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OldHickory
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Apr 2012
5477 posts

How do I file for damages against American?
Flight was to leave out of CLT tonight at 8:55 PM from a plane from Memphis. Technical difficulties caused the plane to be put in to maintenance. Backup plane was coming from JFK, which couldn’t fly because of weather. I’m not an OT baller, but it will cost me a few hundred dollars in time that I have to take tomorrow. Missed meetings.

What is my recourse?


Displaced
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2011
26583 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
For weather or maintenance, nothing.

I loathe CLT and AA for this very reason too. Every. Single. Time. Something like that happens when flying through CLT


Tigris
Montana Fan
Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
9944 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
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Technical difficulties

weather.


What is my recourse?


Nothing.

You can try to convince American to give you compensation but I wouldn't bother. American is the worst about that kind of thing, and travel delays are not unusual.


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GOP_Tiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
4959 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
This is a reason that some people purchase trip insurance, or even choose a credit card that provides such insurance -- I think that Amex Platinum, Chase Sapphire Reserve, and US Bank's Altitude Reserve all include trip insurance that reimburses you for expenses with delays and cancellations.


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TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
160336 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
Nothing for maintenance? I've gotten put up in a hotel for the night with a dinner voucher from American for a plane issue before. I know with weather, you're SOL though.


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
25284 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
Sure, but he isn't getting shite for damages.


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Golfer
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Member since Nov 2005
73360 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
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What is my recourse?


Maybe a voucher for a few hundred.

If the meetings are that important, make sure you give yourself enough time to allow for delays.


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hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
10024 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
From the airline---likely nothing, or if you're especially persuasive, a minimal voucher.

If you travel regularly, it's to be expected. Airlines can't control the weather. Either purchase travel insurance, or get a business credit card that provides trip delay insurance and use that CC to make your travel purchases.


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baldona
Auburn Fan
Florida
Member since Feb 2016
10873 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
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I’m not an OT baller, but it will cost me a few hundred dollars in time that I have to take tomorrow. Missed meetings.


Most businesses know this could be an issue anytime. If it is a huge meeting or conference or whatever that’s why most people fly in the day before. It can always happen.


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Noryev
Oklahoma Fan
DC
Member since Aug 2018
328 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
I cant stand CLT and will spend more money just so I do not have to fly through there. Its always something and planes never leave on time.


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Junkyard Hog
Arkansas Fan
Arkansas
Member since Aug 2019
17 posts

re: How do I file for damages against American?
AA is the worst. We've been delayed/missed connections on 5 of our last 6 with them. We're done.


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Parmen
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New York, NY/St. George, LA
Member since Apr 2016
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re: How do I file for damages against American?
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How do I file for damages against American?


This is the reaction from AA's legal department:



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