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If you have had a problem with your Delta Air Lines flight, such as a delay, cancellation or overbooking, it is important to know that you can claim and get compensation for the inconvenience you have suffered.
As a Delta Air Lines passenger, you have rights that are protected by European Union Regulation 261/2004.
This regulation sets out the rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of cancellation, delay or denied boarding.
We will now explain how you can file a claim and the Delta Air Lines compensation you are entitled to.
The Delta Air Lines compensation amounts are as follows:
|Distance in km||Delta Air Lines Compensation||Claims|
|Less than 1.500 km||250 €||CLAIM 250 €|
|1.500 Km - 3.500 Km||400 €||CLAIM 400 €|
|More than 3.500 Km||600 €||CLAIM 600 €|
Moreover, passengers are entitled to a Delta Air Lines ticket refund purchased if they decide not to travel due to the flight delay, or they can ask for a refund of the new ticket purchased if they decide to look for an alternative.
When can you file a claim for Delta Air Lines compensation?
How to claim a Delta Air Lines compensation?
Documents required to submit a Delta Air Lines compensation claim
Which other expenses can you claim to Delta Air Lines?
How to check the Delta Air Lines flight status
Delta Air Lines compensation claim for lost or delayed baggage
How long does Delta Air Lines take to pay compensation?
How much can I claim if Delta Air Lines has cancelled my flight and I had booked accommodation?
Delta Air Lines compensation if the return flight is cancelled or there is a cancellation on the stopover flight
Delta Air Lines compensation in the event of a pilot strike
You can claim a Delta Air Lines compensation in the following cases:
In these cases, you can file a Delta Air Lines compensation claim and request financial reimbursement for the inconvenience you have suffered.
To claim a Delta Air Lines compensation, you must follow the steps below:
If you accept the compensation, Delta Air Lines will pay it to you within 15 days.
Before starting any Delta Air Lines compensation claim, it is important that you collect the following documents:
This document is essential to prove that you have purchased a ticket with Delta Air Lines and that you were to travel on a specific flight.
In most cases, you will receive it in your email after making your booking.
If you cannot find it, you can request a copy from the company.
Whether it is your ID card, passport or residence card, you need a document that proves who you are to initiate any kind of claim.
This document will also be required at the airport when you check in and pass through security.
If you have suffered a delay, cancellation or overbooking, you need a proof that you were scheduled to travel on the flight in question.
Boarding pass is the best proof, but you can also use a letter or email from Delta Air Lines acknowledging fault.
It is important that you keep boarding pass records for all your Delta Air Lines flights, even if you have suffered a cancellation and have been rescheduled to another flight.
Otherwise, it will be difficult to prove that you have suffered an incident.
If you have had to pay additional expenses due to a delay, cancellation or loss of baggage, you need to prove them with the corresponding tickets and invoices.
These expenses include hotels, meals, missed tours or tickets for other flights.
It is important that you keep all original receipts and invoices and that you request invoices from the establishments where you had to pay.
If you have to make a claim, you will need to prove all expenses in order to obtain Delta Air Lines compensation.
You can include in the Delta Air Lines compensation claim the expenses incurred or not enjoyed as loss and damage due to the problem with Delta Air Lines, such as:
Before filing a Delta Air Lines compensation claim for a cancelled or delayed flight, you need to know...
It is important to bear in mind that in order to claim a Delta Air Lines compensation for delayed or cancelled flights of €250 to €600, the flight must have been delayed for at least 3 hours to its final destination.
If you are notified more than 15 days before the departure date, you will not be able to claim compensation based on kilometres.
On the other hand, according to our statistics, only 5% of people who start a Delta Air Lines compensation claim on their own receive the compensation they are entitled to for a delay, cancellation, overbooking or lost luggage, and those who succeed receive 30% less compensation than those who are compensated by our platform.
To check your Delta Air Lines flight status, you can follow these steps:
Alternatively, you can download the Delta Air Lines mobile app to check your flight status in real time and receive notifications of any changes.
You can also request information from Delta Air Lines customer service, either by telephone or by email.
Before submitting a Delta Air Lines compensation claim for lost luggage, it is important to know that the airline is obliged to search for the luggage and deliver it to the passenger as soon as possible.
If the luggage is not found within 21 days from the date it should have been delivered, it is considered lost and a compensation claim can be made against the airline.
To initiate the Delta Air Lines compensation claim process, it is necessary to file a Baggage Irregularity Report with the airline within 7 days from the date of arrival of the flight.
This document is essential to claim any compensation to the airline company.
If this report is not submitted within the established deadline, the compensation claim may be rejected.
Once the report has been submitted, the passenger must wait for the airline to locate the luggage.
If the luggage is still missing after 21 days, it is considered lost and the Delta Air Lines compensation claim process can be initiated.
According to the Montreal Convention, the airline has a maximum liability for lost luggage of 1.253 SDRs (Special Drawing Rights), which at exchange rate is approximately €1.414.
However, it is important to note that these compensations are not automatic, the passenger must justify the damage and the prejudice suffered.
Therefore, it is necessary to keep all receipts for any additional expenses incurred due to the loss of luggage, such as the purchase of clothes and basic necessities.
To submit a claim for lost luggage, the Delta Air Lines compensation claim can be made directly to the airline.
In case Delta Air Lines does not respond within two months, claims can be filed to the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), which is the body in charge of resolving air passengers' claims.
In any case, it is important to remember that the presentation of the Baggage Irregularity Report is essential to initiate any Delta Air Lines compensation claim process for lost baggage.
In addition, it is advisable to keep all documents that can justify the additional expenses caused by the loss of baggage.
Once we have received all the required documentation, we proceed as follows:
If your trip has been cut short due to a cancellation, you have the right to claim not only the refund of the ticket price, but also the amount of money you have paid in advance to book accommodation at your destination.
It is important that you have the necessary documentation proving both the cancellation of the flight and the cost of the accommodation booking.
Once you have all the documentation, it is advisable to complete the online Delta Air Lines compensation claim form and we will help you through the whole process to obtain the corresponding compensation.
If your return flight is cancelled or there is a cancellation on the stopover flight, you may have to find accommodation and your expenses may increase.
In these cases, all expenses you have incurred, such as for food and other essentials, can be claimed to Delta Air Lines.
It is important that you have receipts and documentation to prove that you have had to incur these expenses.
To make sure you get compensated, it is recommended that you go to a company specialised in handling Delta Air Lines compensation claims, such as DelayFlight24.com
Passengers affected by a pilot strike are entitled to receive a Delta Air Lines compensation for the damages suffered.
Although many airlines state that a pilots' strike is a "force majeure or extraordinary circumstance", the reality is that this kind of situation is not covered as such by European regulations on air passengers' rights.
European law states that passengers are entitled to compensation if their flight is cancelled or delayed for more than three hours, unless the airline can prove that the delay or cancellation was due to extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken.
Pilot strikes do not fall into this category.
You can request a Delta Air Lines flight compensation in the following cases:
In 98% of cases we achieved compensation.
EU Regulation 261 amount is related to Delta Air Lines the flight’s distance:
It depending on where the airline is based, you can claim for flight compensation up to 6 years back:
Don't hesitate to use DelayFlight24 flight checker to find out how much compensation you are entitled to.
If your Delta Air Lines flight has been delayed more than 3 hours, cancelled or overbooked, you may be entitled to compensation.
You can enter the details into the online form to verify your flight.
You can claim trough the online Delta Air Lines compensation form.
In a few minutes we will process your request and we will keep you up to date until you receive your compensation.
The average time to obtain the compensation from Delta Air Lines is approximately 90 days
We will keep you updated throughout the whole process.