American Airlines Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or baggage

American Airlines Compensation: Claim flight delay, cancellation or lost baggage. Get up to 600 euros refund for a delayed or cancelled flight and 1.414 euros for lost luggage.

American Airlines flight compensation: European law and Montreal Convention

American Airlines European Flight compensation: delayed, cancelled and overbooked flight

American Airlines EU 261 Law compensation}

Only applicable when any of these 2 circumstances happen:

  1. if the airline is European or…
  2. if the flight departs from europe

Compensation outline under European law: American Airlines delayed, cancelled and overbooked fligh

Table – American Airlines flight compensation according to EU 261/2004 Regulation
Flight Distance (Km)American Airlines CompensationClaim
Less than 1.500 km€ 250Claim € 250
1.500 Km – 3.500 Km€ 400Claim € 400
More than 3.500 Km€ 600Claim € 600

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American Airlines Example of compensation according to European 261 law

  • Flight delay from Paris to Florence: Less than 1.500 km = 250 euros + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Las Palmas to Paris: 1.500 km -3.500 km = € 400 + expenses.
  • Flight delay from Paris to India: More than 3.500 km = € 600 + expenses.

American Airlines Montreal Convention Compensations for delays, cancellations, overbooking and baggage

American Airlines delay compensation

Suitable when these 2 circumstances happen at the same time:

  1. All luggage claims even if the airline is european
  2. When the airline is not European and the flight doesn´t depart from Europe

Compensation table for flight delays, cancellations, or overbooking according to the Montreal Convention

American Airlines Montreal Convention Compensation
CompensationLimit of liabilityExpenses
Luggage€ 5.708 = 4.694 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Other flighs, rents, tours, other missed flights

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If you Claim American Airlines for lost baggage you can get a compensation of 1.414 euros + expenses.

Table: American Airlines lost baggage compensation according to the Montreal Convention
Baggage claimLimit of liabilityExpenses
Lost or damaged€ 1.414 = 1.253 SDR (Special Drawing Rights)Clothes, cost of the baggage, taxis

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Must read: Fill the PIR: Property Irregularity Report to claim for the baggage to American Airlines

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What is American Airlines Property Irregularity Report?

The American Airlines Property Irregularity Report (PIR) number is a unique code that tracks your lost or damaged luggage. It has a combination of 10 letters and numbers and it is required to claim to American Airlines.

  • Ref code
  • Flight
  • Number of lost luggages
  • Date
  • Type of disruption
  • Color and type
  • Name

Read about American Airlines cancelled flights

American Airlines cancelled flights notified more than fourteen days before date of departure:

Julian has received a text from American Airlines telling him that his flight in 18 days is cancelled. He does not have a right to compensation under the Regulation but may seek a refund of his flight cost. If there isn´t proof of mail from American Airlines he will be granted a compensation too.

American Airlines cancelled flight notified between 7 and 14 days before date of departure:

John has received a text from American Airlines telling him that his flight in 8 days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by American Airlines between 7 and 14 days before his departure and his flight departs more than 2 hours before the original scheduled time of departure and arrives more than four hours after the original scheduled arrival time.

American Airlines cancelled flight notified less than 7 days before departure:

Norman has received a message from American Airlines notifying him that his flight in 2 days is cancelled. He has a right to compensation as his flight was cancelled by American Airlines less than seven days before his departure and the new flight departs more than one hour before the {original} time of departure and arrives more than two hours after the original scheduled time.

American Airlines “no show” : is it legal?

“No show” is ilegal. Your are entitled to claim a compensation for the denied boarding.

Can I claim my flight delay directly to American Airlines?

First of all, if you want to claim directly to American Airlines, you should know your chances are scarce, since very often American Airlines tries to justify their flight delays with extraordinary circumstances that did not really happen, such as issues with air traffic control. Consequently, it is advised to direct your claim through lexority.

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Time limit: How far back can I claim a flight compensation to American Airlines?

Time Limit: 2 to 5 years as a general rule, depending on the type of regulation that applies in that particular case.

  • Montreal Convention: two years
  • Eu law: 2 to 10 years. You must read the civil code for that particular country.

Documents to claim correctly to American Airlines:

Flight

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Boarding pass

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Identification

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Receipts

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Some Tips to claim American Airlines

Keep all American Airlines trip documents

keep safe the boarding pass and e-ticket American Airlines gave you. You don’t want to throw them away. They are often very useful to claim American Airlines.

American Airlines delayed flights for 3 or more hours

American Airlines delay must be higher than 3 hours to be entitled to a compensation.

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Overbooking at American Airlines flight

American Airlines Overbooking: When American Airlines sells more tickets than the actual number of passengers they can accommodate.

The overbooking is legal, but you can be granted up to € 600.

American Airlines aims to avoid empty seats due to no-shows, but this must be legally sanctioned.

Once a American Airlines passenger has received a flight ticket or any document stating the payment has been accepted and registered, it is a “confirmed reservation”. Boarding denials happen when a passenger presents to the gate but American Airlines refuses them access to the plane.

These are the passengers rights to claim American Airlines

If you have any question. Here we are if you want to claim for a flight delay, cancellation, overbooking or lost baggage to American Airlines.