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Flight Delay Compensation for UA 971

United Airlines is obligated to offer flight delay compensation if your UA 971 flight, departing from Fiumicino Airport (FCO) en route to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), experiences a late arrival. This obligation is based on Regulation EU EC261/ 2004 and requires that indemnification should be paid in the situation if the delayed arrival in Chicago is more than 3 hours.

Are you wondering if you can get compensation for your United flight UA 971? With our free flight checker for flight UA971, AirAdvisor can assist you in determining this. If you meet the requirements, we will walk you through the compensation process. 


Claiming Compensation for Cancelled UA 971 Flight

If the specific circumstances of your United flight UA 971  from Fiumicino Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport qualify, you may submit a claim for 600€ if your flight is cancelled.

United Airlines has been known to refuse compensation for cancelled flights when clients attempt to handle the situation without professional legal help, but this is unlikely to happen with AirAdvisor claims.

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United Airlines is required by law to refund your ticket from Rome to Chicago if your flight UA 971 is cancelled. As well, the airline should reimburse you for any other expenses incurred as a direct result of the disruption (night stay in Rome).

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United Airlines: A Quick Look

United Airlines, a major American carrier, has been in operation since its founding in 1926. As a founding member of the Star Alliance, United Airlines has grown to become the 3rd-largest airline in the world, operating 8 hubs in the U.S. The airline now boasts a fleet size of 891 and flies to over 330 domestic and international locations. With more than 90,000 employees, United Airlines generated revenue almost US $45 billion in 2022. Their dedication to safety and customer satisfaction has earned them a reputation as a reliable and professional carrier.

Meet Rome International Airport (FCO)

Fiumicino Airport, located in Fiumicino, Lazio, just 29 km away from the bustling city of Rome, is the busiest airport in Italy and the 10th busiest in Europe. With three runways, two passenger terminals, 315 check-in desks, and 86 gates, it certainly earns these titles. Recognized for its exceptional services, Fiumicino Airport has won the "Best Airport Award" for three consecutive years. As of 2022, the airport has served over 29.3 million passengers, with 113.972 aircraft movements and 101,325 cargo tons. The airport's 124 shops contribute to the hassle-free passenger flow, making it a highly efficient hub.

Meet and Greet with Chicago International Airport O'Hare (ORD)

O'Hare International Airport, located just 27 km outside of Chicago's Loop district, has been welcoming travelers since 1944. As the world's fourth-busiest airport, O'Hare is an impressive hub that covers over 7,600 acres. With flights to 214 destinations, this airport provides a gateway to the world for millions of passengers. In 2022, O'Hare saw over 68 million travelers and 700,000 aircraft movements, making it a vital transportation center. With a rich history and bright future, O'Hare International Airport is a world-class facility that truly embodies Chicago's spirit.


United UA 971 Rome-Chicago Flight: Questions and Answers on Compensation


If there is a delay of the flight UA 971 from Rome to Chicago, what actions should be taken?

After you inform about United Airlines delay reasons, you can submit a claim for compensation risk-free. File the claim with AirAdvisor, and our expert team can support you even with United. We work on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, so there is no need to be concerned about any risks.


Am I entitled to compensation because my flight UA 971 arrived 2 hours late at Chicago Airport?

Under EC 261 Regulation, delays of less than 3 hours for flight UA 971 are not eligible for a delayed flight compensation claim. On the other hand, if your flight is cancelled or has a delay that is longer than 3 hours on arrival, you may be able to claim up to 600€ in compensation.


What are my options for compensation if my flight UA 971 is delayed?

As per EU 261/2004 Regulation, compensation for a delayed flight of up to 600€ is owed to you by the airline in case your arrival at Chicago is delayed by 3 hours or more.


How can the flight UA971 be identified?

Alternative references for this United flight include UA971 or UAL971, as well as UA 971 or UAL 971.