight should have been departed or scheduled to depart from an European Country. Although United Airlines (UA) is a Non-EU airline you can claim from them, if your flight departure was from an EU airport. No claims are possible under EU 261 Rule, if flight was departed from outside of EU.

United Airlines

United Airlines is one of the most popular airline company in world with its headquarters located at Chicago, Illinois. United UA Aircraft standouts amongst the most mainstream carrier organizations on the planet which operates its flights across over 370 destinations around the world.

United Airlines is among the top largest airlines along with American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. It ranks third in terms of revenue. It is one of the founding member of Star Alliance (World’s largest alliance group). The IATA code of United Airlines is “UA”.

United Airlines has its hubs in 9 different areas that includes Chicago, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. in USA and Tokyo in Japan. It is the largest airline company as far as the number of destinations is concerned.

United Airlines Code Share Partners

United Airlines shares code share agreements with Aer Lingus, Air India, Air Dolomiti, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Cape Air, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Brussels Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Aeromar, EVA Air, Germanwings, Avianca, Avianca Brazil, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Jet Airways, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Air China, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Air Canada, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Eurowings and Island Air. Code-Share Agreements allows United Airlines to sell flight tickets of their code share partners in their own name.

How Many Aircrafts does United Airlines Have?

United Airlines have more than 740 fleets under its name which flies to more than 370 destinations worldwide. It maintains a large fleet of 712 main-line flights. It has 235 domestic destinations and 138 worldwide destinations across Europe and other continents.

Where Does United Airlines Fly To & From Europe

Sr. No. Country City
1 United Kingdom Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Dublin, Shannon
2 Germany Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
3 Italy Milan, Rome, Venice
4 Spain Barcelona, Madrid
5 Switzerland Geneva, Zürich
6 Republic Ireland Dublin, Shannon
7 France Nice, Paris
8 Denmark Copenhagen
9 Netherlands Amsterdam
10 Sweden Stockholm
11 Belgium Brussels
12 Greece Athens
13 Portugal Lisbon

Most Popular Routes, Non-Stop or Direct Flight Services

The most popular routes between Europe to United States are London Heathrow to Houston; Manchester to San Francisco; London Heathrow to New York; London to San Francisco; London to Los Angeles; and Manchester to Washington.

United introduced 22 non-stop flight services from Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston, Newark, San Francisco and Washington Dulles. And offers non-stop seasonal flight service to 4 European destinations that includes Porto, Portugal; Edinburgh, Scotland; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Zurich, Switzerland.

United Airlines also provide direct flight services from Newark Liberty Airport terminal to Europe, Asia, Latin and America.

United Airlines Services

United Airlines has frequent flyer programme or loyalty programme namely “MileagePlus” to encourage their passengers who fly frequently, where United air passengers can redeem their miles or earn rewards or points against their flight tickets.

United Airlines provides namely 3 classes of services on their aircrafts, United First, United Business and United Economy Class.

United First class services are mostly provided for domestic flight passengers. In this class, they offer meals and drinks on flight longer than 2 hours. Passengers get more comfort and convenient flight seats in this class. Seat features mobile device holder, tray table, more space, and other more features.

In United Business class, passengers can enjoy various services like, 2 baggage check-in with free of cost, premium seats with more leg space, six-way adjustable seats; in-flight screening entertainment includes movies, TV shows, personal device entertainment, free Wi-Fi, inflight-magazines and foods and beverages.

United Economy Class is divided into Economy Plus and Basic Economy for their different flight passengers. MileagePlus premier account members can enjoy Economy Class services. Various In-flight entertainment services like movies, magazine, free Wi-Fi, music or AVOD (Audio/Video on Demand) are offered on Economy Class. Apart from that flight seats are well upgraded with more size, variety of foods and drinks are offered based on flight duration and route.

To know which entertainment services United Airlines provides on their flight, you can check In-flight Amenities in Flight Status information, on their Website or Mobile App.

United Airlines Delayed / Lost Baggage Compensation Policy

If your luggage was delayed or you’ve lost your baggage or else, your baggage was missed at the airport, you can claim compensation or demand reimbursements from the airline. To know more information on baggage related queries like baggage allowance or baggage restrictions for domestic or international flights, luggage charges or baggage claim policy, you can visit United Airlines Website Page or you can contact them via their Customer Service Phone Number.

What is “United Airlines Cancellation Policy”?

United Airlines cancellation policy depends on ticket that you had purchased. When a cancellation needs to be made, you may be entitled to full refund of ticket cost, a partial refund or no money back at all. You must read and understand the cancellation policy as mentioned on their Website. United Airlines also has 24 hour cancellation flexible policy that allows for a full refund of the ticket cost if you cancel your reservation or change your flight date within 24 hours of booking.

These information or links might be useful for you to contact directly to United Airlines:

If you have any further queries or any complaints regarding United Airlines flights, you may call them on their phone numbers (toll-free) or contact Customer Support Service available on their Website. Where you can also track your flight status or search flight number through their flight tracker. They are active on Social Media channels too, so you may even reach them through Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

United Airlines Flight Delay / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

United Airlines operates in 60 countries spread across every continent in the world. However, at times, you may confront issue because of flight delays or cancellations and hence you have to know your rights for such inconvenience.

Department of Transportation (DOT) has set certain air travel rights for people who are travelling from US to EU. If you were denied to board your flight due to overbooking even though having confirmed flight ticket, or postponed for 3 hours, or if United Airlines cancels your flight, or you missed the flight connection and United Airlines offered a re-routed or alternate flight on the next schedule time which gets delayed on arrival then you may have the right to claim compensation. Whereas, if your flight departed from EU destinations, EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles you to claim compensation.

EC Regulation 261/2004 – United Airlines Passenger Rights

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.

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 traveled with United 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€

When to Request Refund from United Airlines?

If your flight delays for more than 5 hours to depart, or you miss your flight connection due to delay, flight time changes or gets cancelled, you can request refund from United Airlines. You must get this refund within 7 working days. If United Airlines cancels your confirmed flight reservation and rebook a ticket on another flight or at another scheduled time and if you don’t like the offer, you can also request refund of your full ticket cost.

However for delays of more than 2 hours, you may have the right to ask for assistance. Which includes free,

  • Meals and Refreshments, where airlines usually provides vouchers or coupons.
  • A minimum of 2 telephone calls, fax, emails or messages for communication.
  • If there is an overnight flight delay, then the airline should provide hotel accommodation and transfer facility between the airport and hotel.
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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)

If your booked flight has been postponed or if United Airlines cancelled your flight against confirmed flight reservation and you wish to claim compensation for the inconvenience caused to you, all you have to do is provide us your United Airline flight details like flight number & flight date (you can find on your flight itinerary or boarding pass) and reason for delay or cancellation, and our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly.

Our claim experts has access to various flight database to get information, such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason of flight cancellation, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation. So If you have any complaints regarding United Airline flight problems you can contacts us at any time.

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 Delayed / Cancelled Flight Compensation By Yourself

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 overbooking of flight tickets, you can use our free sample letter template to write the letter to airline to claim compensation for your delayed / cancelled / overbooked flight in accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles European Union air passengers to claim up to $700 compensation for flight delay of 3 hours or more, flight cancellations or for denied boarding.

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 can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator. Flight Delay Compensation Calculator can help you to calculate the amount to claim from United airlines for your delayed or cancelled flight. You can check for free the amount United 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 the United. Our claim expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the airlines. Air passengers are charged only in case he/they gets the compensation from the airline. You can check the claimable compensation amount provided by us against other claim companies. Claim Flights takes up your case on a no win no fee basis and makes sure that you get right amount in time.

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