How To Get Compensation When Your United Airlines Is Delayed or Canceled?

Have you confirmed your flight ticket with United Airlines and due to some unavoidable situations the airline has delayed or cancelled your bookings? Then, you don't need to worry as the airline has introduced a separate provision in such situations that one can opt to confirm alternative flights and claim compensation.

And for the travelers who are looking for details regarding the same, they can check out the details discussed in this article and manage their bookings with United Airlines accordingly. 

United Airline's provision for cancelled and delayed flights 

When things go wrong, United Airlines has its back for its customers. For the travelers whose flight is delayed for more than an hour, cancelled, or missed a connecting flight, the airline offers them an option to confirm an alternative flight. 

To rebook the traveler can make use of the following options to find an alternative flight:

  • United Airlines app
  • Online check-in option
  • Visiting the Kiosk 

By using any of the above options, the traveler can easily find an alternative flight or be part of the standby travelers to grab the tickets for the next available flights.

The Compensation Policy of United Airlines for Delayed and Cancelled Flights

a) Delayed flight compensation 

For any reason, if the traveler fails to find an alternative flight, then one can claim United airlines delayed flight compensationAnd to help one get a clear idea, here are the compensation guidelines that can help one to manage their bookings in time. 

  • As per the airline guidelines, for the travelers departing from the European airport, they can check for the delayed flight compensation. 
  • Under the EU law, the travelers whose flight is delayed for 3 hours or more, are eligible for a compensation of US $700 per passenger from the airline. 
  • However, there is one exemption, if the flight is delayed because of extraordinary circumstances like bad weather or air traffic, the United Airline is not liable to pay any compensation as these situations are not in the control of the airline. 

Besides, if the traveler has more questions regarding the same, they can dial the United airlines phone number to contact the airline representative to seek the required help to claim compensation. 

b) Cancelled flight compensation

As United Airlines is not a European Airline, but if the airline is flying to Europe, then the airline needs to comply with certain regulations. And as per the United airlines cancelled flight compensationregulations, the travelers who have faced cancellation of a flight from a European departure are entitled to compensation. 

  • As per the regulation, the traveler will be offered a seat on the next available flight to their destination or a refund as preferred. 
  • However, if the flight cancellation is made in less than 14 days of the departure from the European airport, then as per the EU laws, the traveler can claim compensation of US $700 from the airline. 
  • In case, if the airline can offer the travelers an alternative flight making them reach the destination at a similar time, then the United Airline is not liable to pay any compensation to the traveler. 
  • Besides, in the extraordinary situations where cancellation of the flight is required, then the airline is not liable to pay any compensation to the travelers. 

Thus, this is how one can claim compensation against the cancelled flight ticket. Besides, if the travelers have more queries regarding the compensation policy and procedures, they can feel free to reach out to the airline reservation department of the airline. 

Reaching out to United Airlines for assistance 

For the travelers who have doubts regarding the compensation policy and procedures, they can dial the United airlines phone number to reach out to the airline representative to seek the required help to manage their bookings and process a refund or compensation. 

Besides, for the travelers who have failed to contact the airline over the phone, they can either visit the nearest local office of the airline or write to the airline using their official mailing address to seek assistance for the same. 

So, for the travelers who have confirmed reservations with United Airlines and were cancelled or delayed, they can make use of the provided information to process a quick compensation or an alternative flight for their bookings to manage their trip in time. 

Author's Bio: 

Austin John is a passionate writer, blogger, and editor with 6+ years of experience in writing. He can usually be found reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be non-fictional. He enjoys reading and listening to music in his free time.