JFK Airport Flight Delays or Cancellations

For JFK Airport flight delays or cancellations, you may have the right to compensation under EU Regulation 261/2004.

You may claim up to 600€ ($700) from the airlines.

JFK Airport Flight Delays or Cancellations Rights

John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. In a busy city like New York, it is evident that arrivals and departures at JFK go beyond 1100 flights per day. With such heavy air traffic and cargo traffic, it is but obvious that flights tends to get delayed or cancelled. But passengers should not panic or worry about the loss due to such problems.

If you have traveled with any of the EU airlines flight, departed from any of European City and if your flight gets delayed for more than 3 hours on arrivals; or your scheduled flight gets cancelled without any notice or you were denied to board due to overbooking, then according to EC Regulation 261/2004, you are eligible to claim compensation from the airlines for the inconvenience caused

Eligibility to Claim Compensation for JFK Delays, Cancellations Or Overbooking

No matter from whichever country you belongs to, or whatever citizenship you had, if you had booked EU airline to travel to any of the EU destinations or from EU airports, you are eligible to claim compensation for delays, cancellations or overbooking.
If you are booked with non-EU Airlines, then following conditions should be considered to claim compensation:

  • Flight should have been departed from an EU Member State (in case of delays on arrival)
  • Flight should be scheduled to depart from an EU Member State (if cancelled or overbooked)
  • Flight should have been delayed for more than 3 hours on arrival.
  • Delay or cancellations should not be caused due to exceptional circumstances (such as extreme bad weather or threat of terrorists attack)

John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (also known as JFK Airport or Kennedy Airport) is New York busiest and primary airport. It is the 5th busiest airport of United States and 16th busiest airport in the world. Its IATA code is “JFK”. JFK Airport operates as a hub for two major airlines of United States Of America, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, and serves as a base for JetBlue Airways. It serves more than 55 million passengers every year and the number of passengers is growing year by year.

JFK Airport Infrastructure

Kennedy Airport has 4 runways and 6 passengers’ terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, Terminal 7 and Terminal 8. Terminal 3 and 6 are demolished in 2013 and 2011 respectively. The area where Terminal 3 used to stand is now used for Delta Airlines aircraft’s parking.

The international flight arrivals of Terminal 5 now uses some area of Terminal 6, and remaining area is used for JetBlue and British Airways aircraft parking.

Each of these terminals at JFK Airport is built to handle millions of passengers annually.

JFK Flight Destinations

JFK Airport is known to connect its passengers across 6 inhabitant continents, operating over 90 airlines flights and offers non-stop or direct flights to worldwide destinations.

List of EU Airlines & European Destinations:

Airline Country Cities/City
Norwegian Air Shuttle (operated by Norwegian Long Haul) France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Norway Oslo-Gardermoen
United Kingdom London-Gatwick
Denmark Copenhagen
British Airways United Kingdom London (Gatwick and Heathrow)
Alitalia Italy Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino
Air France France Paris (Charles de Gaulle & Orly Airport)
XL Airways France France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Aeroflot Russia Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Icelandair Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
Lufthansa Germany Frankfurt, Munich
Virgin Atlantic United Kingdom London-Heathrow
Turkish Airlines Turkey Istanbul-Ataturk
Swiss International Air Lines Switzerland Geneva, Zurich
LOT Polish Airlines Poland Warsaw-Chopin
Ukraine International Airlines Ukraine Kiev-Boryspil
Thomas Cook Airlines United Kingdom Manchester
KLM Airlines Netherlands Amsterdam
Air Serbia Serbia Belgrade
Brussels Airlines Belgium Brussels
Finnair Finland Helsinki
Aer Lingus (operated by ASL Airlines Ireland) Ireland Shannon
Aer Lingus Ireland Dublin
Air Europa Spain Madrid
Austrian Airlines Austria Vienna
Iberia Spain Madrid
TAP Portugal Portugal Lisbon

List of Non-EU Airlines & European Destinations

Airline Country City/Airport
Delta Airlines Italy Milan (Malpensa), Rome (Fiumicino)
France Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Spain Madrid (Barajas Airport)
United Kingdom London (Heathrow)
Netherlands Amsterdam (Schiphol)
Germany Frankfurt
Republic of Ireland Dublin
American Airlines Italy Milan (Malpensa), Rome (Fiumicino)
France Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Spain Madrid (Barajas Airport)
United Kingdom London (Heathrow)
Republic of Ireland Dublin
Kuwait United Kingdom London (Heathrow)
Emirates Italy Milan (Malpensa)
Singapore Germany Frankfurt

Most Popular Routes

London to New York is the most busiest long haul route with over 30 flights per day in each direction, from two airports in New York (JFK and Newark) to three in London (Gatwick, Heathrow and London City).

JFK’s most popular flight routes in USA are from New York to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando; Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport and internationally from New York to London, UK.

How to Get To John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport?

There are various means of transportation available to get to JFK International Airport. Passengers can use any of the following:

Shuttle Bus: “NYC Airporter” is the official and only permitted operator of express airport bus service for New York City Department of Transportation and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Passengers can use this scheduled shuttle bus service to travel to Penn station or around New York. Several city buses are also available nearby, passengers can use it.

Rental Car / Shared Van Service: Various car rental (Limousine) and shared van services are available nearby. You can use these services for ground transportation. To use private car, passengers can download Uber App (available for Android and iPhone). You can also use Yellow Cabs or Taxi to travel from JFK to Manhattan or to any other cities.

Rail: AirTrain JFK is an elevated railway and it is a fast and cheap way to travel to various locations along NYC (New York City) and New Jersey. MTA New York City buses and subways and also Long Island Rail Road are connected to JFK Airport by AirTrain. AirTrain have stops at all terminals, car rental areas, hotel shuttle areas, parking lots, Jamaica LIRR station, Howard Beach and many more.

JFK Airport Services

Each terminals of JFK airport provide various services to air passengers, which includes restrooms, pet relief areas, phones accessibility for hearing impaired passengers, Planmates or mobile lounges, Autolink service (free transportation), passengers assistance, free parking spaces for disabled travelers, baggage or luggage storage, lost and found, ATM, Bank, currency exchange, pre and post security areas, duty free shops, hotels and restaurant (McDonald’s, Starbucks Coffee etc.), free Wi-Fi, etc.

New York J.F. Kennedy Airport Reviews and Ratings

Skytrax rates airlines and airports based on the quality, services and performances. JFK Airport has less than an average of 3 stars out of 10, reviewed by more than 300 airline passengers. JFK airport passengers usually complains about poor staff services, lack of passengers’ seats, overpriced shops, poor security and safety measures, items stolen or missed from checked baggage, flight delays and more.

More Information About JFK Airport

Address: Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S. Zip Code – 11430

Official Websitehttps://www.airport-jfk.com/

Wikipedia Pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_International_Airport

Customer Service Phone Number: 1-718-244-4444

Flight Delay Or Cancellation Problems At JFK International Airport

More than 58 million passengers were traveled from JFK Airport in the year 2017. It can happen for such crowded airport, due to heavy traffic, busy terminals, or for some other reasons, flights get delayed or cancelled. If your flight delays for more than 3 hours on arrivals, or gets cancelled without prior notice of at least 14 days, or you were denied to board your flight due to oversold flight tickets, then EU 261 Rule entitles you to claim compensation.

EC Regulation 261/2004 – EU Air 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 compensation is subject to certain conditions and exceptions.

There will be no compensation for delays or cancellations caused due to extraordinary circumstances, under which such delays or cancellations becomes uncontrollable. An example of such situations, includes extreme bad weather, strikes or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack.

If you are an air passenger traveled from JFK Airport, New York with an EU registered airlines or to JFK Airport with non-EU Airline, departed from an EU airport, you are eligible for compensation. If your flight was delayed on arrival for more than 3 hours, for reasons which could have been easily controlled by the airlines or was under control of respective authority, then according to EC Regulation 261/2004, passengers can receive compensation up to 600€. This takes into account the distance that you traveled.

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€
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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 airspace. You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim compensation.

This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU registered airline).

Thus, you are eligible to claim for JFK airport delays or cancellations.

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

How we can help you to claim your money back?

You can check your flights status at LAX Airport flight tracker, information received from the tracker can help you to make a claim. You just need to provide us your airlines flight details like flight number and flight date (available on flight itinerary or boarding pass) and reason for delays or cancellations.

Our claim expert team has access to flight information such as the time by which flight was delayed, reason for delays or cancellations, scheduled and actual flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win compensation for you. We are providing best services to stranded airline passengers to claim their money back, without any legal hassles or complications.

Our free online compensation checker tool can help to calculate the fair compensatory amount that can be claimable from the airlines. Our claim professionals’ takes your case on “No Win-No Fee” base. We also enlighten the passengers about their flight rights and clarifies the questions like: “How long back can a claim be filed?”; “How much compensation can be claimed for delayed flights?” and other such questions. So for any complaints or queries regarding JFK flight delays or cancellations, you can contact us at any time. Today or Tomorrow, it’s never late, claim for your flight now.

How to claim flight compensation?

To claim JFK delays or cancellations compensation, our 3 step claim process is very easy to use and to provide us the desired information doesn’t take more than 3 minutes of your precious time. We have access to lot of information about flights, thus you receive the compensation within right time.

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