(Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash)
United Airlines is a major American airline and one of the largest airlines in the world. It is also one of the oldest commercial air carriers in the United States.
If you have booked a flight with United, which was cancelled, read this article carefully. Here, you will learn all you need to know about your successful United Airlines claim for cancelled flight.
We always aim to provide useful information to our clients. SkyRefund is a leader in protecting air passenger rights.
Have you experienced any problems with your flights in the last years, such as delay, cancellation, denied boarding, overbooking? You could be eligible for compensation - check your flight now.
When are you entitled to a United Airlines claim for cancelled flight?
In case your flight with United is cancelled, you have the right to a refund or an alternative flight to your destination if available.
In addition, under EU Regulation 261, you might be entitled to compensation. However, this applies only if your United Airlines flight is departing from an EU airport.
According to EU law, if you experience a flight cancellation less than 14 days before the flight, you might be eligible for United Airlines compensation of up to €600. The amount depends on the flight distance and is per passenger.
Considering that United is a US carrier, your flight will probably be long-haul, which means you will be eligible to get the maximum amount of reimbursement possible.
In case an alternative flight is offered, United Airlines’ passengers will be eligible for flight cancellation compensation if:
- the airline informed them of the cancellation 7 to 13 days before departure and
- the alternative flight arrived with a delay of more than 4 hours.
This also applies if:
- passengers were informed less than 7 days prior to departure and
- the alternative flight arrived more than 2 hours late.
In addition, when a flight is delayed or cancelled, the airline is responsible for covering all necessary expenses for the period of the passengers’ wait for departure, such as food, beverages, accommodation, transport, etc. Learn more about your passenger rights here.
How to claim compensation from United Airlines?
If you want to have a successful United Airlines claim for cancelled flight, your best option is to let us help. Of course, you can always claim on your own, but unfortunately, airlines are often reluctant to cooperate and the process is prolonged. Many passengers simply don’t know their rights well and can’t protect them - but we can.
If you choose to use SkyRefund’s services, our expert team of lawyers will deal with all the tedious correspondence and administrative hassle, so that you don’t have to. We are even prepared to go to court on your behalf to get your compensation from the airline.
The great news is that our working policy is “No win - No fee”. This means that we get paid only if you receive your United Airlines cancellation compensation. In case we are successful, we charge 35% (including VAT) from the received amount. The same applies if it’s a flight delay compensation claim.
To sum up
Now you know how to submit a successful United Airlines claim for cancelled flight. If your flight was to depart from an EU airport, your air passenger rights are protected under EC 261. You could get up to €600 as reimbursement, in addition to your cancellation refund.
If you have experienced a United Airlines flight delay or cancellation in the last 3 years, check your compensation - all you need is your flight number and date. We will help you claim what you are owed.