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Get airline compensation for an overbooked flight in the US.

If you are denied boarding involuntarily in the US either on a domestic or international flight, you are entitled to up to $1350 in cash compensation pursuant to US Federal Regulation 14 CFR 250.5.

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an overbooked flight in the US.US Federal Regulation Scope

The business practice of bumping is not illegal in the US. Before an airline forces you to give up your seat due to overbooking, the airline must ask passengers on the flight if they are willing to give up their seat voluntarily in exchange for compensation. Airlines may offer passengers incentives, such as money or vouchers, to volunteer and passengers are free to negotiate with the airline.

When however an airline selects passengers that are not volunteers to give up their seats, this is called "involuntary denied boarding" or "bumping". You may then qualify for involuntary denied boarding US Federal compensation.

Any flight leaving the US

The US Federal regulation applies to any flight leaving the US sole.

Important note:The US regulation does not apply to international flights departing from outside the USA and arriving into the USA. However, the EU261 Regulation may apply to such international flight. Check here for more details.

an overbooked flight in the US.Except US Federal Regulation Compensation

If you are unvolutaritly bumped from a flight departing from the US, you shall not be eligible for compensation in the following situations:

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Delay at final destinationCompensation
Domestic flightInternational flight
0 to 1 hour arrival delayNo compensation
1 to 2 hour arrival delay200% of one-way fare (but no more than $675)
2 to 4 hour arrival delay400% of one-way fare (but no more than $1,350)200% of one-way fare (but no more than $675)
Over 4 hour arrival delay400% of one-way fare (but no more than $1,350)
  • Weclaim's tip: Don't opt for the travel coucher: if you want to board on your original flight, don't volunteer to give up your seat in exchange for a travel voucher. It's by far your best chance to keep your ticket.

an overbooked flight in the US.Except US Federal Regulation Compensation

If you are unvolutaritly bumped from a flight departing from the US, you shall not be eligible for compensation in the following situations:

CauseCompensation
Check in issues: If you did not check-in to your flight on time or arrived late at the departure gate. No
Aircraft Change: A smaller plane is substituted for the larger one the airline originally planned on using due to operational or safety reasons.No
Weight and Balance: Weight or balance restrictions that apply to planes with 60 or fewer seats for operational or safety reasons.No
Downgrading: If you are downgraded from a higher class of seating to a lower class.NoBut you can claim a refund for the difference in price.
Charter Flights: A flight contracted for a specific trip that is not part of an airline's regular schedule.No
Small Aircraft: Scheduled flights on planes holding fewer than 30 passengers.No

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