About Atlanta Airport and reasons for flight delay or cancellation at the airport.
It is well known that Atlanta has the largest and busiest airport in the world both in passenger size and number of flights. With 207 domestic and international gates and for a large number of intercontinental flights, Atlanta is the hub, from where many more domestic flights take off in the USA. In order to maintain low cost of operation, the airlines make inadequate plans, both technically and in terms of personnel. As a result, technical defects or problems within the crew oftentimes lead to flight delays and even cancellations at the Airport.
What you can do while waiting.
The waiting time could be annoying and frustrating but it should be effectively used. It is advisable to collect proof of the flight delay or cancellation from the airline officials. Airlines have forms for this. Also make sure that the reason(s) for the delay or cancellation is clearly stated.
Your rights as an air-passenger and how we can assist you.
According to the European passenger rights regulation, you are entitled to make appropriate claims and get compensated provided the claim is valid. This is not only applicable to flights from Atlanta but for flights from other European airlines wanting to land in Atlanta.
In the case of a flight cancellation, you are entitled to an airline replacement but if you have an involuntary waiting time of at least 2 hours, then snacks and drinks must be made available. Furthermore, you also have a claim to 2 phone calls. The same principle applies to flight delays as well.
Generally, You have rights to a claim if you were not informed 14 days before scheduled departure date of an imminent cancellation or if a flight is delayed for at least 3 hours. The airlines are not to be held responsible if delay or cancellation is as a result of exceptional circumstances such as strikes or storms and amount claimable or payable is always dependent on the flight distance and not the ticket price.
In order to enforce a compensation claim against the airlines, you need to have vast knowledge of how things work. It is time consuming and sometimes takes months to get a reply from the airlines and then up to one year before payment is made if your case is successfully appealed by a Lawyer in the law court. If you will like to save yourself the stress and trouble associated with doing it on your own, send your flight details to wirkaufendeinenflug.de and we will check your claims for free. If after evaluation your claim is valid, we will make you an offer which is transferred directly into your account within 3 - 24 hours * upon agreement.