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Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

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Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

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1. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

What with?

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2. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

When?

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3. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

Has anyone got anywhere with American Airlines claim for Ash Cloud delay whilst kept in Miami for 6 days waiting for flight back to UK.

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4. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

I think you'll need to provide more detail.

American airlines (small "a") don't, AFAIK, generally give out compensation for delays beyond their control.

Were you flying to the EU? That might make a difference, but, again, some airlines ignore the rules.

After 2 years, I think AA would have done something by now if they were going to respond.....

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5. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

As far as I know they don't actually have to pay you anything. If you'd been on an EU carrier flying back to the UK it would have been covered under EU261 but as it was an American carrier, it isn't.

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6. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

Irene

LeylandSunaddict has summed up the situation very well. A US carrier is not bound by the EU Regulation when flying to the EU (only when flying from the EU) so you will not recover any right to care expenses (hotels, meals etc) from AA.

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7. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

Did you have a travel insurance policy from the UK?

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8. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

And have a read of this:

tripadvisor.co.uk/…44302946

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9. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

Why did American Airlines cause that volcano to erupt? Rich .

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10. Re: Ash Cloud Claims Two plus years on

It was a proactive job action, looking ahead to their bankruptcy filing, no doubt.

American didn't "keep" you in Miami. The closure of the airspace did. Not an EU airline. What did your travel insurance do?