Refunds, Reimbursement, and Compensation: American Airlines

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If you've experienced delays or cancellations on American Airlines, you may be eligible for compensation of up to {ec261_compensation} per person.

Based on the airline's most recent on-time performance data, out of 446 flight departures in the last 24 hours, 61.43% were on time.

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American Airlines: Flights canceled today

How many flights were canceled today?

  • Our data shows that American Airlines canceled 5 flights in the last 24 hours.

  • 0.00% of domestic flights and 1.12% of international flights were canceled.

  • If your flight was canceled with less than 14 days' notice, you may be entitled to compensation of up to {ec261_compensation} (€600). Check your eligibility here.

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American Airlines Flight Cancellation Compensation

Regardless of whether you're at home or abroad when you find out about your American Airlines flight cancellation, you're going to have a lot of questions and concerns. The first thing to know is that American Airlines should find you a new flight, or offer you a full refund.

But because flight cancellations almost always play havoc with your travel plans, you should check whether you're also entitled to claim American Airlines canceled flight compensation to help make up for the disruption.

Under EU regulations, American Airlines should pay passengers up to {ec261_compensation} per person when they cancel flights at late notice — that is, any flight cancellation less than 14 days before it was due to depart.

Exceptions:
American Airlines will not have to pay compensation if they were able to offer a replacement flight with similar departure and arrival times to the original. You can check the exact requirements on our flight cancellation compensation page.

Airlines also don't have to pay compensation if extraordinary circumstances were at play. That means that if an unusual situation occurred that was outside of the airline's control but forced a cancellation, there's no American Airlines flight cancellation compensation owed. Typical examples include bad weather or a strike by air traffic control.

Delayed or canceled flight with American Airlines? Find out if you're owed up to $700 in compensation

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American Airlines: Flight delays today

How many flights were delayed today?

  • Our latest data shows that over a 24-hour period, 16 American Airlines flights were delayed 3 hours or more.

  • Of 0 flights, 0 were delayed over 3 hours. That rate was 3.59% for international flights.

  • Passengers who arrive at their destination over 3 hours late could be owed compensation. Check your flight.

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American Airlines Flight Delay Compensation

If you've experienced a delay due to American Airlines, it's worth checking whether you're eligible for compensation under EU regulation. Passengers delayed by American Airlines for 3 hours or more are entitled to up to {ec261_compensation} per person.

When filing for flight delay compensation, American Airlines will verify the time of arrival at the final destination, not the departure time. AirHelp possesses one of the most comprehensive flight databases, which allows us to substantiate claims for American Airlines flight delay compensation.

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Airlines like American Airlines aren't obligated to provide compensation if the delay was caused by external factors, such as adverse weather conditions, airport mishaps, or air traffic control strikes. These incidents are deemed extraordinary circumstances.

For more information on what's covered under EU regulations for flight delay compensation, please visit our flight delay compensation page.

Claim up to $700 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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Air Passenger Rights and Flight Compensation

Because American Airlines is based within the EU, almost all the flights they offer are protected by EC 261, one of the world's most comprehensive laws for air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation when they have suffered delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights over which they are not at fault.

Passengers also have the right to seek compensation for earlier flights; it is often still possible to submit claims for flights in the last 3 years.

Which American Airlines flights are covered by EC Regulation 261?


How Much American Airlines Flight Compensation?

DistanceCompensation
All flights under 1,500 kmUp to €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

The table shows values in € as specified in EC Regulation 261

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As with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that may affect any specific claim, including the amount due for compensation. AirHelp makes it easy to check compensation here.

Flight statistics: delays and cancellations of American Airlines

Punctuality of American Airlines (24 hours):

Total flights: 446
On-time flights: 274
Punctuality rate: about 61.43% of all flights were on time
Long delays (greater than 3 hours): 16
Flight cancellations: 5

The number of flights shown is an estimate based on internal and third-party databases.


About American Airlines

American Airlines is one of three major US airlines, along with Delta Airlines and United Airlines. American Airlines is a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance, the third largest airline alliance in the world.

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