UA 979 Flight Delayed or Cancelled: Claim Compensation and Refund

if you are travelling from Edinburgh to Washington with United Airlines and discover that your flight UA 979 was delayed or cancelled, don't panic. In this article we are going to share useful information about your air passenger rights and how AirAdvisor can help you claim compensation and refund from United Airlines.
United Airlines - UA979 (UAL979)
600 €
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
United Kingdom
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
United States (USA)
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UA 979 Flight Delayed: Compensation

If your flight UA 979 Edinburgh to Washington was delayed, you may be entitled to compensation for a flight delay, depending on the circumstances. Regulation EC 261/2004 is a European Union law that gives passengers the right to compensation for flight delay inconvenience and lost time.

The law does not provide compensation for minor delays less than 3 hours. So to be entitled to make a valid compensation claim, your flight UA 979 must arrive in Washington at least 3 hours late. The distance between Edinburgh and Washington is the main determining factor for compensation calculation for your flight UA 979.

Tip: Washington is not your final destination, the amount of compensation must be calculated based on the distance between Washington and your ultimate final destination if both flights are booked under the same reservation.

Our technology allows you to check your eligibility for flight UA 979 compensation and determine the proper amount of compensation in real time due from United Airlines. Make sure you don't miss out on your compensation claim, use our free flight checker.

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UA 979 Flight Cancelled: Compensation

Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for compensation if your flight UA 979 heading to Washington from Edinburgh was cancelled. EU Regulation EC 261/2004 gives passengers the right to compensation of up to 600 euros for the inconvenience caused by United Airlines flight cancellation.

Your flight UA 979 must be delayed by 2 hours or more for United Airlines to be liable to pay compensation.

United Airlines often rejects compensation requests made directly by passengers without proper legal backing, but this is not the case with AirAdvisor claims. You may check your eligibility for flight UA 979 compensation and submit a claim for free.

AirAdvisor works based on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, so there is no risk in allowing our team to enforce your claim.

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UA 979 Flight Compensation: Passenger Rights and What To Do

My flight UA 979 to Washington is delayed: Passenger rights Key Points

  • Based on EU law compensation claims can be up to 600 €
  • Compensation amount does not depend on price of ticket or class of travel and is set by the law
  • Compensation amount depends on flight distance from Edinburgh to Washington
  • Compensation can be claimed for flights going back 3-6 years
  • Submit your claim early to increase chances of recovery

My flight UA 979 to Washington is delayed: What To Do?

  • Take photo of your flight UA 979 status
  • If you incurred any expenses, you will need to keep the receipts
  • Demand food and drinks as well as hotel stay in case of overnight flight delay by United Airlines
  • Do not accept vouchers and avoid signing any forms
  • Get contact info of your co-travellers to file a group claim
  • Ask United Airlines a reason for flight disruption as it helps your claim

 

Flight UA 979 Cancelled: Claim a Refund

United Airlines is responsible to refund the price of flight ticket along with any additional out of pocket expenses incurred by the passenger as a result of flight UA 979 cancellation. If you had to rebook an alternative flight at your cost, United Airlines shall repay any such costs and pay for food and temporary hotel stay.

Make sure you properly track your expenses and keep all your receipts and let our professional team handle your complaint with United Airlines. Airlines take our complaints more seriously than those filed by air passengers who don’t have strong legal support.

Avoid accepting airline vouchers in lieu of a ticket refund, as vouchers typically have a lot of limitations and a short validity period without option of extension. Airlines try really hard to force passengers to accept vouchers, because United Airlines knows that the majority of passengers will never redeem vouchers, which will expire unused.

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UA 979 Flight Compensation Tips:

  1. 83% of United Airlines vouchers expire unused
  2. Filling your claim early with United Airlines will Increase chances to get paid by 67%
  3. It takes 4 mins to submit a claim with AirAdvisor against United Airlines (risk-free)
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  5. Statutes of Limitations are short, so file your claim before it expires

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Recent Comments

Adriana from United States (USA) (United Airlines UA 979 Flight cancellation)
July 2, 2022, 8:55 am

SAT ON FLIGHT 2+ HOURS. UNITED FLIGHT 979/ JUNE 18/ NEEDED TO TAKE PLANE OUT OF SERVICE IS THE REASON ON MY TEXT FOR TECHNICAL ISSUES. NEXT NONSTOP AVAILABLE WAS JUNE 21. AS A TRANSPLANT PATIENT CANNOT DO CONNECTING FLIGHTS THROUGH CHICAGO. MY ONLY REASON FOR FLYING WAS NONSTOP DIRECT. I HAD TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL 3 NIGHTS AT A HOTEL (reduced rate due to my connections at hotel but 3 nights and dinner for 3 nights.) My new DIRECT FLIGHT WAS JUNE 21 / EDI TO IAD.

AirAdvisor can help youIf your flight was delayed, cancelled or overbooked 3 to 6 year back, you may be eligible for up to €600 in compensation
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When shall United Airlines pay compensation for your flight UA 979 disruption?

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United Airlines shall pay compensation

Technical problemsOperational problemsUnited Airlines employees strikeUnited Airlines economic problemsUnited Airlines staff shortage or sicknessLate arrival of another flight

NO

United Airlines is not responsible for flight UA 979 disruption

Strike of airport personnelAir Traffic Control problemsSevere storm (not just bad weather)Bird strikeSecurity issuesPassenger visa or covid documents problems

United Airlines UA 979 Edinburgh to Washington Flight Compensation: Questions and Answers

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What to do if flight UA 979 from Edinburgh to Washington is delayed?

Ask the airline for reasons of delay and submit a claim for compensation risk-free. Our team has a lot of experience to help enforce your claim. We work on a No-Win, No-Fee basis (no risk for you).


What to do if flight UA 979 from Edinburgh Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport is cancelled?
  • Keep receipts for any expenses you might have.
  • Demand United Airlines to provide food and drinks and hotel stay in case overnight flight delay.
  • Submit a claim risk-free for compensation and refund.
  • Book an alternative flight, if United Airlines failed to provide a replacement flight.

How much compensation can I claim for my flight UA 979 delay?

According to EU Regulation 261 you are entitled to 600 € in compensation if you arrive in Washington with a delay of 3 hours or more. Check your eligibility now.


My flight UA 979 arrived late by 2 hours upon arrival at Washington Dulles International Airport, can I get compensation?

Unfortunately, EU law does not provide for compensation for short delays. However, if your flight was cancelled and you arrived 2 hours later, you may be eligible for 600 € in compensation. Check your flight.


My flight UA 979 arrived late by 3 hours, can I get compensation?

Yes, you should be eligible for compensation. Check your compensation now before your claim expires.


My flight UA 979 was late by 4 hours, can I get compensation?

Yes, United Airlines might owe you compensation. Check your flight for free before your claim expires.


Flight UA 979 delayed by 5 hours, can I get compensation or refund?

If your flight UA 979 is delayed for 5 hours or more, you can get a refund for the part of your journey you did not fly. Also, if you arrived late in Washington by 3 hours or more, you can submit a claim for up to 600 € in compensation. Check your flight eligibility for free.


What is the airline of UA 979?

The airline of UA 979 is United Airlines.


What is the flight distance from Edinburgh to Washington?

The flight distance from Edinburgh to Washington is 5577.92 km or 3465.96 miles.


How else can the flight UA 979 be referenced as?

This United Airlines flight can also be referenced as UA979, UAL979, UA 979, UAL 979.


How long is the flight UA 979 from Edinburgh to Washington?

The average time from Edinburgh to Washington is 7 hour and 50 minutes. Flight distance is 5577.92 km or 3465.96 miles.


How to get a status update for flight UA 979?
  • Contact your airline directly to get the latest update for your flight UA 979 status.
  • While it is helpful to check flight status on Edinburgh Airport departure screens, it is not always reliable during times of disruptions as flight status can be updated frequently and on a short notice.
  • Track flight status closely through the airline help desk or information telephone line.
  • Remain in close proximity to the correct departure gate.

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