Delta Airlines Flight Cancellations Passenger Rights

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Delta Airlines stands among the top three US airlines with American Airlines and United Airlines. Delta is being one of the oldest and second busiest airline in US, carries over 165 million passengers to more than 320 locations in a year.

Delta Flight Cancellations or Delays:

Despite being the oldest and second busiest American Airline, Delta Airlines have record of flight delays and cancellations.
For past three months, Delta carried more passengers on routes from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). The total number of flights was 2877.
From December 2017 to March 2018, Delta travel delays for more than 15 minutes' percentage were 19%. The number of Delta flight delays is more than United Airlines, but less than the American Airlines. As compared to other airlines, Delta Air Lines flight cancellation is extremely high.

Delta flight problems regarding overbooking:

If you have a confirmed travel with Delta, but due to overbooked flight, you were denied booking, you can claim for compensation which can be as high as $1350.

Performance score of US Airlines

Here is a side by side comparison of performance score for top leading US airlines.

  • United Airlines: 7.6
  • American Airlines: 7.6
  • Delta: 8.1
  • Ryanair: 8.8

Risk Free Cancellation:

Delta offers its travelers option of Risk Free Cancellation. If a passenger has made a reservation but later had change of plan, he can cancel his reservation within 24 hours of booking his ticket.

How To Claim Delta Passenger Rights:

Having a performance score of 8.1, the customer service of the airline is very good when it comes to Delta passenger rights. For Delta flight delays and cancellations, passengers can claim for their passenger’s rights under EU 261 Rule.

If your flight was canceled without prior notice or was delayed for more than three hours, it means you are eligible for the compensation. The only condition is your flight should be from an EU airport.

You may check if you are eligible for compensation using free flight compensation calculator. It shows the amount you are entitled to compensation following EC Regulation 261/2004.

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