Newark Airport Flight Delays or Cancelations

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

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

Newark Airport Flight Delays / Cancellations Rights

Newark Airport (EWR) is one of the most crammed airport, thus flight delays or cancellations are very common thing here. Newark Airport has a bad because 33% flights arrived later than the scheduled time and around 27% flights departed behind the scheduled time.

If your Newark arrival flight delays for more than 3 hours, which departed from an EU airport, or gets cancelled at EU airport without prior notice of at least 14 days, or you were denied boarding due to overbooking, you may claim compensation up to 600€ from the respective airline, in accordance with EC Regulation 261/2004 – EU Air Passenger Rights.

Does EU 261 Rule Applies to Claim for Newark Airport Flights?

No matter from whichever country you belongs to, or whatever citizenship you had, if you travel to or from any of the European destination with EU airlines flights, you are eligible to claim compensation for delays, cancellations or denied boarding problems.

If you had booked non-EU airline (American or any other countries) flight ticket, then following conditions should be considered to claim compensation, according to EC Regulation 261/2004:

■ Flight should have been departed from an EU Member State (in case of delays)

■ Flight should be scheduled to depart from an EU airport (if cancelled or overbooked)

■ Flight should have been delayed for more than 3 hours on arrival.

■Flight should not have been delayed or cancelled due to exceptional circumstances (such as extreme bad weather, strike or threat of terrorists attack)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the busiest airport of New Jersey, USA. It is amongst three main airport of New York Metropolitan. It handles more than 40 million passengers and 10 million tonnes cargo annually.

Newark Liberty International Airport is the primary airport of Newark, New Jersey. Its IATA Code is “EWR”. Newark Airport operates as hub for United Airlines and FedEx Express.

Newark Airport is the 3rd largest hub for United Airlines, after Chicago-O’Hare and Houston-Intercontinental Airport, in terms of passengers’ traffic and daily flight service.

Newark Liberty Airport Infrastructure

Newark Airport has 3 runways, 1 helipad and 3 passengers’ terminals (Terminal A, Terminal B and Terminal C) with 121 gates. Each terminal has 1 concourse. Terminal A mostly used for domestic and Canadian flights served by American Airlines, Virgin America, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Jet Blue, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Eagle and United Express. Terminal A has 29 gates.

Terminal B handles international airlines flights served by JetBlue, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Elite Airways, Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines flights. Terminal B has 24 gates. Terminal C is exclusively used for United Airlines and United Express (regional air carrier). Terminal C has 68 gates.

Newark Airport Flight Destinations

Newark Airport carries more than 40 million passengers and 10 million tonnes cargo annually, operating over 50 airlines flights to worldwide destinations.

List of EU Airlines & European Destinations:

Airline Country Cities/City
Scandinavian Airlines Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Norway Oslo-Gardermoen
Denmark Copenhagen
Norwegian Air Shuttle (operated by Norwegian Long Haul) Italy Rome-Fiumicino
Spain Barcelona
Icelandair Iceland Reykjavík-Keflavik
LOT Polish Airlines Poland Krakow, Warsaw-Chopin
Icelandair Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
WOW Air Iceland Reykjavik-Keflavik
British Airways United Kingdom London-Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic United Kingdom London-Heathrow
LOT Polish Airlines Poland Warsaw-Chopin
TAP Air Portugal Portugal Lisbon, Porto
Aer Lingus Ireland Dublin
Austrian Airlines Austria Vienna
Swiss International Air Lines Switzerland Zürich

List of Non-EU Airlines & European Destinations

Below is the list of American Airlines operating at O’Hare Airport to or from EU Member States:
Airline Country Cities/City
United United Kingdom London (Heathrow)
France Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Sweden Stockholm (Arlanda)
Germany Frankfurt, Munich
Netherlands Amsterdam
Switzerland Zürich
Portugal Lisbon
Republic of Ireland Dublin
Delta Airlines France Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Netherlands Amsterdam
Air India United Kingdom London (Heathrow)

Newark Airport Most Popular Flight Routes

Newark Airport most popular domestic flights routes are, Newark To San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Georgia and San Diego in United States.

Most popular international flight routes are, Newark to London (Heathrow), Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion), Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Cancun and Frankfurt.

How to Get to Newark Liberty International Airport?

To reach to Newark Airport, passengers can use any of the following ground transportation facilities available near airport.

Train: Free monorail (AirTrain) connects the airport terminals with Newark Airport Station. Station provides direct rail connections to New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor Line or North Jersey Coast Line, including regional transit hubs such as Newark Penn Station, New York Penn Station and Secaucus Junction.

Bus: NJT buses provides public bus services to Downtown Newark, Irvington and Newark Penn Station. Olympia Trails and Newark Airport Express, operates shuttle buses to Bryant Park, Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

Car Rental/Taxi: Private limousines, rental car, and Taxis available near Newark Airport. Super-Shuttle, Go Airport Shuttle and Go-link also operates shared taxi services at Newark Airport. Passengers can also use Uber services for shared or private rides.

Newark Airport Reviews

Skytrax rates airlines and airports based on the quality, services and performances, has rated Newark Airport less than an average of 2 stars out of 10, reviewed by more than 270 air passengers. Newark Airport passengers usually complains about poor customer services, terminal cleanliness, uncomfortable seats, baggage or luggage check-in delays and more.

Newark Airport Flight Delays Or Cancellations Problems

Newark Airport carries more than 40 million passengers’ and 10 million cargo tonnes annually by operating more than 50 airlines flights to worldwide destinations. Due to heavy passengers’ traffic, cargo load or busy airport terminals, it can happen that flights gets delayed or cancelled.

For Newark Airport delays or cancellations, you can claim compensation up to 600€ from airlines, as per EC Regulation 261/2004. You can demand reimbursement from airlines, if you were denied boarding due to oversold flight seats. Apart from that you can also demand refreshments, accommodation and other such facilities from the airlines if there is an overnight flight delays or flight cancellations.

EC Regulation 261/2004 – 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 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. In such situations, passengers are not eligible for compensation.

If you are an air passenger travelled from Newark Liberty Airport, New Jersey with an EU registered airlines or to Newark Airport with non-EU Airline, but 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 get compensation up to 600€. This takes into account the distance that you travelled.

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.

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

How to Claim Newark Airport Delay or Cancellation Compensation?

Newark Airport has an international flight tracker which give you the exact status of your flight. 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, flight date (available on flight itinerary or boarding pass) and reason behind delay or cancellation. Our claim experts can help you in filing the claim case on your behalf against the airline.

Our claim expert team has access to flight information such as the time by which flight was delayed, reason for flight cancellation, scheduled and actual flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win compensation. 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 claim from the airlines. 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 Newark Airport 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 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 Newark Airport Flight Compensation

If your flight delays, or gets cancelled or you’re denied boarding, you can use our 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. Claim Flights has free online compensation calculator which calculates exact compensation amount airlines owes you.

You can claim flight 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 compensation. Our expert team can file the claim on behalf of you and pursue it with the airlines. Air passengers are charged only in case their case is valid.

Our fees 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 right amount in time.

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